YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma says fighting between government troops and ethnic rebels in the northeastern, strife-torn state of Kachin has left at least 22 people dead this month. The clashes in Kachin come despite efforts by President Thein Sein’s government to forge a nationwide cease-fire agreement with all armed ethnic groups — a deadline that has repeatedly been pushed back because of ongoing clashes.
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Burma’s longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy has died. He was 85. He died of renal failure Monday morning, family said.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power is calling on Burma’s government to take urgent steps to stop violence in western Rakhine state, where Rohingya Muslims have fled. Power’s written comments followed a closed-door briefing to the U.N. Security Council Thursday by Vijay Nambiar, the secretary-general’s special adviser on
Reuters journalists Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall have won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for their coverage of the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Burma and Thailand.
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A passenger bus has collided with a car and burst into flames along a Burma highway, killing 12 passengers and injuring five others. The Information Ministry says the bus overtook the car Saturday and hit and dragged the vehicle, causing the fuel tank to explode. Six
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