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Htin Kyaw pictured outside a court in Yangon last month. Pic: AP.

Burma convicts activist 11 times for single march

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 5:44PM UTC Comments Off Htin Kyaw pictured outside a court in Yangon last month. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A Burmese court has sentenced a prominent human rights activist to two years in prison for marching through its biggest city and handing out leaflets that questioned the legitimacy of the country's new, nominally civilian government....

Burma discovers it has only 51 million people

By Sat, Aug 30, 2014 2:44PM UTC Comments Off A recent census showed Burma has a population of 51 million, rather than the 60 million the government had thought. Pic: AP

Burma has discovered it has only 51 million people — far less than the previously estimated 60 million....

Dethroned Burmese beauty queen runs off with crown, new boobs

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 3:57PM UTC Comments Off Burmese model May Myat Noe. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The first Burma national to win an international pageant has been stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, and has allegedly run off with the expensive crown and breast implants. ...

High stakes in Burma’s peace process

By Sat, Aug 23, 2014 11:08AM UTC Comments Off Burma army soldiers in Kachin State. Pic: AP.

The Burmese government has pursued more than a dozen rounds of cease-fire talks with the country’s major armed ethnic groups over the past three years but has missed the timetable for achieving a nationwide cease-fire agreement several times. ...

Hunt starts for centuries-old, 270 ton bell in Burma river

By Thu, Aug 14, 2014 3:14PM UTC Comments Off

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A team of divers is trying to retrieve a bronze bell that has been lying for centuries at the confluence of three rivers south of Burma’s old capital, Yangon. The 270 ton bell, believed to be one of the largest ever cast, was made on the order of King Dhammazedi in...

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