YANGON, Burma (AP) — Ethnic rebels in northern Burma staged a deadly attack on a prison convoy, state media reported Friday, highlighting one of the country’s violence-plagued corners days before President Barack Obama’s historic visit to the former pariah state. About 30 ethnic Kachin rebels ambushed the five-car convoy Wednesday in Kachin state, killing two...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Fresh clashes between Muslims and Buddhists have broken out in volatile western Burma, leaving at least three people dead and hundreds of homes burned to the ground, authorities said Tuesday. The unrest, which erupted Sunday night, is some of the worst reported between Rohingya Muslims and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists since skirmishes...
Genetically, culturally and ethically the Khoe-San have something special to add to this world. The importance of this study is to put the Khoe and San heritage in the right place in history and this research will provide a genetic backdrop for future studies – Mattias Jakobsson The largest genomic study ever conducted among Khoe...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Students have joined farmers and other protesters against a land grab for a copper mining project in northwestern Burma. The student activists from the city of Mandalay joined Tuesday’s protest in Monywa in northwestern Sagaing region after police arrested 12 demonstrators on Monday. Land rights activist Win Cho in Yangon said...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — One of Burma’s legendary “Thirty Comrades” who spearheaded the struggle against British colonialism has been invited back from exile by President Thein Sein. The daughter of 92-year-old Kyaw Zaw told U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia in an interview this weekend that the invitation was conveyed by President’s Office Minister Aung Min. She...
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