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Burma journalist arrested for satirical post

Burma journalist arrested for satirical post

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015 6:50PM UTC Comments Off Burma journalist arrested for satirical post

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Police in Burma have arrested a photojournalist who posted a satirical message on Facebook that mocked a historic battle and the country's leader....

Striking Burmese factory workers seek to double overtime pay 


By Fri, Feb 20, 2015 12:22AM UTC Comments Off

YANGON, Burma (AP) — About 4,000 workers are striking at clothing factories outside of Yangon, demanding that their overtime pay of 17 cents an hour be doubled. The workers at plants in two industrial zones vow to camp outside their factories unless employers meet their demand, claiming they cannot live on pay amounting to 80,000...

Burma government says 3 more ethnic groups join fighting in north 


By Thu, Feb 19, 2015 4:31AM UTC Comments Off

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's government has accused three more ethnic rebel groups of being involved in armed clashes in northeastern Shan state, where a week of fighting against Kokang rebels has left dozens of soldiers dead and sent tens of thousands of refugees fleeing to neighboring China....

Tens of thousands of Burmese refugees flee to China 


By Tue, Feb 17, 2015 7:57PM UTC Comments Off Tens of thousands of Burmese refugees flee to China 


BEIJING (AP) — Tens of thousands of refugees from Burma's ethnic region of Kokang have fled into the neighboring Chinese province of Yunnan over the past week amid fighting between militants and government troops....

Burma informs China of fighting with Kokang ethnic rebels

By Fri, Feb 13, 2015 11:35AM UTC Comments Off Burma informs China of fighting with Kokang ethnic rebels

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma state media says the government has informed China after a flare up in fighting between troops and ethnic Kokang rebels near border that left 47 government soldiers dead and 73 wounded....