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US think tank faults Burma on Rakhine response

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:20AM UTC Comments Off

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Washington think tank is criticizing Myanmar's government for presiding over a "humanitarian catastrophe" in western Rakhine state and doing little to track down perpetrators of Buddhist-on-Muslim violence around the country....

Burma jails 3 journalists for leadership report

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 1:09PM UTC Comments Off

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A Burma court has sentenced a media owner, publisher and three journalists to two years in prison in the latest ruling to raise concerns about press freedoms in the country emerging from military rule. ...

Burmese pilot from lost helicopter found dead in forest

By Fri, Oct 10, 2014 10:40AM UTC Comments Off Burma's highest mountain Hkakabo Razi, where the helicopter disappeared two weeks ago. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The Burma pilot of a helicopter that went missing on a forest-clad mountain nearly two weeks ago has been found dead....

Thai pilot of missing helicopter found alive in Burma

By Thu, Oct 09, 2014 12:09PM UTC Comments Off Burma's highest mountain Hkakabo Razi, where the helicopter disappeared two weeks ago. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The Thai pilot of a helicopter that went missing in a mountainous part of Burma almost two weeks ago has been found and taken to hospital....

Women in Burma find support for tech careers despite cultural barriers

By Thu, Oct 09, 2014 11:55AM UTC Comments Off Image via Project W's Facebook page.

Rosy, a Burmese woman, was always drawn to the colorful fabrics and patterns favored by the Chin people. Even as a young girl discovering fashion alongside her friends, the handwoven garments crafted by the ethnic minority group, one of Burma's many, held a special allure. She soon realized she wasn't alone in her appreciation of the cultural fabrics and decided to build a business around Chin goods....

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