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2014/09/19 10:11
2014/09/19 10:11
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Critics say the government is going full-steam ahead on economic recovery at the expense of human rights. Despite the president's pledges, press freedom and human rights have been slow in coming in...
2014/09/19 10:11
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2014/09/15 04:50
2014/09/15 04:50
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Myanmar's Rohingya stuck in refugee limbo in India NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Kohinoor, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, fled her home in Myanmar after a wave of attacks by majority...
2014/09/14 23:30
2014/09/14 23:30
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India, where an estimated 200,000 refugees live, is not an Elysian Garden for people escaping intolerable conditions in their home countries. Their escape to India just puts them on a precipice...
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2014/09/11 13:34
2014/09/11 13:34
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AFPA Muslim man sells hardware at his stall during a census in the village of Theechaung on the outskirts of Sittwe, in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine. File picture: Soe Than Win Yangon -...
2014/09/11 10:38
2014/09/11 10:38
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Myanmar Thursday lifted a dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed in the capital of Rakhine state. The curfew had been imposed on Sittway city since June 2012 following the outbreak of a sectarian riot, Xinhua...
2014/09/09 06:09
2014/09/09 06:09
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Things I thought about the United States government when I was too young to even comprehend the difference between the three branches: 1. The president is always a white man (wrong). 2. The losing...
2014/09/07 05:15
2014/09/07 05:15
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YANGON: Local and foreign companies are being sought to bid for construction projects in a special economic zone (SEZ) in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine, officials said on Saturday. The Kyaukphyu...
2014/09/05 14:38
2014/09/05 14:38
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OIL MOUNTAIN, Myanmar—The mood at a ramshackle bar in this village on Ramree Island, in western Myanmar's Rakhine State, is one of fatalism punctuated by the occasional comic trope. As dusk falls,...
2014/09/04 06:11
2014/09/04 06:11
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German chancellor pledges economic support to visiting president providing Myanmar does more to protect ethnic groups. Thein Sein's government has been accused of failing to stem two years of...
2014/09/02 23:49
2014/09/02 23:49
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Despite suffering persecution and imprisonment, a young Rohingya woman chases dream of peace and justice in Myanmar. Wai Wai Nu is a diminutive 27-year-old with pro-democracy activism in her genes...
2014/09/02 10:28
2014/09/02 10:28
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Asylum seekers, including children, are transported by immigration officials to a court in southern Thailand on March 15. (CNN) -- Thousands of migrant children, including newborn babies, are being...
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2014/09/02 00:05
2014/09/02 00:05
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The Shwedagon Pagoda, located on a hilltop in the old capital of Yangon, draws hundreds of visitors every day. Photo: AP Burma has opened its e-Visa application service which it hopes will encourage...
2014/09/01 16:09
2014/09/01 16:09
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Applicants are also asked to fill in their tour operator's details if they are travelling with a group. The single-entry e-Visa costs $50 (£30), will be stamped on arrival (it must be stamped within...
2014/09/01 09:56
2014/09/01 09:56
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YANGON: Myanmar has announced it has a population of 51.4 million people after a provisional count of the country's first census in 30 years. However, the census failed to include some communities in...
2014/08/30 10:05
2014/08/30 10:05
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The first census in three decades for Myanmar (Burma) shows the country has a population of 51 million people, authorities say, about nine million fewer than an earlier estimate. The former...
2014/08/30 07:33
2014/08/30 07:33
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State-run television announced on Friday the preliminary results from the country’s first census in three decades. It said complete results would be released next year. The census was conducted from...
2014/08/25 06:37
2014/08/25 06:37
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In its Irregular Maritime Movements report, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has revealed that an estimated 87,000 people have embarked on dangerous journeys across Southeast Asian waters since...
Read more at Independent, Scoop.co.nz
2014/08/22 23:37
2014/08/22 23:37
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Asean has responsibility to protect the Rohingya from genocide – Casey Karr and Naomi Kikoler Published: 23 August 2014 Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have a serious...
2014/08/22 14:50
2014/08/22 14:50
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Gondola under a bridge in Venice. Photo: iStock In our second annual literary special, compiled by Kay O'Sullivan, Traveller asked five leading Australian novelists to write about the one place that...
2014/08/21 11:03
2014/08/21 11:03
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A patient lays on a bed at the Mawlamyine Christian leprosy hospital in Mawlamyine. (Ye Aung Thu, AFP) Mawlamyaing - High in the hills of Myanmar's war-torn borderlands, a clutch of new leprosy cases...
2014/09/19 10:11
2014/09/19 10:11
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