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Reuters UK Edition
Reporters cleared in Thai navy defamation casePHUKET, Thailand A court on the Thai island of Phuket cleared two journalists o
Reporters cleared in Thai navy defamation case
Reuters UK Edition / Posted yesterday
PHUKET, Thailand A court on the Thai island of Phuket cleared two journalists on Tuesday of defaming the Thai navy and other related charges in a report they published in 2013 on the trafficking of Muslim minority Rohingya people from Myanmar. The... Read more
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The Star
Reporters cleared in Thai navy defamation casePHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) - A court on the Thai island of Phuket cleared two j
Reporters cleared in Thai navy defamation case
The Star / Posted yesterday
PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) - A court on the Thai island of Phuket cleared two journalists on Tuesday of defaming the Thai navy and other related charges in a report they published in 2013 on the trafficking of Muslim minority Rohingya people from... Read more
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Swissinfo
Reporters cleared in Thai navy defamation caseBy Martin Petty and Pairat Temphairojana PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) - A court
Reporters cleared in Thai navy defamation case
Swissinfo / Posted yesterday
By Martin Petty and Pairat Temphairojana PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) - A court on the Thai island of Phuket cleared two journalists on Tuesday of defaming the Thai navy and other related charges in a report they published in 2013 on the trafficking... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Reporters cleared in Thai navy defamation casePHUKET, Thailand: A court on the Thai island of Phuket cleared two journalists
Reporters cleared in Thai navy defamation case
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
PHUKET, Thailand: A court on the Thai island of Phuket cleared two journalists on Tuesday of defaming the Thai navy and other related charges in a report they published in 2013 on the trafficking of Muslim minority Rohingya people from Myanmar. The... Read more
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Reuters
Myanmar's president signs off on law seen as targeting MuslimsMyanmar's President Thein Sein speaks at the Mekong-Five Economic Forum hosted
Myanmar's president signs off on law seen as targeting Muslims
Reuters / Posted yesterday
Myanmar's President Thein Sein speaks at the Mekong-Five Economic Forum hosted by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in Tokyo, July 3, 2015. NAYPYIDAW Myanmar's president on Monday signed into law the last of four controversial bills... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Myanmar's president signs off on law seen as targeting MuslimsNAYPYIDAW: Myanmar's president on Monday signed into law the last of four contr
Myanmar's president signs off on law seen as targeting Muslims
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar's president on Monday signed into law the last of four controversial bills championed by radical Buddhists but decried by rights groups as aimed at discriminating against the country's Muslim minority. Myanmar, which will hold its... Read more
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Japan Today
Suu Kyi tells voters to ignore intimidation in November election ‹ Japan TodayMyanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told voters Sunday to ignore intim
Suu Kyi tells voters to ignore intimidation in November election ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 2 days ago
Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told voters Sunday to ignore intimidation and to cast their ballots without fear in the upcoming general election. The leader of the National League for Democracy toured a number of villages near the... Read more
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Salon.com
Suu Kyi tells voters to ignore intimidation in Nov. electionYou Might Also Like The NLD is widely expected to make large gains at the expe
Suu Kyi tells voters to ignore intimidation in Nov. election
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
You Might Also Like The NLD is widely expected to make large gains at the expense of the ruling party, and may even win a majority. But the constitution bars Suu Kyi from becoming president because she was married to a foreigner and her sons are... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Suu Kyi tells voters to ignore intimidation in Nov. electionNAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told vot
Suu Kyi tells voters to ignore intimidation in Nov. election
New Jersey Herald / Posted 2 days ago
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told voters Sunday to ignore intimidation and to cast their ballots without fear in the upcoming general election. The leader of the National League for Democracy toured a number... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
New Asian 'boat people' crisis feared when rains end - UNHCRGENEVA: A fresh surge of refugees and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh is e
New Asian 'boat people' crisis feared when rains end - UNHCR
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
GENEVA: A fresh surge of refugees and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh is expected to set out in smugglers' rickety boats for southeast Asia when the monsoon season ends in about a month, the United Nations said on Friday. Boatloads of minority... Read more
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The Star
New Asian 'boat people' crisis feared when rains end - UNHCRGENEVA (Reuters) - A fresh surge of refugees and migrants from Myanmar and Bang
New Asian 'boat people' crisis feared when rains end - UNHCR
The Star / Posted 4 days ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - A fresh surge of refugees and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh is expected to set out in smugglers' rickety boats for southeast Asia when the monsoon season ends in about a month, the United Nations said on Friday. Boatloads... Read more
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Quartz
Notes from a crisis: One family’s story of being smuggled across the Andaman Sea - Quartz lost at sea One of the abandoned boats which carried Rohingya and B
Notes from a crisis: One family’s story of being smuggled across the Andaman Sea
Quartz / Posted 4 days ago
- Quartz lost at sea One of the abandoned boats which carried Rohingya and Bangladeshi... Read more
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New Kerala
Australian firm to explore gas in Myanmar An Australian firm has signed a production sharing contract with Myanmar to e
Australian firm to explore gas in Myanmar
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
An Australian firm has signed a production sharing contract with Myanmar to explore gas in the Mottama offshore area, according to an official report. The agreement provides a USD 5.2 million signature... Read more
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Aljazeera
Displaced Rohingya rocked by devastating floodsSittwe, Myanmar - Amid the mud and drizzle, Khin Maung Myint surveyed the scen
Displaced Rohingya rocked by devastating floods
Aljazeera / Posted 7 days ago
Sittwe, Myanmar - Amid the mud and drizzle, Khin Maung Myint surveyed the scene from his single-room bamboo hut. With floodwaters reaching knee height in places, he worried about the damage inflicted on his ramshackle home by monsoonal storms. The... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Sitting Rohingya MP in Myanmar plans to appeal election banYANGON: A Rohingya member of Myanmar's parliament barred from contesting Nov. 8
Sitting Rohingya MP in Myanmar plans to appeal election ban
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
YANGON: A Rohingya member of Myanmar's parliament barred from contesting Nov. 8 elections on the basis that his parents were not Myanmar citizens at the time of his birth said on Monday he would appeal the decision and hoped to stand in the... Read more
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The Star
Sitting Rohingya MP in Myanmar plans to appeal election banYANGON (Reuters) - A Rohingya member of Myanmar's parliament barred from contes
Sitting Rohingya MP in Myanmar plans to appeal election ban
The Star / Posted 9 days ago
YANGON (Reuters) - A Rohingya member of Myanmar's parliament barred from contesting Nov. 8 elections on the basis that his parents were not Myanmar citizens at the time of his birth said on Monday he would appeal the decision and hoped to stand in... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Myanmar to send back 125 more boat people to BangladeshRelated Stories YANGON - Myanmar will repatriate at least 125 more Bangladeshi
Myanmar to send back 125 more boat people to Bangladesh
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 10 days ago
Related Stories YANGON - Myanmar will repatriate at least 125 more Bangladeshi refugees who were rescued at sea by the navy in May, official said on Sunday. A total of 501 migrants were handed over to Bangladesh in four rounds in July and August,... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Myanmar to send back 125 more boat people to BangladeshRelated Stories YANGON - Myanmar will repatriate at least 125 more Bangladeshi
Myanmar to send back 125 more boat people to Bangladesh
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 10 days ago
Related Stories YANGON - Myanmar will repatriate at least 125 more Bangladeshi refugees who were rescued at sea by the navy in May, official said on Sunday. A total of 501 migrants were handed over to Bangladesh in four rounds in July and August,... Read more
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Unicef
Providing access to clean water in Myanmar’s Rakhine state By Mariana Palavra Children and families in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are stil
Providing access to clean water in Myanmar’s Rakhine state
Unicef / Posted 11 days ago
By Mariana Palavra Children and families in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are still recovering from the sectarian violence that erupted in 2012. Many live in camps, where they are vulnerable to... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Islamophobia-Asia“There’s something wrong with humanity’s way of thinking. Ultimately, we are la
Islamophobia-Asia
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 12 days ago
“There’s something wrong with humanity’s way of thinking. Ultimately, we are lacking concern for others’ lives and others’ well-being.” — the Dalai Lama Where to start? Asia is the largest and by far the most populous continent on earth. It has the... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Thai murder trial: Translators were pancake sellers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller Thai police used two translators with a v
Thai murder trial: Translators were pancake sellers
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 12 days ago
Hannah Witheridge and David Miller Thai police used two translators with a very poor grasp of the Thai language to assist in the interrogation of the Burmese suspects accused of raping and... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Rights group urges Myanmar to prevent Rohingya disenfranchisementYANGON - A US-based rights group has urged Myanmar to prevent the exclusion of
Rights group urges Myanmar to prevent Rohingya disenfranchisement
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 13 days ago
YANGON - A US-based rights group has urged Myanmar to prevent the exclusion of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya from voting in crucial November elections after the minority were stripped of their identity cards earlier this year. A man... Read more
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The Star
Mercy Malaysia needs RM1mil for Myanmar operationsPETALING JAYA: Mercy Malaysia is appealing for funds to help in their work in f
Mercy Malaysia needs RM1mil for Myanmar operations
The Star / Posted 13 days ago
PETALING JAYA: Mercy Malaysia is appealing for funds to help in their work in flood-hit Myanmar that has affected over a million people. Emergency has been declared in four western regions in the country after heavy flooding this month caused by... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Floods cause acute water shortage in hundreds of Myanmar villagesTorrential rains since late June triggered floods and landslides across central
Floods cause acute water shortage in hundreds of Myanmar villages
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 14 days ago
Torrential rains since late June triggered floods and landslides across central and western Myanmar, killing more than 100 people and affecting 1.3 million, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. In four hard-hit... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Floods cause acute water shortage in Burmese villages Published: 19 August 2015 7:13 PM A boy moves his boat in a flooded village
Floods cause acute water shortage in Burmese villages
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 14 days ago
Published: 19 August 2015 7:13 PM A boy moves his boat in a flooded village in Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar. Authorities are racing to clean contaminated water sources in flood-hit parts of Myanmar,... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
From Nigeria to Burma’s jungle: courage and compassion in the war with JapanA few months before he was shot as an enemy soldier in its sweltering jungles,
From Nigeria to Burma’s jungle: courage and compassion in the war with Japan
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 17 days ago
A few months before he was shot as an enemy soldier in its sweltering jungles, 16-year-old Nigerian Isaac Fadoyebo had never even heard of Burma. The journey that led him there began in a fit of youthful exuberance when he ran away from his village... Read more
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New Kerala
Myanmar: UN relief official pledges support as more rains forecast Just back from Myanmar's flood-hit Sagaing Region, the United Nations Humanit
Myanmar: UN relief official pledges support as more rains forecast
New Kerala / Posted 20 days ago
Just back from Myanmar's flood-hit Sagaing Region, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, Renata Dessallien, described on Wednesday the devastation she... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UNHRC Adopts Resolution On Rights of Rohinga MuslimsA resolution proposed by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Myanm
UNHRC Adopts Resolution On Rights of Rohinga Muslims
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
A resolution proposed by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Myanmar with regards to the human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar was adopted by consensus at the UN Human Right Council in Geneva on 3rd July 2015.... Read more
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New Kerala
UN rights expert tells 'free voices are vital partners' after Myanmar visit Expressing concern over curbs to free expression and possible voter disenfran
UN rights expert tells 'free voices are vital partners' after Myanmar visit
New Kerala / Posted 21 days ago
Expressing concern over curbs to free expression and possible voter disenfranchisement in Myanmar ahead of upcoming elections in November, a United Nations human rights... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
Myanmar evacuates thousands as worst floods in decades hitStorm victims carry aid from a military helicopter at Mrauk-U township, Rakhine
Myanmar evacuates thousands as worst floods in decades hit
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 21 days ago
Storm victims carry aid from a military helicopter at Mrauk-U township, Rakhine state, August 5, 2015. YANGON Myanmar was evacuating parts of a city on Wednesday after mudslides wiped away hundreds of houses and torrential rain threatened further... Read more
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New Kerala
Myanmar flood: UN provides food to 435,000 people The World Food Programme (WFP) is working to provide emergency food assistanc
Myanmar flood: UN provides food to 435,000 people
New Kerala / Posted 21 days ago
The World Food Programme (WFP) is working to provide emergency food assistance to 435,000 people in Myanmar. "A one-month supply of rice, chickpeas, cooking oil, salt and, in some cases, a one-week... Read more
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GlaubeAktuell
Aus aller WeltFlut in Myanmar: Eine Million Menschen betroffen - Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe l
Aus aller Welt
GlaubeAktuell / Posted 21 days ago
Flut in Myanmar: Eine Million Menschen betroffen - Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe leistet Soforthilfe Flut * Myanmar * Soforthilfe * Spenden (Berlin/dw) - Heftige Regenfälle haben in 12 Landesteilen Myanmars zu den stärksten Überschwemmungen der... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Mercy Relief distributes food to homes affected by Myanmar floodsSINGAPORE: Villagers from the Kyawtaw Township in Myanmar's Rakhine state recei
Mercy Relief distributes food to homes affected by Myanmar floods
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 days ago
SINGAPORE: Villagers from the Kyawtaw Township in Myanmar's Rakhine state received their first relief aid on Monday (Aug 10), after floods hit their homes the week before, said humanitarian non-governmental organisation (NGO) Mercy Relief. Working... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Myanmar: “Critical and independent voices are vital"Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 7:43 amPress Release: United Nations Human Rights Co
Myanmar: “Critical and independent voices are vital"
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 21 days ago
Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 7:43 amPress Release: United Nations Human Rights CommissionerMyanmar: “Critical and independent voices are vital partners not threats” – UN rights expertGENEVA (11 August... Read more
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New Kerala
Myanmar to build new accommodations for flood victims Myanmar authorities have decided to build new homes for flood-hit victims as
Myanmar to build new accommodations for flood victims
New Kerala / Posted 22 days ago
Myanmar authorities have decided to build new homes for flood-hit victims as part of rehabilitation works in the country, officials said on Tuesday. The nationwide toll from the severe flooding... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Myanmar repatriates 159 Bangladesh boat migrantsYANGON - Myanmar has returned 159 Bangladeshi migrants rescued from boats stran
Myanmar repatriates 159 Bangladesh boat migrants
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 22 days ago
YANGON - Myanmar has returned 159 Bangladeshi migrants rescued from boats stranded off its coast in May, officials said Tuesday, the latest group to be repatriated after a migration crisis that unfurled across Southeast Asia. Most of the migrants... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Myanmar repatriates 159 Bangladesh boat migrants Published: 11 August 2015 3:21 PM Myanmar authorities handed over 159 people
Myanmar repatriates 159 Bangladesh boat migrants
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 22 days ago
Published: 11 August 2015 3:21 PM Myanmar authorities handed over 159 people to their Bangladeshi counterparts, according to Myanmar state media, which showed a line of mainly young men crossing a... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Myanmar repatriates 159 Bangladesh boat migrantsYANGON: Myanmar has returned 159 Bangladeshi migrants rescued from boats strand
Myanmar repatriates 159 Bangladesh boat migrants
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 22 days ago
YANGON: Myanmar has returned 159 Bangladeshi migrants rescued from boats stranded off its coast in May, officials said Tuesday, the latest group to be repatriated after a migration crisis that unfurled across Southeast Asia. More than 800 men, women... Read more
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The Standard
Myanmar packs off 159 BangladeshisMore than 800 men, women and children were picked up from ships abandoned by sm
Myanmar packs off 159 Bangladeshis
The Standard / Posted 22 days ago
More than 800 men, women and children were picked up from ships abandoned by smugglers in the Bay of Bengal in recent months, after a Thai crackdown on people-smuggling led gang bosses to abandon their human cargo on land and at sea. Yesterday,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Myanmar government, military win pre-vote plaudits for flood responseYANGON: Myanmar's government and military have won rare praise for their handli
Myanmar government, military win pre-vote plaudits for flood response
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 22 days ago
YANGON: Myanmar's government and military have won rare praise for their handling of the country's deadly floods, helping to erase criticism over a previous disaster and possibly bolstering support before a landmark election in November. The floods,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Myanmar government, military win pre-vote plaudits for flood responseYANGON: Myanmar's government and military have won rare praise for their handli
Myanmar government, military win pre-vote plaudits for flood response
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 23 days ago
YANGON: Myanmar's government and military have won rare praise for their handling of the country's deadly floods, helping to erase criticism over a previous disaster and possibly bolstering support before a landmark election in November. The floods,... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
Myanmar government, military win pre-vote plaudits for flood responseStorm victims carry aid from a military helicopter at Mrauk-U township, Rakhine
Myanmar government, military win pre-vote plaudits for flood response
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 23 days ago
Storm victims carry aid from a military helicopter at Mrauk-U township, Rakhine state, August 5, 2015. YANGON Myanmar's government and military have won rare praise for their handling of the country's deadly floods, helping to erase criticism over a... Read more
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The Star
Myanmar government, military win pre-vote plaudits for flood responseYANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's government and military have won rare praise for t
Myanmar government, military win pre-vote plaudits for flood response
The Star / Posted 23 days ago
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's government and military have won rare praise for their handling of the country's deadly floods, helping to erase criticism over a previous disaster and possibly bolstering support before a landmark election in... Read more
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New Kerala
Myanmar deports more boat people to Bangladesh Myanmar authorities on Monday deported an additional 159 Bangladeshi national
Myanmar deports more boat people to Bangladesh
New Kerala / Posted 23 days ago
Myanmar authorities on Monday deported an additional 159 Bangladeshi nationals after their verification process was completed. According to a Myanmar foreign ministry statement, the Bangladeshi people... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Myanmar flood death toll tops 100, one million affectedHINTHADA: The death toll from severe flooding across Myanmar has topped 100, st
Myanmar flood death toll tops 100, one million affected
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 23 days ago
HINTHADA: The death toll from severe flooding across Myanmar has topped 100, state media reported on Monday (Aug 10), with nearly one million people affected as fears intensify for the country's crucial rice bowl region. Floods from a heavy monsoon... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Myanmar flood death toll tops 100, one million affectedA local volunteers group carry supplies over floodwaters in Kyouk Taing village
Myanmar flood death toll tops 100, one million affected
Inquirier.net / Posted 23 days ago
A local volunteers group carry supplies over floodwaters in Kyouk Taing village near Nyaung Don township in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy region on August 7, 2015. AFP HINTHADA — The death toll from severe flooding across Myanmar has topped 100, state media... Read more
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Business Standard India
Myanmar flood death toll tops 100, one million affectedInternational aid has been stepped up in recent days following an official gove
Myanmar flood death toll tops 100, one million affected
Business Standard India / Posted 23 days ago
International aid has been stepped up in recent days following an official government request for helpThe death toll from severe flooding across Myanmar has topped 100, state media reported... Read more
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New Kerala
Over a 100 dead in Myanmar floods More than a hundred people were killed, nearly a million were affected and mo
Over a 100 dead in Myanmar floods
New Kerala / Posted 23 days ago
More than a hundred people were killed, nearly a million were affected and most parts of Myanmar ravaged due to flooding caused by heavy rainfall since July, the state media reported on Monday. The dead mostly... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Myanmar flood death toll tops 100, one million affectedHINTHADA (MYANMAR): The death toll from severe flooding across Myanmar has topp
Myanmar flood death toll tops 100, one million affected
The Borneo Post / Posted 23 days ago
HINTHADA (MYANMAR): The death toll from severe flooding across Myanmar has topped 100, state media reported Monday, with nearly one million people affected as fears intensify for the country’s crucial rice bowl region. Floods from a heavy monsoon... Read more
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Rappler
Myanmar flood death toll tops 100; 1M people affectedSUBMERGED. A local volunteers group carry supplies over floodwaters in Kyouk Ta
Myanmar flood death toll tops 100; 1M people affected
Rappler / Posted 23 days ago
SUBMERGED. A local volunteers group carry supplies over floodwaters in Kyouk Taing village near Nyaung Don township in Myanmar's Irrawaddy region on August 7, 2015. Ye Aung Thu/AFP HINTHADA, Myanmar – The death toll from severe flooding across... Read more
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