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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar reporters in court over China chemical-arms-plant stories

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:46pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... of the plant. In the two reports, the newspaper alleged a secret facility built in 2009 in tunnels near Pakkoku stretching over 3,000 hectares of land was used to make chemical weapons. The reports ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Tourism threatens Moken people of Myanmar's Mergui archipelago

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AP

    ... fishermen, poachers and loggers, and now developers and high-end tourists. The people losing this world are the Moken, who have lived off the land and the sea for centuries. The islands harbour some ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar journalists on trial for reporting on alleged chemical weapons factory

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 06:40pm by Reuters

    ... importance". The Unity Journal story claimed the secret facility was built in 2009 and consisted of tunnels burrowed under 1,200 hectares of land, and it quoted workers as saying the factory produced ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar press stage rare protest against journalist's conviction

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:54pm by AP

    ... downtown Yangon street decrying the three- month prison sentence given to Ma Khine from the Daily Eleven newspaper. She was convicted by a court in eastern Kayah state last month of trespassing, ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:45pm by AFP

    ... freed 56 political prisoners in October – many linked to armed ethnic minority groups in the northern state of Kachin and the eastern state of Shan – as the government strives to reach ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Bombings threaten influx of tourists to Myanmar

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Three bombs explode in northeastern Shan state near Chinese border in an area hit by fighting between the military and rebels Bombings threaten influx of tourists Three bombs exploded in eastern Myanmar leaving one person dead, the latest in a series of explosions that the United States denounced as "acts of terror". Myanmar state media ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Small time bomb caused Myanmar Trader’s Hotel blast, police say

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:13pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... a market on Yangon’s eastern side, wounded three civilians, according to a statement posted on Myanmar’s police Facebook page. Another homemade bomb exploded one at a bus stop in the west ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar floods leave 33,000 in camps and three dead

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 02:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Tens of thousands of people were sheltering in relief camps in eastern Myanmar after flash floods swept the region leaving three dead, state media said on Friday, warning of more heavy rain to come. Nearly 33,500 people have been moved to 79 camps in Karen State after monsoon floods that also caused three deaths and left another person missing, ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar floods force 25,000 into relief camps

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 04:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Nearly 25,000 people have been evacuated to makeshift camps after floods ravaged eastern Myanmar, an official said on Wednesday, as relief teams struggled to reach remote areas inundated by water. Flood waters have risen dramatically after several days of heavy rain in Karen State forcing thousands to flee to nearly 80 relief camps, said Chum Hre, ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Gold miners among 16 dead in Myanmar landslide

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 08:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon At least 16 people have died – among them gold miners – in landslides caused by heavy rain in eastern Myanmar, a Red Cross official said on Friday, adding rescuers have been hampered by poor roads. Relief teams were battling to reach two villages hit by the landslips near Kalaw township in southern Shan State after days of severe rain, according ...




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