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  1. News - Asia

    Key Myanmar reformist joins race for presidency

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Former general Shwe Mann joins opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as presidential candidate Myanmar’s influential parliamentary speaker Shwe Mann has ... for president because it is the key post to work for the betterment of the country and the people’s interest,” he told Radio Free Asia’s Myanmar service during a visit to Washington on Monday, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1258358/key-myanmar-reformist-joins-race-presidency
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Census shows Myanmar's population is nine million fewer than estimated

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:01am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Population nine million fewer than estimated Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, some nine ... result of the population in Myanmar is 51,419,420. The female population is 1.7 million more than the male population," Immigration Minister Khin Yi said yesterday. The full results, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582019/census-shows-myanmars-population-nine-million-fewer-estimated
  3. News - Asia

    Myanmar's May Myat Noe accused of stealing her beauty contest crown

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Organisers say Myanmar's Miss Asia Pacific World winner was also rude and dishonest Beauty accused of stealing her crown A beauty queen from Myanmar who was stripped of the Miss Asia Pacific title for allegedly being rude and dishonest has run off with the US$100,000 jewelled crown, organisers of the South Korea-based pageant said yesterday. Myanmar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581861/myanmars-may-myat-noe-accused-stealing-her-beauty-contest-crown
  4. News - China Insider - MYANMAR

    Myanmar court slaps prison sentences on eight Chinese militants accused of murder

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 03:48pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A court in Myanmar has sentenced eight Chinese nationals to lengthy prison terms for transporting an arsenal of firearms and hand grenades while ... Chinese carried eight pistols, 1,860 rounds of ammunition, 31 grenades, three military knives, bulletproof vests and a telescope, when they were arrested on April 25 in Tamu, near Myanmar’s border ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1563392/myanmar-sentences-eight-chinese-militants-lengthy-prison
  5. News - World

    Police say 2 bombs have exploded in eastern Myanmar, killing 1 person

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 01:57pm by AP

    ... YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police say 2 bombs have exploded in eastern Myanmar, killing 1 person. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1333609/police-say-2-bombs-have-exploded-eastern-myanmar-killing-1-person
  6. News - World

    Myanmar police say homemade time bomb was used in Yangon hotel blast; 3 suspects detained

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 11:07am by AP

    ... YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar police say homemade time bomb was used in Yangon hotel blast; 3 suspects detained. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1332094/myanmar-police-say-homemade-time-bomb-was-used-yangon-hotel-blast-3
  7. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler

    ... conservation photojournalist Alex Hofford visited the  turbulent and crime-ridden  border area of Shan State Special Region Four, between China and Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, ... is for sale there? I visited two markets. One in Burma [Myanmar], one in China. The one in the video is in Burma. Alas I do not have video of the one in China. I found pieces of elephant skin, bundles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561061/qa-endangered-wildlife-trading-myanmar-china-border
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Spirits conjured in search for ancient bell beneath Myanmar's Yangon River

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:44am by AP

    ... the mysterious bell is a symbol of pride for many in the country. And for the first time, search crews are largely relying on spirituality rather than science to try to find it. Myanmar ... to the Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar's most sacred temple, which sits on a hilltop in the old capital, Yangon. The bell remained there for more than 130 years, until it was reportedly stolen by Portuguese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580126/spirits-conjured-search-ancient-bell-beneath-myanmars-yangon-river
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the people of Myanmar's borderlands

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mawlamyaing Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the borderlands High in the hills of Myanmar's war-torn borderlands, a clutch of new leprosy cases among ... him up," said Dr Saw Hsar Mu Lar, after the May expedition, as he returned to his hospital in Mawlamyaing- one of only two specialising in leprosy in Myanmar. Weeks later the patient ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578703/leprosys-ancient-curse-still-strikes-people-myanmars-borderlands
  10. News - Asia - Ebola virus

    Vietnam releases Nigerians isolated for Ebola screening as Myanmar continues tests

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:40pm

    ... Organisation, the latest official toll from Ebola has jumped 106 in two days to 1,350 dead, with the bulk of cases in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. In Myanmar a local man is still undergoing tests after arriving from Guinea with a fever. Myanmar’s ministry of information said on Thursday that the man was found to be suffering from malaria. “After he was given treatment for malaria, his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578372/vietnam-releases-two-nigerians-isolated-ebola-tests

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