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  1. 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

    ... cannot comment further at this time,” he said. “The safety of our guests and staff are our highest priority and we are obviously monitoring the situation.” Small explosions occurred frequently ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Cyclone Mahasen triggers mass evacuations in Bangladesh, Myanmar

    Posted May 15th 2013, 05:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sittwe, Myanmar Hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh and Myanmar were ordered on Wednesday to move to safety as a cyclone barrelled towards low-lying coastal areas. The United Nations has warned that more than eight million people could be at risk from Cyclone Mahasen, which is expected to make landfall on Thursday or Friday somewhere near ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar monks say most oppose anti-Muslim campaign

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... safety and saved their lives." The monk lamented that "until a few months ago we [Buddhists and Muslim communities] lived peacefully together". In Yangon, other monks ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar minority resist Cyclone Mahasen evacuation

    Posted May 16th 2013, 01:07pm by Associated Press in Sittwe

    ... to go.... If they point guns at us, only then will we move.” President’s Office Minister Aung Min told reporters Wednesday that the government guarantees the safety of the Rohingyas during ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    25 die in Myanmar train blaze

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... of injured as 74. It said authorities were investigating the accident and the casualties had been rushed to hospitals in the area. Safety standards are generally poor in Myanmar, which is emerging ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi draws rare rancour over Myanmar mine report

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:35am

    ... last week, said it had urged her not to visit the villages and was worried about her safety. “It’s a pity most of those who protested had not known anything about the content of the report,” ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Blaze at Muslim boarding school in Yangon kills 13

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:52pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... when the blaze began and were able to flee. But 16 were sleeping in a small loft and were trapped when the stairs to it caught fire. Three boys jumped to safety and the rest died, he said. Soe ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar abolishes 25-year ban on public gatherings

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 10:15am by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... attacks on government convoys carrying food supplies to bases. It said the army was carrying out its duty to ensure the people’s safety and smooth and secure transportation, and “has inevitably ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Christmas Day plane crash in Myanmar kills 2, but 70 survive

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... got out and on the way, we looked back to see the airplane on fire. The incident has raised fresh questions about the safety standards of Myanmar's fast-growing but stretched aviation ...



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