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  1. 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's ... that mentions the bell was written by an Italian merchant, Gasparo Balbi, who came to Myanmar in the 16th century and wrote that he saw it. And as for the new supernatural search technique? Chit San Win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580126/spirits-conjured-search-ancient-bell-beneath-myanmars-yangon-river
  2. 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 ... person per 10,000 has the illness. But there are still about 3,000 new cases found each year and medical workers warn that the disease could be on the rise. Decades of civil war in ethnic regions ...

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

    Myanmar’s health and information ministers ‘resign’

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Reuters

    ... in a cabinet that has been grappling with a host of problems as the country presses on with reforms after decades of military rule. The New Light of Myanmar newspaper said President Thein Sein had ... been in the spotlight in recent months. Neither man was available for comment. Several times in the past, ministers reported as having stepped down were later found to have been forced out. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562932/myanmars-health-and-information-ministers-resign
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ban on Suu Kyi standing for Myanmar presidency poses dilemma for party

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:53pm by BLOOM

    ... for party Aung San Suu Kyi's quarter-century quest to lead Myanmar is running out of time because of a legal roadblock, posing a dilemma for a party that was forged around the mystique of the Nobel Peace Prize winner. With elections due late next year, Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy may win the most seats in a national poll for the first time since 1990, when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566430/ban-suu-kyi-standing-myanmar-presidency-poses-dilemma-party
  5. 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

    ... with India. Insurgency groups from India have travelled through Tamu, The Irrawaddy magazine reported. Citing unnamed local government officials, it said this marked the first time armed Chinese had ... the eight were on their way to India. "They want to sell their arms and munitions [to] Indian insurgents," he said.  A report in the state-run New Light of Myanmar however said the men had ...

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

    False rape claim fuelled Buddhist-Muslim clashes in Mandalay, police say

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by AFP

    ... clashes that have bedevilled the nation for two years. But a police investigation found the woman was paid to fabricate the accusation against the men, the New Light of Myanmar reported. ... was paid New Light of Myanmar report "After a detailed investigation she confessed that she accused the two men because she was paid" to do so by two other people who apparently had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556892/false-rape-claim-fuelled-buddhist-muslim-clashes-mandalay-police-say
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Yangon Obama says the country is a success story, but there are signs its reforms are running out of steam Myanmar's new day clouding over US President Barack ... If Myanmar succeeds, the president told West Point cadets in May, "We will have gained a new partner without having fired a shot". But two years after Obama made a historic visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552885/myanmars-reforms-may-be-running-out-steam
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party youth ready to rise in ranks

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar's younger opposition members urge elders to step aside for new generation as they aspire towards bigger roles and louder voice Suu Kyi's party youth ready to rise in ranks Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar opposition party faced calls to inject new blood into its ageing top ranks as it opened a landmark conference dedicated to its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547618/aung-san-suu-kyis-opposition-party-youth-ready-rise-ranks
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Police patrol tense Mandalay amid fears sectarian riots may spread across Myanmar

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 07:28pm by Reuters

    ... it is because of Islam. With the new government we expected good things but we only get bad things," he said. Sectarian clashes have left at least 250 people dead and tens of thousands displaced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546693/myanmar-buddhists-threaten-death-muslims-mandalay-unrest
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi visits UN, New York

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 02:13pm by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi visited the United Nations on Friday and received a new award as she paid tribune to unknown fighters for democracy ... so many honours,” she added. The award was presented to her by Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, at a dinner at New York’s Plaza Hotel. “I don’t get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1043028/aung-san-suu-kyi-visits-un-new-york

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