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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Kerry warns Myanmar against backsliding on human rights

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by AP

    ... to Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, for talks with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi before heading to Australia for strategic talks along with US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570302/kerry-warns-myanmar-against-backsliding-human-rights
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... against two Muslim brothers, state media reported yesterday. Two men- a Buddhist and a Muslim- died in riots in the country's second city Mandalay that flared on July 1 after social-media reports that the Muslim men had raped a Buddhist employee at their tea shop. More than 20 others were wounded as violence rocked the city for several days, the latest in a series of religious ...

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

    Curfew in Mandalay after Buddhists mobs go on a rampage

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Attacks erupt after rumours a Muslim man raped a Buddhist woman in the worst ethnic violence Myanmar's second-largest city has seen Myanmar's second-largest city was put under curfew yesterday after two people were killed in the latest outbreak of Buddhist-Muslim violence to convulse the former junta-ruled nation. Dozens of armed police were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545551/violent-clashes-between-buddhists-and-muslims-myanmar-leave-2-dead
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... Reuters in Mandalay Buddhist mobs threaten to kill Muslims as tensions simmer in central Myanmar Police patrolled tense streets yesterday in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, after deadly Buddhist-Muslim clashes raised fears of further unrest. The city was placed under curfew on Thursday to quell violence that saw mobs rampaging with swords, rocks and other weapons, ...

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

    Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi challenges powerful army

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:29pm by Associated Press

    ... during a rally in the second largest city of Mandalay drew loud cheers. Myanmar started moving from a half century of dictatorship to democracy three years ago, but the army still lurks heavily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1514875/myanmar-democracy-icon-aung-san-suu-kyi-challenges-powerful-army
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    With pond the only water supply in village near Yangon, Myanmar's boom is uneven

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by AP

    ... to form, hundreds of men, women and children waiting to dip their plastic buckets into the lotus-filled reservoir just outside Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon. It is their only source of clean ... of us." Nascent democratic reforms implemented by Myanmar's new civilian government since 2011 have resulted in a development boom. But so far, it is the big cities that are seeing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1479359/pond-only-water-supply-village-near-yangon-myanmars-boom-uneven
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar press stage rare protest against journalist's conviction

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

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Protest held after jailing of newspaper journalist who was working on a story about corruption Press freedom outcry over reporter's imprisonment Scores of journalists staged a rare demonstration yesterday in Myanmar's biggest city in protest at a jail term handed down to a reporter who was working on a story about corruption. Wearing black T-shirts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1399741/myanmar-press-stage-rare-protest-against-journalists-conviction
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi picks up overdue Rome citizenship honour

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 11:09pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Rome Suu Kyi picks up overdue Rome citizenship honour Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has picked up an overdue honour from Rome, a city she fondly recalled enjoying, along with its gelato, 40 years earlier. The Nobel Peace Prize winner received Rome's honorary citizenship on Sunday at City Hall on the ancient Capitoline Hill. In 1994, Rome had conferred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1342101/suu-kyi-picks-overdue-rome-citizenship-honour
  9. 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

    ... Associated Press in Yangon An explosion that struck one of the most prestigious hotels in Myanmar’s main city was caused by a small, homemade time bomb, police said on Tuesday. Police ... of the city, but no casualties were reported in that blast, police said. The explosions on Tuesday occurred at 3am and 5am in Sagain, in Mandalay region. No further details were available. Police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1332121/small-time-bomb-caused-myanmar-traders-hotel-blast-police-say
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Bombings threaten influx of tourists to Myanmar

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

    ... been questioned in connection with the series of explosions in Yangon and other cities. A further suspect was being sought by authorities in connection with an explosion on Friday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1333956/bombings-threaten-influx-tourists-myanmar

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