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# myanmar - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Bodies of five children among those pulled from the water after Myanmar plane crash

There were at least 120 people on board the plane.

# myanmar - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Children among 120 passengers on board missing Myanmar military plane

Debris has been found in the search for the plane, which was carrying soldiers and their relatives.

# myanmar - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'Umbrella shafts, bamboo and bicycle spokes': The illegal abortions killing Myanmar's women

Contraception is available in the country, but few women know how to use it and many young people are too ashamed to buy it.

# myanmar - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi denies allegations of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

Almost 75,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh where they have related grisly accounts of army abuse.

# myanmar - Saturday 1 April, 2017

The Irish couple and Asian entrepreneur forging a trading path with Myanmar

And they want the government to encourage others to do the same.

# myanmar - Monday 27 March, 2017

Free soup puts 350 in hospital with food poisoning

The entire 1,000-person village was bundled over to the nearest hospital, where 367 were admitted for treatment.

# myanmar - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Monk caught with 4.6 million methamphetamine pills

The Buddhist monk had been hiding the drugs in his monastery, police said.

# myanmar - Friday 25 November, 2016

UN accuses Buddhist Myanmar of 'ethnically cleansing' its Muslim Rohingya minority

The head of the UNHCR says Burmese troops are slaughtering children, raping women and burning houses.

# myanmar - Sunday 6 November, 2016

British teacher found dead in Myanmar with wounds to head and chest

A colleague to the teacher is now being sought by police.

# myanmar - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Ireland named the second most generous country in Europe

Myanmar was named the most generous country on Earth for the third year running.

# myanmar - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Two children have died and 60 ancient temples have been damaged in a massive earthquake in Myanmar

Heavy damage was reported in Bagan, Myanmar’s most famous archaeological site and a major tourist destination some 30km north of the quake’s epicentre.

# myanmar - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

People power begins in Myanmar as military rule ends

Aung San Suu Kyi can’t be president, but a close friend of hers has taken the job.

# myanmar - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Death sentences for murder of UK tourists on Thai party island spark anger Backpackers This post contains videos

Death sentences for murder of UK tourists on Thai party island spark anger

Thai police have been accused of bungling the investigation.

# myanmar - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Two men sentenced to death for murder of British tourists in Thailand

The two men were found guilty of the brutal killing – but questions have been raised about how the police handled the case.

# myanmar - Monday 23 November, 2015

Volunteers pull bodies from the rubble as death toll in Myanmar reaches 113

The mine collapse was the worst such disaster in recent memory.

# myanmar - Friday 13 November, 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party storms to victory despite ‘dirty tricks and crackdowns’

The landslide win comes five years to the day since Suu Kyi was released from house arrest by the military.

# myanmar - Monday 9 November, 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party claims sweeping election victory – but she’s still banned from becoming president

The constitution bars anyone with foreign children from holding the position.

# myanmar - Friday 29 May, 2015

“The Rohingya people are seen as a group to be eliminated”

The Rohingya people are languishing at sea because any possibility they had of a meaningful existence in Myanmar has been eradicated.

# myanmar - Monday 2 March, 2015

A rare white elephant has been captured in Burma

The appearance of the creature is traditionally associated with good luck.

# myanmar - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Reports vary as Thai police arrest three men over murder of British tourists

There are reports that one man has confessed to the killings.

# myanmar - Saturday 30 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Beauty queen runs off with her tiara ‘and free breast implants’ Not Rose Material

Beauty queen runs off with her tiara ‘and free breast implants’

She could hardly leave them behind, to be fair.

# myanmar - Friday 22 August, 2014

In focus: Myanmar struggles with ancient scourge of leprosy

Around 3,000 new cases are found each year in the country, and medical workers are warning that the debilitating disease could be on the rise once more.

# myanmar - Friday 28 February, 2014

‘Thousands at risk’ after Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar

The government defended its decision, accusing the group of creating tensions and instability.

# myanmar - Monday 30 December, 2013

Myanmar’s president pardons political offenders

Myanmar’s reformist president is trying to fulfil his pledge to free all political prisoners by the end of this year.

# myanmar - Thursday 27 June, 2013

From Business ETC Denis O’Brien’s company fails to win Myanmar phone licence Denis O'Brien

Denis O’Brien’s company fails to win Myanmar phone licence

The syndicate involving O’Brien’s Digicel Group has missed out on being awarded one of two nationwide phone licences.

# myanmar - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Burma

Authorities in Burma’s western Rakhine state face accusations of ethnic cleansing after applying a two-child limit to Muslim families that does not also apply to Buddhists in the area.

# myanmar - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Denis O’Brien assembles consortium to bid for Myanmar mobile license

O’Brien has joined forces with George Soros and Serge Pun to secure one of two new telecommunications licences for the country formally known as Burma.

# myanmar - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you get back into the swing of things after the long weekend.

School blaze in Myanmar kills 13 students

Religious tensions are running high in the country, despite police assurances that the blaze was accidental.

# myanmar - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Myanmar prepares for new era of uncensored daily newspapers

Burmese law will change from tomorrow – ending a regime where only state-run papers were allowed to issue daily editions.

# myanmar - Thursday 21 March, 2013

At least 10 dead in Myanmar riots as Buddhists and Muslims clash

Several mosques were reported to have been torched as well as houses in the town of Meiktila.

# myanmar - Friday 28 December, 2012

Burma to allow daily private newspapers

It will be the first time since 1964 that non-state media will be allowed to publish news in the country.

# myanmar - Monday 19 November, 2012

Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform Burma This post contains images

Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform

Barack Obama has become the first sitting US President to visit the country.

# myanmar - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit

Officials said 452 prisoners would walk free, but most or all of them appeared to be ordinary criminals rather than political prisoners.

# myanmar - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Strong quake strikes Myanmar, death toll rises

The earthquake measured 6.8 on the scale, according to the USGS.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here’s nine things to know before you start your day.

# myanmar - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Over 500 prisoners released in Burma’s latest amnesty

The latest amnesty comes as the country’s president, Thein Sein, is set to travel to New York to address the United Nations.

Aung San Suu Kyi awarded with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour

Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has been presented with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour – which she was awarded while under house arrest in 2008.

# myanmar - Monday 20 August, 2012

Burma’s government ends direct media censorship

Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication.

# myanmar - Monday 18 June, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi in Ireland: Full details of public event

The Burmese democracy icon will receive the Freedom of Dublin and be serenaded at public concert. Here’s the running order for the night.

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