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Myanmar detains two newspaper officials in defamation case

Nov 11 2016

YANGON Police on Friday detained the chief executive and the chief editor of Myanmar's largest daily newspaper over a defamation case by a powerful politician following a Facebook posting.

Yangon women 'should avoid pregnancy' in next six months due to Zika

Oct 28 2016

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar said on Friday it will advise women in Yangon to avoid getting pregnant in the next six months to protect them from the Zika virus after the first case was confirmed in Myanmar's largest city.

Death toll hits 73 in Myanmar ferry disaster

Oct 21 2016

YANGON The death toll in a Myanmar ferry sinking has reached 73, authorities said on Friday, as they wrapped up a week-long search and rescue operation for survivors and prepared to launch an inquiry into the cause of the disaster.

Myanmar fires border police chief over deadly insurgent attacks

Oct 17 2016

Yangon Myanmar has fired the police official charged with guarding its troubled border with Bangladesh, officials said on Monday, after deadly attacks that sparked fighting with insurgents allegedly inspired by Islamist militants.

Myanmar ferry sinks, killing at least 32, with scores missing

Oct 17 2016

YANGON A ferry sank in a river in northwestern Myanmar, killing at least 32 people with scores missing, a rescue official said on Monday.

Myanmar ferry sinks, killing at least 14, with scores missing

Oct 17 2016

YANGON, Oct 17 A ferry sank in a river in northwestern Myanmar, killing at least 14 people with scores missing, a rescue official said on Monday.

New China refinery faces delay as Myanmar seeks extra oil tax: sources

Oct 10 2016

BEIJING/YANGON A newly built Chinese refinery near its border with Myanmar is facing a delayed start-up after state firm PetroChina balked at paying an extra tax for piping crude oil through the Southeast Asian nation, two senior Chinese industry sources said.

Myanmar says nine police killed by insurgents on Bangladesh border

Oct 09 2016

Yangon Myanmar said at least nine police officers were killed and four were wounded Sunday in multiple assaults on border guard posts along the Southeast Asian nation's troubled frontier with Bangladesh.

Myanmar court jails Dutchman for three months for disrupting Buddhist sermon

Oct 06 2016

Yangon A Myanmar court on Thursday sentenced a Dutch tourist to three months in prison and a fine after he unplugged a public address system that was relaying a Buddhist sermon, his lawyer said.

Four quit Myanmar rights panel amid outcry over handling of child abuse case

Oct 06 2016

Yangon Four members of Myanmar's National Human Rights Commission have stepped down after a public outcry over the panel's handling of a child abuse case, the office of President Htin Kyaw said on Thursday.

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