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Myanmar cremates some of 31 bodies retrieved in missing plane disaster

Jun 09 2017

YANGON/SANLAN, Myanmar Myanmar on Friday cremated ten of the 31 bodies pulled from the waters off its southern coast as the hunt for a military transport plane that went missing over the Andaman Sea with 122 people aboard stretched into a third day.

Bodies, debris from missing army plane pulled from sea off Myanmar

Jun 09 2017

YANGON/SANLAN, Myanmar Rescuers pulled 29 bodies from the sea off Myanmar's southern coast on Thursday, after a military plane went missing with 122 soldiers, family members and crew, prompting bitter tears from several relatives of those aboard. | Video

Myanmar trains midwives to tackle maternal death rate

Apr 01 2017

YANGON Myanmar is training up hundreds of midwives in an effort to reduce the number of women who die in childbirth, one of many social policy reforms launched by the country as it emerges from decades of military rule.

Myanmar army defends operation against Rohingya, denies reports of abuses

Feb 28 2017

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's military defended its crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority as a lawful counterinsurgency operation at a rare news conference on Tuesday, adding it was necessary to defend the country.

Aid ship to help Rohingyas arrives in Myanmar, greeted by protest

Feb 09 2017

YANGON A small group of protesters greeted a ship from Malaysia when it docked in Myanmar on Thursday carrying aid bound for the troubled state of Rakhine, where many members of the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority live.

Myanmar soldiers, police seal off ancient temples damaged by quake

Aug 25 2016

BAGAN, Myanmar Truckloads of soldiers and squadrons of police sealed off some of the centuries-old Buddhist pagodas around Myanmar's ancient capital of Bagan on Thursday, a day after at least 187 of the brick temples were damaged in a powerful earthquake. | Video

Instead of jade, Myanmar's gem scavengers find heroin and destitution

Dec 16 2015

YANGON Unsuccessful jade scavengers in Myanmar seeking to assuage their despair are swelling a tide of drug abuse in Kachin state that presents a challenge for the untested government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi after its landslide election win. | Video

Instead of jade, Myanmar's gem scavengers find heroin and destitution

Dec 15 2015

YANGON Unsuccessful jade scavengers in Myanmar seeking to assuage their despair are swelling a tide of drug abuse in Kachin state that presents a challenge for the untested government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi after its landslide election win.

Instead of jade, Myanmar's gem scavengers find heroin and destitution

Dec 15 2015

YANGON Unsuccessful jade scavengers in Myanmar seeking to assuage their despair are swelling a tide of drug abuse in Kachin state that presents a challenge for the untested government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi after its landslide election win.

In Myanmar, young programmers launch first-ever election app

Oct 07 2015

YANGON Huddled in an open-plan office atop a tower block in Yangon's scruffy downtown, a group of teenagers in jeans and T-shirts sifts through the list of candidates in Myanmar's election and stares at their computer screens and mobile phones.

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