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Myanmar partially lifts internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine, Chin states

Sep 01 2019

YANGON Myanmar has partially lifted a months-long internet shutdown in two western states where government troops are battling ethnic insurgents, a leading telecoms operator said on Sunday, amid peace talks seeking to end the fighting.

Myanmar army says to punish soldiers in Rohingya atrocities probe

Sep 01 2019

YANGON Myanmar's army will court-martial soldiers after a new finding in an inquiry into atrocities in Rakhine state, from which more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled a 2017 army-led campaign the United Nations says was executed with "genocidal intent".

Myanmar army sues religious leader who told Trump the military 'tortured' Christians

Aug 29 2019

YANGON A Myanmar religious leader is facing a legal complaint from an army officer after telling U.S President Donald Trump the military was oppressing and torturing Christians in the Buddhist-majority country, he and a court official told Reuters.

Myanmar jails filmmaker for Facebook posts critical of military

Aug 29 2019

YANGON A Myanmar court on Thursday sentenced a prominent filmmaker to one year in prison with hard labor for Facebook posts that criticized the military.

'Everything is gone': Dozens dead, missing after Myanmar landslide

Aug 10 2019

THAPHYU KONE VILLAGE, Myanmar Rescue workers pulled bodies from the rubble of homes in a village in Myanmar on Saturday where a landslide a day earlier killed at least 32 people, with dozens still missing.

Police among 18 feared killed in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

Jul 28 2019

YANGON A landslide at a Myanmar jade mine killed 14 people including at least one policemen in the early hours of Sunday as earth and mud engulfed a guard post, and four people were missing and feared dead, police said.

'Lives are cheap': Grief, anger as landslide rocks Myanmar's jade hills

May 17 2019

HPAKANT, Myanmar/YANGON When Brang Aung left home in early April, his wife pleaded for him to stay for their newborn son's naming ceremony, just a few weeks later.

Myanmar floods force more than 100,000 to flee homes

Jul 30 2018

YANGON Monsoon floods in Myanmar have killed at least 11 people and forced more than 100,000 to flee their homes, government officials said on Monday, as rescue workers ferried stranded residents to safety by boat.

Eight bodies recovered after landslide at defunct Myanmar jade mine

Jul 26 2018

YANGON Authorities in northern Myanmar recovered eight bodies on Thursday after a landslide that engulfed 27 small-scale miners, an official said, the latest disaster to hit a center of the Southeast Asian nation's lucrative jade trade.

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