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Wife of jailed Reuters journalist in Myanmar gives birth

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YANGON The wife of imprisoned Reuters journalist Wa Lone, who is facing up to 14 years in jail in Myanmar for allegedly violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, gave birth to a girl on Friday. | Video

Thursday Morning Briefing

Qatar offers Turkey aid to support a rise in the lira, Trump revokes the security clearance of Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan and scientists seek new ways to combat Florida's growing 'red tide.'

Facebook says it was 'too slow' to fight hate speech in Myanmar

YANGON Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

World, Tech, Facebook 6:13am EDT

Special Report: Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar In April, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told U.S. senators that the social media site was hiring dozens more Burmese speakers to review hate speech posted in Myanmar. The situation was dire.

'Hijab is like a key': Myanmar blogger battles bias with beauty campaign

YANGON, August 14 Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar usually keep a low profile for fear of intimidation, but Win Lae Phyu Sin, one of the community's rare bloggers on beauty care, has gone the other way.

World, United Nations, Aug 14 2018

Fire hits Myanmar hospital, patients evacuated on stretchers

YANGON A fire broke out in a hospital in Myanmar's largest city of Yangon late on Monday, forcing staff to evacuate patients on stretchers and in wheelchairs, rescuers said.

World, Aug 14 2018

Wife of jailed Reuters journalist in Myanmar gives birth

YANGON, Aug 10 The wife of imprisoned Reuters journalist Wa Lone, who is facing up to 14 years in jail in Myanmar for allegedly violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, gave birth to a girl on Friday.

Myanmar to ICC: Rohingya jurisdiction request 'should be dismissed'

YANGON Myanmar said on Thursday a request by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor to seek jurisdiction over suspected deportations of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh was "meritless and should be dismissed".

World, United Nations, Aug 09 2018

Special Report: Dangerous News - How two young reporters shook Myanmar

(Reuters) YANGON, Myanmar - Late in the afternoon of Dec. 12 last year, Wa Lone's cell phone rang. It was a man named Naing Lin, a lance corporal in Myanmar's 8th Security Police Battalion.

Special Reports Aug 08 2018

Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar

Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, have been detained in Myanmar since Dec. 12, 2017. At the time of their arrests, they had been working on an investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in a village in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Aug 08 2018