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Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen takes crown

In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, M Ja Seng, left, winner of Miss Grand Myanmar, receives the crown from Miss Grand International 2013, Janelee Chaparro, of Puerto Rico during the coronation ceremony of the Miss Golden Land Myanmar 2014 beauty contest at Myanmar Convention Center in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

The first Myanmar national to win an international pageant has been stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, and has allegedly run off with the expensive crown and breast implants.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5.8 quake strikes between Andaman Islands and Myanmar


A moderate 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of the Andaman Islands on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thailand’s plan to deport 130,000 raises concerns


Refugee advocates are raising concerns about the safety and welfare of 130,000 people whom Thailand’s military government plans to send to send back to Myanmar.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Police fire shots to stop Buddhist mob in Myanmar


Police fired warning shots to stop a Buddhist mob that damaged a mosque and tried to set fire to several Muslim-owned shops in Myanmar’s second-largest city, authorities said Wednesday.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Myanmar welcomes ancient cities entry on World Heritage list

Pyu yangon

Myanmar on Monday welcomed the designation of its ancient Pyu kingdom cities as a UNESCO world heritage site, marking its first entry onto the UN cultural agency’s prized list.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »