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Thailand’s plan to deport 130,000 raises concerns

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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

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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

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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 »

Singapore Airlines plane veers off Yangon runway, no injuries

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A Singapore Airlines plane skidded off the runway on touching down during heavy rain at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport, but no injuries were reported, the carrier said Thursday.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Myanmar democracy icon challenges powerful army

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters as she leaves a public rally Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar. AP

Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is challenging the powerful army to help amend the constitution that is barring her from running for president in next year’s general elections.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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