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Pope’s Planned Visit to Myanmar Risks Stoking Religious Tensions

Some hard-line Buddhist nationalists have warned Pope Francis against using the visit to champion the Rohingya, the persecuted Muslim minority.

2017 Customer Experience Asia Excellence Awards - Annoucement of Finalists

SINGAPORE, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Customer Experience Management Asia (CEM Asia) is delighted to announce the finalists for the *2017 Customer Experience Asia Excellence Awards. * Returning for..
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News video: Newly Discovered Ancient Flowers Preserved in Amber

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According to researchers, seven complete specimens of new flowers, which were found perfectly preserved in amber, are over 100 million years old. A team from Oregon State University who made the..
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News video: Scientists Just Named A New Fly After One Of Britain's National Treasures

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One of Britain’s national treasures just got the honor of getting a fly named after him. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).
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News video: Burmese Bites Brings Myanmar's Street Food to Queens

Burmese Bites Brings Myanmar's Street Food to Queens 01:09

Myo Lin Thway has been making Burmese palatas in Queens for 20 years. It's about time you tried some.
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News video: EAM Sushma Swaraj holds talks with Nepal President Bhandari

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Kathmandu (Nepal), Aug 11 (ANI): Union External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj held talks with Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari in Kathmandu. Swaraj was accompanied by a delegation, including..
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News video: People Continue to Flee Myanmar

People Continue to Flee Myanmar 01:22

In China alone, there are about 20,000 people fleeing the conflict in Myanmar (former Burma) and a new episode of violence could trigger further displacement.
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Myanmar man faces jail for speaking about child soldier past

myanmar man faces jail for speaking about child soldier past
Yangon (AFP) Aug 21, 2017 A man in Myanmar faces up to two years in jail after he was arrested for allegedly defaming the military in an interview he gave detailing his harrowing life as a child..
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Myanmar men appeal against death sentences over British murders in Thailand

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Two men from Myanmar convicted of killing two British backpackers on a Thai holiday island in 2014 submitted their final appeal on Monday against the death sentence.

Myanmar retains tough clause in communications law despite calls for repeal

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's parliament on Friday made minor changes to a controversial telecommunications law, amendments rights monitors say will do little to address concern the law is used to curb..

Myanmar political change brings food revolution

Restaurateurs and gourmets hope cosmopolitan cuisine will go global

Bangladesh ramps up border patrols to deter fresh Rohingya inflow

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON (Reuters) - Bangladesh has stepped up patrols on its border with Myanmar, following reports that about 1,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed into the country in the past two..

New species of damselfly named after David Attenborough

new species of damselfly named after david attenborough
The discovery was made in the Hukawng Valley of Kachin Province in Myanmar, where the fossil was found in a piece of mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber.

This company wants to open Myanmar up to investment with its IPO

this company wants to open myanmar up to investment with its ipo
A company making its debut on the London Stock Exchange today has said it is targeting expansion in Myanmar's fast-growing consumer sector. Myanmar Strategic Holdings (MSH) is aiming to raise $4.3m..
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Hundreds of Buddhists protest against aid agencies in Myanmar's Rakhine

YANGON (Reuters) - Hundreds of Buddhists took to the streets in western Myanmar on Sunday to protest against aid organizations they accuse of giving support to Muslim Rohingya militants, police and a..

Myanmar sends hundreds of troops to Rakhine as tension rises: sources

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has sent hundreds of soldiers to beef up security in northwestern Rakhine state after a recent spate of killings, military sources said on Friday, fuelling fears of yet more..

India in talks with Myanmar, Bangladesh to deport 40,000 Rohingya

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar about its plan to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims it says are living in the country illegally, a government spokesman said on..

U.N. warns aid workers of rising Buddhist hostility in western Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations has warned aid workers in western Myanmar of rising hostility and imminent protests from troubled Rakhine state's majority Buddhists, some of whom say humanitarian..

Myanmar's Suu Kyi turns to state media amid fears for newly gained freedoms

MYAETINEKAN VILLAGE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has turned to state-run media inherited from the former junta in an overhaul of her PR approach, after warnings her agenda is..

Revealed: The surprising countries with better broadband than the UK

revealed: the surprising countries with better broadband than the uk
The UK's broadband internet is languishing well behind the likes of Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria. Britain sits in 31st place in a comprehensive global ranking of internet speeds released today...
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Suu Kyi touts peace efforts in visit to Myanmar heartland

MYAETINEKAN VILLAGE (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi told villagers at the heart of the country on Monday that talks with ethnic rebels must be a priority, after putting peace negotiations..

Myanmar rejects allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar on Sunday rejected allegations of crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing during a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims last year, accusing the United Nations of making..

China-Myanmar Warming Continues With Energy Export Talks

China may soon start selling electricity to neighbor Myanmar in the latest sign that bilateral relations are thawing. China/Myanmar relations have been tense since 2011, when the Myanmar government..

At least six Buddhists killed in rising Rakhine violence

YANGON (Reuters) - Suspected insurgents killed at least six members of a Buddhist ethnic minority in western Myanmar on Thursday, the government and regional sources said, amid spiraling violence in..

Exclusive: China in talks to sell electricity to Myanmar amid warming ties

YANGON (Reuters) - Energy-hungry Myanmar is in initial talks to buy electricity from China, according to officials and documents reviewed by Reuters, in the latest sign of warming ties with Beijing..

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