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'Twilight Villa': Home of Myanmar's abandoned elderly

Yangon - Paralysed on one side by a stroke and barely able to speak, Tin Hlaing was left to die at the side of a road -- by her own children.

Myanmar journalist sued by Buddhist hardliners gets bail

Mandalay - One of Myanmar's most prominent investigative journalists was granted bail on Monday after being charged with insulting a Buddhist monk who praised the killer of a Muslim government lawyer.

'My husband blamed me': Myanmar's Rohingya abandoned after rapes

- Rohingya Muslim Ayamar Bagon has lived on handouts since her husband left her after she told him she was gang-raped by Myanmar soldiers in the final month of her pregnancy.

Myanmar's Rohingya: cornered by poverty, stalked by violence

Tamwe - Hemmed in by Myanmar security forces and menaced by abductions and killings, Rohingya Muslims in a conflict-scarred corner of Rakhine State say fear is one of the few constants in their lives.

Myanmar workers in Thailand victims of a broken system

- With only meagre belongings stuffed into backpacks and duffel bags, tens of thousands of Myanmar migrants have streamed home across the Thai border over the past two weeks.

Made in Myanmar: designers put ethical twist on local fashion

Yangon - With Myanmar emerging as a manufacturing hub for mass-produced clothes, a crop of young designers are using home-grown fashion to preserve the country's sartorial heritage and reshape the sweatshop model.

Dynamite fishing, drugs, threaten Myanmar's 'sea gypsies'

- With a swift breath the teenage boy dives into the turquoise waters of southern Myanmar, a spear clutched in his hand, but below him lies nothing but a graveyard of broken, grey coral.

Myanmar journalists charged, held in jail for covering armed group

Yangon - Myanmar on Wednesday charged three journalists for reporting on an armed ethnic group in a case that has fuelled alarm at the erosion of press freedom.

Fears for three Myanmar journalists taken by military

Yangon - Fears were mounting on Tuesday for three Myanmar journalists who are being interrogated by the military after they were detained under a restrictive junta-era law for reporting on an ethnic armed group.

Southeast Asian nations torch $1 billion of seized drugs

Yangon - Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia torched nearly $1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday, a defiant show of force as police struggle to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region.

Myanmar editor facing trial for posting satirical article

Yangon - The editor of one of Myanmar's top newspapers will face trial for defaming the military by posting a satirical article on Facebook, under a controversial law critics say is stifling press freedom.

Myanmar bars Rakhine documentary from film festival

Yangon - Myanmar's censors have barred a documentary on festering religious tensions between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, a film festival organiser said Thursday, highlighting deep sensitivity over a conflict that has bedevilled Myanmar's ne...

Myanmar joins grim list of global military air disasters

Yangon - Myanmar's navy on Thursday found bodies and plane debris in the Andaman Sea from an aircraft that was carrying more than 120 passengers, the latest in a grim history of military aviation disasters around the globe.

Myanmar's military finds crashed plane, bodies: spokesman

Yangon - Myanmar's military said Thursday it has found the wreckage of a plane in the Andaman Sea that went missing with around 120 people on board, along with several bodies."We have found the plane and some dead bodies this morning about 8.

Debris found in sea after Myanmar military plane goes missing

Tamwe - Debris has been found in the sea near where a Myanmar military plane went missing with more than 100 soldiers and their families on board on Wednesday, a local official and air force source said.

Yangon authorities sue Muslims for praying in the street

Yangon - Yangon authorities on Friday sued three Muslim men for holding Ramadan prayers in the street, after the local school where they used to worship was shut down by a nationalist mob.

China-backed militia new powerbrokers in Myanmar peace process

Nay Pyi Taw - Branded as Asia's most heavily-armed drug dealers, the China-backed ethnic Wa rebels have emerged as key players in Myanmar's peace process, a development seen as strengthening Beijing's influence over its violence-wracked neighbour.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi defends slow-moving peace process

Nay Pyi Taw - Peace talks got underway in Myanmar on Wednesday, with de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi defending her government's stuttering attempts to end decades of fighting between the military and ethnic rebel groups.

Myanmar army clears itself of Rohingya atrocity claims

Yangon - Myanmar's army on Tuesday cleared itself of allegations that troops may have carried out ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, but said a soldier had been jailed for taking a motorbike.

Myanmar troops shoot dead four jade mine scavengers

Yangon - Myanmar soldiers shot dead four itinerant workers on Wednesday after they tried to enter a mine to search for gems cast aside by its military owners, according to a local MP.
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