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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.

EU pushes Myanmar for aid access in northern Rakhine

Yangon - A senior European Union official has urged Myanmar to allow full aid access to the north of Rakhine state, where thousands have fled their homes after a months-long army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar nationalists sent to jail over US embassy protest

Yangon - Four Myanmar nationalists were held on Friday for inciting violence during anti-Rohingya protests in Yangon last year, after a week that saw scuffles between Buddhist hardliners and minority Muslims in the city.

Myanmar army chief compares Rohingya crackdown to Northern Ireland

Yangon - Myanmar's army chief defended his military's violent crackdown on Rohingya Muslims by comparing it to Britain's campaign to tackle sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, according to a statement released by his office Friday.

Gilas targets 1st win over Myanmar in 2017 SEABA opening games

Philippine national basketball team Gilas Pilipinas is set to tangle with the national basketball team of Myanmar at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.

Gilas Pilipinas gears up for 2017 SEABA Championship

Philippine national basketball team Gilas Pilipinas gears up for the 2017 Southeast Asia Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship to be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Phl starting Friday, May 12, 2017 up to Thursday May 18, 2017.

Myanmar begins shuttering three Rakhine camps

Yangon - Myanmar has started shutting down three displacement camps in strife-torn Rakhine state, a senior official said Tuesday, although it was not immediately clear where the inhabitants would go.

Myanmar wedding boat toll rises to 30

Yangon - Rescuers Sunday found more bodies from a boat accident in western Myanmar that has now claimed the lives of at least 30 people, most of them guests returning from a wedding.

20 killed in Myanmar wedding boat crash

Yangon - At least 20 people were killed when a boat carrying scores of wedding guests collided with a river barge at night in western Myanmar, authorities said Saturday, with more feared drowned as rescue workers renewed their search in daylight.

Illegal timber was used to build world's biggest sailing yacht

A shipyard in Germany used illegally-logged timber from Myanmar when it was building a super-yacht for a Russian billionaire.

Suu Kyi's party wins string of seats, rejected by Myanmar's minorities

Yangon - Aung San Suu Kyi's one-year-old government won a string of seats in Myanmar by-elections Sunday but was bruised by losses in ethnic minority areas.

Taxi-hailing app Grab hits the road in Myanmar

Yangon - Ride-hailing firm Grab launched a trial service in Yangon on Tuesday, becoming the first international company to enter Myanmar and stealing a march on fierce rival Uber in the largely untapped market.

Philippines' Duterte calls European critics 'crazies'

Nay Pyi Taw - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as "crazies" in a salty-tongued rebuttal of criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed.

Bridge name makes troubled waters for Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Yangon - Thousands of people protested in eastern Myanmar on Sunday against plans to name a bridge after Aung San Suu Kyi's father, the latest flashpoint between her administration and the country's restless ethnic minorities.

Myanmar must allow Rohingya to leave camps: Annan commission

Yangon - Myanmar should close bleak camps where tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya Muslims have been trapped for nearly five years, a commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan said Thursday.

Dozens killed in fresh clashes on Myanmar's China border

Yangon - Raging battles on Myanmar's border with China have claimed dozens more lives, military and official sources said Wednesday, as the mounting death toll landed a fresh blow to the government's faltering peace process.

How about Nat? Devotees dance for Myanmar party spirit

- The medium spins around in a frenzy of red and gold while glugging from a bottle of whisky, part of an age old ritual to honour Myanmar's spirit guardian of drunkards and gamblers.

Hate speech Myanmar monk banned from sermons by Buddhist council

- A Myanmar monk infamous for his bilious anti-Muslim tirades has been banned from giving sermons for a year by the country's top Buddhist body, an unprecedented slapdown to a man whose hate speech has galvanized religious tensions.

Myanmar swats away 'biased' UN abuse claims

Nay Pyi Taw - A close aide to Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday dismissed mounting international pressure over alleged abuses of Rohingya Muslims as "biased and unfair", despite UN evidence of murder, rape and torture by security forces.
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