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Beaten and burnt: Myanmar's invisible child servants

Tamwe - San Kay Khine stares at her burnt, scarred hands, her twisted fingers a reminder of her years as a child slave in Myanmar, one of thousands of young domestic workers feared to be at risk of exploitation and abuse.

The sanctions game: US mulls rewriting Myanmar blacklist

Yangon - Rolling back US sanctions on Myanmar will top the agenda Wednesday as President Barack Obama hosts democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi, with American firms desperate to tap millions of consumers once cut off by the former junta.

Myanmar peace summit ends with long road ahead

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi concluded a landmark summit with ethnic rebels on Saturday, calling it the first step on what promises to be a tough road to peace.

Quills, coins and dragons: Myanmar's tribal fashions

Nay Pyi Taw - From porcupine quills and fruit, to silver coins and beads, the ethnic costumes on parade in Myanmar's capital this week showed off the country's diversity and added sartorial splendour to the cold detail of talks to end decades of rebellion.

Ethnic peace talks seek to pave new path for Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw - Peace talks between Myanmar's government and warring ethnic minorities kicked off Wednesday in a bid to end decades of conflict that have claimed thousands of lives and kept the country mired in poverty.

Fresh violence overshadows Myanmar peace talks

Nay Pyi Taw - Fresh fighting between ethnic minority rebels and Myanmar's military is overshadowing an upcoming peace conference led by Aung San Suu Kyi's new civilian government, people involved in the talks said Tuesday.

Myanmar weighs damage after earthquake rattles Bagan pagodas

Bagan - Myanmar took stock of toppled spires and crumbling temple walls in the ancient capital Bagan Thursday after a powerful earthquake hit the country, killing three and damaging the top tourist destination.

Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples

Yangon - A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging nearly 200 pagodas in the famous ancient capital of Bagan, officials said.

Disease kills over 30 children in remote Myanmar

Yangon - An undiagnosed disease has killed more than 30 children in a remote part of Myanmar, officials said Thursday, with health authorities struggling to treat victims.

Suu Kyi meets leaders of notorious Myanmar rebel group

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar's most heavily armed ethnic group held "positive" talks Friday with the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a spokesman for her office said, in a major boost for peace prospects.

Myanmar rebels hold rare meet as Suu Kyi yearns for peace

Tamwe - Leaders of Myanmar rebel armies held talks in a war-hit border town Wednesday, state media reported, as they prepare for a major peace conference with a government desperate to end insurgencies that have plagued the country.

Myanmar army admits villagers killed during interrogation

Yangon - Myanmar's military said Wednesday it was investigating the death of five villagers during an interrogation by soldiers and would punish wrongdoers, a rare admission from an army long accused of rights abuses.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi holds landmark rebel talks

Yangon - Myanmar's de facto premier Aung San Suu Kyi held landmark talks with senior rebel leaders on Sunday, as she strives to seal a ceasefire with a patchwork of ethnic minority militias that have battled the national army for decades.

19 Myanmar trafficking victims rescued in Thailand

Yangon - Nineteen Myanmar human trafficking victims have been rescued in Thailand, state media and an activist group said Tuesday, a rare policing success against criminal networks that dominate the region.

Myanmar to deport Spanish tourist for Buddha tattoo: police

Yangon - A Spanish tourist faces deportation from Myanmar over a Buddha leg tattoo that offended monks, police said Monday, in a country where the influence of religious hardliners is growing.

Myanmar mob torches mosque as religious tensions spike

Yangon - Nearly 100 police guarded a northern Myanmar village Saturday after a Buddhist mob burned down a mosque, a police officer said, in the second attack of its kind in just over a week as anti-Muslim sentiment swells in the Southeast Asian nation.

Religious tensions in Myanmar village after mosque destroyed

Yangon - Scores of police have been deployed to guard a village in central Myanmar where religious tensions are running high after a Buddhist mob destroyed a mosque, authorities said Saturday.

Myanmar's hardline monks regroup after political change

Yangon - Over a thousand hardline Buddhists gathered on the outskirts of Yangon for the annual summit of their ulta-nationalist group Saturday, as the anti-Muslim network looks to stay relevant under Myanmar's new civilian leadership.

12 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide, many feared missing

Yangon - A landslide in Myanmar's northern jade mining region has killed at least 12 people and many more are missing, officials said Tuesday, the latest deadly accident to hit the shadowy but lucrative industry.

Kerry hails 'remarkable' Myanmar changes after Suu Kyi talks

Nay Pyi Taw - US Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday hailed Myanmar's transition from army rule to a civilian government steered by Aung San Suu Kyi as a "remarkable statement" of support for global democracy.
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