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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.

'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.

Convictions in major Thai human trafficking trial

Bangkok - A Thai court found dozens of people guilty of human trafficking offences on Wednesday in a mass trial exploring links between corrupt officials, including a senior army general, and the grim but lucrative trade in Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants.

Verdict due in major Thai human trafficking trial

Bangkok - A Thai general is among more than 100 defendants facing a verdict Wednesday in a sprawling 2015 human trafficking case which saw thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants abandoned at sea and in jungle death camps.

Three killed in Rakhine explosion: Myanmar police

Cox's Bazar - Three people, including two teenage boys, were killed by an explosion in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state on Saturday, a police officer said.

Three killed in Rakhine explosion: Myanmar police

Cox's Bazar - Three people, including two teenage boys, were killed by an explosion in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state on Saturday, a police officer said.

Three killed in Rakhine explosion: Myanmar police

Cox's Bazar - Three people, including two teenage boys, were killed by an explosion in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state on Saturday, a police officer said.

US pressures Myanmar to accept UN rights probe

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday ramped up pressure on the Myanmar government to accept a UN fact-finding mission tasked with investigating human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims.

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.

Desperate Rohingya seek new escape routes from Bangladesh

Dhaka - In squalid camps in Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence and persecution in neighbouring Myanmar dream of a better life abroad -- and rely on increasingly high-tech trafficking networks to get them there.

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.

Mass funeral held for victims of Myanmar plane crash as storm slows search

Dawei - Heartbroken relatives gathered Friday for the funeral rites of the first victims of a military plane crash off Myanmar's southern coast, as search teams battled heavy rains and churning waves to find scores more people presumed lost at sea.

Mass funeral held for victims of Myanmar plane crash as storm slows search

Dawei - Heartbroken relatives gathered Friday for the funeral rites of the first victims of a military plane crash off Myanmar's southern coast, as search teams battled heavy rains and churning waves to find scores more people presumed lost at sea.

Mass funeral held for victims of Myanmar plane crash as storm slows search

Dawei - Heartbroken relatives gathered Friday for the funeral rites of the first victims of a military plane crash off Myanmar's southern coast, as search teams battled heavy rains and churning waves to find scores more people presumed lost at sea.

Hunt for Myanmar plane wreck survivors enters third day

Kanchanaburi - Search and rescue efforts for a plane that crashed off Myanmar's southern coast entered a third day on Friday, as hopes faded of finding survivors after 31 bodies were pulled from the water.

Hunt for Myanmar plane wreck survivors enters third day

Kanchanaburi - Search and rescue efforts for a plane that crashed off Myanmar's southern coast entered a third day on Friday, as hopes faded of finding survivors after 31 bodies were pulled from the water.

Hunt for Myanmar plane wreck survivors enters third day

Kanchanaburi - Search and rescue efforts for a plane that crashed off Myanmar's southern coast entered a third day on Friday, as hopes faded of finding survivors after 31 bodies were pulled from the water.

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 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 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...

Desperate wait as bodies retrieved from Myanmar plane wreck

Kanchanaburi - Hundreds of people gathered on a beach in southern Myanmar on Thursday desperately waiting for news of their loved ones as the first bodies arrived from the wreck of a military plane that crashed with more than 120 people on board.

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.

Suu Kyi, Trudeau talk federalism for Myanmar

Ottawa - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi sat down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday to learn about Canadian federalism, a system of government she believes could bring stability to her nation.

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.
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