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Myanmar – Google News

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Myanmar must ‘urgently’ end abuses against Muslims: UN envoy – Yahoo7 News


Yahoo7 News

Myanmar must 'urgently' end abuses against Muslims: UN envoy
Yahoo7 News
Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, was speaking after a nearly two-week visit to the Buddhist-majority nation, her first since Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party took office several months ago, ending five decades of military rule.
Rakhine Buddhists Roll Out Campaign Against Myanmar Government's Wording For 'Rohingya'Radio Free Asia
UN urges Myanmar to end discrimination against RohingyaAnadolu Agency
Term 'Bengali' normal: Myanmar Deputy House SpeakerThe Nation

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Posted on 1 July 2016 | 6:11 pm

Promised work, Myanmar women instead forced to marry in China – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Promised work, Myanmar women instead forced to marry in China
Daily Mail
Enticed by work in China, hundreds of poor young Myanmar women are instead being forced into marriage, and left to scramble to get back across remote borders before they are compelled into life with husbands they have never met. In April Kyi Pyar Soe

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Posted on 1 July 2016 | 7:53 am

Myanmar decries demotion on US human trafficking blacklist – U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report

Myanmar decries demotion on US human trafficking blacklist
U.S. News & World Report
FILE – In this May 20, 2015, file photo, migrants including Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims sit on their boat as they wait to be rescued by Aceh fishermen on the sea off East Aceh, Indonesia. Myanmar called sad and regrettable a move by the United States to …
US downgrades Myanmar, raises Thailand in human …Thomson Reuters Foundation
Myanmar says 'worst human-trafficker' label by US is 'regrettable'South China Morning Post
US human trafficking report downgrades MyanmarMyanmar Times
TRT World –The Wire
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Posted on 1 July 2016 | 6:11 am

Myanmar human rights group ‘forced’ to cancel launch of report on army torture – The Guardian


The Guardian

Myanmar human rights group 'forced' to cancel launch of report on army torture
The Guardian
A boat crosses a river in front of the Shwedagon Pagoda at dusk in Yangon. It is claimed hotels in the city were prevented from hosting the launch of a report alleging 'war crimes'. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images …
Myanmar Authorities Don't Want Public To See This Army Torture ReportCarbonated.tv (blog)

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Posted on 1 July 2016 | 6:01 am

Leader of Myanmar’s ‘Saffron Revolution’ freed, charges dropped – Reuters


Reuters

Leader of Myanmar's 'Saffron Revolution' freed, charges dropped
Reuters
YANGON A former monk and influential leader of Myanmar's 2007 anti-junta uprising has been freed from jail and charges against him dropped, his lawyer said on Friday, just a day after new charges were leveled against him. Nyi Nyi Lwin, better known by …
EX-Myanmar monk cleared of charges, released from prisonZee News
Gambira: Burmese monk freed after new charges droppedBBC News
Gambira walks free after Yangon courts drop old trespass chargesFrontier Myanmar

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Posted on 1 July 2016 | 5:34 am

Education still elusive for many Myanmar children in Thailand – Myanmar Times


Education still elusive for many Myanmar children in Thailand
Myanmar Times
For the millions of Myanmar migrant workers living in Thailand, one of the many struggles is trying to figure out how to get their kids an education. A Myanmar family cycles past graffiti art reading “Welcome to Mae Sot”. Photo – Supplied. Education

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Posted on 1 July 2016 | 4:42 am

Travel agencies leaving Myanmar ‘tourists’ overseas to be punished – Myanmar Times


Travel agencies leaving Myanmar 'tourists' overseas to be punished
Myanmar Times
Travel agencies will face blacklisting if they allow any of their customers to stay behind overseas when their vacation is over, the government has warned. U Myo Win Nyunt, director of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, told The Myanmar Times last

Posted on 1 July 2016 | 4:33 am

Myanmar in perfect storm of ‘conflict-climate nexus’ – Myanmar Times


Myanmar in perfect storm of 'conflict-climate nexus'
Myanmar Times
The ongoing effects of climate change may lead to more severe conflicts around the world, with Myanmar especially vulnerable, according to a recent United Nations report. Villagers in Kalay township, Sagaing Region, wade through floodwaters in August …

Posted on 1 July 2016 | 1:53 am

US Criticizes Myanmar Over Human Trafficking – New York Times


New York Times

US Criticizes Myanmar Over Human Trafficking
New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday listed Myanmar as among the worst offenders in human trafficking, consigning a country President Obama only four years ago brought in from the diplomatic cold to the same ranking as Iran, North …
UN rights investigator urges Myanmar to crack down on religious violenceReuters
Processing Myanmar refugees set to begin | Bangkok Post: newsBangkok Post
Thailand, Myanmar seek to double tradeMyanmar Times
The Nation –Dhaka Tribune –BBC News
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Posted on 30 June 2016 | 1:17 pm

Myanmar: Hydropower and the cost of life – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Myanmar: Hydropower and the cost of life
Aljazeera.com
Paunglaung village, Myanmar – The Upper Paunglaung Dam sits nestled in the hills that mark the border of southern Shan State, a winding four-hour drive southeast of Naypyidaw. Small villages once dotted valleys that are now submerged beneath the vast …

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Posted on 30 June 2016 | 10:08 am