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WorldViews: In Burma, it’s a crime to put headphones on the Buddha
Three men are now facing jail time.(12/13/2014 3:30:01 AM)
Big cat trade from Burma to China up
A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.(12/22/2014 4:54:03 AM)
Dr. Burma: One Last Chance
“I remember thinking, ‘Oh. OK. This is musicianship.’ ” Photographed in Lebanon, N.H., on Nov. 22, 2014, the members of Dr. Burma are (from left): Ted Mortimer, Marcus Copening, Linda Boudreault, Doug Southworth and Casey Dennis.(12/21/2014 1:05:13 AM)
NZ man charged with insulting Buddhism in Burma
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A New Zealand bar manager and two Burma men have pleaded innocent to charges they insulted religion by posting an advertisement with an image of a pink Buddha wearing headphones.(12/19/2014 12:40:20 AM)
NZ man accused of insulting Buddhism goes on trial in Burma
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A New Zealand bar manager and two Burma men have pleaded innocent to charges they insulted religion by posting an advertisement with an image of a pink Buddha wearing headphones.(12/18/2014 10:40:17 PM)
Burma orders Irrawaddy publishing group to change name
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's former military government easily changed the name of the country's mightiest river, but a magazine ordered to make the same change is putting up a fight.(12/16/2014 11:24:58 PM)
Myanmar Reforms Slip Into Reverse: Can Burma's Democracy And Obama's Number One Foreign Policy Success Be Saved?
Burma risks stalling out on its reform journey with much yet to do. The U.S. must continue to engage the government and military behind it, leavening high hopes with realistic expectations.(12/8/2014 7:11:36 AM)
Burma: NZ bar manager accused of insulting Buddhism
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A New Zealand bar manager in Burma has been arrested for allegedly insulting Buddhism after posting an online advertisement showing a psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones.(12/11/2014 11:54:55 PM)
Closed-door trial for Kiwi in Burma
A Burma court has started the trial of a Kiwi charged under the nation's strict religious law after the bar he managed used an image of Buddha to promote a cheap drinks night.(12/18/2014 11:42:27 AM)
Norwegian Minister Indulges In The Myth Of A Democratizing Middle Class
BURMA: The relationship between Burma and Norway has transformed in recent years; one of the most devout supporters of Burma’s democratic opposition movement has warmed considerably to the quasi-civilian government that assumed power in 2011, largely made up of members of a former military regime.(12/8/2014 12:22:51 AM)
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