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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)
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)
Inside the Kachin War Against Burma
Burma's rulers have promised cease-fires with various ethnic groups that have been battling the military, in some cases for decades. But in the hills of Kachin, peace is further away than ever(11/21/2014 2:32:23 AM)
Burma army says ethnic rebels kill 7 govt troops
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s army says seven of its troops were killed and 20 wounded when ethnic rebels attacked their outpost in the country’s northeast. The state-run Myanma Ahlin daily reported Monday that the army said heavily armed ethnic Kokang guerrillas attacked the outpost 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the Chinese border last Wednesday.(12/15/2014 6:24:56 AM)
Burma Counts Down to Elections But Democracy Remains a Distant Dream
Adam Dean's photos capture a still impoverished Burma as it stumbles through democratic transition, and ethnic strife, one year before landmark polls(11/20/2014 4:45:32 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)
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)
US Sends Mixed Message to Burma Military
WASHINGTON: Human rights advocates and some lawmakers say the United States is sending the wrong signal by opening the door for broader engagement with Burma’s widely criticized military just weeks after President Barack Obama assured opposition leader Aung San SuuKyi that closer ties weren’t going to happen soon.(12/12/2014 10:13:15 PM)
Burma: Government, ethnic groups wage war on drugs
With the poppy growing season underway in Burma UNODC has issued a report on opium production in the Southeast Asian nation as accounts come in of poppy fields being destroyed and drugs being seized by both the government and ethnic groups.(12/17/2014 1:25:03 AM)
Famous Gillette star makes big return for holidays
(AP) — Three men trudge up a slight hill across from Campbell County Memorial Hospital near the Burma Avenue overpass, quickly making their way through the brown, short grass as they approach their handiwork. Amidst the throng of drivers racing home from work in the sulky darkening of dusk, the three city of Gillette electrical workers aren't noticeable as they walk to the community's Christmas ...(12/17/2014 8:11:58 PM)
Source: Yahoo