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Peace activists among 250 Myanmar prisoners granted pardon

The president’s office announced late Tuesday it would release 186 Myanmar nationals and 73 foreigners as a gesture of goodwill.

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Myanmar army clears itself of Rohingya atrocity claims

More than 70,000 members of the persecuted minority fled to neighbouring Bangladesh after the military launched a widespread crackdown late last year.

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Children in conflict-hit parts of Myanmar risk getting left behind – United Nations

A draft law, which among other things seeks to ban violence against children is expected to be submitted to parliament later this year.

At least 280 refugees have crossed over to Mizoram from Myanmar: Police official

Mostly women and children from Arakan in Myanmar have taken refuge at two villages in southernmost Mizoram’s Siaha district, says the official.

Myanmar widow jailed for throwing hot water on child servant

A Myanmar widow has been sentenced to seven years in prison for throwing boling water on a 14-year-old servant.

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Buddhist monks, supporters force closure of Muslim schools in Myanmar

Tensions between Myanmar’s overwhelmingly Buddhist population and the Muslim minority spread after violent conflict broke out between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya in 2012

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Bangladesh asks visiting Myanmar delegation to stop Rohingya exodus

Myanmarese delegates also called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Gono Bhaban Wednesday evening and discussed the Rohingya situation

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Myanmar health authorities struggle to prepare for Zika outbreak

The WHO Myanmar country head Dr Jorge M. Luna, warned Myanmar was likely to experience more cases of the mosquito-borne virus that has spread quickly in the region.

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Myanmar struggles to clear Yangon port jam; Port delays could stymie industries

The Myanmar Industrial Port(MIP) miscalculated the volume of incoming shipment.

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At least 11 dead in Myanmar landslide, many feared missing

The rescue operation is ongoing.

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US to engage with Myanmar for transition to civilian rule

“We are carefully exploring in close consultation with Congress what can be done to use calibrated military-to-
military engagement to support a transition to civilian rule,” US Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said.

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Myanmar welcomes US move to ease more sanctions

The United States lifted a host of financial and trade embargoes Tuesday to recognise the “historic milestone” of the country’s transfer to a civilian-led government.

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US set to renew, but tweak, sanctions against Myanmar

US lawmakers of both parties have also urged Obama to renew the sanctions authority that expires on May 20.

21 die in boat capsize off Myanmar: UN

The vessel was transporting around 60 passengers from a camp to a local market, according to the UN’s Pierre Peron in Myanmar, who said the majority were internally displaced people.

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi reaches out to rebels with federalism vow

Attempts to amend the army’s charter under the former quasi-civilian government were stymied by the military –which is gifted 25 per cent of all parliamentary seats by the constitution it scripted.