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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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Leader of Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy party, Aung San Suu Kyi, with ink still imprinted on the little finger of her left hand after voting Sunday, delivers a speech from a balcony of the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Suu Kyi on Monday hinted at a victory by her party in the country's historic elections, and urged supporters not to provoke their losing rivals who are backed by the military.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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.

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LIVE: Earthquake measuring 6.9 in magnitude jolts Myanmar, tremors felt in parts of India

Tremors were felt in parts of Kolkata, Guwahati, Patna, Bhubaneswar and Delhi.

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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016 file photo, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, walks along with other lawmakers of her National League for Democracy party as they leave after a regular session of the lower house of parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Nobel laureate Suu Kyi’s decades-long battle to bring democracy to Myanmar is likely to come to fruition on Thursday, March 10 with a whimper, not a bang. Despite leading her NLDP to a smashing election victory, Suu Kyi seems certain not to become her country's leader. Suu Kyi, 70, cannot be president because the constitution bars anyone with a foreign spouse or children from holding the executive office. Suu Kyi's two sons are British, as was her late husband. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo, File)

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi undergoes eye surgery, says official

He declined to comment on the specific nature of the operation but said it was minor and that Suu Kyi, who is state counsellor and foreign minister, would return to hospital for surgery on the other eye on April 16.

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New Myanmar government led by Suu Kyi begins releasing political prisoners

Student detainees granted general amnesty ahead of Myanmar’s traditional New Year

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Barack Obama calls new Burmese President Htin Kyaw, Suu Kyi

“The President welcomed the historic step forward of a democratic transfer of power to a civilian-led government that reflects the will of the people,” the White House said yesterday.

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Myanmar’s ex-president joins monkhood after leaving office

Thein Sein’s ordination as a monk took place on Monday, officials said, four days after presiding over a transition of power to the party headed by Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Leader of Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy party, Aung San Suu Kyi, with ink still imprinted on the little finger of her left hand after voting Sunday, delivers a speech from a balcony of the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Suu Kyi on Monday hinted at a victory by her party in the country's historic elections, and urged supporters not to provoke their losing rivals who are backed by the military.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Aung San Suu Kyi’s ‘advisor’ role unconstitutional, say Myanmar military MPs

The Nobel laureate, whose party secured a landslide election win in November, has vowed to rule the country despite a constitutional block on her becoming president.

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Donald Trump says women who get abortions should get punishment: Top world stories today

Catch up with the latest of what’s making news this Wednesday.

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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016 file photo, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, walks along with other lawmakers of her National League for Democracy party as they leave after a regular session of the lower house of parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Nobel laureate Suu Kyi’s decades-long battle to bring democracy to Myanmar is likely to come to fruition on Thursday, March 10 with a whimper, not a bang. Despite leading her NLDP to a smashing election victory, Suu Kyi seems certain not to become her country's leader. Suu Kyi, 70, cannot be president because the constitution bars anyone with a foreign spouse or children from holding the executive office. Suu Kyi's two sons are British, as was her late husband. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo, File)

Myanmar’s NLD seeks to bolster Aung San Suu Kyi’s dominant cabinet role

The NLD tabled a special bill, mentioning Nobel peace laureate by name, that would create the post of a National Presidential Adviser, giving her freedom to coordinate intra-ministerial affairs and help influence the executive.

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Htin Kyaw from the National League for Democracy party stands in a corridor before the start of the presidential election at Myanmar's parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Myanmar's parliament has elected Htin Kyaw as Myanmar's new president, a watershed moment that ushers the longtime opposition party of Aung San Suu Kyi into government. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Myanmar: Suu Kyi aide Htin Kyaw sworn in as president in historic power shift

Suu Kyi’s aide Htin Kyaw who takes power from former general Thein Sein, faces steep challenges and high expectations.

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Myanmar lifts curfew in Rakhine four years after communal violence

The curfew was imposed in June 2012 after violent clashes that displaced more than 100,000 people, mostly Rohingya, in addition to the loss of life.

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Myanmar’s military chief vows to join hands with new civilian government

The relationship between Min Aung Hlaing and Suu Kyi is likely to be the key to the next five years in Myanmar.

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016 file photo, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, walks along with other lawmakers of her National League for Democracy party as they leave after a regular session of the lower house of parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Nobel laureate Suu Kyi’s decades-long battle to bring democracy to Myanmar is likely to come to fruition on Thursday, March 10 with a whimper, not a bang. Despite leading her NLDP to a smashing election victory, Suu Kyi seems certain not to become her country's leader. Suu Kyi, 70, cannot be president because the constitution bars anyone with a foreign spouse or children from holding the executive office. Suu Kyi's two sons are British, as was her late husband. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo, File)

Amnesty urges Suu Kyi govt to end cycle of repression, release all political prisoners

“Myanmar’s legal framework reads like a textbook of repression, and authorities have in recent years increasingly used it to silence dissent,” Champa Patel, Amnesty International’s Southeast Asia director, told reporters.

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi set to steer cabinet as minister

The list only contains the names, and their ministries will be decided later.

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