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Yangon :: Myanmar | 9 days ago

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It wasn't always this way," says 72-year-old Tin Shwe, one of the village elders, as he looks at the queue, some boys as young as 8 waiting their turn, yokes at their side. "It used to be only paddy fields...Myanmar only recently emerged from a half-

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Yangon :: Myanmar | 9 days ago

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Twelve people were killed and four others injured Saturday when a passenger bus collided with a car on Yangon-Mandalay expressway in Myanmar's Bago region, police said. The bus carrying about 44 passengers bound for Yangon from Taunggyi, the capital

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Mandalay :: Myanmar | 9 days ago

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Police in Burma are implementing precautionary security measures and boosting the presence of law enforcement officers to ensure the safety of revelers participating in the country's Buddhist New Year festivities, also known as Thingyan, which begins

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London :: United Kingdom | 9 days ago

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At the time of writing, Burma's first census in over 30 years is drawing to a close. It was meant to have been the latest in a series of milestones affirming the nation's steady progress toward democracy and away from its bitterly troubled past.

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Yangon :: Myanmar | 9 days ago

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A group of women dressed in green sarong-like longyis and simple white blouses stand around a table piled with census forms entering neat notations on spread sheets by hand. The women will have to go through 37,579 family census forms in the next 24

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Vientiane :: Laos | 9 days ago

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Japan's extensive development portfolio in Burma has reached the tourist capital of Bagan, with a 10 April agreement to help develop tourism infrastructure over the next three years. Memorandum of Understanding with Burma's Ministry of Hotels and

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Yangon :: Myanmar | 9 days ago

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Just before former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from Tunis in January 2011, he addressed his citizens one last time in a seven-minute speech in which he promised rejection of all forms of censorship. Sure enough, within just a few

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Ranong :: Thailand | 9 days ago

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After a two-hour trek through swamp and jungle, Police Major General Thatchai Pitaneelaboot halts in a trash-strewn clearing near Thailand's remote border with Malaysia. This is it, he says, surveying the remains of a deserted camp on a hillside

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Yangon :: Myanmar | 9 days ago

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The Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital is a long-established institution in Mon State, southern Burma, that treats leprosy, a highly stigmatizing disease that has long been endemic in Burma and was only brought under control a decade ago. Despite

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Yangon :: Myanmar | 9 days ago

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Although financiers in Burma have been trying since 2012 to form the country's first credit bureau, concerns about how much foreign involvement in the process should be allowed have delayed their efforts, bankers said this week. The Central Bank of

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