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Myanmar by-election seen as test for Aung San Suu Kyi

One year since Aung San Suu Kyi’s party swept to power, by-elections have been held in Myanmar in what is considered a test of the leader’s popularity.

One year since Aung San Suu Kyi’s party swept to power, by-elections have been held in Myanmar in what is considered a test of the leader’s popularity.

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Myanmar promises to investigate reports of atrocities against Rohingya

The UN's top human rights official says the leader of Myanmar has promised to investigate allegations of atrocities against the country's Rohingya Muslims.

The UN's top human rights official says the leader of Myanmar has promised to investigate allegations of atrocities against the country's Rohingya Muslims.

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Rohingya 'very likely' victims of crimes against humanity

Myanmar's security forces have likely committed 'systematic' mass killings, and gang rapes against the Rohingya Muslim population since October according to the UN Human Rights office.

Myanmar's security forces have likely committed 'systematic' mass killings, and gang rapes against the Rohingya Muslim population since October according to the UN Human Rights office.

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Police officers detained in Myanmar over disturbing video

At least four officers have been detained by over footage that appears to show police beating members of the Rohingya Muslim minority

At least four officers have been detained by over footage that appears to show police beating members of the Rohingya Muslim minority

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Rohingya fighters in Myanmar linked to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan reports ICG

Fighters from the Rohingya community in northern Myanmar have a Pakistani-born leader and many Saudis in top echelon says Brussels-based NGO International Crisis Group.

Fighters from the Rohingya community in northern Myanmar have a Pakistani-born leader and many Saudis in top echelon says Brussels-based NGO International Crisis Group.

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Remarkable feathered dinosaur tail found in chunk of amber

Some 99 million years ago, a juvenile dinosaur got its feathery tail stuck in tree resin, a death trap for the small creature.

Some 99 million years ago, a juvenile dinosaur got its feathery tail stuck in tree resin, a death trap for the small creature.

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US to lift trade sanctions against Myanmar

President Obama announces US to lift sanctions against Myanmar during a meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi in Washington

President Obama announces US to lift sanctions against Myanmar during a meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi in Washington

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Myanmar: the Rohingya's plight

It is significant that the Burmese Foreign Minister, Aung San Suu Kyi, called out for help to find a solution to the Rohingya’s situation.

It is significant that the Burmese Foreign Minister, Aung San Suu Kyi, called out for help to find a solution to the Rohingya’s situation.

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Myanmar: Annan faces anger as he probes plight of Rohingya Muslims

Hundreds of people rallied in Myanmar on Tuesday to denounce an advisory commission, led by visiting former UN chief Kofi Annan, which is charged with probing the plight of the country’s Muslim…

Hundreds of people rallied in Myanmar on Tuesday to denounce an advisory commission, led by visiting former UN chief Kofi Annan, which is charged with probing the plight of the country’s Muslim…

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Aung San Suu Kyi opens peace talks to end decades of fighting in Myanmar

Hundreds of representatives of ethnic groups have gathered in the capital of Myanmar, as Aung Sun Suu Kyi opened peace talks to end decades of fighting between the military and…

Hundreds of representatives of ethnic groups have gathered in the capital of Myanmar, as Aung Sun Suu Kyi opened peace talks to end decades of fighting between the military and…

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Myanmar burns large pile of heroin and marijuana on UN anti-drugs day

Myanmar – otherwise known as Burma – has marked Sunday’s UN international day against drug trafficking and abuse by burning a vast quantity of substances in a public…

Myanmar – otherwise known as Burma – has marked Sunday’s UN international day against drug trafficking and abuse by burning a vast quantity of substances in a public…

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Dozens of political prisoners released in Myanmar

It marks the first such wave of releases pledged by Aung San Suu Kyi as a top priority for the new government.

It marks the first such wave of releases pledged by Aung San Suu Kyi as a top priority for the new government.

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Htin Kyaw wins presidental vote in Myanmar

Myanmar’s parliament has elected Htin Kyaw as the country’s new president. Kyaw is a close friend of the Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the governing

Myanmar’s parliament has elected Htin Kyaw as the country’s new president. Kyaw is a close friend of the Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the governing

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Aung San Suu Kyi loyalist poised for Myanmar presidency

A close friend and confidant of Aung San Suu Kyi has been confirmed as the presidential candidate of Myanmar’s lower house of parliament. The Nobel

A close friend and confidant of Aung San Suu Kyi has been confirmed as the presidential candidate of Myanmar’s lower house of parliament. The Nobel

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Aung San Suu Kyi ruled out as Myanmar's next president

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has nominated her former driver and close aide to be Myanmar’s next president. The National League for Democracy (NLD) is

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has nominated her former driver and close aide to be Myanmar’s next president. The National League for Democracy (NLD) is

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Myanmar NLD names Suu Kyi friend as presidential candidate

Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has proposed Htin Kyaw who is a close friend of party leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi , as presidential

Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has proposed Htin Kyaw who is a close friend of party leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi , as presidential

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Myanmar: historic scenes in national parliament

The first democratically-elected assembly for 50 years is voted in, but the military retains key ministries

The first democratically-elected assembly for 50 years is voted in, but the military retains key ministries

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi readies for power as her party comes to parliament

They are doctors, poets, teachers, farmers, fishermen. Many are new to politics, and had to receive intensive instruction in law and constitutional

They are doctors, poets, teachers, farmers, fishermen. Many are new to politics, and had to receive intensive instruction in law and constitutional

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Myanmar generals hand over power to Suu Kyi's NLD

Myanmar’s election-winning party, the National League for Democracy, is preparing to form a government and take charge of the country. The party’s

Myanmar’s election-winning party, the National League for Democracy, is preparing to form a government and take charge of the country. The party’s

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Myanmar begins releasing political prisoners

Myanmar said on Friday that it was freeing around 100 people from jail – just days before the first sitting of a new parliament dominated by the

Myanmar said on Friday that it was freeing around 100 people from jail – just days before the first sitting of a new parliament dominated by the

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Aung San Suu Kyi leads a cleaning up operation

The leader of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy led a roadside clean up on Sunday, in the constituency where she won a seat in the country’s

The leader of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy led a roadside clean up on Sunday, in the constituency where she won a seat in the country’s

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Aung San Suu Kyi holds transition talks with Myanmar president

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has held talks with the country’s president Thein Sein to discuss the smooth transfer of power to her

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has held talks with the country’s president Thein Sein to discuss the smooth transfer of power to her