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Stories with place: Yangon
  • At least 6 confirmed dead in landslide at Myanmar jade mine story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 4:07 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A landslide of mining waste killed at least six people in the sixth deadly such accident in northern Myanmar's jade mining region since a November disaster left more than 100 dead.

  • Myanmar's army-backed gov't frees 20 political prisoners story has photos
    Updated: Jan-22-16 9:51 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military-backed government released at least 20 political prisoners Friday, just a few months before it is scheduled to hand over power to an elected pro-democracy party. But human rights groups hedged their praise, noting that a court on the same day sentenced a peace activist to prison for a Facebook posting.

  • New call issued for justice for murdered Myanmar teachers 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 9:34 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Members of Myanmar's Kachin ethnic group called Tuesday for justice for two young volunteer teachers who were raped and murdered in a case they believe highlights sexual violence by government soldiers.