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Stories with place: Myanmar
  • 12 dead, 50 injured in jade mining landslide in Myanmar 
    Updated: May-24-16 5:05 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A landslide in northern Myanmar's jade mining region Tuesday killed at least 12 people and injured about 50 others, witnesses and officials said.

  • New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries 
    Updated: May-23-16 8:53 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Deliberate or indiscriminate attacks have decimated health facilities, killed medical workers and patients, and deprived countless civilians of care in 19 countries during 2015 and the first three months of 2016, a coalition of more than 30 health and humanitarian organizations said in a new report released Monday.

  • US Secretary of State Kerry urges further reforms in Myanmar story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-22-16 3:11 pm

    NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Myanmar's new civilian-led government to complete the Southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy by implementing further reforms to enshrine free markets, development and human rights.

  • Rebels kill 6 Indian soldiers near border with Myanmar 
    Updated: May-22-16 10:00 am

    GAUHATI, India - Heavily armed rebels ambushed and killed six Indian paramilitary soldiers, including one officer, on Sunday in the latest attack in India's insurgency-wracked northeastern region bordering Myanmar.

  • US eases Myanmar sanctions after civilian gov't takes power story has photos
    Updated: May-17-16 4:17 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration lifted sanctions against 10 state-run Myanmar companies and banks Tuesday in response to the Southeast Asian nation's historic transition to democracy, but it retained restrictions on trade and investment with the still-powerful military.

  • Image of Asia: Collecting alms from ferry riders in Myanmar 
    Updated: May-11-16 10:11 am

    In this photo by Gemunu Amarasinghe, novice Buddhist monks collect alms from passengers on a ferry in Yangon, Myanmar. Close to 89 percent of Myanmar's population are believed to be Theravada Buddhists. Giving alms is a daily ritual that provides food for the monks and is a way for a Buddhist believer to make merit.

  • US sticking with calling Myanmar minority 'Rohingya' story has photos
    Updated: May-10-16 8:47 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar and the United States appeared to agree to disagree Tuesday on what to call the Southeast Asian nation's beleaguered Muslim minority that Washington and most of the world know as Rohingya.

  • Myanmar leader Suu Kyi makes first official trip, to Laos story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 9:18 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader and foreign minister, visited neighboring Laos on Friday in her first official trip abroad.

  • Landslide of jade mining waste kills at least 13 in Myanmar 
    Updated: May-06-16 7:55 am

    HPAKANT, Myanmar - At least 13 people have been killed by a landslide of jade mining waste in northern Myanmar, a hospital said Friday. More people may still be buried under the waste.

  • Myanmar anti-Muslim activist arrested for post about Suu Kyi 
    Updated: May-05-16 8:59 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A prominent anti-Muslim activist has been arrested for posting a provocative statement on Facebook about Myanmar's army commander and the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of a Buddhist nationalist group and a human rights lawyer said Thursday.

  • Myanmar fire leaves 440 Rohingya families homeless 
    Updated: May-03-16 7:19 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A fire on Tuesday burned down a camp in western Myanmar that shelters members of the country's persecuted Rohingya minority, leaving 440 families homeless.

  • German tourists in Myanmar recovering from land mine blast 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 7:21 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Two German tourists and their local guide were recovering Wednesday from wounds suffered when they accidentally set off a land mine in eastern Myanmar.

  • Myanmar military helicopter crashes, 2 pilots rescued 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 5:29 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A military helicopter crashed into a reservoir in Myanmar during a training exercise Tuesday and both pilots were rescued by fishermen, the armed forces newspaper reported.