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Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples


YANGON A powerful earthquake shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least three people including two children, and damaging scores of centuries-old Buddhist pagodas around the ancient capital of Bagan.


Myanmar's Suu Kyi picks ex-UN head Annan to lead Rakhine State team 24 Aug 2016

YANGON Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi picked former U.N. chief Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lead a commission to stop human rights abuses in Rakhine State, where violence between Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims has cast a pall over democratic reforms.

Myanmar man indicted for insulting military under controversial law 22 Aug 2016

YANGON A court in Myanmar indicted a man on Monday for insulting the military chief and former president on social media, under a controversial telecommunications law that activists have urged the new government to repeal.


China's Xi says wants to ensure 'correct direction' of Myanmar ties 19 Aug 2016

BEIJING/YANGON Chinese President Xi Jinping told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday China wants to ensure relations develop in the "correct direction", as Myanmar activists wrote to Xi saying they want China to address concern about a stalled dam project.


Myanmar's Suu Kyi assures China of solution to stalled dam 18 Aug 2016

BEIJING Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi told China's premier on Thursday that her new government is willing to look for a resolution that suits both countries to a suspended Chinese-funded hydropower project in northern Myanmar, a senior Chinese diplomat said.


Myanmar's Suu Kyi heads to China with dam project clouding ties 16 Aug 2016

YANGON Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is heading to China on Wednesday for what is likely to be her government's biggest diplomatic test, with the fate of a suspended dam project, backed by China but opposed by many people in Myanmar, in the balance.


Myanmar monsoon floods kill eight, disrupt lives of 400,000 15 Aug 2016

YANGON Floods caused by monsoon rains have killed at least eight people and disrupted the lives of 400,000 across Myanmar, the government said, a year since the worst floods in decades left thousands homeless and inundated vast tracts of farmland.

Myanmar soldiers admit at court martial to killing villagers - witnesses 11 Aug 2016

YANGON Seven Myanmar soldiers on trial for murder have admitted their involvement in the killing of five villagers in northern Shan State, according to witnesses at an unprecedented court martial.


Myanmar worker rights groups say blocked from Thai work after criticism 10 Aug 2016

YANGON Two Myanmar labour rights groups looking after migrant workers said Myanmar authorities had blocked them from operating in Thailand because they had criticised recruitment practices as "legal human trafficking".


Indian cold pills pour over remote border to fuel Myanmar narcotics boom 09 Aug 2016

TAMU, Myanmar Five years ago, when cold pills first trickled across Myanmar's untamed border with India, many local officials were baffled. Where was this medicine going, and why were smugglers so interested in it? | Video

Images from Myanmar

A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand October 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An uncertain fate

Myanmar's long standing political crisis has forced millions of refugees across the border.  Slideshow