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"Shines with the colour of pearls": Myanmar's trade in human hair booms

01 Nov 2018

YANGON Hair helps to pay the rent for Za Za Lin, whose eyes filled with tears as her long black mane was combed, cut, and untangled by practised hands at a roadside market stall in Myanmar's commercial hub of Yangon.

Wives of Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar call for their release

05 Sep 2018

YANGON The wives of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar jailed for seven years on official secrets charges insisted on Tuesday that the men were innocent and called for them to be released and reunited with their young families as soon as possible. | Video

Myanmar court jails Reuters reporters for seven years in landmark secrets case

04 Sep 2018

YANGON A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country. | Video

Myanmar aid restrictions 'could be war crime', says rights group

30 Aug 2018

YANGON Government restrictions on lifesaving aid for displaced people in northern Myanmar could constitute a war crime, advocacy group Fortify Rights said on Thursday, as pressure grows for accountability for rights abuses in the country.

Reuters journalists face verdict next week on Myanmar secrets charges

26 Aug 2018

YANGON The judge in the trial of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar on accusations of obtaining secret state documents said on Monday he will deliver his verdict on Aug. 27, in a case seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy. | Video

Wife of jailed Reuters journalist in Myanmar gives birth

12 Aug 2018

YANGON The wife of imprisoned Reuters journalist Wa Lone, who is facing up to 14 years in jail in Myanmar for allegedly violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, gave birth to a girl on Friday. | Video

Reuters reporters 'revealing the truth', former teacher tells Myanmar court

07 Aug 2018

YANGON A Myanmar court heard defence witnesses on Monday vouch for the integrity of two Reuters journalists accused of obtaining secret state documents and will hear final arguments in two weeks, when the trial regarded as a test of press freedom resumes. | Video

Exclusive: Myanmar scales back Chinese-backed port project due to debt fears - official

02 Aug 2018

NAYPYITAW Myanmar has scaled back plans for a Chinese-backed port on its western coast, sharply reducing the cost of the project after concerns it could leave the Southeast Asian nation heavily indebted, a top government official and an advisor told Reuters.

Myanmar police focused interrogation on Rohingya story - Reuters journalist

22 Jul 2018

YANGON A Reuters reporter on trial in Myanmar said the police questioning after he and a colleague were arrested in December centred on their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, not on secret state documents they are accused of obtaining. | Video

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