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Myanmar floods force more than 100,000 to flee homes

30 Jul 2018

YANGON Monsoon floods in Myanmar have killed at least 11 people and forced more than 100,000 to flee their homes, government officials said on Monday, as rescue workers ferried stranded residents to safety by boat.

Eight bodies recovered after landslide at defunct Myanmar jade mine

26 Jul 2018

YANGON Authorities in northern Myanmar recovered eight bodies on Thursday after a landslide that engulfed 27 small-scale miners, an official said, the latest disaster to hit a centre of the Southeast Asian nation's lucrative jade trade.

Myanmar claws through rubble for 27 buried in jade mine landslide

25 Jul 2018

YANGON Authorities in Myanmar used excavators on Wednesday to hunt for 27 people buried for two days in a landslide, officials said, the latest disaster to hit a northern centre of the Southeast Asian nation's lucrative jade trade.

Myanmar hardline monks vow to stay on Facebook despite ban

09 Jun 2018

YANGON Myanmar's hardline monks will dodge bans on Facebook and keep using it to "tell the truth", they said on Friday, after the social media giant barred several Buddhist nationalists for hate messages targeting Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar hardline monks vow to stay on Facebook despite ban

08 Jun 2018

YANGON, June 8 Myanmar's hardline monks will dodge bans on Facebook and keep using the social media giant to "tell the truth", they said on Friday, after it barred several Buddhist nationalists for hate messages targeting Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar anti-war protesters call on Suu Kyi to act against 'violent' police

30 May 2018

YANGON Anti-war protesters in Myanmar on Wednesday urged government leader Aung San Suu Kyi to take action against police who this month broke up a peace rally and arrested them, and raised new concern about freedom of speech.

Myanmar police witness says searched Reuters reporters' phones without warrant

28 May 2018

YANGON Police in Myanmar examined the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret documents without a search warrant after their arrests in December, an officer told a court on Monday, in what has become a landmark press freedom case.

Myanmar judge allows documents police say came from Reuters reporters' phones

22 May 2018

YANGON A Myanmar judge on Tuesday allowed the submission of evidence police say they obtained from the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters arrested in December for alleged possession of secret documents, in what has become a landmark press freedom case.

Myanmar judge to rule on evidence allegedly taken from Reuters reporters' phones

22 May 2018

YANGON A Myanmar judge will rule on Tuesday whether to allow the submission of evidence police say they obtained from the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters arrested in December for alleged possession of secret documents. | Video

Myanmar judge to rule on evidence allegedly taken from Reuters reporters' phones

21 May 2018

YANGON, A Myanmar judge will rule on Tuesday whether to allow the submission of evidence police say they obtained from the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters arrested in December for alleged possession of secret documents. | Video

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