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World’s biggest water fights called off as Southeast Asia scales back New Year

13 Mar 2020

BANGKOK Southeast Asian countries are cancelling or scaling back traditionally boisterous Buddhist New Year celebrations next month, citing the coronavirus pandemic as they call off water-soaked street parties and festivals.

Foreign attaches safe after helicopter crashes in Myanmar - diplomat

06 Mar 2020

YANGON Foreign military attachés aboard a Myanmar military helicopter escaped serious injury when it crashed in eastern Myanmar on Friday afternoon, a Western diplomat told Reuters.

Myanmar turns away cruise ship over coronavirus fears

03 Mar 2020

YANGON Myanmar stopped a cruise boat carrying hundreds of tourists from docking in the country, a senior tourism official said on Tuesday, citing fears passengers could be carrying the coronavirus.

Myanmar turns away cruise ship over coronavirus fears

03 Mar 2020

YANGON Myanmar stopped a cruise boat carrying hundreds of tourists from docking in the country, a senior tourism official said on Tuesday, citing fears passengers could be carrying the coronavirus.

CORRECTED-Myanmar students face charges over internet shutdown protest: student union

24 Feb 2020

YANGON, Feb 24 A Myanmar student union said on Monday police were seeking to press charges against nine of its members for organising a protest against an eight-month-long internet shutdown in the restive west of the country.

China struggles in new diplomatic role, trying to return Rohingya to Myanmar

21 Jan 2020

YANGON In a muddy field in western Myanmar, hundreds of Chinese shipping containers fitted with single narrow windows stand in neat lines, empty of the refugees they were designed to host.

Four Rohingya children killed in blast in Myanmar's Rakhine state

07 Jan 2020

YANGON Four Rohingya Muslim children were killed by a landmine explosion in Myanmar's western Rakhine state on Tuesday which the military and ethnic insurgents blamed on each other.

Hundreds rally against Myanmar police over child rape case

23 Dec 2019

YANGON Hundreds of people joined a protest on Monday against Myanmar’s police after the force broke the law by revealing the name of the child victim of a high profile rape case following the acquittal of a suspect.

Rohingya weep in Myanmar court as they face charge of illegal travel

20 Dec 2019

PATHEIN, Myanmar Dozens of Rohingya Muslims including children wept in a Myanmar court on Friday as they were brought in to face charges of illegally travelling without proper documents.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi urges World Court to drop genocide case

12 Dec 2019

THE HAGUE Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on World Court judges on Thursday to dismiss an accusation of genocide against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, saying its own justice system should be given the chance to work first. | Video

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