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Facebook shuts dozens of Myanmar social media accounts over 'inauthentic behavior'

6:59am BST

YANGON Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to "manipulate or corrupt public debate".


21 Aug 2019

[ヤンゴン 16日 ロイター] - ミャンマー南部の自宅で1歳の娘をあやしながら、Nu Nu Ayeさんは、夫が自分を殴打した理由を語った。「飼っているおんどりの面倒を見なかったため」である。性交の求めにも応じなかった。

'Until her bones are broken': Myanmar activists fight to outlaw domestic violence

16 Aug 2019

YANGON Cradling her one-year-old daughter in a house in southern Myanmar, 22-year-old Nu Nu Aye recalled the reasons her husband gave for beating her. She hadn't looked after his rooster. She wouldn't have sex with him.

Exclusive: Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to start Rohingya repatriation next week

15 Aug 2019

YANGON Myanmar and Bangladesh will start a fresh attempt next week to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, officials said on Thursday, nearly a year after a major attempt failed.

Myanmar insurgents attack elite military college, other targets; 15 killed

15 Aug 2019

YANGON Myanmar insurgents killed at least 15 people on Thursday, most of them members of the security forces, in attacks on an elite military college and other government targets in the country's north, an army spokesman said.

Myanmar court charges eight over alleged ties to insurgents

09 Aug 2019

YANGON A Myanmar court on Friday charged eight people with financing terrorism, including six deported from Singapore last month over allegations they had sent money to ethnic rebels in the conflict-torn Rakhine region.

Myanmar Times founder jailed for 13 years on drugs charges

07 Aug 2019

YANGON A Myanmar court on Wednesday jailed an Australian publisher for 13 years on drugs charges, a year after police uncovered a stash of methamphetamines and opium at his home, his lawyer said.

Police among 18 feared killed in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

28 Jul 2019

YANGON A landslide at a Myanmar jade mine killed 14 people including at least one policemen in the early hours of Sunday as earth and mud engulfed a guard post, and four people were missing and feared dead, police said.

Myanmar citizens deported from Singapore over alleged insurgent ties remanded in custody

26 Jul 2019

YANGON Six Myanmar nationals deported from Singapore over alleged links to an ethnic minority insurgent group were remanded in custody in Yangon on Friday, a court spokesman said, as relatives of the accused said they were being held incommunicado.

Suu Kyi's bid to reform charter sparks rival protests in Myanmar

17 Jul 2019

YANGON Thousands of people demonstrated on Wednesday on the streets of Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, both for and against proposed constitutional amendments that would reduce the power of the military.

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