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Burma mobs kill at least 40 Rohingya Muslims

More than 40 Rohingya Muslims were killed in attacks by Buddhists last week in Burma's Rakhine state. Two international aid officials who visited the area said they found evidence of a massacre, BBC News reports.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Activists skeptical as Myanmar gov't frees political detainees

Rangoon - Although presidential spokesman Ye Htut announced "there are no more political prisoners," in a December Facebook post, activists and ex-prisoners in Myanmar are expressing skepticism.
In the Media by Kelly Fetty

Democracy leader Suu Kyi targets Myanmar presidency

Democracy activist and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi admitted she intends to run for president of Myanmar in the 2015 presidential elections but there are hurdles she has to take before a final decision can be made.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Calls for Burma to revoke two-child limit for Rohingya Muslims

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has added her voice to human rights groups calls for Burma to revoke the two-child policy applied to Rohingya Muslims.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

Private newspapers return to Burma

Authorities in Burma granted approval for 16 daily newspapers, and one of them is run by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

China calls for ceasefire in Burma

China has called for the immediate ceasefire between the Burmese government and the Kachin Independence Army fighting in the north of Burma, after an artillery shell landed in China’s Yunnan province for the fourth time since December 2012.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

UN expresses concern over Burma's Muslims and human rights abuses

The UN General Assembly (GA) unanimously passed a resolution that simultaneously salutes the positive changes in Burma and expresses concern over the rising violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 5 comments

Three killed in Burma crash landing

A plane was forced to crash land on a road in Burma on Tuesday, killing three and injuring eleven others. Officials suspect the weather may have been a cause.
In the Media by Al Boe

Scores of buried WWII Spitfires may soon fly again

The truth or fiction behind rumours of scores of buried WWII Spitfire fighter planes is soon to be revealed with the announcement that ownership issues have been solved and recovery funding sourced.
In the Media by Roderick Eime - 4 comments

Obama makes historic visit to Burma

Today, U.S. President Barack Obama conducted his first visit to Burma, a country once shunned by the international community.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 1 comment
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