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Myanmar: Soldiers accused of raping Rohingya women

Monday, June 25th 2018, 23:50

Aid agencies warn that thousands of unwanted babies could be given up for adoption.
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Searching for Burma's forgotten World War Two heroes

Sunday, June 24th 2018, 1:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A group of British volunteers goes to Myanmar every year to find and support veterans who fought for the UK in World War Two.
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'Mass Hindu grave' found in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Monday, September 25th 2017, 11:21

Myanmar authorities accuse Muslim Rohingya militants of killing 28 Hindus in Rakhine state.
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Myanmar: Famed Burmese fortune teller ET dies

Monday, September 11th 2017, 10:45

The soothsayer could not hear or speak but was an influential figure with the rich and powerful.
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Thursday, June 8th 2017, 11:37

The military plane went missing on Wednesday with 122 people on board, including children.
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Burmese military plane vanishes over Andaman Sea

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 14:07

Search and rescue efforts are under way off Myanmar for the aircraft with 120 people on board.
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Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 23:33

Burmese say stocks of a popular fish are declining - but officials deny there's a problem.
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Snake hunter bags 14ft python in mass cull

Wednesday, April 26th 2017, 19:43

It came at the start of a programme to cut the number of Burmese pythons in Florida's Everglades.
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'Insulting' Thai palace soap opera angers Myanmar

Monday, March 13th 2017, 4:05
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The drama appears to depict Burmese palace intrigue although producers say it is fictional.
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Myanmar Muslim minority subject to horrific torture, UN says

Friday, March 10th 2017, 6:01

Top UN official says Myanmar government should bear responsibility for "systemic" abuse of Rohingya.
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Myanmar's lost royals

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 23:59

More than a century after Burma's king was banished, his descendants are stepping into the spotlight again.
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Burmese army linked to Rohingya village arson, rights group says

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 9:26

Satellite images link the army to the burning of Rohingya villages in Myanmar, rights activists say.
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Rohingya Muslims 'hated and hounded from Burmese soil'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 23:45

The UN has called for an investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Myanmar against ethnic Rohingya Muslims.
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Muslim civilians 'killed by Burmese army'

Monday, November 7th 2016, 2:19

Pressure is growing on Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to investigate claims that the Burmese army has been abusing Muslim civilians.
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President Obama lifts Myanmar trade sanctions

Friday, October 7th 2016, 19:58
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama formally eases long-standing US economic sanctions on Myanmar, previously known as Burma, after meeting with de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Friday, September 2nd 2016, 5:21

The BBC's Jonah Fisher reports on the Burmese crocodiles that are stuck in legal limbo, after decades of military rule.
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Gambira: Burmese monk freed after new charges dropped

Friday, July 1st 2016, 9:23

One of Myanmar's most famous activist monks has been released from prison after new charges, apparently aimed at keeping him in jail, are dropped.
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Myanmar man guilty of 'penis tattoo' post

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 8:32

A Burmese man who posted a poem on Facebook about having the ex-president's image tattooed on his penis is found guilty of online defamation.
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VIDEO: 'We must celebrate Myanmar's diversity'

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 23:06
related countries: United States United States

The US has announced that it is to lift some sanctions against Myanmar following its transition to democracy but sanctions against the Burmese military have been retained.
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VIDEO: How does Myanmar choose its president?

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 9:49

Aung San Suu Kyi has been ruled out as Myanmar's next president despite winning a landslide victory four months ago - so how does the selection process work?
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VIDEO: Hunting pythons for $5K prize

Friday, February 12th 2016, 16:09

Hundreds of people in Florida are being encouraged to hunt Burmese pythons.
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Rumours over Suu Kyi 'president move'

Monday, February 8th 2016, 11:43

Burmese MPs delay voting on a new president, fuelling speculation that Aung San Suu Kyi is negotiating a route to the job.
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How a forgotten British captain is a hero in Myanmar

Sunday, January 31st 2016, 0:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why a remote Burmese village remembers a UK war veteran
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Shan villagers feel force of Burmese army anger

Friday, January 29th 2016, 0:37

The villagers feeling the force of Burmese army anger
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VIDEO: Inside a Burmese rebel village

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 23:34

The BBC visits a rebel village in Myanmar controlled by the Shan State Army North, one of the rebel groups who refused to sign a nationwide ceasefire agreement with the military.
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Myanmar protests grow over Thai verdict

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 3:53
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Protests are growing against the conviction in Thailand of two Burmese men for the murder of a pair of British tourists.
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Burmese guilty of UK tourist murders

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 10:50
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Burmese men are found guilty and sentenced to death by a court in Thailand for the murder of two UK backpackers whose bodies were found on a Thai beach in 2014.
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The story of a small but crucial town in Myanmar

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 0:51

A Burmese landscape of rivers and political battles
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The Burmese Indians who never went home

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 23:26

The Burmese Indians who never got to go back
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VIDEO: Burmese 'forgotten people' embrace India

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 23:02
related countries: India India

Burmese Tamils, who fled to India 50 years ago, are now on the lookout for better opportunities.
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VIDEO: Myanmar journalist braves floodwaters

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 10:08

A journalist for the Democratic Voice of Burma files a report on the country's floods whilst chest-deep in water.
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VIDEO: WW2: The battle of Kohima and Imphal

Friday, July 17th 2015, 23:03
related countries: India India, Japan Japan
related places: Imphal, Kohima

How the defeat of the Japanese by allied forces in Burma during WW2 actually started a year earlier in north-east India.
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VIDEO: No DNA retest in Thai murder case

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 11:18
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A court in Thailand has been told that vital DNA evidence cannot be retested in the trial of two Burmese men accused of murdering two British backpackers.
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