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Agencies told to end Rohingya aid

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 15:29
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi authorities order three international charities to stop providing aid to Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Burma.
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UN calls for Burma abuses inquiry

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 4:44

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay calls for an independent investigation following claims of abuses by security forces in Burma's Rakhine state.
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Thai farmers sentenced in Burma

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 12:18
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A group of farmers from Thailand are sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail in Burma for growing rubber across the border illegally.
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Suu Kyi in minority rights call

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 10:35

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls for laws to protect the rights of ethnic minorities in her first statement in parliament.
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VIDEO: Rohingya's Muslims seeking refuge

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 23:35

Thousands of people are still displaced in Burma following clashes between Buddhists and local Muslims last month.
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Rohingyas recount terror of Burma clashes

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 23:21

Fleeing Rohingya recount terror of Burma clashes
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Muslims 'abused' in Burmese state

Friday, July 20th 2012, 22:33

Muslims in Burma's western Rakhine state have been subjected to attacks and arbitrary arrests since communal violence in June, Amnesty International says.
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Burma TV airs Aung San memorial

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 8:15

Burmese state television shows live footage of a ceremony honouring the father of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in another sign of change.
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Burma's Suu Kyi set for US visit

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 2:30
related countries: United States United States

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to travel to the US in September, in her first trip there in more than 20 years.
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Thai forces kill drug suspects

Monday, July 16th 2012, 7:49
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Security forces in Thailand say they have killed eight suspected drug smugglers in a clash near the Burmese border.
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Clinton to meet Burmese leader

Friday, July 13th 2012, 2:23
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet President Thein Sein at a business forum, after the easing of restrictions on US firms investing in Burma.
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Obama eases sanctions on Burma

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 4:41
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama eases restrictions on US firms investing in Burma, while the Burmese president calls for all Western sanctions to be scrapped.
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VIDEO: Thailand's drugs smuggling battle

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 23:56
related countries: Laos Laos

Despite a reduction in the production of opium, the Golden Triangle - where Burma Thailand and Laos meet - is still battling rampant drugs smuggling operations.
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Suu Kyi makes parliamentary debut

Monday, July 9th 2012, 9:47

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi starts her first day as an elected politician in Burma's parliament.
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Detained Burma students released

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 16:56

More than 20 student leaders are released after being held across Burma over plans to commemorate suppression of student protests 50 years ago.
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Burma's vice president resigns

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 12:31

Burmese authorities confirm during the new parliamentary session that Vice President Tin Aung Myint Oo, known as a hardliner, has resigned.
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Burma frees political prisoners

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 11:00

About 20 political prisoners are freed in Burma as part of a presidential amnesty, democracy activists say.
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Nigeria author wins Caine prize

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 9:23
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian writer Rotimi Babatunde wins this year's Caine Prize for African Writing, regarded as Africa's leading literary award, for his story about WWII soldiers in Burma.
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Suu Kyi told to stop saying Burma

Friday, June 29th 2012, 12:13

Burmese officials tell pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to call the country by its official name, Myanmar.
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VIDEO: Burma refugees fleeing to China

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 0:33
related countries: China China

Campaign group Human Rights Watch has warned of a humanitarian crisis if China does not give aid agencies access to refugees fleeing conflict in northern Burma.
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France makes pledge to Suu Kyi

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 23:45
related countries: France France

French President Francois Hollande promises that his country will do all it can to support Burma's transition to democracy as he meets Aung San Suu Kyi in Paris.
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China 'failing Burmese refugees'

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 7:55
related countries: China China

A rights group warns of a humanitarian crisis if China does not give aid agencies access to Kachin refugees fleeing conflict in northern Burma.
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Suu Kyi calls for support of UK

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 18:12

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls on the UK to support moves to democracy in Burma, in an historic address to MPs and peers.
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Suu Kyi recalls her Oxford days

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 16:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says memories of being a student at Oxford helped her while she was under house arrest, as she is awarded an honorary doctorate.
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90,000 displaced in Burma unrest

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 9:12

Around 90,000 people have been displaced by fighting in the west of Burma, according to a United Nations body.
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Aung San Suu Kyi 'wants to lead'

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 17:45

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi tells the BBC she would like to lead the Burmese people - but that her struggle for democracy has been worthwhile in itself.
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Aung San Suu Kyi pays BBC tribute

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 15:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi discusses the rule of law and pays tribute to the BBC on her first trip to the UK in more than 20 years.
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VIDEO: Does Aung San Suu Kyi like U2?

Monday, June 18th 2012, 18:04
related places: Bono

During a media conference with Bono, Aung San Suu Kyi has been talking about the U2 song Walk On, which the band wrote about the Burmese pro-democracy leader.
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Death sentences for Burma murder

Monday, June 18th 2012, 17:13

Two men have received death sentences for the rape and murder of a Buddhist woman which sparked days of sectarian violence in Burma, lawyers say.
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VIDEO: 'Our struggle is starting to pay off'

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 8:58

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said she has "no regrets" about spending years under house arrest in Burma in her quest to see democracy replace the country's military junta.
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Nobel 'ended Suu Kyi isolation'

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 12:22
related countries: Norway Norway

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the Nobel Peace Prize she received in 1991 had given her hope Burma had not been forgotten.
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Suu Kyi in Oslo for Nobel speech

Friday, June 15th 2012, 17:19
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Norway to give her Nobel Peace Prize speech, more than 20 years after being given the award.
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Bangladesh urged to take refugees

Friday, June 15th 2012, 16:29
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The UN urges Bangladesh to accept refugees fleeing violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma.
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