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News: Burma

We have started to collect the most important news related to Burma in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Burma: news

EU announces Burma $200m aid move

Monday, February 13th 2012, 15:57

A European Union envoy has after talks in Burma announced more aid for the country, holding out the prospect of a further easing of sanctions.
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Suu Kyi mobbed on campaign trail

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 11:19

Crowds mob Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she campaigns for the first time in the constituency she is contesting in April.
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Burmese protest leader monk freed

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 4:34

Burmese monk Shin Gambira, one of the leaders of anti-government protests in 2007, is released by authorities after a brief detention.
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Burmese monk Gambira 'taken away'

Friday, February 10th 2012, 5:50

Burmese monk Shin Gambira, one of the leaders of the 2007 protests, is taken away by the authorities, eyewitnesses tell BBC Burmese.
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Suu Kyi campaigns for Burma polls

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 7:23
related countries: United States United States

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns as an official election candidate, as the US eases one of its sanctions.
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Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 2:15

Non-native Burmese pythons are the likely cause of a severe decline in mammals living in Florida's Everglades region, a study suggests.
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Suu Kyi hits Burma campaign trail

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 6:16

Burma's pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, draws crowds on a political tour ahead of by-elections in April.
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More milestones in Burma

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 3:10

Momentous times as change in Burma gathers pace
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EU ministers lift Burma visa bans

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 12:50

European foreign ministers agree to suspend visa bans on leading politicians in Burma, including the president and cabinet members.
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Thein Sein: Burma on right track

Friday, January 20th 2012, 8:28
related countries: United States United States

Burma's President Thein Sein says the country is on the 'right track' to democracy and there is no plan to "draw back", in an interview with US media.
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Suu Kyi launches by-election bid

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 12:15

Hundreds of supporters turn out to see Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi register to run for a parliamentary seat.
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US to resume full Burma relations

Friday, January 13th 2012, 21:25
related countries: United States United States

The US announces that it will exchange ambassadors with Burma, after a landmark Burmese political prisoner amnesty.
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Burma landmark prisoner release

Friday, January 13th 2012, 14:22

Burma frees many of its most prominent political prisoners in another major step towards opening up after 50 years of military rule.
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Burma signs ceasefire with rebels

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 13:14

Burma's government has signed a ceasefire deal with Karen rebels who have been fighting for greater autonomy for 60 years, officials tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: Has civilian rule changed Burma?

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 16:59

Less than a year since a civilian government came to power in Burma, the BBC's Fergal Keane reports on changes within the country.
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Hague welcomes end of 'long darkness' in Burma

Friday, January 6th 2012, 19:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK's Hague hails end of 'long darkness' in Burma
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VIDEO: Hague: 'More Burma change needed'

Friday, January 6th 2012, 16:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK foreign secretary says the momentum for change in Burma is real but warns against relaxing pressure, after talks with Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Hague: 'More Burma change needed'

Friday, January 6th 2012, 8:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK foreign secretary says the momentum for change in Burma is real but warns against relaxing pressure, after talks with Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Suu Kyi foresees democratic Burma

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 18:58

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi tells the BBC she is optimistic Burma will hold "full democratic elections" in her lifetime.
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VIDEO: Burma makes promise of progress

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 12:35

British Foreign Secretary William Hague is making a landmark visit to Burma - the first such since 1955 - marking a new phase in relations between the country and the outside world.
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Burma 'to release more prisoners'

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 9:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

William Hague says his Burmese counterpart has vowed to free more political prisoners at talks during the first visit by a UK foreign secretary in 55 years.
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VIDEO: UK's Hague urges more Burma reform

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 2:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Foreign Secretary William Hague will call on Burma's leaders to release more political prisoners during his visit to the country.
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Burma frees 32 political inmates

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 14:33

Burma frees 32 political prisoners to mark independence celebrations, but activists express frustration at the limited scale of the releases.
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Burma reduces prisoner sentences

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 16:28

Burma's government announces reductions in prison sentences, but makes no mention of the release of political detainees.
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Deadly blast in Burma's Rangoon

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 5:06
related places: Rangoon

At least 17 people are killed and more than 90 injured by a large explosion at warehouses in the Burmese city of Rangoon.
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Burma's Suu Kyi registers party

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 18:23

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi officially registers her National League for Democracy party and visits parliament.
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VIDEO: Actor Thewlis on Suu Kyi biopic

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 11:46

Actor David Thewlis discusses playing Aung San Suu Kyi's husband in The Lady, a biopic based on the Burmese opposition leader's life.
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Burma 'jails' Karen rebel leader

Friday, December 16th 2011, 22:26

Mahn Nyein Maung, an ethnic Karen rebel leader, is sentenced to 17 years in prison for "unlawful association", reports from Burma say.
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Eviction order for Burmese monk

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 15:46
related places: Rangoon

A senior Burmese monk has been ordered to leave his monastery in Rangoon because of a speech he gave at a pro-democracy event.
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Burma wants end to border clashes

Monday, December 12th 2011, 16:59
related countries: China China

Burma's government orders the army to halt offensive action against ethnic Kachin rebels near the Chinese border
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China joins Mekong River patrols

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 8:18
related countries: China China, Thailand Thailand

China joins Burma, Laos and Thailand in river patrols along the Mekong after killing of 13 Chinese sailors.
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New Burmese law allows protests

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 11:16

Burmese President Thein Sein signs legislation allowing peaceful demonstrations for the first time, the latest in a series of reforms.
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