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N Korea, Burma top Asean agenda

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 2:07
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, North Korea North Korea

Asean leaders are meeting in Cambodia, with North Korea's planned rocket launch, Burma's by-election and the South China Sea topping the summit agenda.
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Kachin plight reveals Burma's patchy progress

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 23:05

Plight of the Kachin reveals Burma's patchy progress
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Burma's opposition sweeps polls

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 16:06

The party of Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi takes 40 out of 45 seats in a historic poll, local election officials confirm.
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Suu Kyi eyes 'new era' for Burma

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 14:43

Aung San Suu Kyi says she hopes Sunday's by-elections mark the start of a new era for Burma, as she hails a "triumph of the people".
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Burma sets currency exchange rate

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 8:13

In one of the biggest economic reforms in Burma, the central bank sets the reference exchange rate for its currency.
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VIDEO: 'Festive mood' in Burma after vote

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 2:05
related places: Kawhmu, Rangoon

Soe Win Than of the BBC Burmese Service says there is ''a festive mood'' in Rangoon and beyond, as Aung San Suu Kyi's party says she has won in Kawhmu.
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Suu Kyi 'wins landmark election'

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 21:36

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi wins a landmark by-election, her party claims, as the country's tentative political reforms are put to the test.
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Burma votes in milestone election

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 10:55

Votes are counted after landmark Burmese by-elections with Aung San Suu Kyi standing for the first time as the country's tentative reforms are put to the test.
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VIDEO: Burma: Last day of election campaigning

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 17:38

The last day of campaigning is taking place in Burma, ahead of by-elections scheduled in 45 constituencies.
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VIDEO: Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns for votes

Friday, March 30th 2012, 21:08

Aung San Suu Kyi looks set to win her seat in parliamentary elections in Burma, although she says the campaigns have not been free or fair
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VIDEO: Suu Kyi: Burma's poll 'not fair'

Friday, March 30th 2012, 9:39

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has spoken of irregularities ahead of Sunday's by-election.
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Suu Kyi: Burma's poll 'not fair'

Friday, March 30th 2012, 5:54

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi points out irregularities ahead of a key by-election, but says she does not regret taking part.
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A vote of confidence in Burma

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 0:20

Why the world is watching by-elections in Burma
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Burmese general defends army role

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 10:19

Burma's top general has defended the military's role in the country's politics ahead of imminent parliamentary by-elections
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Sick Suu Kyi cancels campaigning

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 14:36

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi suspends her campaign because of ill-health a week before she is due to stand for a seat in parliament.
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Burmese savour taste of democracy

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 0:42

Burma gets a taste of election campaign fever
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Burma puts off Kachin by-election

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 14:07

Burma's authorities postpone 1 April by-elections in the northern state of Kachin, where fighting with ethnic rebels resumed last year.
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Burma invites US and EU monitors

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 15:38
related countries: United States United States

Burma invites the United States and European Union to send observers to witness April by-elections, which are being seen as a crucial test of reforms.
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Asean asked to monitor Burma vote

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 13:42

Burma invites foreign election observers for the first time to witness polls, officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) say.
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'Abuses' in Burma's Kachin state

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 7:17
related countries: United States United States

Burma is accused of "serious abuses" against the ethnic Kachin people in a report by the US campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW).
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Suu Kyi makes landmark broadcast

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 15:53

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi urges political and judicial reform in a landmark address on state-controlled media ahead of by-elections in April.
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Burma holds Kachin truce talks

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 9:33

Burma's government holds peace talks with Kachin rebels, amid moves to end decades of armed ethnic conflict in the country.
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VIDEO: Film exposes Burmese child labour

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 3:29

New York state based physics lecturer, novelist and film-maker, Robert Lieberman, has created a new documentary about Burma, called They call it Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain.
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Where now for Burma's freed student leaders?

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 1:37

Burma's freed dissidents on what lies ahead
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Suu Kyi cleared to contest vote

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 13:36

Burmese pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi fights off a legal challenge to her candidacy for a seat in a parliamentary by-election.
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Burma 'needs more funds for Aids'

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 9:28

International medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres calls for more money to be made available to treat HIV and Aids in Burma.
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Burma rally restrictions lifted

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 1:36

Burmese authorities have lifted restrictions on by-election campaigning, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party says after complaining.
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VIDEO: Burma cracks down on poppy farming

Monday, February 20th 2012, 17:10

After a significant rise in poppy cultivation in Burma in the last few years, the government has started destroying poppy fields to control opium production.
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Sunday, February 19th 2012, 10:10

Burmese monk Shin Gambira, a leader of anti-government protests in 2007, faces fresh legal action weeks after being released from jail under an amnesty, state media say.
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VIDEO: Rare look inside Burma's capital

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 23:34

The BBC's Rachel Harvey has been granted rare access to film inside Burma's parliament in the Burmese capital city Naypyidaw, where she walked a virtually unused 20-lane highway.
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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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