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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

Burma confirms phosphorous use

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 7:02
related countries: China China
related places: An

An official parliamentary report finds Burmese police used smoke bombs containing phosphorous during a protest against a Chinese-backed copper mine.
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Will Burma's opposition party adapt?

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 1:51

Burma's opposition and the changing times
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Suu Kyi re-elected opposition leader

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 5:05

Burma's opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) chooses Aung San Suu Kyi to stay as its leader, at the end of its first ever congress.
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Burma's NLD holds first congress

Friday, March 8th 2013, 6:42

Burma's opposition National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, holds its first ever congress, after years of suppression under military rule.
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Burmese rescued at sea off Sri Lanka

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 1:26
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Thirty-two Burmese nationals rescued from a sinking ship off Sri Lanka's eastern coast say they threw 98 others overboard after they died.
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VIDEO: 'Serious rights abuses' in Burma

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 9:22

Serious human rights abuses are continuing in Burma despite progress towards democracy under the reform-minded government, the UN says.
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'Buried Spitfires' search called off

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 7:26

Archaeologists have called off a hunt for World War II Spitfire fighter aircraft, believed to have been buried in Burma, after a dig drew a blank.
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'White phosphorus' at Burma protest

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 11:12

Burmese police fired military-issue white phosphorus grenades to disperse protesters at a controversial copper mine, a new report alleges.
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VIDEO: Digital love in Burma

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 12:57

The way people fall in love has changed dramatically in recent years with many people relying on the internet to find the ideal soul mate.
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Burma to review prisoners' detention

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 16:00

The Burmese government is to establish a committee to review the status of political prisoners, after hundreds were freed as part of reforms.
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Burma, Kachins to hold more talks

Monday, February 4th 2013, 16:31
related countries: China China

Burma's government and ethnic Kachin rebels agree to hold more talks, after negotiations aimed at paving the way for an end to their conflict.
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Sri Lanka rescues stricken boat

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 17:38
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's navy rescues 138 Bangladeshi and Burmese nationals from a sinking fishing boat in a 20-hour operation.
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VIDEO: Burma's historic literary festival

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 19:00

Burma is holding its first literary festival of recent times, with guest authors who previously served prison sentences for their writing.
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Burma lifts public gatherings ban

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 14:20

The reformist government of Burma abolishes a 25-year-old widely flouted and much criticised ban on public gatherings of more than five people.
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Burma gets $952m in fresh loans

Monday, January 28th 2013, 4:38

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank approve fresh loans for Burma to aid the social and economic development of the country.
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Suu Kyi 'still fond of Burma army'

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 2:54

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi tells BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs she is fond of Burma's army, despite it putting her under house arrest for 15 years.
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Kachin rebels lose key hilltop

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 16:00

Ethnic Kachin rebels in northern Burma are forced to withdraw from a key fortified outpost in their battle with the Burmese army.
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Young admits to Suu Kyi slip-up

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 11:56

Desert Island Discs presenter Kirsty Young reveals she was so overwhelmed by interviewing Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi that she forgot a key question on air.
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Kachin rebels defiant on Burma's northern front line

Monday, January 21st 2013, 18:30

Joining the Kachin rebels on Burma's northern front line
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Burmese refugees sold on by Thai officials

Monday, January 21st 2013, 8:08
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The boat people sold on by Thai officials
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VIDEO: Burmese boat people 'sold to smugglers'

Monday, January 21st 2013, 2:34
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: An

An investigation by the BBC has revealed that Thai officials have been allegedly selling boat people to human traffickers.
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In pictures: Behind Kachin rebel lines

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 20:12

Behind the frontline with Kachin rebel fighters in Burma
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Burmese attack breaks Kachin truce

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 10:16

Burmese troops launch an attack on a strategic hilltop held by rebel Kachin forces in the north of the country, breaking a government ceasefire.
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Burma ceasefire 'holds' in Kachin

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 12:37

A ceasefire announced by the Burmese military fighting rebels in Kachin state appears to be holding, the BBC's Jonathan Head reports from the area.
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Burma 'ends attacks in Kachin'

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 0:03

The Burmese government ends a military offensive against rebels in the northern Kachin state.
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'No buried Spitfires' in Burma

Friday, January 18th 2013, 10:57

Archaeologists in Burma have concluded that there are no WW2 Spitfires buried at the sites where they have been digging, the BBC understands.
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HTC launches 'Burmese' phones

Monday, January 14th 2013, 2:48

Taiwanese smartphone company HTC is the latest to try and tap into the underdeveloped telecommunications market in Burma.
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Florida holds python hunt contest

Friday, January 11th 2013, 22:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

The US state of Florida is set to begin a competitive Burmese python hunt, in an attempt to rid the Everglades wetlands of the invasive species.
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VIDEO: Spitfire hunters discover crate

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British experts looking for a cache of World War II Spitfire planes believed to be buried in Burma say they have discovered a crate.
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Team dig for Spitfires in Burma

Monday, January 7th 2013, 7:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British experts begin work in Burma following a 17-year search for a cache of World War II Spitfire planes believed to be buried there.
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VIDEO: Hunt for Spitfires buried in Burma

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 14:50

A team of experts has headed to Burma for the final stage of a 17-year search to locate a hoard of Spitfire planes.
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Burma admits airstrikes on rebels

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 6:57

The Burmese government acknowledges that the military carried out air attacks against rebel fighters in the northern state of Kachin.
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