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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

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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Burma military 'targeting rebels'

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 16:27

Military aircraft have been targeting rebel areas in Burma's northern Kachin state over the last five days, video footage obtained by the BBC shows.
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VIDEO: Burma military 'targeting Kachin rebels'

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 9:26

The BBC has been given video footage which apparently shows Burmese military jets and attack helicopters targeting rebel positions in the northern state of Kachin.
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Firework displays kick off 2013

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 5:39

Celebrations are being held around the world to welcome in the new year, including for the first time in Burma.
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Burma's first new year countdown

Monday, December 31st 2012, 18:18

Burma has ushered in the new year for the first time with a public countdown, in the latest sign of easing political controls on daily life.
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Rohingya refugees reach Malaysia

Monday, December 31st 2012, 9:33
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A group of about 450 Rohingya Muslims from Burma reach Malaysia's Langkawi island after a two-week boat journey, one of the largest groups to have arrived in 2012.
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Burma approves private newspapers

Friday, December 28th 2012, 16:52

The Burmese government announces that private newspapers are to be allowed from April 2013, for the first time in almost 50 years.
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VIDEO: Fatal plane crash 'like rollercoaster'

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 10:47

At least two people have been killed and another 11 injured after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Burma, officials say.
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Two killed in Burma crash landing

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 15:13

A plane carrying more than 60 passengers, including many foreigners, crash-lands in Burma, killing a passenger and a motorcyclist.
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VIDEO: New hope for Burma's Karen State

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 7:04
related places: Kayin

Jonathan Head reports on the change in Burma's Kayin, or Karen State, which is offering hope for new jobs and development.
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Building new opportunities in Burma's Karen State

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 1:20

Investing in Burma's conflict-plagued Karen State
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BBC takes Teletubbies to Burma

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 9:59

The BBC is introducing the Teletubbies, 24-hour news and Doctor Who to Burma as it launches three pay-TV channels in the country.
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VIDEO: Rare look inside Asia's 'worst camp'

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 10:36

Burma's displaced Rakine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims are forcibly segregated, living in very different conditions.
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Burma's displaced Rohingya suffer as aid blocked

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 2:35

Burma's displaced Rohingya suffer as aid blocked
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Monks protest in Burmese cities

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 12:49

Buddhist monks stage rallies across Burma to demand further apologies from the government over a crackdown against a copper mine protest.
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Burma protest leader free on bail

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 15:55

One of Burma's best-known former monks who has been released on bail charged with trespass says the authorities fear he will lead new protests.
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Bank hit by $300m in Iran fines

Monday, December 10th 2012, 17:01
related countries: Iran Iran, Sudan Sudan, United States United States

Standard Chartered will pay more than $300m (£187m) to settle charges it violated US sanctions on Iran, Burma, Libya and Sudan.
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Burma sorry for attack on monks

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 7:32

The Burmese government apologises to Buddhist monks for the injuries caused during a police operation at a copper mine.
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