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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, 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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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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