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Burma riots gold shop owner jailed

Friday, April 12th 2013, 12:59

A court in Burma sentences three Muslims to 14 years in jail for their role in communal violence that has left more than 40 dead.
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VIDEO: Tour guide wrestles 10ft deadly python

Friday, April 12th 2013, 1:42

The heroics were captured on video as holidaymakers watched Tommy Owen tackle one of southwest Florida's most dangerous species, the Burmese python.
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Burma refugees detained in Indonesia

Monday, April 8th 2013, 9:44
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian police detain 74 Rohingya refugees from Burma who were found in a boat off the coast of Sumatra.
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Burma detainees in deadly clash

Friday, April 5th 2013, 5:48
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Eight men are killed at a detention centre in Indonesia after fighting broke out between Buddhist and Muslim detainees from Burma, police say.
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Vodafone and China Mobile team up

Friday, April 5th 2013, 0:58
related countries: China China

The two biggest telecommunications companies in the world team up to bid for mobile licences in Burma, as the country continues to open up.
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What is behind Burma's wave of violence?

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 9:41

What is causing the religious violence in Burma?
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VIDEO: Schoolboys killed amid Burma violence

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 0:50

There have been outbreaks of sectarian violence in Burma, including an attack in which 20 Muslim schoolboys were killed.
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Imam probed over Burma school blaze

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 16:10
related places: Rangoon

Burmese police investigate the head of a mosque for possible negligence after 13 children died in a fire at Muslim school in the city of Rangoon.
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VIDEO: Boys die in Burmese school blaze

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 5:26
related places: Rangoon

A fire at a Muslim school in the Burmese city of Rangoon has killed at least 13 people including children, officials say.
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Private newspapers return to Burma

Monday, April 1st 2013, 16:12

Private newspapers are published in Burma for the first time in almost 50 years, as the latest in a series of democratic reforms comes into effect.
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VIDEO: Private newspapers return to Burma

Monday, April 1st 2013, 14:04

Private daily newspapers are being sold in Burma for the first time in almost 50 years, as a state monopoly ends.
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VIDEO: Era of free press dawns in Burma

Monday, April 1st 2013, 1:29

People in Burma will have a choice of daily newspapers for the first time in 50 years from 1 April.
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Burmese president warns 'extremists'

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 15:24

The Burmese government will use force if necessary to quell religious rioting that has left dozens dead since last week, President Thein Sein warns.
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VIDEO: Suu Kyi attends Burma army parade

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 20:04

Burma has marked its Armed Forces Day with a military parade, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in attendance for the first time
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VIDEO: Suu Kyi attends Burma army parade

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 13:21

Burma marks its Armed Forces Day with a military parade, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in attendance for the first time.
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Suu Kyi attends Burma army parade

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 9:48

Burma marks its Armed Forces Day with a military parade, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in attendance for the first time.
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Burma riots prompt more curfews

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 17:49

Curfews are imposed on three more Burmese towns as attacks on Muslim communities spread closer to Rangoon.
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Communal rioting spreads in Burma

Monday, March 25th 2013, 11:55
related places: Meiktila

Mosques and houses are ransacked in central Burma, the latest in a series of incidents since sectarian violence broke out in Meiktila town.
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Burma refugees die in Thailand fire

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 15:22
related countries: Thailand Thailand

About 30 people die in a fire at a camp housing Burmese refugees in northern Thailand, local officials say.
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VIDEO: State of emergency in Burmese town

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 12:42

Footage shows scenes of devastation in the Burmese town where a state of emergency has been imposed after three days of violence between Buddhists and Muslims.
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State of emergency in Burmese town

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 12:30
related places: Meiktila

Burma imposes a state of emergency in the town of Meiktila following three days of communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims.
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Deadly clash in central Burma town

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 10:33

At least 10 people are reported to have been killed in a serious outbreak of rioting between Muslims and Buddhists in central Burma.
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Australia boosts Burma co-operation

Monday, March 18th 2013, 7:00
related countries: Australia Australia

President Thein Sein makes the first visit to Australia by a Burmese head of state since 1974, as Australia pledges to increase military co-operation.
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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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