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VIDEO: Police footage shows violent Burma riots

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 23:06

The BBC has obtained video footage which shows the Burmese police standing by as shops, homes and mosques are looted and burnt, and failing to intervene as Buddhist mobs, including monks, kill fleeing Muslims.
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Suu Kyi meets Japan prime minister

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 15:27
related countries: Japan Japan

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during her first visit to Japan in 27 years.
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VIDEO: Fires destroy homes in central Burma

Friday, April 12th 2013, 14:37
related places: Mandalay

Two separate fires break out in Mandalay, Burma's second largest city, ravaging homes and forcing residents to seek shelter in local monasteries.
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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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