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Tuesday, March 3 2015

Protesting students, blocked by truckloads of police, claim they will continue their march to Yangon, according to student leaders speaking in a press conference at the site on March 2.

Monday, March 2 2015

Monywa-based freelance photojournalist Ko Aung Nay Myo has been released after three days of questioning over allegedly offensive material posted ...

Monday, March 2 2015

Information Minister U Ye Htut has explained that the Monywa-based freelance photojournalist Ko Aung Nay Myo was charged under Section 5 (a) and ...

Monday, March 2 2015

A Baptist missionary tour that did not have a township administrator’s letter of recommendation was allegedly asked for K200,000 [US$200] by a Myanmar army commander in Ta-Pauk-Kan Village, Paletwa Township, Chin State recently, according to Burma News International on February 27.

Female white elephants in the Royal White Elephant Garden in the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, July 2, 2013. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
Monday, March 2 2015

Myanmar says it has found a rare, white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region, according to the Associated Press on March 1.

Photographer Ko Aung Nay Myo. Photo: Aung Nay Myo/Facebook
Monday, March 2 2015

A freelance photojournalist has been arrested in Myanmar for uploading a satirical post on Facebook mocking the military, relatives said on February 28.

Rakhine State is the home to most of Myanmar's white card holders. A trishaw drives along the main road during the curfew time following communal violence in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar, June 17, 2012. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Saturday, February 28 2015

Temporary ID card or white card holders in Rakhine State say they will hand over their white cards to the relevant authorities only if they get a similar ID card to take the place of the white cards. 

Wa soldiers on parade. Photo: Li Ai Vax/Facebook
Saturday, February 28 2015

The United Wa State Army and the Mongla Army have denied allegations by Myanmar’s military that they are helping ethnic Kokang rebels fight government troops in northern Shan State, according to Radio Free Asia on February 27.

Both Muslims and Buddhists in Meiktila say they are looking to put the communal conflict and tension in their township behind them. Meiktila, Myanmar Photo: Wikipedia
Saturday, February 28 2015

Residents of Meiktila, torn by interreligious strife in 2013, have petitioned the government to allow them to reintegrate, although some remain skeptical about prospects for peace, reports Religion News on February 26.

Chickens for sale in a market in Yangon, Myanmar March 15, 2006. Photo: Law Eh Soe/EPA
Friday, February 27 2015

Thousands of chickens and quails have been culled in Monywa in response to an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu, according to Reuters on February 26.

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