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Stories with place: Yangon
  • An ecstatic nation awaits Suu Kyi's historic election win story has photos
    Updated: Nov-09-15 9:35 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Voices rang out in unison Monday, as hundreds of jubilant people gathered outside the opposition party headquarters where images of Aung San Suu Kyi were being shown on large-screen TVs. Results from Myanmar's historic election were still not final, but opposition leaders were convinced of success and their supporters were celebrating.

  • Myanmar president votes in 'military country' story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 7:26 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - President Thein Sein, the archrival of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, voted Sunday in Myanmar's grandiose capital, built from scratch by the military and symbolic of its half-century of iron-fisted rule over the impoverished Southeast Asian nation.

  • Fortunetellers mixed on Myanmar's historic election 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 6:36 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - For many in Myanmar, fortunetellers play an important role, offering advice about everything from love and jobs to travel. A few also dabble in politics. With an eye on Sunday's historic general election, some street-side palm readers and astrologers are talking about the winds of change; others days of doom.

  • Copycat logos in Myanmar's election: fair or foul? 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 1:43 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Voters in Myanmar's landmark election will be stumbling into a virtual aviary Sunday when they see their ballot papers. And the confusion is ruffling political feathers.

  • Myanmar's fledgling journalists gird for historic election story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 2:01 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Their predecessors suffered torture, imprisonment and death at the hands of a die-hard military regime for more than half a century. Now, Myanmar's journalists - newly fledged, muscle-flexing but also still apprehensive - are challenged with the first general election since 1960 to be covered with relative freedom.

  • Backlash against Muslims casts shadow over Myanmar election story has photos
    Updated: Nov-03-15 5:59 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - The monk's hate-filled speeches have become a part of life in Myanmar. His fringe movement has moved into the mainstream. And now he has a new target: the once-untouchable Aung San Suu Kyi, who he says has failed to stand up against the threat he says Muslims pose to this country and its Buddhist values.

  • Myanmar reforms have long way to go to change power balance story has photos
    Updated: Oct-31-15 3:09 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - The sweeping reforms Myanmar announced in 2011 after a half-century of crushing military rule seemed too good to be true to much of the outside world. And to some degree, they were.

  • Despite critics, support for Suu Kyi strong before election story has photos
    Updated: Oct-30-15 2:16 am

    KAWHMU, Myanmar - Aung San Suu Kyi's star power has fallen among fellow Myanmar politicians critical of her management style and decision-making, and among fans abroad disenchanted with the Nobel Peace laureate's relative silence on human-rights abuses. But she's as popular as ever amid the muddy roads and ramshackle huts of her constituency and across much of the country.

  • Open-for-business Myanmar struggles for global foothold 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 3:11 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - After Myanmar's military yielded to a civilian government in 2010, foreign investors rushed to set up factories and raze old neighborhoods to build luxury housing estates. Five years on, the country has only a precarious foothold in the global economy.