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Stories with place: Yangon
  • Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:49 pm
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.

  • Waiting for water: Myanmar villages left behind 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:49 am
  • DALA, Myanmar - Every afternoon, the long lines start to form, hundreds of men, women and children waiting to dip their plastic buckets into the lotus-filled reservoir just outside Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon. It's their only source of clean drinking water, they say, and during the dry season, April and May, there is only so much to go around. Â 

  • Myanmar clunkers scrapped in rush for 'new' cars 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:43 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Mike Shwe Hlaing has a lot full of used SUVs and a potentially huge market to sell them to if Myanmar manages to spread some of the affluence blooming in its biggest city to a poor and still mostly road-less countryside.

  • Aid groups see dire crisis for Rohingya in Myanmar 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:13 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - International relief organizations forced to flee western Myanmar after being targeted by Buddhist mobs say it will be almost impossible to return without strong diplomatic pressure on the government to depoliticize the distribution of aid: Until then, they say, the lives of more than 140,000 Rohingya Muslims in overcrowded, dirty camps will be at even greater risk.