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Stories with place: Yangon
  • Myanmar's ethnic Karen minority remember World War II hero story has photos
    Updated: Aug-15-15 8:59 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A group of World War II veterans from Myanmar's ethnic Karen minority, most in their 90s, prayed and sang a poignant hymn Saturday at the graveside of a legendary British officer who sacrificed his life for an ethnic group for whom the war's end 70 years ago led to the world's longest-running insurgency.

  • Myanmar's Karen honor British officer for WWII bravery story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 7:18 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Seventy years after World War II ended, withered and mostly impoverished veterans will gather at the graveside of a British officer who almost no one in England remembers. Maj. Hugh Paul Seagrim - or "Grandfather Longlegs" - remains a legend up in the hills of Myanmar, among a beleaguered ethnic minority for whom peace never came.

  • Myanmar floods move downriver, risking more populated areas story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 8:26 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Waters from badly flooded central and northern Myanmar were flowing down rivers to more populated areas, risking new devastation, relief officials warned Tuesday.