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Stories with place: Myanmar
  • Name of Myanmar's next president to be known March 17 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 1:32 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - The names of Myanmar's next president and two vice presidents will be revealed on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's party.

  • Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 12:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat.

  • New democratic era dawning in Myanmar story has photos
    Updated: Feb-02-16 8:49 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Led by a triumphant Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar is preparing to take a historic leap into uncharted territory, having only known democracy for 14 of its 1,000 years of recorded history. Suu Kyi, who scored a stunning victory in last year's elections, follows a procession of absolute monarchs, British colonial rulers and home-bred generals who are still standing tall in the wings.

  • Thai authorities say fishing industry crackdown intensified 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 2:33 pm

    BANGKOK - Thailand, which faces possible trade sanctions over abuses in its seafood industry, says it has accelerated its fight against human trafficking and unregulated fishing.

  • Myanmar house begins new session dominated by Suu Kyi party story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-01-16 9:24 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - For a generation and more, they were the persistent, often persecuted opposition. On Monday, Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party took a momentous step toward becoming Myanmar's government.

  • Suu Kyi's party names choices to lead Myanmar parliament 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 5:48 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - The pro-democracy party in Myanmar led by Aung San Suu Kyi announced ethnically diverse choices Thursday for leadership of the legislature as it prepares to take over the government from a military-backed party after parliament convenes Monday.

  • At least 6 confirmed dead in landslide at Myanmar jade mine story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 4:07 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A landslide of mining waste killed at least six people in the sixth deadly such accident in northern Myanmar's jade mining region since a November disaster left more than 100 dead.

  • Myanmar's army-backed gov't frees 20 political prisoners story has photos
    Updated: Jan-22-16 9:51 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military-backed government released at least 20 political prisoners Friday, just a few months before it is scheduled to hand over power to an elected pro-democracy party. But human rights groups hedged their praise, noting that a court on the same day sentenced a peace activist to prison for a Facebook posting.

  • New call issued for justice for murdered Myanmar teachers 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 9:34 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Members of Myanmar's Kachin ethnic group called Tuesday for justice for two young volunteer teachers who were raped and murdered in a case they believe highlights sexual violence by government soldiers.

  • Hackers attack Thai court websites to protest sentences 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 9:20 am

    BANGKOK - Hackers protesting Thailand's justice system have attacked official websites in the Southeast Asian nation for the second time this year, replacing or disabling the home pages of many sites affiliated with the court system.

  • Suu Kyi takes part in talks to boost Myanmar cease-fire 
    Updated: Jan-12-16 4:57 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Aung San Suu Kyi, whose pro-democracy party will take over power in Myanmar from a pro-military government in coming months, on Tuesday participated for the first time in official talks to bring peace with the country's fractious ethnic minorities.