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UN Seeks Interviews with Rohingyas Held by Thailand

Thailand wants guidelines before granting the UN High Commissioner for Refugees access to interview Rohingya boat people following charges of abuse by the Thai navy.

Obama’s Inauguration Attracts Big Interest in Burma

Burmese from all walks of life—including astrologers—watched the inauguration of US President Barack Obama with great interest.

Burmese Hear an Echo of Their Own Hopes in Obama

Barack Obama’s first speech as president resonated with many who heard it in Burma.

Newcastle disease in poultry farms in Prome

Newcastle disease killed chickens in two poultry farms in Prome early this month, local residents said. Of a total of 60 poultry farms in Prome, Pegu Division,...

Gambira transferred to Hkamti prison: Prison official

Detained veteran Monk Gambira, who was allegedly staging a hunger strike in Mandalay prison, has been transferred to the remote Hkamti prison, his family members said citing prison officials.

Remembering U Thant
We should keep [former UN Secretary-General] U Thant in our memory. We have to be proud of him.
—Prominent opposition leader Win Tin

Remembering U Thant and His Achievements

The 100th birthday of the late UN Secretary General U Thant is being observed on Thursday—and nowhere with more reverence than in his native country, Burma.

AIDS Patients Forced to Leave Monastery

Authorities have forced 35 people living with HIV/AIDS to leave a monastery in Rangoon where they were receiving free treatment.

Burmese Migrant Workers Key to Fighting Bird Flu

Thailand's plans to contain the spread of the deadly avian influenza virus must involve the tens of thousands of Burmese migrant workers employed in this country's poultry industry.

Thai PM: Obama's ‘Politics of Hope’ May Help Asia

Thailand's new, youthful prime minister said on Wednesday that U.S. President Barack Obama's economic package, buttressed by a "politics of hope," may help Asia's battered economies.

Burmese couple wraps flavor for students
ASU The Appalachian Online - Boone,NC,USA
Originally from Burma, Thailand, the couple left the country in 1988 in search of a more desirable government in the United States. ...
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Burma a workers' dystopia
Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada
The government of Burma is known by an Orwellian antonym – the "State Peace and Development Council," or SPDC. In truth, Burma, also known as Myanmar, ...
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Rohingya migrants want to return
BBC News - UK
By Subir Bhaumik Illegal migrants who made boat journeys from Bangladesh and Burma to Thailand and were rescued by Indian coastguards say they want to ...
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The ties that bind Thailand’s Burma policy
United Press International, Asia - Hong Kong,USA
Over a week after reports broke of the Thai navy forcing boatloads of people from Burma back into the ocean to die, they should be thinking again. ...
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Pair detained over Burma kidnap scandal
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Police in north China have detained two people allegedly linked to the Burma-based kidnapping of at least 50 teenagers whose parents were sent ransom ...
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Friends help Burmese refugee in attempt to see parents
Lower Hudson Journal news - West Harrison,NY,USA
By Barbara Livingston Nackman LAKE CARMEL - Thanks to the kindness of friends and co-workers, a Burmese refugee is finally going to be reunited with his ...
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Shipwrecked fishermen survive 25 days at sea in giant icebox
Glasgow Daily Record - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
The men - both in their 20s-said they were on a 30-foot wooden fishing boat that had 18 other crew members - 11 from Burma and seven from Thailand. ...
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Today in History - Jan. 22
MLive.com - MI,USA
In 1909, actress Ann Sothern was born in Valley City, ND; UN Secretary-General U Thant was born in Pantanaw, Burma. In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson ...
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Compass Direct News - Santa Ana,CA,USA
DUBLIN, January 21 (Compass Direct News) – Burmese authorities last week increased restrictions on Christian activity in the capital city of Rangoon and ...
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Thailand Denies UN Access to Burmese Boat People
Voice of America - USA
By VOA News Thailand has denied United Nations experts access to Burmese refugees, following allegations that the Thai military left hundreds of them to die ...
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Irrawaddy News: The 100th birthday of the late UN Secretary General U Thant is being observed on Thursday, and nowhere with more reverence than in his native country, Burma. Family members, friends, former colleagues and foreign ...
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Remembering U Thant and His Achievements | Burma Bloggers' Network
Finally, U Thant was laid to rest in a tomb near Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon. The currently UN General Secretary, Ban Ki-moon, visited the tomb during a visit to Burma in May last year. Categories: Daily News, Politics ...
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Candle4Burma Human Rights: DKBA soldiers burn down huts, detain ...
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Candle4Burma Human Rights reports about human rights violations by the Burmese Junta / This website was founded on Newyearsday 2009. Latest Burma human Rights News. NLD member jailed for two years for disturbing off. ...
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“I am overwhelmed with the kindness,” said Aslam, 38, who fled Burma some 20 years ago after participating in anti-government demonstrations. “I didn’t want to bother people. It’s amazing how much people help when you really need it.” ...
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Prison official Gambira transferred « democracy for burma
... Aung Ko Ko Lwin and brother-in-law Moe Htet are still facing trial in Insein prison, charged with illegal border crossing cases. http://www.mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/1587-gambira-transferred-to-hkamti-prison-prison-official.html ...
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