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The Battle for Mandalay Remembered, 70 Years On

The Battle for Mandalay Remembered, 70 Years On

(From left to right) British Defence Attaché to Burma Colonel Tony Stern, David Daniels and Colonel John Douglas Slim during a service on Mandalay Hill to mark 70 years since the allies retook the city from the Japanese. (Photo: Zarni Mann / The ... Irrawaddy, 1 week ago

Faded Glory and Pathos in Rangoon's Former Railway Headquarters

Paintings of the The Mee Ya Hta Building, the former headquarters of the Burma Railways, by British artist Kate Bowen. (Photo: Timo Jaworr / The Irrawaddy) RANGOON — After arriving in Rangoon in 2013, British artist Kate Bowen was drawn to ...
 Irrawaddy1 week ago

Elections Are Not Just About Polling Day

British Ambassador to Burma Andrew Patrick speaks to The Irrawaddy at the UK Embassy in Rangoon on Tuesday. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy) With Burma gearing up for a crucial general election in November, a coalition of six countries and the ...
 Irrawaddy3 weeks ago Irrawaddy Reporter Wins Award for Illegal Wildlife Trade Story  Irrawaddy3 weeks ago A New Generation Takes to the Streets in Burma  Irrawaddy3 weeks ago Heritage Festival Kicks off in Rangoon  Irrawaddy4 weeks ago
Amnesty International UK

Burma: Copper mining company linked to abuse exploits British Virgin Islands' secrecy provisions

 Amnesty International UK1 month ago
Washington Post

Autocratic leader led Singapore to independence

By , Lee Kuan Yew, whose efficient but often heavy-handed leadership helped transform Singapore from a chaotic British colonial backwater into one of the world's most prosperous and orderly states, died March 22 in a Singapore hospital. He was ...
 Washington Post1 week ago Lee Kuan Yew, who led Singapore into prosperity over 30-year rule, dies at 91  Washington Post1 week ago All Roads Lead to Singapore: Asians Study Lee Kuan Yew's Mantra  Irrawaddy6 days ago The Sage of Singapore: Remembering Lee Kuan Yew Through His Own Words  Huffington Post1 week ago

World War One

From the section India Thousands of Indian soldiers fought alongside the British in . According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, about 1.1 million soldiers from undivided India - which includes today's India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and ...
 BBC1 week ago In pictures: I'm not voting because...  Social Dashboard4 days ago In pictures: Indian soldiers during World War One  Social Dashboard1 week ago These 12 Rare Pictures Of The Indian Army Will Take You Back In Time  Indiatimes1 month ago

Thai Beach Murders Fund Beats £10k Target

The family of a British backpacker killed in Thailand have raised enough money to attend the trial of two men accused of murdering her. Hannah Witheridge, 23, from Norfolk, and David Miller, 24, from Jersey, were bludgeoned to death on Koh Tao ...
 Sky News1 week ago

Flag bearer: The future of democracy lies with India

This month Hachette, India published a book by British historian Roderick Matthews entitled The Great India Rope Trick with a questioning subtitle: Does the Future of Democracy Lie with India? The question is rhetorical. Matthews firmly believes ...
 Hindustan Times2 weeks ago The future of democracy lies with India  South Asia Monitor1 week ago

Rangoon: A city in transition

Burma Rangoon (or Yangon as it is now known), Burma's largest city, is already unrecognisable to those who knew it a few years ago, and will soon be again. It's all changing so fast, my elderly taxi driver, Victor, told me. My 2011 edition of ...
 IOL2 weeks ago Check out the counter-culture scene in Rangoon, Burma  Social Dashboard1 month ago
Washington Post

WorldViews: The sun set on the British Empire, but Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear is still a global superpower

After what has been described by the BBC as a "fracas" and what the British media says was afist-fight over catering ,Jeremy Clarkson, host of the British broadcaster's flagship driving show "Top Gear," has been suspended. The future of the show ...
 Washington Post2 weeks ago Here's 6 Times the BBC Should Have Suspended Jeremy Clarkson But Didn't  Time2 weeks ago The sun set on the British Empire, but Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear is still a global superpower  Washington Post2 weeks ago Why The BBC Was Right To Fire Jeremy Clarkson From 'Top Gear'  Forbes.com4 days ago
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