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Cellphone use in Burma soars after economic changes

By , RANGOON, Burma — Incense swirls through the air on a darkening evening, as a Buddhist monk sits cross-legged before an ancient temple, his eyes closed in meditation. His cellphone rings. The monk fumbles in his traditional crimson ... Washington Post, 3 hours ago

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Burmese celebrate 500 years of Catholicism this weekend

MUMBAI: Thousands of Catholics arrived in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), on Friday to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Catholicism in that country. The festivities will continue over the weekend. Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of ...
 Times of India18 hours ago Burma's Catholics Celebrate 500th Jubilee With Events in Rangoon  Irrawaddy1 day ago
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Myanmar Military Chief Denies Presidency Ban Targets Aung San Suu Kyi

The military chief of Myanmar, also known as Burma, has told VOA the constitutional clause barring opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president is not aimed at her in particular. In an exclusive interview with VOA's Burmese Service, ...
 VOA News6 hours ago Burma's Backward Steps  Time2 days ago Is Suu Kyi admitting defeat?  DVB3 days ago Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Backward Steps  Time2 days ago

Press release: Foreign Office Minister welcomes UN General Assembly Resolution on Human Rights in Burma

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on human rights in Burma on 21 November 2014. Welcoming the resolution, Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire said: I very much welcome the resolution on the human rights situation in Burma which was ...
 Government UK16 hours ago Burma's Slave or Burma's Save: Democratic Reforms, Human Rights, and the Reluctant Generals of Myanmar  Huffington Post2 days ago Foreign Office Minister welcomes UN General Assembly Resolution on Human Rights in Burma  Noodls16 hours ago

West Wing Week: 11/21/14 or, "Mingalarbar!"

Adam Garber November 21, 2014 03:43 PM EST Share This Post This week, the President visited Burma for the second time in his presidency, attended the G20 Summit in Australia, worked to expand access to broadband and 21st century ...
 The White House1 day ago

VIDEO: 'Creating Google' for Myanmar

As Myanmar or Burma develops, so too are the technical tools its people are using. Bindez started life as a web search engine dealing with the complexities of the Burmese language, but it has developed into an app-based business because of the ...
 Austin American Statesman1 day ago 'Creating Google' for Myanmar  BBC1 day ago 'Creating Google' for Myanmar Watch03:08  BBC1 day ago
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Kim Kardashian's skinny-waist secret — but does it work on real women?

China had foot binding. Burma had neck rings. And America? Well, we have corsets. After a nearly 100-year hiatus, waist training has returned to popular culture. The thinking is that if you wear a corset all day for an extended period of time, you ...
 New York Post1 day ago

Inside the Kachin War Against Burma

High school and university students receive drill instructions in Laiza, which lies in a Kachin Independence Army-controlled part of Kachin State, Burma, Nov. 10, 2014. Adam Dean—Panos for TIME Burma's rulers have promised ceasefires with ...
 Time1 day ago

Artist of the Burma-Thailand death railway

JACK CHALKER 1918-2014 Jack Chalker was a British artist who drew and painted the atrocities he witnessed as a prisoner of war on the Burma-Siam Railway. The railway, made famous by Pierre Boulle's book (and David Lean's film) The Bridge on the ...
 WA Today2 days ago

Burma Counts Down to Elections But Democracy Remains a Distant Dream

Adam Dean's photos capture a still impoverished Burma as it stumbles through democratic transition, and ethnic strife, one year before landmark polls In late October or early November next year Burma will go to the polls. However, the nation, ...
 Time2 days ago
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