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Myanmar Water Festival left 285 dead and 1,073 injured

A total of 285 people were killed and 1,073 others injured nationwide during a four-day water festival, the official Global New Light of Myanmar...
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Curfew imposed on Myanmar’ conflict-hit Kokang region in northeast state

Curfew has been imposed on two townships in the Kokang region in Myanmar's northeastern Shan State, which have been hit by armed conflicts. ...
rice

Myanmar earns over US$300 million from rice export in 1st 10 months of FY

Myanmar exported over 1.2 million tons of rice in nearly 10 months of the current fiscal year 2016-17 as of January, earning 376 million...

8 killed, 1 injured after mini-bus catches fire near Myanmar’s Yangon

Eight people have been killed and one injured in a mini-bus fire on Yangon-Mandalay expressway near Yangon, an official of the local police force...
fire

5 people confirmed killed in restaurant fire in Myanmar’s Yangon

A total of five people were killed and one injured in a fire that broke out in a restaurant in Yangon's South Dagon...
Myanmar military

Bureaucratic hurdles prevent humanitarian actors in Myanmar

UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee said on Friday evening that bureaucratic hurdles prevent the humanitarian actors...
dollar

Myanmar to take measures to stabilize foreign exchange rate

The Myanmar government is coordinating with related ministries to take necessary measures to stabilize the country's foreign exchange rate, official media reported Tuesday. ...
fishing

5 arrested for illegal fishing in Myanmar territorial waters

Myanmar navy has intercepted an illegal Thai fishing boat in its territorial waters, arresting five people including one Thai national and four Myanmar on...
Photo taken on March 25, 2015 shows a supermarket shelf of "Oreo", which used to be a brand of Kraft Foods Group, at a supermarket in Ner York, the United States. Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group agreed on Wednesday to merge in a deal that would create the fifth largest food and beverage company in the world, with about 28 billion U.S. dollars in annual revenue. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)

Supermarket blast in Yangon being investigated

Myanmar authorities have investigated four small explosions which occurred at a supermarket in a township in Myanmar's Yangon Sunday evening, a police officer told...
Myanmar rebels

Armed clashes continue in Myanmar’s northern state

The three armed groups are Kachin Independence Army (KIA), Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and Kokang's Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA). ...
Myanmar military

Border trade activities stop due to conflicts in Myanmar’s northern state

At present, no traffic is allowed to pass through the route near Muse, Kutkai and Lashio townships which are the economic centers of Shan...
Myanmar police clash

Heavy clashes occur in northern Myanmar town

Heavy clashes between Myanmar government forces and some ethnic armed groups occurred near the 105th Mile Muse Border Trade Zone in Shan State north...

Oct. 6 China-related world news summary at 0900 GMT

YANGON, Myanmar -- China's Huawei is successfully penetrating Myanmar's mobile market, as it recently made partnership with KMD, Myanmar's foremost IT distribution company, as...
Monks offer lamps to the statue of Shakyamuni Buddha at the awarding ceremony for Gexe Lharampa, the highest academic degree in Tibetan Buddhism studies, at the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, April 5, 2015. After rounds of tests and debating sessions, ten monks received the Gexe Lharampa degree this year, a title similar to a doctorate in the Gelugba faction of Tibetan Buddhism. Gexe means knowledgeable and Lharampa represents the highest degree among the four ranks in the Gexe system. (Xinhua/Chogo) (yxb)

Sept. 18 China-related world news summary at 0900 GMT

SOFIA -- Chinese and Bulgarian officials have signed a deal on export of Bulgarian dairy products to China. The Bulgarian Ministry...
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Aug. 25 world news summary at 0130 GMT

YANGON -- A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit Myanmar on Wednesday causing damage to 190 ancient pagodas and temples in Bagan-Nyaung Oo, an ancient city in...
Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard ahead of India's Republic Day celebration in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Jan. 25, 2016. Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir Monday intensified security and surveillance ahead of India's Republic Day, officials said. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)

June 25 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir -- At least eight paramilitary troopers of India's Central Reserve Police (CRPF) were killed and 18 others wounded Saturday after militants...
hydropower

Myanmar’s viability study on power receives funding from France

The hydropower project with a capacity of 690 megawatt is set to be located in Lamyo, Rakhine state, the report said, noting that the...
US cruise ship

May 2 world news summary at 1530 GMT

PARIS -- Tens of thousands of workers and students took to the streets across France on Sunday to protest a controversial labor reform bill...
earthquake

April 25 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

KATHMANDU -- A year after a devastating 7.9-magnitude earthquake, the Nepalese government has initiated reconstruction of damaged cultural heritages on Monday. Performing...
Passengers of the emergency landed airplane of Air France exit from a terminal building at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa, Kenya, Dec. 20, 2015. Kenyan security officers on Sunday removed suspected explosives from an Air France flight after it made an emergency landing in the coastal city of Mombasa over bomb scare.(Xinhua/Jacob Teddy)

Yangon International Airport opens a new terminal

This terminal, T1, was inaugurated by current President U Thein Sein in a ceremony also attended by several government ministers and Chinese Ambassador to...

March 6 world news summary at 1600 GMT

YANGON -- Nine people were killed and 16 others injured in a bus crash in Nuathogyi township, Myanmar's northern Mandalay region Sunday morning, an...

Myanmar braces for a change in government

by Feng Yingqiu Myanmar is in the transition process for forming a new government in accordance with the result of general election held on...
Myanmar rebels

Myanmar: Arakan Army surprise attack on Govt troop

The government troops were attacked when carrying security work to workers building a border fence along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. After the...
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Myanmar Gas exploration activities underway

Myanmar's current term of the government has since 2011 allowed 38 offshore blocks for tender for gas exploration, leaving 13 blocks for further undertaking....
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Myanmar plane crash survivor dies

The BEECH-1900D aircraft carrying five military officers who were flying during flight routine check crashed and burnt up near Shwepyitha village tract in Lewe...

WHO, UNAIDS tackles AIDS in Myanmar

In an in-depth review of the current status of TB and HIV in Myanmar by WHO and UNAIDS, both organizations also stressed to...

Myanmar’s Thein Sein appeals to citizens to draw focus on nation building

In his new year message to the nation, U Thein Sein expressed confidence that the year 2016 will create golden opportunities, both in politics...
elections

More than 17,000 abroad Myanmar cast their votes

The advance voting for overseas Myanmar nationals began on Oct. 13 and will end on Oct. 23. Myanmar opened 18 overseas polling stations at...

Myanmar to play invitational match against New Zealand

Myanmar football team will play friendly match against New Zealand's team on Sept.7 for fund raising in aid of flood victims in recent disaster,...
Myanmar rebels

Parties in Myanmar conflict look to further talks on addressing ceasefire treaty

Negotiators of the Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups have agreed on further talks later this month in Nay Pyi Taw to overcome the...