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The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) took responsibility for the downing of the helicopter gunship during fierce clashes near the town of Momauk

Thousands of anti-coup protesters marched in Myanmar Sunday, calling for a 'spring revolution'.

Southeast Asian leaders set for <em>Myanmar</em> crisis talks

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Southeast Asian leaders set for Myanmar crisis talks

The leader of Myanmar’s junta will travel to Jakarta to hold crisis with southeast Asian leaders today.

Kuwait pledges scholarship for 100 Rohingya girls

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Kuwait pledges scholarship for 100 Rohingya girls

Kuwait will finance four-year university scholarships for a hundred girls from the Rohingya refugee community in Bangladesh,

Myanmar's young demand their future

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Myanmar's young demand their future

Comment: Myanmar's younger generation knows what it's like to enjoy better prospects and freedoms. The generals must return Myanmar to ...

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

Aung San Suu Kyi has been hit with a new criminal charge under section 25 of the natural disaster management law.

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Myanmar releases Australian couple from house arrest

An Australian couple was kept on house arrest for two weeks after attempting to board a relief flight out of Myanmar in March.

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UN envoy urges action to prevent Myanmar 'civil war'

The UN envoy on Myanmar implored the Security Council to take action in the Asian nation's escalating crisis.

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Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 520

The civilian death toll in the Myanmar military's crackdown on protesters passed 520.

UK and US sanction military-owned <em>Myanmar</em> conglomerate

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UK and US sanction military-owned Myanmar conglomerate

The Myanmar military "controls significant segments of the country's economy through these holding firms."

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Myanmar junta justifies crackdown, accuses Suu Kyi of graft

At least 261 protesters have been killed since the Burmese military seized power last month.

15 dead in Rohingya camp blaze in Bangladesh: UN

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15 dead in Rohingya camp blaze in Bangladesh: UN

The fire has caused 'catastrophic' damage to the camp in Cox's Bazar and displaced tens of thousands.

BBC journalist detained as junta crackdown triggers Yangon exodus

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BBC journalist detained as junta crackdown triggers Yangon exodus

The BBC said it was "extremely concerned" about Burmese journalist Aung Thura. Much of Yangon has descended into chaos as some residents try to ...

<em>Myanmar</em> declares martial law in Yangon townships

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Myanmar declares martial law in Yangon townships

Martial law was imposed in two Yangon townships after Myanmar's junta repressed violently demonstrations, leading to the death of at least 18 ...

<em>Myanmar</em> 'shadow' parliament urges united opposition to <em>coup</em>

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Myanmar 'shadow' parliament urges united opposition to coup

A shadow opposition "parliament" called the Committee for Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) urged protestors to continue fighting to end ...

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Three Myanmar protesters killed as hundreds defy junta curfew

The junta has deployed increasing use of force against daily protests since the February 1 coup, with more than 70 people killed according to the UN.

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Myanmar military likely behind 'crimes against humanity': UN expert

The UN's top expert on rights in Myanmar said the country's military is likely committing "crimes against humanity" with full knowledge ...

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India to deport Rohingya Muslim refugees to military-ruled Myanmar

Local authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have been instructed to detain and deport Rohingya refugees.

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Myanmar military hires 'infamous' Israeli lobbyist to promote junta

Israeli-Canadian lobbyist Ari Ben-Menashe will also lobby the UAE and Saudi Arabia to help repatriate Rohingya Muslim refugees.

<em>Myanmar</em> protesters rally after overnight raids on opposition figures

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Myanmar protesters rally after overnight raids on opposition figures

Despite a heavy repression, thousands of Myanmar anti-coup demonstrators rallied on Sunday, following overnight raids in ...

'The repression must stop,' envoy on <em>Myanmar</em> tells UN

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'The repression must stop,' envoy on Myanmar tells UN

The UN special envoy on Myanmar on Friday demanded an end to the military's 'repression' of protesters

Fresh bloodshed in <em>Myanmar</em> as UN set to meet

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Fresh bloodshed in Myanmar as UN set to meet

The violence has brought condemnation from around the world.

Refugees trickle across India border from <em>Myanmar</em> turmoil

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Refugees trickle across India border from Myanmar turmoil

Indian police said nine people crossed the 1,600-kilometre (1,000-mile) border into Mizoram state on the same day, three of them police refusing ...

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