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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

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

Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

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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.

<em>Myanmar</em> releases Australian couple from house arrest

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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.

UN envoy urges action to prevent <em>Myanmar</em> 'civil war'

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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 junta justifies crackdown, accuses Suu Kyi of graft

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Three <em>Myanmar</em> protesters killed as hundreds defy junta curfew

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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 ...

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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 ...

Lobbyist signs $2m contract to represent <em>Myanmar</em> junta: documents

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Lobbyist signs $2m contract to represent Myanmar junta: documents

Israeli-Canadian lobbyist Ari Ben-Menashe and his Montreal-based firm Dickens and Madson signed a contract with the Myanmar military ...

With internet shutdown, Iran seeks to limit protest outcry

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With internet shutdown, Iran seeks to limit protest outcry

Iran has been accused of using the suspension of the internet as a weapon to suppress protests and conceal human rights violations.

<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 Yangon.

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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

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Fresh bloodshed in Myanmar as UN set to meet

The violence has brought condemnation from around the world.

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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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Myanmar anti-coup protesters return after deadliest day

Myanmar's protesters hit the streets again in Yangon and Mandalay, after 38 people died in the bloodiest day of the crackdown against the ...

Thirty-eight dead in Myanmar's 'bloodiest' day since coup: UN

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Thirty-eight dead in Myanmar's 'bloodiest' day since coup: UN

The UN said at least 38 people died in the "bloodiest" day of Myanmar's crisis.

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Seven dead as Myanmar security forces fire at protesters

At least seven people were killed as Myanmar security forces fired on pro-democracy protesters

<em>Myanmar</em> security forces fire on anti-coup protesters

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Myanmar security forces fire on anti-coup protesters

Myanmar security forces fired on protesters demonstrating against the February 1 coup.

Six dead as <em>Myanmar</em> junta intensifies crackdown on protesters

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Six dead as Myanmar junta intensifies crackdown on protesters

According to medics and journalists, six people have been shot dead by the junta in Myanmar when they were protesting against the coup

<em>Myanmar</em> police fire rubber bullets on protesters

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Myanmar police fire rubber bullets on protesters

Myanmar police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Yangon on Saturday.

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