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After 50 years, Myanmar returns to Miss Universe pageant

After 50 years, Myanmar returns to Miss Universe pageant | Myanmar | Scoop.it
Miss Myanmar Moe Set Wine will enter Miss Universe Pageant 2013 in Moscow, Russia scheduled for next month.
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Aung San Suu Kyi wants mercy for Rohingya seeking asylum in Australia

Aung San Suu Kyi wants mercy for Rohingya seeking asylum in Australia | Myanmar | Scoop.it
Burma's Nobel peace prize winner gets hero's welcome in Sydney, despite discomfort on Rohingya questions (Aung San Suu Kyi wants mercy for Burma's Rohingya seeking asylum in Australia: http://t.co/72FueFCcVQ)...
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December’s rice export to top 4,000 tons daily

December’s rice export to top 4,000 tons daily | Myanmar | Scoop.it
Officials from the Muse Commodity Exchange Center predicted that Myanmar could be exporting up to 4,000 tons of rice per day to China next month.
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Duo of IP firms join Myanmar rush | News | The Lawyer

Another two international firms have joined the growing rush into Myanmar, with UK IP firm Rouse and South East Asian firm Tilleke & Gibbins both expanding into the country.
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World Bank survey to assess Myanmar’s investment climate

World Bank survey to assess Myanmar’s investment climate | Myanmar | Scoop.it
The World Bank has begun a survey of more than 1300 companies to help identify barriers to doing business in Myanmar, it announced in Yangon on November 25.
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Philips Links With Partners to Light Up Burma | The Irrawaddy Magazine

Philips Links With Partners to Light Up Burma | The Irrawaddy Magazine | Myanmar | Scoop.it
The Dutch multinational corporation is looking to capitalize on growing demand, especially in the commercial hub of Rangoon.
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Myanmar will use ASEAN chair to address regional disputes

Myanmar will use ASEAN chair to address regional disputes
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Yangon welcomes ‘Glass Palace’ author Amitav Ghosh

Yangon welcomes ‘Glass Palace’ author Amitav Ghosh | Myanmar | Scoop.it
World-Renowned Bengali author Amitav Ghosh gave a talk at the Indian embassy, focusing the discussion on his novel The Glass Palace.
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Myanmar Political Parties, Ethnic Rebels Hold First Talks - Radio Free Asia

Myanmar Political Parties, Ethnic Rebels Hold First Talks - Radio Free Asia | Myanmar | Scoop.it
Travel Weekly Myanmar Political Parties, Ethnic Rebels Hold First Talks Radio Free Asia Both sides agreed to work toward creating a federal political system in Myanmar, attendees said after the meeting between leaders of the umbrella United...
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Tracing the Last of Burma's Once Influential Armenians - The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Tracing the Last of Burma's Once Influential Armenians - The Irrawaddy News Magazine | Myanmar | Scoop.it
The Irrawaddy News Magazine Tracing the Last of Burma's Once Influential Armenians The Irrawaddy News Magazine RANGOON — A hand-drawn map showed the way to the colonial teak house that my Armenian grandmother's family left behind when the Japanese...
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Myanmar receives largest aids from Japan and US - Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar receives largest aids from Japan and US Eleven Myanmar The largest portion of international aids which Myanmar has received since Thein Sein's government took office in 2011 came from Japan and the United States, according to a report from...
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Geneva Call conducts first workshop on children’s rights with NMSP - Independent Mon News Agency

Geneva Call conducts first workshop on children’s rights with NMSP - Independent Mon News Agency | Myanmar | Scoop.it
Nai Rot Sa New Mon State Party Monland The Past Black Mark Historically Nai Nonla Nai Shwe Kyin Hongsawatoi Restoration Pan Nyunt government troops Siri Mon Chan Mon political analyst Thailand-Burma border NMSP leaders military regime Mon speaking...
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UNESCO eyes Myanmar for potential World Heritage Sites

UNESCO eyes Myanmar for potential World Heritage Sites | Myanmar | Scoop.it
During a recent tour through Myanmar, representatives from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)identified seven sites that they have short listed as additions to the World Heritage List.
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200 more political prisoners to be released in Myanmar by year-end | Shanghai Daily

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Local community capacity at centre of new UNICEF agenda

Local community capacity at centre of new UNICEF agenda | Myanmar | Scoop.it
A shift in focus from national to sub-national capacity-building will be the direction of the remaining 2.5 years of the UNICEF-Myanmar five-year cooperation agreement, the United Nations Children’s Fund’s regional director for East Asia and the...
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Shwe Mann promises to ensure development in Chin State

Shwe Mann promises to ensure development in Chin State | Myanmar | Scoop.it
25 November 2013: Thura Shwe Mann, Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, said during his recent visit to Chin State that he would undertake the task of devel...
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Myanmar Government Eyes Political Talks with Rebel Groups in April - Radio Free Asia

Myanmar Government Eyes Political Talks with Rebel Groups in April - Radio Free Asia | Myanmar | Scoop.it
Myanmar Government Eyes Political Talks with Rebel Groups in April Radio Free Asia The Myanmar government plans to hold a dialogue with ethnic rebel groups in April next year in a bid to seek an enduring political settlement to decades of armed...
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ABBA comes to Yangon! Well, not exactly…

ABBA comes to Yangon! Well, not exactly… | Myanmar | Scoop.it
Although they are not ABBA, Myanmar fans longing to hear original songs from the world-famous Swedish pop music group will get the next best thing this month when a well-known Swedish ABBA cover band performs at People’s Park (Pyithu Yin Pyin) in...
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Kachins flee fresh fighting in Myanmar - Aljazeera.com

Kachins flee fresh fighting in Myanmar - Aljazeera.com | Myanmar | Scoop.it
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Kachins flee fresh fighting in Myanmar
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Families abandoned their areas of residence following the latest outbreak of clashes between Myanmar government troops and the Kachin Independence Army, a rebel group.
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Aung San Suu Kyi, and Myanmar, faces an uncertain future - Los Angeles Times

Aung San Suu Kyi, and Myanmar, faces an uncertain future - Los Angeles Times | Myanmar | Scoop.it
Aung San Suu Kyi, and Myanmar, faces an uncertain future
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She was in Myanmar, also known as Burma, attending to her ill mother in 1988 when hundreds of thousands of anti-military protesters took to the streets.
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80 Years Later, Orwell's "Burmese Days" Wins Award in Burma ...

80 Years Later, Orwell's "Burmese Days" Wins Award in Burma ... | Myanmar | Scoop.it
The Burmese Ministry of Information announced that a new translation of Orwell's 1934 novel 'Burmese Days' won the National Literary Award's informative literature award.
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