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Burma president seeks new ministry for Suu Kyi

09-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:01 AM

Myanmar’s president has urged the creation of a new ministry for Ms Aung San Suu Kyi’s state adviser position, a move that will deepen her influence and likely [...]
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Landslide of Jade Mining Waste Kills at Least 13 in Burma

09-May-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:01 AM

At least 13 people have been killed by a landslide of jade mining waste in northern Myanmar, a hospital said Friday. More people may still be buried under the waste. The [...]
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14 dead, dozens missing after Burma landslide

09-May-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:01 AM

At least 14 people have been confirmed dead and dozens are feared missing after a landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar’s restive Kachin State. A local police officer [...]
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Warehouse Blast Hits China-Burma Border

09-May-2016 Intellasia | English.cri.cn | 6:01 AM

Two were killed and over 50 injured after an explosion hit a warehouse at Myanmar’s Mongla that borders southwest China’s Yunnan Province, on Saturday morning. [...]
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Burma to scrap protest permits

09-May-2016 Intellasia | Nation Multimedia | 6:01 AM

A new peaceful assembly and procession bill, allowing demonstrators to protest without a permit, was submitted to the Upper House on May 5. “It has been drafted in [...]
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Burma anti-Muslim activist arrested for ‘provocative’ Facebook post about Suu Kyi

07-May-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Peace and Diversity Party chair Nay Myo Wai could face three years in jail and a fine for his post about the country’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. A head of a [...]
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Saudis Raise Oil Pricing for Asia by Most Since April Last Year

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Saudi Arabia raised its pricing for June oil sales to Asia by the most since April 2015, a sign that the world’s biggest crude exporter expects demand to recover as the [...]
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Burma Armed Ethnic Groups Talk Peace With government’s New Mediator

Burma Armed Ethnic Groups Talk Peace With government’s New Mediator

07-May-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Eight armed ethnic groups met informally with the Myanmar government’s new peace envoy on Wednesday in Yangon to discuss how to advance peace and reform the Union Peace [...]
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Burma’s new president leaves for Laos on first foreign trip

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s new President U Htin Kyaw left here on Friday for a one-day goodwill visit to Laos, his first foreign trip after the new government took office on April 1. At [...]
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Vietnam asks Japan for vessels to strengthen coast guard

Vietnam asks Japan for vessels to strengthen coast guard

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has asked Japan to provide vessels to strengthen its coast guard, a Japanese official said on Thursday, in the latest sign of growing ties among the states locked in [...]
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Asian futures outside Japan tip losses as traders await payrolls

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Most Asian index futures tracked a pullback in US shares, while contracts on Japanese stocks were mixed after the yen weakened during the Tokyo market’s three-day [...]
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Japan tries to enlist Laos into S. China Sea dispute

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Visiting Japanese Foreign minister Fumio Kishida held talks with Lao prime minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Thursday and conveyed Tokyo’s desire to work closely with [...]
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Burma’s budding democracy

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

What am I doing out of the country a few days before our election? I thought it would be a good idea to step back from the heat of our election campaign. It would be good to [...]
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How El Nino Is Affecting the Upland Areas of Burma

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Global Voices | 6:00 AM

Shan State’s upland areas are typically cooler than the arid regions of central and lower Myanmar, although this year, much like the rest of the country, it has [...]
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Burma OKs import of thousands of cars

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

A new government-led supervisory committee has released around 14,000 cars that had been held at Myanmar’s borders after an informal ban on vehicle imports was imposed [...]
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