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Former president resigns as chief of Burma opposition party

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Former Myanmar President Thein Sein has stepped down from his position as chair of the opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party, it was learned Tuesday. The former [...]
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Burma, India must learn from China

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Deccan Herald | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to China has highlighted again the complex nature of relations between the two countries. This was Suu [...]
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Burma Coffee Will Hit Whole Foods As an Economic Opening Continues

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

Poor diplomatic relations between the US and Myanmar had made traders cautious, until recently. Two shipments of coffee beans from Myanmar arrived in the United States this [...]
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Activist Hit by Truck Owned by Chinese Copper Mine Company in Burma

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

A leading local activist said Tuesday that he and others were deliberately hit by a truck owned by a Chinese company that operates the controversial Letpadaung copper mine in [...]
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Ambassador downplays Vietnamese concerns over US election

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Washington Blade | 6:00 AM

US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius on Monday downplayed concerns in the Southeast Asian country over the potential outcome of the US election. “For 240 years [...]
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Burma’s peacock: a national symbol dying off in the wild

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Embraced by kings and freedom fighters alike, Myanmar’s peacocks have long been a national symbol of pride and resistance – but they are becoming ever harder to [...]
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Burma names Kofi Annan to head panel on Rohingya Muslims

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s government has set up an advisory panel headed by former UN Secretary general Kofi Annan to find “lasting solutions” to the conflict in Rakhine [...]
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‘Won’t allow anti-India insurgency in Burma’

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | New Indian Express | 6:00 AM

Myanmar on Monday assured External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj that it would not allow any insurgent groups to use its territory against India. Sushma was on her first [...]
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Burma’s Experiment

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Yangon is suddenly a city of phablets. Nowhere in Asia, let alone Europe, have I seen so many supersized smartphones in public spaces, and with such egalitarian appeal: [...]
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Burma man indicted for insulting military under controversial law

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A court in Myanmar indicted a man on Monday for insulting the military chief and former president on social media, under a controversial telecommunications law that activists [...]
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Burma denies gun battle between Indian Army, Naga rebels

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Agencies | 6:00 AM

Myanmar military authorities have denied that there was a recent exchange of gunfire on its soil between the Indian army and the outlawed National Socialist Council of [...]
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Vietnam protest over council flag request

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Heraldsun | 6:00 AM

A CITY council is under pressure from Vietnamese and Australian authorities not to fly a political flag. A push for the City of Yarra to fly the non-communist flag risked [...]
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Burma coffee to hit Whole Foods as economic opening continues

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Two shipments of coffee beans from Myanmar arrived in the United States this month, the first commercial-scale imports in over 15 years and the fruits of a US government [...]
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Earthquake hits India-Burma border, tremors felt in Assam

Earthquake hits India-Burma border, tremors felt in Assam

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale jolted Myanmar and Bangladesh on Tuesday morning. According to ANI, the earthquake hit India-Myanmar border region as well. [...]
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Burma records $1.5b trade deficit in first four months

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s total trade volume has fallen by almost $700 million in the first four months of this fiscal year compared to the same period last year, according to Ministry [...]
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