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Agence France-Presse . Yangon

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    Suu Kyi’s party slapped down in by-elections

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:45am on November 05, 2018

    The party of Myanmar’s embattled head of state Aung San Suu Kyi said Sunday they were defeated in six constituencies in a national by-election, showing...

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    Six dead in fire at Rohingya camp in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    Six Rohingya were killed early Friday after a blaze tore through an overcrowded camp for the persecuted minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the local fire...

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    Myanmar arrests three journalists over report on Suu Kyi protege

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:36am on October 11, 2018

    Myanmar police Wednesday arrested three journalists after their paper criticised the financial management of Yangon’s government, which is overseen by a protege of leader Aung...

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    Myanmar not willing to probe Rohingya abuse

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on October 10, 2018

    Myanmar is ‘unable and unwilling’ to investigate its abuses against Rohingya Muslims, a UN rights envoy has said, bolstering calls for the country’s generals to...

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    Ex-columnist jailed for abusive posts about Suu Kyi

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for ‘abusive’ Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court...

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    Rally for jailed Reuters reporters in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:43am on September 17, 2018

    Several dozen people rallied in central Yangon on Sunday against the jailing of two Reuters journalists, lamenting the shrinking space for free expression in Myanmar...

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    Dozens of inmates escape in Myanmar jail break

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:31am on September 17, 2018

    Myanmar police are hunting dozens of escaped inmates who hijacked a delivery truck and smashed through the gates of their jail in a daring prison...

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    Myanmar gives UN teams access to Rakhine

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 06:54pm on September 12, 2018

    The UN began work Wednesday inside Myanmar's violence-torn northern Rakhine state, the first time its agencies have been granted permission to operate there since more...

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    Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar secrets case

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on September 04, 2018

    Two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar’s state secrets law while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims were jailed for seven years Monday, fuelling...

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    Myanmar seizes empty, abandoned ship

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:19am on September 02, 2018

    A stranded vessel empty of crew and goods that was found in Myanmar’s waters this week was being towed by a ship with 13 Indonesian...

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