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    Myanmar junta to free 23,000 prisoners marking Buddhist New Year

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 05:43pm on April 17, 2021

    The junta is planning to release more than 23,000 prisoners nationwide, an official said on Saturday, even as the military continues to detain and issue...

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    Myanmar junta leader to join ASEAN summit in Jakarta

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 04:45pm on April 17, 2021

    Junta leader General Min Aung Hlaing is set to join Southeast Asian leaders at a special summit in Jakarta next week, the Thai foreign ministry...

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    Myanmar’s ousted MPs form shadow government

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 07:12pm on April 16, 2021

    A ‘parliament’ working in hiding to oust Myanmar’s junta from power announced a new shadow government Friday, with deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi at...

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    Myanmar junta shoots at protesting medical workers

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:17am on April 16, 2021

    Myanmar’s military opened fire on protesting healthcare workers Thursday, killing at least one bystander as the demonstrators fled for safety to a nearby mosque. The...

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    Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 03:40pm on April 12, 2021

    Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with a fresh criminal charge on Monday, as the junta’s tough crackdown on dissent rolls...

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    Myanmar fight internet shutdown with underground newsletter

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 02:48pm on April 11, 2021

    Myanmar youth are fighting the junta’s internet shutdown and information suppression with an explosive underground printed newsletter they are secretly distributing across communities...

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    Myanmar’s civilian toll tops 700

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 02:28pm on April 11, 2021

    A security guard was wounded in a bomb blast outside a military-owned bank in Myanmar’s second-biggest city Sunday morning, as the civilian death toll from...

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    Over 80 killed in Myanmar crackdown

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 09:01pm on April 10, 2021

    Reports emerged Saturday of more than 80 killed in the latest bloodletting by Myanmar’s military, as the country’s own ambassador to the United Nations called...

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    Myanmar UN envoy urges action against military

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 07:30pm on April 10, 2021

    Myanmar’s own ambassador to the United Nations has urged ‘strong action’ against the junta, as reports emerged of scores killed in the military’s latest crackdown...

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    Myanmar actor held as junta hunts 120 celebrities

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 03:38pm on April 08, 2021

    A leading Myanmar actor, singer and model who has backed the country’s anti-coup protests was arrested on Thursday, his sister said, as the junta hunts...

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