400 Returned IDPs Facing Food Shortages in Kachin State

Aid groups appeal for help, say supplies will run out in weeks.

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Two Reuters Reporters Charged With Violating Official Secrets Act

Ko Wa Lone and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo plead not guilty; international press freedom groups call for charges to be dropped.

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New Yangon City Challenges Regional Govt Transparency

Can the Swiss Challenge model guarantee project transparency?

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Minister Rejects Fears of Debt Trap Over Chinese-Backed Port

U Thant Myint said Myanmar would not be overwhelmed by the financing of a deep-water port being built in Rakhine State, hoping to assuage public fears of a Chinese debt trap.


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Myanmar 2050

Experts from various fields address the country’s future, stating that social change needs to start now.

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Activists Drop Reference to ’88 Uprising in Bid for Party Recognition

U Ko Ko Gyi said the prospective party will try calling itself the People's Party, after the Union Election Commission rejected two earlier names that drew public rebuke.


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A Relaxing Staycation at the Shangri-La

Don’t have time to get away? Relax at a local luxury hotel with monsoon season package deals.

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Australian Doctor Plays Crucial Role in Thai Cave Rescue Mission: Paper

Richard Harris undertook the dangerous dive to reach the 12 trapped boys and their coach and gave the final approval on their health, clearing the way for Sunday's rescue attempt.


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ANALYSIS: China’s ‘Firefighter’ Vice President Avoids Flames of US Trade War

As the flames of a trade war between China and the US grow, one top Chinese leader has been conspicuous for not taking a public role in the dispute - Vice President Wang Qishan.


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Enhancing Partnership in Non-Traditional Security Issues in Mekong – Lancang Cooperation: Human Trafficking Issue in Myanmar by Prof. Dr. Khin Ma Ma Myo


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