Beijing Winning Pollution Battle as Other Chinese Cities Fall Behind

As Beijing reported big improvements in air quality last year, nationwide gains were much more muted as industrial activity shifted away from the capital.

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Govt Hides Rohingya Landmine Incidents on Intl Stage, but Devices Continue to Be Used at Home 

Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor claims both Myanmar military and ethnic groups are still using the deadly devices

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Security Officials, Villagers Executed 10 ARSA-Linked Rohingya: Army

Team says those responsible for killings late last year will be prosecuted

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Detained Reuters Reporters Ask for Bail on “Trumped Up” Charge

Lawyers for Ko Wa Lone and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo asked that the Reuters reporters be released on bail during their second court appearance since their arrest on Dec. 12.

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Named ‘World’s Biggest Backslider in Press Freedom’: CPJ

The Committee to Protect Journalists named the state counselor to the “press oppressor awards” along with other world leaders including US President Donald Trump.

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Irrawaddy Regional Parliament to Appoint New Chief Minister

Emergency meeting scheduled after NLD veteran Mahn Johnny resigns for health reasons.

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Journalists Barred from Court in High-profile Firearms Case

Journalists were shut out of the court compound though they had registered and were given admission cards to cover U Phyo Ko Ko Tint San’s trial in Yangon.

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Five Civilians Injured in Shan State Landmine Blasts

The five men were collecting firewood near a village abandoned to armed fighting in late 2016 when the accidents occurred, a local priest said.

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From The Irrawaddy

Japanese Astronaut Apologizes for ‘Fake News’ of Height Increase

In the wake of a media flurry, Norishige Kanai retracted a claim that he had grown 9 cm while on a mission to the International Space Station.

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