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Myanmar: Country in Southeast Asia
Myanmar or Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a country in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is bordered by Bangladesh and India to its northwest, China to its northeast, Laos and Thailand to its east and southeast, and the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal to its south and southwest. With a size of 676,578 square kilometres, Myanmar is the largest of the Mainland Southeast Asian states by area. As of 2017, the population is about 54 million. Its capital city is Naypyidaw, and its largest city is Yangon (Rangoon). Myanmar has been a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1997.

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Myanmar: Karen minority demand troops leave area [Video]

Myanmar: Karen minority demand troops leave area

Myanmar's Karen community marches for justice after soldiers are accused of shooting dead a mother and stealing her jewellery.

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How COVID-19 Drew The Curtain Back On India's Inability To Provide Basic Public Health Services [Video]

How COVID-19 Drew The Curtain Back On India's Inability To Provide Basic Public Health Services

India is now third on the Johns Hopkins University tally of countries struggling with the novel coronavirus COVID-19, following the US and Brazil. Far from flattening the curve, CNN reports India's..

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UK sanctions Russians and Saudis under new human rights powers [Video]

UK sanctions Russians and Saudis under new human rights powers

The UK sanctions target alleged perpetrators in the killings of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, as well as others from Myanmar and North Korea. View on euronews

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Dominic Raab announces UK's first sanctions for human rights abuse [Video]

Dominic Raab announces UK's first sanctions for human rights abuse

The UK's first sanctions for human rights abuse will cover those involved in the deaths of the Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the systematic killings of the..

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Raab introduces sanctions against human right abusers [Video]

Raab introduces sanctions against human right abusers

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab introduces the UK's first sanctions regime that targets people who have committed the gravest human rights abuses. He mentions specifically those involved in the deaths..

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Myanmar jade mine disaster: More bodies found at landslide site [Video]

Myanmar jade mine disaster: More bodies found at landslide site

Rescuers retrieve 166 bodies but dozens more are feared dead after miners were swept away in a wave of mud.

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Myanmar: More than 160 killed in jade mine landslide [Video]

Myanmar: More than 160 killed in jade mine landslide

At least 50 also injured after miners 'smothered by a wave of mud' caused by heavy rain, officials say.

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Death toll in Myanmar landslide surges past 100 [Video]

Death toll in Myanmar landslide surges past 100

A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 100 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a pile of mine waste collapsed into a lake, triggering a wave of..

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Indonesian community praised for rescuing Rohingya refugee [Video]

Indonesian community praised for rescuing Rohingya refugee

Hundreds of thousands of largely Muslim Rohingya have been escaping from Myanmar since 2017.

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Toll rises to at least 162 in Myanmar jade mine landslide

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HPAKANT, Myanmar--At least 162 people were killed Thursday in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the worst in a series of deadly accidents at such sites in recent years that critics blame..
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From Pagodas in Myanmar to Shiva temple in Lao, how India is helping countries restore cultural heritage

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Myanmar jade mine landslide captured on video

Footage shows a wall of mud crashing into a lake at a jade mine in Myanmar, killing more than 100.
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Landslide in Myanmar jade mine kills at least 100

landslide in myanmar jade mine kills at least 100
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China supplying weapons to Arakan Army armed group to weaken India, Myanmar: Report

China is supplying funds and sophisticated weaponry to armed groups in Myanmar and the Naypyitaw-designated terrorist group, the Arakan Army, to have leverage over Myanmar and India, Licas News..
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Thousands flee western Myanmar as army plans ‘clearance operations’

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(Reuters) – Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state after a local administrator warned dozens of village leaders that the army planned “clearance operations”..
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The downfall of a meth syndicate laundering tens of millions of dollars of drug money through Thai gold shops, oil, and construction firms has cast rare light on the staggering scale of Asia's narco..
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Moscow: Rajnath Singh holds talks with Myanmar Military Chief

"Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh had a meeting with Myanmar's Military Chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in Moscow," RMO tweeted. On Wednesday, Singh attended the Victory Day Parade in Moscow..
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Myanmar barber truck cuts virus worries by going door-to-door

A Myanmar barbershop business is trimming costs and generating cash amid concerns about the coronavirus, offering a salon on wheels to cautious customers who want their cuts away from crowded places.
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Refusing to be silenced, some Myanmar journalists work from shadows

Hiding from Myanmar's police, journalist Aung Marm Oo refuses to conceal his anger with the civilian government led by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as his country prepares for an election later this..
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U.S. court asked to force Facebook to release Myanmar officials' data for genocide case

Lawyers bringing a case before the World Court accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority have asked a U.S. district court to order Facebook to release posts and communications..
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Eight countries, including India, ask UN Human Rights Commissioner to be responsible amid COVID-19 crisis

The joint letter was written by the permanent missions of India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam in Geneva to the OHCHR
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No discussion on RCEP during India-Australia virtual summit: MEA

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Myanmar court denies bail to Canadian preacher who defied virus ban

A Myanmar court on Wednesday denied bail to a Canadian Christian preacher who held church services in defiance of a ban on gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that led to infections in..
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Myanmar updates U.N. court on 'confidential' Rohingya measures

Myanmar has filed a report on its adherence to measures to protect its Rohingya Muslim minority imposed by the United Nations' highest court, but details of the document have not been published.
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Myanmar army accused of new atrocities in attack on Rakhine village

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Rohingya targeted in Malaysia as coronavirus stokes xenophobia

Eleyas, a Rohingya Muslim, fled to Malaysia six years ago, seeking a safe haven from persecution in Myanmar.
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'All my dreams are shattered': coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry

Zarchi Lwin pawned her only two gold bangles for $140 when the owner of the Myanmar factory where she sewed winter coats for British retailer Next Plc shut it down after orders dried up due to the..
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A Myanmar government spokesman on Friday dismissed allegations by the departing United Nations rights envoy that the military was committing fresh war crimes in Rakhine state as "biased", blaming..
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The departing U.N. human rights envoy for Myanmar said its military may be committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Rakhine and Chin states, where fighting between government troops and..
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A Myanmar preacher who posted a sermon online saying Christians were immune to the coronavirus will face charges along with three other people for organising services in defiance of a ban on mass..
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