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Electrical problems were to blame for a fire that reportedly killed 13 children at a mosque and religious school in Myanmar, authorities said Tuesday, even as the blaze stirred up suspicions of an attack on Muslims. Yangon regional fire chief Kyi Win...
As the Myanmar government urged calm, Muslim shops reportedly sat shuttered Monday in the capital of Yangon, a sign of continued unease after the re-eruption of deadly religious violence in the country. Riots in the central city of Meiktila,...
To end a year charged with change, Myanmar enjoyed yet another first: a public countdown to the New Year. Such gatherings were heavily restricted under the military government that once ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma. But as the country emerges...
World NowJournalists in Myanmar will no longer have to send their articles to a censorship board to be scrubbed of anything critical or sensitive before publication, a landmark step announced Monday toward lifting restrictions on the press. But reporters in the...
World NowYANGON, Myanmar -- At least 112 people have been killed and thousands of houses burned as ethnic and religious violence in western Myanmar intensifies, according to news reports and community activists, as the government struggled to restore order,...
World NowAt least three people were killed and hundreds of houses burned in a fresh wave of violence pitting Buddhists against Muslims in western Myanmar, news agencies reported Tuesday....
World NowIn a divided country wracked with ethnic violence and edging toward reform, one of the most stubborn battles may be a war of words: Is it Burma or is it Myanmar? After Suu Kyi toured Europe and Thailand, calling her country “Burma” as she...
World NowMyanmar's main opposition party, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, agreed Monday to end its weeklong boycott of parliament and swear an oath to a constitution it has resisted....
New Mexico: This year, New Mexicans mark 100 years of statehood. But much of the state's appeal stems from its human history that goes back much further. (In 2010, Santa Fe celebrated 400 years of cityhood.) Explore here: the adobe architecture and art...
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World NowThe people of Myanmar got their first taste of democracy in two decades Sunday when they elected popular opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to a seat in Parliament, according to her party, ushering in a new political era in the long-isolated Southeast...
World NowDemocracy election Myanmar: Pro-democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi elected Sunday in Myanmar by-election...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesAs I sat on a high ledge of the 734-year-old Mingalarzedi Temple, looking out over the hundreds of ancient temples around Bagan, I wondered how long it would take a visitor to see them all. Archaeologists say there once were about 5,000 temples, but...
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