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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Leads Martyrs' Day Ceremony – Bloomberg

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2018<br>Winning Photographs<p>Jashim Salam<p>Bangladesh<br>Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year<p><b>Displaced</b><p><i>“</i>Rohingya children watching an awareness film about …

Photography

Rights groups urges Myanmar to make amends for seized land

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s government should expedite restitution for past illegal confiscations of land, an international human rights group said Tuesday, detailing how previous land seizures there are still harming farmers under the civilian-led government of Aung San Suu Kyi.<p>A 33-page report …

Human Rights

Myanmar police focused interrogation on Rohingya story: Reuters journalist

YANGON (Reuters) - A Reuters reporter on trial in Myanmar said the police questioning after he and a colleague were arrested in December centered on their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, not on secret state documents they are accused of obtaining.<p>Wa Lone, 32, also said the police …

World News

Taste Test: Designer Waffles

Off The Grid: Waffles provide the perfect crusty and creviced vehicle for toppings that transcend the syrup bottle. Skip breakfast and indulge in …

Indianapolis

Yunnan to add more air routes to South, SE Asia

KUNMING - Southwest China's Yunnan province plans to add 25 new air routes to Southeast Asia and South Asia before 2020 as part of an initiative to …

China

Edmund Heller - Handwritten China journal, Vol. 4 of 5 | Smithsonian Digital Volunteers

One year after setting off with the American Museum of Natural History China Expedition, mammologist Edmund Heller remained a faithful diarist …

Smithsonian

Rosewood to Open a Hotel in Myanmar

It's a bold move in the luxury hotel chain's plan to expand across Southeast Asia.<p>For decades, the Southeast Asia hotel game was ruled by three luxury brands: Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula, and, of course, Aman. But new brand on the block, Rosewood, whose first hotel in the region opened last …

Hospitality

Myanmar: Charging of Reuters journalists a black day for press freedom

9 July 2018<p>Responding to today’s decision by a Yangon court to formally charge Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, with breaching the …

Freedom of the Press

China cultural center opened in Myanmar

The China Cultural Center was opened on Saturday in Yangon, Myanmar, aiming at promoting bilateral cooperation and culture exchange between the two …

China

The Local Tribes of Myanmar’s Kyaing Tong

Asia, Travel Stories Myanmar<p>Mar 9, 2018<p>Letters from Bagan<p>Watch the Sunsets and sunrises and learn about the unique attractions of Bagan, Myanmar. …

Asia

ONE Championship bout sees decision reversed after review

A pair of ONE Championship fighters just learned that even if if a fight goes to the scorecards, there’s still a way for it to be taken out of the …

MMA & UFC

Myanmar court to rule next week on whether to charge jailed Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar court will rule next week on whether to charge two Reuters reporters accused of obtaining secret documents, after prosecutors and defense lawyers delivered final arguments on Monday in the pre-trial phase of the landmark case.<p>The court in Yangon has been holding …

News

ONE Spirit of a Warrior Results: Sorgraw Beats Sana

ONE Championship’s Spirit of a Warrior will definitely be the story of the MMA bout between Aung La N Sang and Ken Hasegawa for the ONE Middleweight …

MMA & UFC

Yangon runway conflict followed forgotten A320 clearance

Investigators in Myanmar have disclosed that they were not informed about an air traffic control mix-up, which led to a serious landing incident at …

Airplanes

Aung La Nsang Determined to Maintain Perfect Yangon Record

Aung La Nsang has never lost a fight in Yangon. It’s the city he grew up in, went to school in, and eventually established himself as a two-division …

Martial Arts

In pictures: Yangon’s stunning heritage hotels

<b>YANGON is a city on the move. Ever since Myanmar opened up to tourists and international commerce, much of its colonial architecture, left by the</b> …

Asia Travel

‘Top Chef’ alum Mike Midgley’s Asparagus Rangoon recipe

Crafted by chef Mike Midgley (Midgley’s Public House, Stockton), these fried asparagus spears are just “too easy,” he says. This simple recipe was …

San Francisco Bay Area

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo named International Journalists of the Year in One World Media Awards

On Monday, imprisoned Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were named International Journalist of the Year at the One World Media Awards ceremony in London.<p>Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone arrives for the court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang<p>The One World Media …

Journalism

Why new heritage hotels in Yangon, Myanmar, are banking on Asian tourists – not Westerners – to survive

Next month the 74-room Yangon Excelsior – a renovation of the British colonial-era Steel Brothers company headquarters on Bo Sun Pat Street, Yangon – …

Asia

Myanmar officer in Reuters case broke police code by copying statements: lawyer

YANGON (Reuters) - A police witness in the case against two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets in Myanmar is "unreliable," the reporters' lawyer said on Monday, because he obtained testimony from previous witnesses, in violation of police code.<p>Prosecution witness Police Major Tin …

World News

SF Eats: Rangoon Ruby relocates, Oren's Hummus comes to SoMa, more

Civic Center, Embarcadero, SoMaMinced chicken taco. | Photo: TacoliciousIn this edition, several guest chefs team up to help raise funds for managers …

San Francisco Bay Area

Tsunami education vital to saving lives in Myanmar schools

<b>Jun 18, 2018</b><p>Photo: SEEDS Myanmar<p><i>“It was on December 26, 2004, when my friends heard a loud roar from the sea. Intrigued by the sound, they ran to the</i> …

Red Cross

Witness no-show as Reuters reporters mark six months in Myanmar detention

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar police investigator failed to show up at court on Tuesday to testify as a prosecution witness against two Reuters reporters who were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.<p>Police Captain Myo Lwin, one of the officers who escorted the two …

News

Our Absolute Best Recipes Using Crab Meat

Lump crab meat from your favorite market's seafood counter is the perfect ingredient to provide a touch of elegance and coastal flavor, all the …

Cooking

Preserving Public Space in Myanmar's Former Capital

Khin Khin Htay lives with her family in Yangon's sprawling northern outskirts. She recently traveled with her two young daughters by bus to a park in …

Urban Design

Reuters reporters say deprived of sleep during Myanmar probe

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters reporters accused in Myanmar of possessing secret documents were subjected to sleep deprivation and asked if they were "spies" during police interrogations, their lawyers suggested during questions posed to a police witness on Monday.<p>Cross-examining Police Captain …

World News

Business Class Breakfast on Singapore Airlines

This week’s Meal of the Week looks back on an excellent breakfast I had on Singapore Airlines flying in business class on an old 777-200 from …

Singapore Airlines

Crab Rangoon Style Everything Bagel Salmon Bites

These little bites are a healthier mash-up of crab Rangoon and a whopping everything bagel slathered in cream cheese and draped in smoked salmon. …

Food

Rangoon Ruby Burmese restaurants cited by state for underpaying hundreds of workers

SAN FRANCISCO — A popular Bay Area Burmese restaurant group and another local restaurant are facing steep fines for alleged wage theft violations …

San Francisco Bay Area