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Suu Kyi says Myanmar army admission on killings a positive step

YANGON - Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday it was "positive" that the country's military was taking responsibility for the …

Asia

Strong 6.0 quake hits central Myanmar, USGS says, no reports of damage

YANGON - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit a remote region of central Myanmar early on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) …

Earthquakes

Several quakes rattle Myanmar's largest city, no damage seen

Several earthquakes caused some panic in Myanmar's largest city early Friday, but no serious injuries or major damage has yet been reported.<p>Residents …

Earthquakes

Myanmar hotels win Asean tourism awards

Ten hotels across Myanmar won Asean Tourism Awards, according to an announcement from the Director of Hotels and Tourism of the Ministry of Hotels …

Travel

Myanmar says two Reuters journalists remanded in custody

YANGON - The two Reuters journalists who were detained in Myanmar on 12 December have appeared in court and been remanded in custody, a police …

Asia

Myanmar's child monks become royalty for a day

Relatives assist a novice-to-be monk wearing an elaborate costume before he joins a parade through town during a ceremony that sees them being …

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6 700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence

A newly arrived Rohingya family settles in at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement on November 23, …

News (South Africa)

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

File: Earlier this month the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said the military-led crackdown appeared to …

News (South Africa)

Dream World Lighting Festival held in Myanmar

People visit the Dream World Lighting Festival at the People's Park in Yangon, Myanmar, Dec. 7, 2017. (Xinhua/U Aung)<p>The Dream World Lighting …

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The Politics Of Myanmar's Changing Tea Culture

Pulling low wooden stools out from under a short square table, a group of longyi-clad men sit down at an open-air tea shop in downtown Yangon, Myanmar. One man makes a <i>kiss-kiss</i> noise and calls out an order to the young waiter. Moments later, porcelain teacups filled with steaming <i>laphet yay</i> — sweet …

Culture

These Mesmerizing Pics Of The Last Supermoon Of 2017 From Around The World Are A Sight To Behold

The supermoon, is a new or full moon that appears bigger to the human eye because it’s the closest distance it could get to Earth during a given …

Supermoon

1965 Ford Mustang GT

This 1965 Ford Mustang GT Coupe is finished in Rangoon Red and powered by a 289ci A-code V8 paired with a rebuilt green-dot C4 automatic …

Sports Cars

Pope Francis visits Myanmar and Bangladesh – in pictures

Pope Francis visits Myanmar, a country facing global condemnation over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims, and travels on to its neighbour

Christianity

The Latest: Vatican denies pope has lost moral authority

YANGON, Myanmar – The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Myanmar (all times local):<p>9 p.m.<p>The Vatican is denying that Pope Francis has lost his moral authority after he declined to publicly call out Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.<p>Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said critics are allowed to opine …

World News

Pope heads to Bangladesh with Rohingya crisis looming large

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Myanmar on Thursday with a Mass for young people before heading to neighboring Bangladesh where the Muslim Rohingya refugee crisis was expected to take center stage.<p>Francis has so far refrained from speaking out about Asia's worst …

World News

Jesus maps the path to peace, reconciliation, pope says

YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) -- Jesus' love "is like a spiritual GPS" that guides people past the everyday obstacles of fear and pride and allows them to …

Pope urges forgiveness as he avoids term 'Rohingya' again

Leading mass in Myanmar's commercial capital, the Pontiff once again opted not to use the term "Rohingya" Muslims on the advice of his Catholic …

Rakhine State

Pope preaches forgiveness in first public Mass in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Pope Francis urged Myanmar's long-suffering people to resist the temptation to exact revenge for the hurt they have endured, preaching a message of forgiveness Wednesday to a huge crowd in his first public Mass in the predominantly Buddhist nation.<p>Local authorities estimated …

Asia

Pope Francis preaches forgiveness as 1.5 lakh people turn up for his first public Mass in Myanmar

<b>Yangon:</b> Pope Francis urged Myanmar's long-suffering people to resist the temptation to exact revenge for the hurt they have endured, preaching a …

Christianity

Pope holds first mass in Myanmar

The Pope celebrated his first mass in Myanmar.<p>Around 150,000 attended the religious ceremony in Yangon on Wednesday.<p>The Catholic community make up just one per cent of the predominantly Buddhist population.<p>More news on euronews.com

Myanmar

Pope Francis urges Myanmar's ethnic minorities to turn the other cheek

Pope Francis preached a message of forgiveness to a huge crowd in his first public Mass in Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist nation. He urged the …

Christianity

Vatican defends pope's avoidance of term 'Rohingya' in Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) - The Vatican on Wednesday defended Pope Francis's decision not to use the word "Rohingya" in public during his visit to Myanmar, saying his moral authority was unblemished and that his mere presence drew attention to the refugee crisis.<p>But at a news conference, the Holy See's …

World News

Pope preaches forgiveness in first public Mass at Myanmar

Pope Francis urged Myanmar’s long-suffering people to resist the temptation to exact revenge for the hurt they have endured, preaching a message of …

India News

Pope lands in Burma ahead of meeting with general blamed for Rohingya exodus

Pope Francis arrived in mainly Buddhist Burma on Monday where he was set to meet army chief Min Aung Hlaing, the man accused of overseeing a brutal campaign to drive out the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.<p>The 80-year-old pontiff, the first to travel to what is now known as Myanmar, was welcomed …

Asia

Despite Yangon’s heat, crowds give eager welcome to Pope Francis

Bishop of Rome resting for day after 10-hour flight from Rome<p>Pope Francis arrived on Monday in Myanmar for the first papal visit to the country. He …

Christianity

Catholics from across Myanmar in Yangon for Pope Francis' arrival

(Vatican Radio) <b>Pope Francis</b> arrived on Monday in Yangon, where he was <b>greeted by Myanmar’s political and religious authorities</b>, as well as by crowds …

Christianity

Pope meets Myanmar's military chief amid Rohingya crisis

Pope Francis's waves from his car after arriving in Yangon, Myanmar November 27, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Stringer<p>YANGON – Pope Francis held talks on …

Asia

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

YANGON: Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar on Monday (Nov 27) at the start of a highly sensitive four-day trip to a country facing global condemnation …

Asia

Myanmar welcomes Pope Francis on Apostolic Visit

(Vatican Radio) The people of <b>Myanmar</b> welcomed <b>Pope Francis</b> to Yangon on Monday afternoon, although a first glance around the cities of <b>Yangon</b> and the …

Christianity

Yangon scholars optimistic over China-Myanmar economic corridor plan - Xinhua

by Zhuang Beining, Lu Shuqun<p>YANGON, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Scholars of China and Myanmar are optimistic over the prospect of a tentative plan of …

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