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Moderate quake shakes central Myanmar

A moderate earthquake has shaken central Myanmar near the Indian border. The US Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 5.7 and struck at a depth of 68.4 kilometres.

Myanmar's meteorolog

Suu Kyi returns from triumphant European tour


Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has returned home after a triumphant tour of Europe, where she won enthusiastic support for her role in Myanmar's democratic transition and was celebrated like a hea

UN 'begins evacuation' from unrest-hit Myanmar state


The United Nations on Monday said it had begun evacuating staff from its base in western Myanmar where fierce sectarian unrest has seen deadly clashes between Muslims and Buddhists.

Ashok Nigam, UN r

Emergency rule in Myanmar unrest-hit state: Official media


Myanmar official media on Sunday announced a state of emergency in its western Rakhine state amid fears of further unrest following an eruption of deadly sectarian violence.

State media reported the

Mob attack kills many in Myanmar: Govt official

At least nine people were killed by ethnic Rakhine residents in western Myanmar on Sunday, an official said, in an apparent sectarian attack in a region affected by simmering religious tensions.


Myanmar to buy electricity from China

Myanmar will buy back 100 megawatts of electricity from China, a major investor in the country's hydropower projects and receives bulk of the power generated from these plants.

The move will help mit

British PM meets Aung San Suu Kyi


British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday met Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi during the first visit by a Western leader to the military-dominated country in decades.

Cameron enter

Suu Kyi to take seat in Myanmar parliament on April 23


Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will take her seat in parliament for the first time on April 23, her party said on Monday, following her milestone election to political office.

The veteran

Suu Kyi says Myanmar on cusp of 'new era'


Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday hailed a 'new era' for Myanmar and called for a show of political unity after her party claimed victory in elections seen as a test of budding reforms.

Myanmar starts new currency regime

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Myanmar on Monday began a managed flotation of its currency, overhauling its complex exchange rate system in the new government's most radical economic reform yet.

The central bank set a reference ra

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