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Myanmar military plane crashes in Mandalay, 12 killed

A military plane has crashed near Myanmar’s second-biggest city of Mandalay, killing at least 12 people. The plane was flying from the capital, Naypyidaw, to the town of Pyin Oo Lwin on Thursday and was coming in to land when it crashed about 300 metres from a steel plant, the military-owned Myawaddy television station reported. […]

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Myanmar military shoot dead 7-year-old ‘as she ran into father’s arms’

A seven-year-old girl has been shot dead in Myanmar, becoming the youngest known victim in the crackdown following last month’s military coup. Khin Myo Chit was killed by police while she ran towards her father, during a raid on their home in the city of Mandalay. “They kicked the door to open it,” Khin’s 25-year […]

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Myanmar: Anti-coup protesters remain defiant as military violence continues

Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar maintained their dogged opposition to military rule on Sunday despite a rising death toll, with two more people killed. The country has been in turmoil since the military overthrew an elected government on February 1, bringing an end to 10 years of tentative democratic reform. One man was shot dead and […]

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Myanmar military resort to information blackout to contain growing decent

Myanmar military sealed off several areas in capital Yangon and imposed an information blackout in quest to contain decent. More than 200 people have been killed in protests since the military seized power in a February 1 coup, according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. Bachelet said the death toll could be […]

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Myanmar Coup: Security forces kill at least 18 protesters, hurt dozens

Myanmar witnessed it’s deadliest day of protests since the military junta ousted the democratically elected government of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. At least 18 people died and more than 30 were injured, according to the United Nations Human Rights Office. Images showed bodies lying in pools of blood on the streets, the injured […]

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Myanmar Coup: 1 woman shot, dozens injured, several detained as police intensify crackdown

One woman was shot, dozens were injured and several were detained as Myanmar’s security forces intensified crackdown against anti-coup protesters. On Saturday protests continued in cities across the country for the 27th straight day. In the main city of Yangon, crowds of protesters were advanced upon by police firing tear gas. Witnesses who spoke to […]

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Myanmar Military Coup: Thousands march day after death of two protesters

Thousands of people took part in marches to protest against military coup in Myanmar on Sunday, a day after the bloodiest day of police violence that killed two. Demonstrations and civil disobedience campaigns against the coup and the detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and others continued even though the military issued stern […]

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Myanmar Coup: At least two killed as police use live ammunition against protesters

At least two people were killed during anti-coup protests in Myanmar. Police fired tear gas, rubber and live ammunition to disperse demonstrators in Mandalay, local media and medical staff reported. Hundreds had gathered for a rally at a shipyard in Myanmar’s second largest city, Mandalay. Several were injured. “Twenty people were injured and two are […]

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Myanmar Military Coup: Anti-coup hackers target government websites, 495 arrested as protests continue

Myanmar military arrested nearly 500 individuals in relation to the growing protests and civil disobedience movement following the February 1 coup, as protesters return to the streets on Thursday following a massive demonstration on Wednesday. Some 495 individuals were arrested according to Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) who are tracking detentions over the past […]