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WWF publish list of 224 newly discovered species from greater Mekong region

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) conservation group has published a list of 224 newly discovered species from the greater Mekong region. They include a monkey with ghostly white circles around its eyes, frogs, newts and the only known succulent bamboo species, a WWF report says. Some of the world’s most endangered species in the area […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar ousted leader sentenced to four more years in prison

A court in Myanmar sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison, in the latest of a series of trials. She was convicted for the illegal possession and import of walkie-talkies and breaking Covid-19 rules. Ms Suu Kyi was first convicted in December, and given a reduced jail sentence of […]

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Myanmar military killed two charity workers, Save the Children says

International charity Save the Children has confirmed two of its staff members in Myanmar were killed in an attack it blames on the military. More than 35 bodies, including those of women and children, were found in eastern Kayah state, the charity says. It said troops had forced people from their cars, arresting some of […]

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Paing Takhon: Myanmar’s top personality sentenced to 3-year jail term for taking part in anti-coup protests

One of Myanmar’s most popular celebrities has been jailed for three years for taking part in mass protests that rocked Myanmar following a military coup last February. Paing Takhon, a model and actor with millions of fans, took part in anti-coup protests and had also been vocal in condemning the government online. Myanmar’s military seized […]

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‘Christmas Massacre’: At least 30 killed in eastern Myanmar military attack

At least 30 people, including women and children, were killed in the eastern Myanmar state of Kayah on Friday, according to the Karenni Human Rights Group, with two members of international humanitarian group Save the Children still missing. The “charred remains” were discovered and identified close to Hpruso Township in the state, which is also […]

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At least 100 people are feared missing after landslide at jade mine in Myanmar

As many as 100 people are feared missing after a landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar. Rescue teams are desperately searching for people in a nearby lake, with most victims believed to be illegal miners. One person is confirmed dead. The landslide occurred in the Hpakant area of northern Kachin state at 04:00 on […]

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Suspected air raid by Myanmar military forces in Magway region kills nine people

Bodies of at least nine people have been found in Myanmar’s central region following a suspected air raid by military forces, according to a news report, adding that most of the victims were civilians, including two children. Myanmar Now reported on Tuesday that the bodies were discovered by members of a search and rescue team […]

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Dozens of Rohingya refugees in the UK and US sue Facebook for $150 billion over Myanmar hate speech

Dozens of Rohingya refugees in the UK and US have sued Facebook, accusing the social media giant of allowing hate speech against them to spread. They are demanding more than $150 billion in compensation, claiming Facebook’s platforms promoted violence against the persecuted minority. An estimated 10,000 Rohingya Muslims were killed during a military crackdown in […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar court sentences ousted leader to four years jail

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to four years in prison, the first in a series of verdicts that could jail her for life. She was found guilty on charges of inciting dissent and breaking Covid rules under a natural disasters law. Ms Suu Kyi faces 11 charges in total, which have […]

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Myanmar: Military truck rams into crowd of protesters in capital Yangon

Several people have been injured after a military truck rammed into a crowd of protesters in Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon. Eyewitnesses told local media that the soldiers then opened fire on some fleeing protesters, and beat others. Since February’s coup, more than 1,200 people have been killed during protests and thousands more imprisoned. The military […]

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Myanmar military court sentences US journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in jail

A Myanmar military court has sentenced US journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in jail. Fenster was found guilty of breaching immigration law, unlawful association and encouraging dissent against the military. He was earlier this week slapped with two additional charges of sedition and terrorism, which carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. His trial […]

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Military coup forcefully removed Myanmar’s civilian president from office, threatened serious harm

Myanmar’s civilian president who was removed from office by the military, has testified that the generals tried to force him to relinquish power hours before the February 1 coup, warning him he could be seriously harmed if he refused, his attorney said. The first public comments from Win Myint since he was overthrown challenge the […]