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3 September, 2018 5:08 AM Myanmar judge convicts two Reuters reporters in landmark secrets case

A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and sentenced them to seven years in prison, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress toward democracy in the Southeast Asian country. Yangon northern district judge Ye Lwin said Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, breached the colonial-era Official 98

27 August, 2018 11:39 AM Sushma Swaraj Meets Prosthetic Limb Users At Vietnam's 'Jaipur Foot' Camp

Sushma Swaraj praised the Indian diaspora in Vietnam for strengthening people to people connect between the two nations. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today inaugurated the 'Jaipur Foot' camp and met with 500 Vietnamese beneficiaries of the free India-made prosthetic limb. Ms Swaraj is in Vietnam on the first leg of her four-day two-nation 61

13 August, 2018 3:21 PM Over 60 Patients Evacuated On Stretchers After Fire In Myanmar Hospital

There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries from the blaze in Yangon General Hospital's cancer department, a fire department official said. A fire broke out in a hospital in Myanmar's largest city of Yangon late on Monday, forcing staff to evacuate patients on stretchers and in wheelchairs, rescuers said. There were no immediate reports of deaths 92

22 March, 2018 5:43 PM Indian billiards players qualify for knockouts at Asian Championship

Yangon, Myanmar: All four Indian cueists, including multiple-time world champion Pankaj Advani, on Thursday qualified for the knockout stage at the Asian Billiards Championship here. Advani will be up against home favourite Aung Htay, while Dhvaj Haria, who gained top billing, faces Singapore's Peter Gilchrist in the quarterfinals. In the other half of the draw, B Bhaskar 40

1 February, 2018 6:09 AM Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's lakeside villa

The Myanmar leader was away from her home at the time of the incident A petrol bomb was thrown at the lakeside Yangon compound of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday while she was away from her home, a government spokesman said. "It was a petrol bomb," spokesman Zaw Htay confirmed to AFP, without giving further details on a possible motive 53

12 January, 2018 1:17 AM Strong 6.0 quake hits central Myanmar: USGS

YANGON: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit a remote region of central Myanmar early on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The shallow quake struck at a depth of 10 km (six miles) some 40 km (24 miles) west of the town of Phyu and 176 km (110 miles) northwest of Yangon. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, said Phyu regional 84

27 November, 2017 7:10 AM Pope begins Myanmar trip in shadow of Rohingya crisis

Only about 700,000 of Myanmar's 51 million people are Roman Catholic. Thousands of them have travelled by train and bus to Yangon, the country's main city, to catch a glimpse of the Pope. Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the world's most prominent Christian to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the United States 96

24 November, 2017 7:20 PM India sends relief material for displaced persons in Myanmar's Rakhine State

An Indian Air Force aircraft with relief material for distribution among the displaced persons in Myanmar's restive Rakhine State landed in Yangon on Friday.  New Delhi: An Indian Air Force aircraft with relief material for distribution among the displaced persons in Myanmar's restive Rakhine State landed in Yangon on Friday. "With best wishes from the people 106

14 November, 2017 6:38 PM Already qualified for Asian Cup, India hold Myanmar 2-2 draw

With today's draw, India are on the top of the group with 13 points from five matches. Myanmar are placed second with five points from four matches. Margao: Already through to the main tournament, India played out a 2-2 draw against Myanmar in the return-leg match of the AFC Asian Cup qualifying Group A match today. The home side came back twice in the match 58

29 October, 2017 4:34 PM Despite Rohingya crisis, thousands march in support of military

Thousands of people have marched in support of Myanmar's military in the city of Yangon, although it has come under criticism from the international community for its ongoing crackdown against the Muslim-majority Rohingya. Thousands of people have marched in support of Myanmar's military in the city of Yangon, although it has come under criticism from the international 24