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Burma ambassador's questionable past
Burma ambassador's questionable past
A Mail & Guardian investigation has raised serious concerns about the past life of Burma's ambassador to South Africa, Myint Naung.
Forces intensify Burma crackdown
Forces intensify Burma crackdown
Troops cleared protesters from the streets of central Yangon on Thursday, giving them 10 minutes to leave or be shot as the Burma junta intensified...
Burma's junta sets timetable for polls
Burma's junta sets timetable for polls
Burma's military junta unveiled a timetable for the country's first elections in two decades, but it was unclear on Sunday if detained opposition...
Burma junta to hold elections in 2010
Burma junta to hold elections in 2010
Burma's military government will hold a referendum on a new constitution in May this year followed by multiparty elections in 2010, the first in...
Burma defiant on 60th anniversary of independence
Burma defiant on 60th anniversary of independence
Military-run Burma put on a show of defiance on Friday on the 60th anniversary of independence from Britain amid global pressure for reform...
Burma junta takes soldiers off Yangon streets
Burma junta takes soldiers off Yangon streets
The Burma junta reduced security in Yangon sharply on Sunday, apparently confident it would face no further mass protests against military rule,...
UN envoy flies into Burma maelstrom
UN envoy flies into Burma maelstrom
United Nations envoy Ibrahim Gambari flew to Burma on Saturday carrying worldwide hopes he can persuade its ruling generals to use negotiations...
Burmese troops pound dissenters
Burmese troops pound dissenters
Burmese troops pounded dissenters on Friday by swiftly breaking up street gatherings, occupying key Buddhist monasteries and cutting public...
Burma crackdown draws outrage, protests
Burma crackdown draws outrage, protests
Fuelled by "revulsion" at Burma's violent crackdown on popular protests against military rule, South-east Asia rounded on the generals on Friday...
Riot police charge Yangon crowd
Riot police charge Yangon crowd
Burma riot police charged a chanting crowd of more than 1 000 protesters after they pelted soldiers with rocks and water bottles in central...
Junta raids Burma monasteries
Junta raids Burma monasteries
Burma's generals launched pre-dawn raids on rebellious monasteries on Thursday in their crackdown on the biggest anti-junta protests in 20 years,...
Troops fire shots to disperse crowds
Troops fire shots to disperse crowds
Troops fired shots over the heads of a large crowd in central Yangon on Wednesday, sending people scurrying for cover as a crackdown intensified...

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