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4 May 2018 | 3:28 PM

Myanmar jade mine slag heap collapse kills at least 14

YANGON (Reuters) - A jade mine slag heap collapsed in northern Myanmar on Friday, killing at least 14 people, rescue officials said, the latest in a series of disasters to hit the largely unregulated gem industry.

3 May 2018 | 9:40 PM

Myanmar journalists say government failing to protect press freedom - survey

YANGON (Reuters) - Journalists in Myanmar believe their government is failing to defend media freedom despite the transition from harsh military rule to an elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a survey published to mark World Press Freedom Day on Thursday.

29 Apr 2018 | 9:59 PM

Myanmar policeman who testified Reuters reporters were framed is sentenced to prison - police

YANGON (Reuters) - A police officer who testified that police framed two Reuters reporters has been sentenced to an undisclosed prison term for violating Myanmar's Police Disciplinary Act, a police spokesman told Reuters on Sunday, without elaborating.

28 Apr 2018 | 2:02 PM

Dozens hospitalised as Myanmar battles week-long landfill fire

YANGON (Reuters) - Firefighters in Myanmar scrambled to put out a fire in a massive garbage dump on the edge of its largest city, Yangon, as foul-smelling smoke from the burning trash that injured dozens extended into its second week on Saturday.

26 Apr 2018 | 11:45 PM

Myanmar activists urge president to release jailed Reuters journalists

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar civil groups signed an open letter to the country's president on Thursday, urging him to immediately release two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret government papers and police officers involved in what it called an "obviously an unreasonable case".

21 Apr 2018 | 9:43 PM

Family of Myanmar policeman who described sting on Reuters reporters evicted - family

YANGON (Reuters) - The family of a Myanmar policeman who told a court how police planted secret documents on Reuters reporters to "entrap" them was evicted from police housing in the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday, less than 24 hours after his testimony, family members said.

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4 Apr 2018 | 6:46 PM

Lawyers for Reuters reporters argue for Myanmar court to dismiss case

YANGON (Reuters) - Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar asked a judge on Wednesday to dismiss the case against them, arguing there was insufficient evidence to support charges of obtaining secret government papers.

22 Mar 2018 | 6:37 PM

Meditation and law - The Suu Kyi loyalist tipped for Myanmar presidency

YANGON (Reuters) - Win Myint, the long-serving member of Myanmar's ruling party who is expected to become the country's next president within days, is described by colleagues as a skilled political operator with a crucial quality - loyalty to de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

14 Mar 2018 | 9:33 PM

Myanmar says it has verified fewer than 400 Rohingya for repatriation

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has only been able to verify 374 Rohingya Muslim refugees for possible repatriation from Bangladesh, officials said on Wednesday, blaming their neighbour for not providing the correct information about the refugees.