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U.N. council still short of agreement on Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Security Council ambassadors failed to agree on Wednesday on a statement deploring Myanmar's crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators, and sent it to capitals for a decision on one key phrase.

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Thailand says will not take action against Myanmar

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's army-appointed government will take no action against Myanmar's junta for its bloody crackdown on democracy protests as it lacks the moral authority, Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont said on Saturday.

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China rejects sanctions as U.N. Myanmar envoy ends talks

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United Nations envoy on Myanmar concluded talks with China on Thursday, with no indication Beijing had agreed to exert tougher pressure on the junta that runs the troubled Southeast Asian nation.

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Myanmar monks march again, U.N. envoy due back

YANGON (Reuters) - Buddhist monks in Myanmar staged a protest march on Wednesday, their first since troops crushed a pro-democracy uprising a month ago, as U.N. special envoy Ibrahim Gambari prepared a return visit to the former Burma.

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U.N. envoy positive on Myanmar trip, West doubtful

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. special envoy Ibrahim Gambari gave an upbeat report on Tuesday on his recent trip to promote democracy in Myanmar but Western ambassadors voiced doubts about the junta's will to cooperate with him.

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U.N. envoy positive on Myanmar trip, West doubtful

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. special envoy Ibrahim Gambari gave a largely positive report on Tuesday of his recent trip to Myanmar but Western ambassadors expressed doubts about the junta's sincerity in cooperating with him.

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U.N. official sees Myanmar hope if pressure kept up

GENEVA (Reuters) - There is a good chance of democratic change in Myanmar if the outside world keeps up pressure on its military rulers, a United Nations human rights investigator said on Wednesday.

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Country is viable for oil palm cultivation

SCOUTING for ideal oil palm plantation land in the Asean region can be rather daunting for upcoming player Astral Asia Bhd (AAB).

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Tales from Poppy Land

A former journalist and his wife have started a school for children in Kokang, Myanmar.

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Myanmar-China pipelines yet to be approved - official

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is still considering a plan to build gas and oil pipelines from army-ruled Myanmar to its southwestern province of Yunnan, a senior provincial official said on Thursday, defending economic ties with the former Burma.