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Lethwei martial arts exponent Tun Tun Min listening to his trainer before his bout against his competitor , US national Cyrus "Black Dynamite" Washington, at the Thein Phyu boxing stadium in Yangon. © Foreigners drawn to Myanmar's bone-crunching kickboxing A roar erupted at the Yangon ring as the home champion ploughed a right hook into his American opponent's face, crumpling him to the canvas in the opening round of the bone-crunching kickboxing bout.
25 декабря 2015
Suu Kyi's party wins historic Myanmar polls Aung San Suu Kyi's party secured a landslide election victory in Myanmar, propelling the pro-democracy movement to power after a 25-year struggle against authoritarian rule.
13 ноября 2015
US concerned by 'far from perfect' Myanmar vote The United States welcomed Myanmar's landmark election, but warned of "important structural and systemic impediments" to full democratization in the Southeast Asian nation after decades of military rule.
09 ноября 2015
Suu Kyi eyes historic win in Myanmar elections Myanmar's boisterous election campaign draws to a close Friday, two days before milestone polls that could finally propel Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party to power after a decades-long struggle against the military.
06 ноября 2015
Screenshot from Prikluchenie (Adventure). Photo courtesy of cinemas-asie.com Torebayev's Adventure competes at French film festival Kazakhstani film director Nariman Torebayev is presenting his 'free interpretation' of Dostoevsky’s White Nights under the title Prikluchenie (Adventure) at the Vesoul international film festival of Asian Cinema’s (FICA) in France.
13 февраля 2015
Obama to press reform progress on Myanmar visit Fears that Myanmar's reforms are stagnating are in the spotlight as it hosts Barack Obama during major regional summits showcasing the country's giddying transition.
13 ноября 2014
Obama calls for 'inclusive' vote process in Myanmar: W.House US President Barack Obama has called for an "inclusive and credible" elections process next year in Myanmar.
31 октября 2014
Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen seeks apology before returning crown A Myanmar beauty queen dethroned for alleged misconduct said she would only return her crown if South Korean pageant organisers apologised
02 сентября 2014
©Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom Myanmar makes $2.3mn heroin bust in 'Golden Triangle' Myanmar authorities have seized 140 kilograms (310 lbs) of heroin packed into blocks and hidden in a car in the notorious "Golden Triangle" area near the Thai border, police said.
31 июля 2014
UN warns of health crisis brewing in west Myanmar More than 800,000 people lack adequate healthcare in strife-torn western Myanmar after aid workers fled the region, the UN has warned, with children deprived of life-saving treatment.
04 апреля 2014
Myanmar carrier to boost international routes with lease deal Myanmar's national carrier on Tuesday signed a deal to lease 10 Boeing aircraft worth nearly $1 billion that will ply international routes in a bid to tap booming tourism as the once-reclusive country opens up to the world.
11 февраля 2014
Indonesia jails mastermind of Myanmar embassy bomb plot An Indonesian court Tuesday jailed the mastermind of an Islamic extremist plot to bomb the Myanmar embassy for seven-and-a-half years, but the militant pledged to "continue fighting the enemies of Islam".
21 января 2014
I'm no saint or icon, says Myanmar's Suu Kyi Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday insisted she was no saint and no icon, saying she disliked the titles and had always seen herself as an honest politician.
28 ноября 2013
Don't ignore Myanmar politics, Suu Kyi tells EU investors Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday told a European Union business forum that investors should not ignore the country's political challenges as it heads towards crucial 2015 elections.
15 ноября 2013
Lost kingdom: Myanmar's forgotten royals In a modest Yangon apartment, the granddaughter of Myanmar's last king lives poor and unrecognised by her neighbours -- a far cry from the power and riches of her ancestor.
10 ноября 2013
©Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun Classic car enthusiasts hit Myanmar roads A group of classic car enthusiasts on Monday embarked on a road trip around Myanmar -- an event organisers hope will help save the country's ageing automobiles from the scrapheap.
28 октября 2013
©Reuters/US DEA/Handout via Reuters Myanmar makes biggest heroin bust this year Myanmar police said Thursday they had arrested a man with 133 kilos (293 pounds) of heroin worth $2 million at local prices -- the country's biggest seizure of the drug this year.
25 октября 2013
©Reuters/Laszlo Balogh Myanmar-to-China gas pipeline fully open: media A pipeline pumping natural gas from Myanmar to energy-hungry China has gone fully operational.
21 октября 2013
Three bomb blasts in eastern Myanmar, one dead: police Three bombs exploded in eastern Myanmar leaving one person dead, police said Thursday, the latest in a series of explosions that the United States denounced as "acts of terror".
17 октября 2013
©Reuters/Bazuki Muhammad Myanmar unrest raises stakes for growing tourist industry Recent anti-Muslim bloodshed close to Myanmar's most popular tourist beach raises the stakes for an industry dependent on the former pariah state's fluid transition to democracy.
07 октября 2013

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