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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US President Barack Obama has called for an "inclusive and credible" elections process next year in Myanmar.
A Myanmar beauty queen dethroned for alleged misconduct said she would only return her crown if South Korean pageant organisers apologised
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A pipeline pumping natural gas from Myanmar to energy-hungry China has gone fully operational.
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".
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.
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