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MAR 22, 2015 - The Guardian

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The Guardian view on Burma’s president: wanting it both ways

Thein Sein is moving in the right direction, but democracy will not be achieved while he maintains military privilege and leaves the constitution unreformedPresident Thein Sein’s affirmation that the armed forces in Burma should ultimately come under civilian control is to be welcomed, although it would be hard to claim to be in favour of a transition to democracy, as ...

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MAR 19, 2015 - The Guardian

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Solar Impulse: first round-the-world solar flight arrives in Burma - video

Solar Impulse, the first solar-powered plane to attempt a round-the-world trip, arrives in Mandalay in Burma on Thursday, completing the fourth leg in its historic bid to circle the globe. So far, the plane has covered about 4,500km since beginning its trip in Abu Dhabi on 9 March. It will likely take another five months before it returns to the ...

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MAR 17, 2015 - Washington Post

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WorldViews: Why China can’t get too angry at Burma for dropping bombs

BEIJING — For days, the anger has grown online.After a bomb from a Burmese aircraft killed four Chinese near the China-Burma border, many Chinese have been expressing their outrage online -- not only against the Burmese government but against their own government for not taking a harder stance.Read full article >>

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MAR 17, 2015 - The Guardian

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Burma jails New Zealand bar manager over 'insulting' Buddha images

Phil Blackwood and two Burmese colleagues get two-and-a-half year sentences over use of psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones to promote bar A Burma court on Tuesday jailed a New Zealand bar manager and two Burmese colleagues for two-and-a-half years for insulting religion by using a psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones to promote their bar. The case comes amid ...

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MAR 17, 2015 - BBC

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Trio guilty of Burma 'Buddha insult'

A New Zealander and two Burmese men are found guilty of insulting religion in Myanmar over a poster promoting a drinks event depicting Buddha with headphones.

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