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11 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Burma considers altering law that bars Aung San Suu Kyi from being president

Opposition leader in talks with Thein Sein before election widely expected to be won by her National League for DemocracyBurmas parliament will consider amending the countrys constitution which currently bars the opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, from becoming president before crucial elections next year, an official said on Friday.Suu Kyi is trying to change key sections of Burmas charter ...

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17 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Burma's president in milestone talks

Former military commander Thein Sein greets political rival as Barack Obama, soon to visit, calls for fair election in 2015Burmas president, Thein Sein, has opened unprecedented talks with Aung San Suu Kyi and other political rivals as Barack Obama called for inclusive and credible elections in the country in 2015.Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi walked into the meeting ...

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OCT 30, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Burma clinging to political prisoners, activists say

President Thein Sein is preparing to disband a committee that determined which inmates were eligible for pardons and amnesties, even though its most outspoken member says more than two dozen prisoners still deserve to be released, including a monk who angered many fellow Buddhists and an air force pilot who complained about mistreatment. Early last year, at the urging of ...

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OCT 23, 2014 - The Guardian

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Booker win saves Richard Flanagan from life down the mines

Australian author who pondered drastic career change sees sales soar £140,000 in a week after prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthThe Australian author Richard Flanagan, who was so short of money after completing his most recent novel that he contemplated working in north Australias mines, sold books worth nearly £140,000 in only seven days following last weeks ...

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OCT 16, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Burma jails journalists for causing 'public alarm’

The July 7 article in the privately run Bi Mon Te journal reported about an activist group that claimed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and ethnic political leaders had formed an interim government. The Pabaedan township court found two editors, one reporter and the journal’s publisher and owner guilty of violating Article 505 (B) of the criminal law, which ...

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