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From TheJournal.ie Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers' United Nations

Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'

The military and a number of rebel groups have drafted underage soldiers for years.

From TheJournal.ie Bob Geldof defends decision to return the Freedom of the City of Dublin Banana Republic

Bob Geldof defends decision to return the Freedom of the City of Dublin

Geldof says he doesn’t want to be associated with “handmaiden to genocide” Aung San Suu Kyi.

From TheJournal.ie Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against international criticism Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against international criticism

An estimated 412,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh following violent attacks.

From TheJournal.ie Four in 10 people think Suu Kyi's Freedom of Dublin award should be taken back Rohingya

Four in 10 people think Suu Kyi's Freedom of Dublin award should be taken back

She was awarded the Freedom of Dublin in 2000, but only received it in 2012 as she was under house arrest at the time.

From TheJournal.ie UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country Human Rights

UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country

The UN says 294,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.

From TheJournal.ie 'We could have blood on our hands': Councillors want to take Freedom of Dublin off Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar

'We could have blood on our hands': Councillors want to take Freedom of Dublin off Aung San Suu Kyi

Councillors across various parties have expressed disappointment in the Myanmar leader’s behaviour.

From TheJournal.ie Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive Rohingya

Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Myanmar of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

From TheJournal.ie Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi denies allegations of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar Rohingya

Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi denies allegations of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

Almost 75,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh where they have related grisly accounts of army abuse.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish couple and Asian entrepreneur forging a trading path with Myanmar Bayin Oils

The Irish couple and Asian entrepreneur forging a trading path with Myanmar

And they want the government to encourage others to do the same.

From TheJournal.ie Free soup puts 350 in hospital with food poisoning Myanmar

Free soup puts 350 in hospital with food poisoning

The entire 1,000-person village was bundled over to the nearest hospital, where 367 were admitted for treatment.

From TheJournal.ie UN accuses Buddhist Myanmar of 'ethnically cleansing' its Muslim Rohingya minority UNHCR

UN accuses Buddhist Myanmar of 'ethnically cleansing' its Muslim Rohingya minority

The head of the UNHCR says Burmese troops are slaughtering children, raping women and burning houses.

From TheJournal.ie Two children have died and 60 ancient temples have been damaged in a massive earthquake in Myanmar Padogas

Two children have died and 60 ancient temples have been damaged in a massive earthquake in Myanmar

Heavy damage was reported in Bagan, Myanmar’s most famous archaeological site and a major tourist destination some 30km north of the quake’s epicentre.

From TheJournal.ie Aung San Suu Kyi's party storms to victory despite 'dirty tricks and crackdowns' Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi's party storms to victory despite 'dirty tricks and crackdowns'

The landslide win comes five years to the day since Suu Kyi was released from house arrest by the military.

From TheJournal.ie "The Rohingya people are seen as a group to be eliminated" Column

"The Rohingya people are seen as a group to be eliminated"

The Rohingya people are languishing at sea because any possibility they had of a meaningful existence in Myanmar has been eradicated.

From TheJournal.ie Trial begins of Burmese men accused of killing two British tourists Thailand

Trial begins of Burmese men accused of killing two British tourists

The two migrant workers face the death penalty if convicted. Both deny the charges.

From TheJournal.ie 'Thousands at risk' after Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar Burma

'Thousands at risk' after Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar

The government defended its decision, accusing the group of creating tensions and instability.

From TheJournal.ie Myanmar's president pardons political offenders Pardon

Myanmar's president pardons political offenders

Myanmar’s reformist president is trying to fulfil his pledge to free all political prisoners by the end of this year.

From The42 From Burma to Croke Park...all in support of the Cork hurlers Rebels

From Burma to Croke Park...all in support of the Cork hurlers

This is how to prove you love your county.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien's company fails to win Myanmar phone licence Denis O'Brien

Denis O'Brien's company fails to win Myanmar phone licence

The syndicate involving O’Brien’s Digicel Group has missed out on being awarded one of two nationwide phone licences.

From TheJournal.ie Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Burma Burma

Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Burma

Authorities in Burma’s western Rakhine state face accusations of ethnic cleansing after applying a two-child limit to Muslim families that does not also apply to Buddhists in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien assembles consortium to bid for Myanmar mobile license Digicel

Denis O'Brien assembles consortium to bid for Myanmar mobile license

O’Brien has joined forces with George Soros and Serge Pun to secure one of two new telecommunications licences for the country formally known as Burma.

From TheJournal.ie School blaze in Myanmar kills 13 students Myanmar

School blaze in Myanmar kills 13 students

Religious tensions are running high in the country, despite police assurances that the blaze was accidental.

From TheJournal.ie Myanmar prepares for new era of uncensored daily newspapers Myanmar

Myanmar prepares for new era of uncensored daily newspapers

Burmese law will change from tomorrow – ending a regime where only state-run papers were allowed to issue daily editions.

From TheJournal.ie Burma to allow daily private newspapers Burma

Burma to allow daily private newspapers

It will be the first time since 1964 that non-state media will be allowed to publish news in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Plane crashes on Burma road, killing three Burma

Plane crashes on Burma road, killing three

It’s reported that the pilot mistook the road for a runway in bad weather.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added tastes from home Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added tastes from home

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform Burma This post contains images

Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform

Barack Obama has become the first sitting US President to visit the country.

From TheJournal.ie Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit Burma

Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit

Officials said 452 prisoners would walk free, but most or all of them appeared to be ordinary criminals rather than political prisoners.

From TheJournal.ie Over 500 prisoners released in Burma's latest amnesty Burma

Over 500 prisoners released in Burma's latest amnesty

The latest amnesty comes as the country’s president, Thein Sein, is set to travel to New York to address the United Nations.

From TheJournal.ie Aung San Suu Kyi awarded with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi awarded with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour

Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has been presented with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour – which she was awarded while under house arrest in 2008.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

From TheJournal.ie Burma's government ends direct media censorship Burma

Burma's government ends direct media censorship

Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication.

From TheJournal.ie Aung San Suu Kyi warns Ireland over trade with China Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi warns Ireland over trade with China

Aung San Suu Kyi has advised the Irish government not to “look the other way” in relation to human rights abuses carried out by trading partners like China.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report Trafficking

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report

US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin Aung San Suu Kyi This post contains videos

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin

See the video from within Bord Gáis Energy Theatre where she paid tribute to Ireland’s highlighting of her case.

From TheJournal.ie 'This will be one of the unforgettable days of my life': Aung San Suu Kyi in Dublin In Pictures This post contains images

'This will be one of the unforgettable days of my life': Aung San Suu Kyi in Dublin

“I have been welcomed to Ireland as though I belong to you.”

From TheJournal.ie Aung San Suu Kyi in Ireland: Full details of public event Welcome

Aung San Suu Kyi in Ireland: Full details of public event

The Burmese democracy icon will receive the Freedom of Dublin and be serenaded at public concert. Here’s the running order for the night.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Irish visit is a historic moment. Here’s why. Opinion

Column: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Irish visit is a historic moment. Here’s why.

The iconic former political prisoner is able to travel at last. Let’s stand with her, writes Colm O’Gorman.

From TheJournal.ie 21 years later: Aung San Suu Kyi accepts Nobel Peace Prize Democracy

21 years later: Aung San Suu Kyi accepts Nobel Peace Prize

The Burmese pro-democracy campaigner finally delivered her Nobel Lecture in Oslo this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Health worries for Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Dublin visit Aung San Suu Kyi

Health worries for Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Dublin visit

The iconic campaigner’s doctor has expressed fears for her health after she vomited in front of reporters.

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