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Violence erupts in Myanmar as thousands gather to call for 'spring revolution' against military junta
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Violence erupts in Myanmar as thousands gather to call for 'spring revolution' against military junta

May 2nd 2021, 5:46 PM 9,604 Views 9 Comments

Security forces ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a 1 February coup.

Shots fired at funeral as Myanmar death toll rises amid bloody protests
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Shots fired at funeral as Myanmar death toll rises amid bloody protests

Mar 29th 2021, 7:19 AM 7,742 Views 9 Comments

A UN human rights expert has accused the junta of committing “mass murder”.

Aung San Suu Kyi denies Burma genocide claims at top UN court
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Aung San Suu Kyi denies Burma genocide claims at top UN court

Dec 11th 2019, 1:32 PM 7,461 Views 21 Comments

The former pro-democracy figurehead refuted allegations that the army had killed civilians in 2017.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi told to 'stop the genocide' of Rohingya Muslims in top UN court
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi told to 'stop the genocide' of Rohingya Muslims in top UN court

Updated Dec 10th 2019, 8:40 PM 17,664 Views 22 Comments

The court hearings are beginning on Human Rights day.

Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'
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Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'

Jun 2nd 2018, 12:00 PM 7,717 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Nov 13th 2017, 10:36 AM 51,589 Views 145 Comments

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

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against international criticism
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Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against international criticism

Sep 19th 2017, 7:12 AM 15,241 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Sep 18th 2017, 11:35 PM 28,219 Views 64 Comments

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

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

Sep 11th 2017, 11:33 AM 9,052 Views 63 Comments

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

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

Sep 9th 2017, 12:05 AM 24,382 Views 79 Comments

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

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

Sep 2nd 2017, 2:10 PM 34,004 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Apr 6th 2017, 6:56 AM 10,541 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Apr 1st 2017, 12:00 PM 10,017 Views 5 Comments

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

Free soup puts 350 in hospital with food poisoning
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Free soup puts 350 in hospital with food poisoning

Mar 27th 2017, 7:35 PM 18,699 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Nov 25th 2016, 8:44 AM 12,197 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Aug 24th 2016, 6:17 PM 19,764 Views 19 Comments

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.

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

Nov 13th 2015, 9:43 AM 6,851 Views 17 Comments

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

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

May 29th 2015, 8:00 AM 247 Views 50 Comments

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

Trial begins of Burmese men accused of killing two British tourists
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Trial begins of Burmese men accused of killing two British tourists

Dec 26th 2014, 8:38 AM 8,835 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Feb 28th 2014, 5:22 PM 7,309 Views 9 Comments

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

Myanmar's president pardons political offenders
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Myanmar's president pardons political offenders

Dec 30th 2013, 5:13 PM 7,016 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Sep 5th 2013, 9:00 AM 1,815 Views 8 Comments

This is how to prove you love your county.

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

Jun 27th 2013, 3:59 PM 7,556 Views 46 Comments

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

Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Burma
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Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Burma

May 25th 2013, 4:42 PM 9,623 Views 42 Comments

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.

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

Apr 4th 2013, 12:42 PM 6,601 Views 28 Comments

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.

School blaze in Myanmar kills 13 students
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School blaze in Myanmar kills 13 students

Apr 2nd 2013, 8:12 AM 3,057 Views 4 Comments

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

Myanmar prepares for new era of uncensored daily newspapers
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Myanmar prepares for new era of uncensored daily newspapers

Mar 31st 2013, 10:30 AM 6,376 Views 26 Comments

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

Burma to allow daily private newspapers
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Burma to allow daily private newspapers

Dec 28th 2012, 10:30 AM 2,272 Views 2 Comments

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

Plane crashes on Burma road, killing three
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Plane crashes on Burma road, killing three

Dec 25th 2012, 12:26 PM 5,752 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Nov 19th 2012, 7:45 PM 6,838 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Nov 19th 2012, 2:15 PM 4,434 Views 14 Comments

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

Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit
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Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit

Nov 15th 2012, 3:39 PM 3,201 Views 1 Comment

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

Over 500 prisoners released in Burma's latest amnesty
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Over 500 prisoners released in Burma's latest amnesty

Sep 20th 2012, 11:01 AM 1,872 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Sep 20th 2012, 8:53 AM 1,523 Views 2 Comments

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.

Burma's government ends direct media censorship
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Burma's government ends direct media censorship

Aug 20th 2012, 5:18 PM 2,013 Views 2 Comments

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

Aung San Suu Kyi warns Ireland over trade with China
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Aung San Suu Kyi warns Ireland over trade with China

Jun 21st 2012, 9:53 AM 4,892 Views 29 Comments

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.

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

Jun 20th 2012, 9:17 AM 2,333 Views 12 Comments

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

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin
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Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin

Jun 19th 2012, 4:30 PM 2,305 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Jun 18th 2012, 10:02 PM 11,613 Views 84 Comments

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

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