(VIDEO) Widow of Inn Dinn massacre victim ‘very happy’ for Reuters journalists’ release

The widow of one of the 10 Rohingya men and boys massacred by Myanmar troops in September 2017 has issued a heartfelt thank you and congratulations to Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Reuters journalists jailed for exposing the massacre to the world. In a video posted online today, Rahmat Khatun, widow of ...

Cycle-du-soleil: Man rides motorcycle standing on seat, playing guitar

Cycle-du-soleil: Man rides motorcycle standing on seat, playing guitar

Seven minutes. No helmet. Sure, we cringed a bit, but tell us you’re not at least a wee bit in awe of this foolhardy — and 100% illegal — act of derring-do. What’s...

Flooding in Kachin state displaces more than 1,000

Flooding in Kachin state displaces more than 1,000

Twenty-seven schools were closed and more than a thousand people displaced by flooding after the Irrawaddy river overran its banks in Myanmar’s northernmost Kachin state...

H1N1 virus claims 41 already, more deaths than entirety of 2017 outbreak

H1N1 virus claims 41 already, more deaths than entirety of 2017 outbreak

At least 41 people nationwide have died from the H1N1 virus in the past month, more than died in the entirety of 2017, when a major outbreak claimed 38 lives, the Ministry of...

Bodies of three teens found on Yangon roadside in suspected human-trafficking case

Bodies of three teens found on Yangon roadside in suspected human-trafficking case

The corpses of three teenagers found lying along a roadside in Yangon’s northernmost neighborhood bear all the hallmarks of a potential human-trafficking case, according to a...

Deadly monsoon destroys 5,000 shelters in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

Deadly monsoon destroys 5,000 shelters in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

At least 10 people have died and thousands of shanty homes have been destroyed by monsoon rains in overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh’s southeast, officials...

Police draw jeers as they defend #JusticeforVictoria record, announce arrest of critic

Police draw jeers as they defend #JusticeforVictoria record, announce arrest of critic

Myanmar’s police force became the collective punch line for tens of thousands of the country’s Facebook users this week after attempts to defend their efforts to solve the...

Singapore arrests, deports 6 Myanmar nationals for supporting armed insurgency group

Singapore arrests, deports 6 Myanmar nationals for supporting armed insurgency group

They arrived back in Yangon at 11pm last night.

Another child rape case in Myanmar highlights endemic problem

Another child rape case in Myanmar highlights endemic problem

With public furor over child sexual abuse still at a fever pitch after the recent #JusticeforVictoria street marches, yet another rape case has been thrust into the national...

Yangon Police arrest 34-year-old man accused of smothering his mother with a pillow

Yangon Police arrest 34-year-old man accused of smothering his mother with a pillow

On Monday night, residents of Dagon Seikkan township in Yangon walked into the living room of a local resident, Daw Htwe Kyi, and found her dead, her body black and bruised, after...

Dozens of boat people found stranded in Myanmar’s Rakhine: official

Dozens of boat people found stranded in Myanmar’s Rakhine: official

More than 60 people were found stranded near a boat in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, an official said Monday, as a trafficking route for persecuted Rohingya Muslims appears open...


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