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Student activist accused of inciting unrest released on bail after getting attacked in jail
GENERAL Aug 16, 2017
A student activist who was being detained for allegedly defaming the military and “inciting unrest” has been granted bail following a recent attack by another inmate. The defendant, Aung Htet, ... 19

Manhattan’s smallest island is named after Burmese diplomat U Thant
GENERAL Aug 16, 2017
Did you know that there was a tiny human-made island in New York City named after Burmese diplomat and former UN secretary-general U Thant? The story of U Thant Island, located in the East River no... 15

Myanmar beats Laos 3-1 in SEA Games, leads Group A
SPORT Aug 16, 2017
Myanmar’s national team football stars Shwe Ko and Hlaing Bo Bo’s added timely goals to help secure a 3-1 win over Laos in the 2017 SEA Games, the second successive win for Myanmar in Group ... 30

Japanese company eyes Myanmar flower industry
BUSINESS Aug 16, 2017
A Japanese company is investigating the potential of Myanmar flower exports to Japan, according to yesterday’s edition of the Myawady Daily newspaper. Francis Takuto Inchihara, a manager at Li... 24

Thai cops bust tuk tuk driver who demanded ransom for Myanmar passenger’s iPhone
GENERAL Aug 16, 2017
A Bangkok tuk tuk driver was arrested in a police setup yesterday after he demanded THB5,000 in ransom money for a forgotten iPhone from a Myanmar passenger. Khine Mon Oo, 24, sought help from poli... 60

Myanmar maid jailed in S’pore for poisoning employer’s ‘nagging’ mother-in-law
GENERAL Aug 16, 2017
A Myanmar domestic helper in Singapore was so fed up with her employer’s mother-in-law nagging her every day that she decided to poison the older woman’s drink, hoping her behavior would get her s... 63

Suspected poacher shot while curing elephant skin in Myanmar forest
GENERAL Aug 16, 2017
A suspected elephant poacher was shot by a member of an anti-poaching unit in Thabaung Township, Ayeyawady Region, on Sunday after he and two other suspects were discovered in the vicinity of a skinne... 64

Yangon police asks public for help in identifying man who passed away on YBS bus
GENERAL Aug 16, 2017
Yangon police are asking the public for help in identifying a man who was found dead on a YBS 61 bus on Monday, the third such case this summer. Officials are still trying to determine where exactl... 55

100 million-year-old damselfly found in Kachin State amber named in honor of Sir David Attenborough
GENERAL Aug 16, 2017
David Attenborough finally earned his wings Wednesday after scientists named a 100-million-year-old damselfly after the veteran British broadcaster and naturalist. The delicate creature, dubbed Mes... 48

US$ 50,000 to Myanmar football team for opening match won
SPORT Aug 16, 2017
Myanmar U-22 national football team won their opening match against Singapore on Monday at 2017 Southeast Asia Game and was awarded a total US$ 50,000. U Aung Ko Win awarded $30,000... 43

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