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Inside the Balthazar Building By

Built in 1905, the Balthazar Building in downtown Rangoon’s Bank Street has slowly deteriorated after a century of rust, mold and humidity.

Student Protesters Reach Kyaung Padaung, Vow to Keep Marching By

Thousands greet student demonstrators upon their arrival in Kyauk Padaung, after more than a week-long march from Mandalay that is set to end in Rangoon.

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Police have taken up positions to block students protesting the National Education Law from resuming their march between Mandalay and Rangoon.

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A memorial has been held in Rangoon for two Kachin women found murdered in the northern Shan State village of Kaung Kha.

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On Burma’s mountainous frontier with India live the Naga, a group of tribes historically known as warriors who kept the heads of enemies they killed.

Mandalay Readies for Aung San Centennial Celebrations By

Preparations are underway for the pre-celebration of the late General Aung San’s centennial birthday, as organizers prepare for a year-long remembrance of Burma’s independence hero.

Palaung Rebels Celebrate Insurgent History in Mountain Enclave By

The leader of one of the few ethnic armies yet to reach a ceasefire agreement with the government says that peace remains a distant prospect.

Burma’s Political Stakeholders Converge in Capital By

President Thein Sein receives political stakeholders at his residence in Naypyidaw for an unprecedented conference of 48 leaders representing ethnic, military and political interests.

A Visit to Chin State’s Heart-Shaped Lake By

In the remote and beautiful Chin Hills in northwestern Burma lies the famous heart-shaped Rih Lake.

Protests Against Letpadaung Mine Staged in Burma’s Biggest Cities By

Activists have taken to the streets to show support for farmers affected by the Letpadaung mining project, demanding justice for a protester killed last month.

Bagan’s Painters Add Gritty Dimension to Their Craft By

The subtle yet captivating art of sand-painting blooms in Bagan, as craftsmen become more skilled and the costs of producing Bagan’s famed lacquer-ware become prohibitive.

New Bridge Joins New Year’s Revelers in Thailand’s Sangkhlaburi By

In Sangkhlaburi, a border town that has long bridged Thai and Burmese cultures, the reconstruction of a literal bridge draws New Year’s celebrants.

2014 in Burma: Bells, Bills, Bombs and Ballots By

The Irrawaddy looks back on the events of 2014, a year punctuated by surprising political maneuvers and bookended by tragedy.

Protests in Rangoon After Letpadaung Shooting By

Protests are held across Rangoon after a 56-year-old woman is fatally shot by police near the Chinese-backed Letpadaung copper mining project in central Burma.

Hundreds Attend The Funeral of Slain Letpadaung Protestor By

Up to 1,000 people attended the funeral of Khin Win, who police shot dead during a protest against the controversial Letpadaung copper mine on Monday.

Villagers File Complaint Over Police Killing of Protestor at Copper Mine By

The family of a villager shot dead by police during a protest against a copper mine in Sagaing Division files an official complaint over the killing.

In Pictures, Rangoon’s Rich History Revealed By

The Yangon Heritage Trust showcases a collection of more than 120 photos that help tell the story of Rangoon’s cosmopolitan past and rapidly changing present.

Crafting Livelihoods: Traditional Works on Display in Rangoon By

An elegant spread of Burma’s traditional handicrafts and textiles is on view this week at the River Ayeyarwaddy Gallery in Rangoon.

Price is Right at ‘The Phayre’s’ By

A new restaurant offers a welcome reprieve from the often over-priced fare in downtown Yangon, serving sandwiches, salads and more at just the right price.

Shan New Year Celebrations Help Good Cause By

Not only are Shan New Year celebrations in northern Thailand the biggest outside of eastern Burma’s Shan State, they also raise about US$10,000 for underprivileged.





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