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  • Man tied to 2013 Myanmar hotel blast gets life in prison

    A court in Myanmar on Friday sentenced a man linked to a 2013 bombing that wounded an American tourist in one of the country's most prestigious hotels to life imprisonment and hard labor.
  • As Myanmar rights official, an Elvis impersonator sings different tune

     As Myanmar rights official, an Elvis impersonator sings different tune
    It was 1967 when U Win Mra, Burma's most successful Elvis impersonator, relinquished his dream of a singing career. As a teenager, he had twice won nationwide contests for mimicking the king of rock 'n' roll. Three songs he recorded for the national...

    Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi barred from running for president

    Myanmar's parliament voted against several constitutional amendments Thursday, ensuring that the military's veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year. The legislature ended a 3-...

    Myanmar's government accuses newspaper of contempt of court

    Myanmar's Information Ministry has filed a contempt of court complaint against the publisher and 16 editorial employees of a newspaper it is already suing for defamation, an action critics charge is an attempt at intimidation ahead of elections set for...

    Amnesty accuses Myanmar government of intimidating media

    Myanmar's government is using threats, harassment and imprisonment to intimidate the media ahead of national elections later this year, Amnesty International said Wednesday. The London-based human rights group said efforts to restrict freedom of...