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    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar is scheduled to hold a hearing on Friday for an Associated Press journalist detained while covering demonstrations against the military's seizure of power last month. He is facing a charge that could send him to prison for three years. Thein Zaw, 32, was one of nine media...
    (CNN)Bloodshed continues in Myanmar after another violent day Thursday saw at least 12 people killed by the ruling junta, according to a watchdog group, prompting a top UN official to say the crackdown on peaceful protests is "likely meeting the legal threshold for crimes against humanity."In the small, central town of Myaing, police shot into...
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar is scheduled to hold a hearing on Friday for an Associated Press journalist detained while covering demonstrations against the military’s seizure of power last month. He is facing a charge that could send him to prison for three years. Thein Zaw, 32, was one of nine media...
    * Suu Kyi accepted payments of $600,000 and gold -military * At least 12 protesters killed across Myanmar * Army commanders using murderous methods -rights group Amnesty * UN Security Council fails to reach consensus on denouncing coup March 11 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta added new bribery allegations to its charges against deposed leader Aung...
    The images ricochet across the planet, as so many do in this dizzying era of film it, upload it, tell it to the world: scenes from a protest-turned-government crackdown, captured at ground level by smartphone users on the streets of Myanmar. Images shot across barricades and furtively through windows. From behind bushes and through smudged...
    GENEVA (AP) — An independent U.N. rights expert on Thursday cited “credible reports” that Myanmar security forces have killed at least 70 people. He also pointed to growing evidence of crimes against humanity since last month’s coup, and upbraided the U.N. Security Council for a “wholly insufficient” response. Thomas Andrews, an expert focusing on Myanmar,...
    GENEVA (AP) — An independent U.N. rights expert on Thursday cited “credible reports” that Myanmar security forces have killed at least 70 people. He also pointed to growing evidence of crimes against humanity since last month’s coup, and upbraided the U.N. Security Council for a “wholly insufficient” response. Thomas Andrews, an expert focusing on Myanmar,...
    WASHINGTON – An Israeli-Canadian lobbyist hired by Myanmar’s junta will be paid $2 million to “assist in explaining the real situation” of the army’s coup to the United States and other countries, documents filed with the US government show. More than 60 protesters have been killed and 1,900 people arrested since Feb. 1, when Myanmar’s...
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    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights investigator on Myanmar said on Thursday the military junta had "murdered" at least 70 people since its Feb. 1 coup, perpetrating killings, torture and persecution that may constitute crimes against humanity. More than half of those killed were under the age of 25, Thomas...
    Myanmar’s military is using battlefield weapons and lethal force in its crackdown on protesters against last month’s coup, Amnesty International said on Thursday. The rights group said it had verified more than 50 videos from the crackdown, in which the United Nations says security forces have killed at least 60 protesters. It said many killings...
    MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Spurning an appeal by the United Nations to top using lethal force against peaceful demonstrators, security forces in Myanmar on Thursday fatally shot at least 10 people protesting against last month’s military coup. The military also lodged a new allegation against Aung San Suu Kyi, the elected leader it ousted on...
    The military junta in Myanmar today accused ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi of taking cash and gold bribes worth nearly a million pounds as deadly clashes continued on the streets. Another seven protesters were shot dead prompting widespread international condemnation at the crackdown which has seen more than 60 killed and 2,000 arrested - with...
    Monks take part in a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon – AFP At least seven civilians were killed during anti-coup rallies in Myanmar on Thursday, a day after the United Nations Security Council condemned violence against protesters and called on the military to show “utmost restraint.” At a meeting on Wednesday, the 15-member...
    (Reuters) - "China's gas pipeline will be burned," chanted a group of protesters in Myanmar this week on the route of a Chinese pipeline. Hailed by China as a symbol of "mutually beneficial cooperation", the pipeline has become a target for public anger over perceptions Beijing is backing the junta that seized power in a...
    (Reuters) - Myanmar's military-appointed election commission has met with political parties which are suggesting changing the country's electoral system to proportional representation, a commissioner said on Thursday. Election commissioner Khin Maung Oo told a news conference the body needed time to study the idea but cannot say for sure if it will be adopted, adding...
    United Nations — The bloodshed in Myanmar has drawn an unusual consensus from the 15 nations on the U.N. Security Council, which adopted its strongest statement to date on Wednesday condemning "the violence against peaceful protestors, including against women, youth and children."  The Council's statement was a diplomatic step forward as China and Russia had, until...
    MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Amnesty International accused Myanmar's military government on Thursday of increasingly using battlefield weapons against peaceful protesters and conducting systematic, deliberate killings. Myanmar has been roiled by protests and other acts of civil disobedience since a Feb. 1 military coup that toppled the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi just as...
    (Reuters) - Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi accepted illegal payment worth $600,000 plus gold while in government, a junta spokesman said, adding that the information had been verified and many people were being questioned Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun also said President Win Myint, plus several cabinet ministers, had also engaged in corruption...
    MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Amnesty International accused Myanmar’s military government on Thursday of increasingly using battlefield weapons against peaceful protesters and conducting systematic, deliberate killings. Myanmar has been roiled by protests and other acts of civil disobedience since a Feb. 1 military coup that toppled the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi just as...
    (Reuters) - Myanmar's ruling military council will only be in control of the country for a certain period of time and will hold an election and hand power to the winning party, its spokesman said on Thursday. Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun also said Myanmar's military was helping more than 1,000 of its nationals who...
    (Reuters) - At least five protesters were killed in the central Myanmar town of Myaing on Thursday, a witness and domestic media said. The witness, who was in Myaing hospital, said doctors had declared five people dead. One person was unconscious and it was not clear if he was alive, the witness said. Domestic media...
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - One protester was killed on Thursday in the North Dagon district of Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, local media said. Scores of people were staging an anti-junta protest against the Feb. 1 coup at the site. Photographs posted on Facebook showed a man lying prone on the street with blood flowing out of...
    (Reuters) - Protesters took to the streets in several parts of Myanmar on Thursday, defying an increasingly brutal crackdown by security forces that rights group Amnesty International says are now adopting battle tactics against demonstrators. More than 60 protesters have been killed and some 2,000 people have been detained by security forces since the Feb....
    By TED ANTHONY, AP National Writer The images ricochet across the planet, as so many do in this dizzying era of film it, upload it, tell it to the world: scenes from a protest-turned-government crackdown, captured at ground level by smartphone users on the streets of Myanmar. Images shot across barricades and furtively through windows....
    The images ricochet across the planet, as so many do in this dizzying era of film it, upload it, tell it to the world: scenes from a protest-turned-government crackdown, captured at ground level by smartphone users on the streets of Myanmar. Images shot across barricades and furtively through windows. From behind bushes and through smudged...
    (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta has removed Arakan Army (AA) insurgents from its list of terrorist groups because the faction has stopped attacks and in order to help establish peace across the country, state media said on Thursday. The move comes at a time the army is struggling to contain daily protests against its Feb....
    (Adds Guterres, details on consultant, UK sanctions) * UN Security Council fails to reach consensus on denouncing coup * U.S. Treasury puts sanctions on military leader’s son, daughter * Security forces surround protesters at two sites in Yangon March 10 (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday condemned violence against Myanmar protesters and called...
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. video sharing platform Vimeo said on Thursday it is reviewing a channel by Myanmar military-controlled television network MRTV created in the wake of bans by Facebook and Youtube. The move comes as activists call upon technology firms including IAC-owned Vimeo to restrict the Myanmar army from access to their services after...
    (CNN)Security Council 101 on Myanmar: We don't get to see the diplomatic sausage made, but the outcome Wednesday was a predictable compromise despite the gravity of violence and terror in the southeast Asian nation's streets and homes.The 15 countries of the United Nations Security Council have unanimously backed a message aimed squarely at Myanmar's military...
    The U.S. government has sanctioned Aung Pyae Sone and Khin Thiri Thet Mon, the two adult children of Burmese military commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing.  The U.S. Department of Treasury, which announced the sanctions Wednesday, accuses Min Aung Hlaing of being “the leading actor in the overthrow of Burma’s democratically elected government.”  “Aung Pyae Sone and...
    The United States announced sanctions Wednesday on two family members of Myanmar’s commander in chief, beefing up U.S. financial penalties in response to the military’s five-week-old coup and its deadly ongoing crackdown on protesters. The new measures, set by the Treasury Department, target adult children of army Gen. Min Aung Hlaing and six of their...
    By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Security Council members approved a statement Wednesday calling for a reversal of the military coup in Myanmar and strongly condemning the violence against peaceful protesters and calling for “utmost restraint" by the military, three council diplomats said. The diplomats, who said the presidential statement...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Security Council members approved a statement Wednesday strongly condemning the violence in Myanmar against peaceful protesters and calling for the military “to exercise utmost restraint,” three council diplomats said. The diplomats who said the statement had been approved by all 15 council members including Myanmar’s neighbor and friend China, spoke...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Security Council members approved a statement Wednesday strongly condemning the violence in Myanmar against peaceful protesters and calling for the military “to exercise utmost restraint,” three council diplomats said. The diplomats who said the statement had been approved by all 15 council members including Myanmar’s neighbor and friend China, spoke...
    By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement on Wednesday that condemns violence against Myanmar protesters and urges military restraint, diplomats said, but dropped language condemning the army takeover as a coup and threatening possible further action due to opposition by China, Russia, India and Vietnam. The British-drafted...
    UPDATE 1-U.N. Security Council agrees to condemn Myanmar violence, urge military restraint
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    State railway workers went on strike to protest the military coup in Myanmar, so security forces raided their neighborhood Wednesday, the Associated Press reported. Security forces blocked off Yangon’s Mingalar Taung Nyunt neighborhood including the Ma Hlwa Kone train station and state housing for railway workers, the AP reported. Officials blocked off streets and prevented...
    (Reuters) - A protester in Myanmar who says he was detained by troops for three hours as part of the crackdown against opponents of last month's military coup has described being beaten with belts, chains, bamboo sticks and batons. In a rare first-hand account of the treatment of detained activists, the man told Reuters he...
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    (Reuters) - Sean Turnell, an Australian economic advisor to deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, is being treated well since he was detained last month, his wife said on Wednesday. Turnell was taken away by security forces on Feb. 6, five days after Suu Kyi was overthrown and detained. The army has not announced...
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Rakuten-owned messaging app Viber said on Wednesday it was stopping all advertising in Myanmar temporarily, after a Reuters story found it had recently run adverts for a military-backed telecoms firm there. "We are looking into the current situation to ensure all ads comply with guidelines," Viber said in a tweet responding to...
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    By Fanny Potkin SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Google said on Wednesday it is reviewing recent advertisements run by a Myanmar military-backed telecommunications firm and has disabled some army-linked accounts on its services in the wake of the country's coup. The move comes as activists called on the U.S. technology giant to restrict access to its services...
    (CNN)Myanmar's military seized power of the Southeast Asian country in a coup on Monday, after detaining the country's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and numerous other top government figures.In a television address, the army announced that power had been handed to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and that it was declaring a national...
    MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar security forces early Wednesday raided a neighborhood in the country’s largest city that is home to state railway workers who have gone on strike to protest last month’s military coup. Police sealed off the Mingalar Taung Nyunt neighborhood in Yangon where the Ma Hlwa Kone train station and housing for...