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Myanmar

  • Hunt starts for massive bell in Myanmar river
    Divers attached to safety ropes have plunged into waters south of Myanmar’s old capital as part of renewed efforts to retrieve a bronze bell that has been lying for centuries at the confluence of three rivers.
  • Planting rice traditionally in Myanmar
    Flooded paddy fields stretch along both sides of the highway leading to Myanmar’s capital where thousands of farmworkers, mostly women, uproot sprouts and then gently tap them on their feet to remove mud from the roots.
  • Kerry stayed at US-blacklisted Myanmar hotel
    YANGON, Myanmar – The U.S. says Secretary of State John Kerry did not break any rules when he stayed in a hotel owned by a tycoon blacklisted because of ties to Myanmar’s former military regime.
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Clinton congratulates Myanmar on landmark election

ISTANBUL – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is congratulation the people of Myanmar for participating in the election process – a first for many of them.

Clinton said the country’s leaders should move ahead with transparency and other changes. She said it’s too early to know what lies ahead despite progress in recent months.

Clinton spent most of Sunday dealing with the situation in Syria and the fate of its leader, so the landmark election in Myanmar is a reminder that even most oppressive governments can change and that even the closed societies can open.

Clinton said at a news conference in Turkey that she holds hope for the people of Myanmar, which is also known as Burma.

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