Mar 16, 2015

Myanmar tries to placate China over bombing deaths

Myanmar expressed “deep sorrow” Monday for the deaths of five people across the border in China’s Yunnan province that it has been blamed for, while Beijing said it was clear Myanmar’s air force was responsible. China has said a bomb fell from a Myanmar ...

Mar 15, 2015

Myanmar denies bombing inside China amid protests from Beijing

A senior Myanmar official on Sunday denied Chinese accusations that one of its warplanes crossed China’s border and dropped a bomb that killed four farmers during fighting with Myanmar’s rebels. The official in Myanmar’s presidential office said his government regrets the deaths and suggested ...

Mar 14, 2015

About 50 dead as Myanmar ferry sinks in bad weather

About 50 people were believed to have drowned off Myanmar when a ferry sank in bad weather, government officials said Saturday, though residents said they believed more people on the overcrowded vessel had died. The boat had 209 people on board when it ran ...

Japan U-22 squad hammers Myanmar

Mar 11, 2015

Japan U-22 squad hammers Myanmar

The Japan under-22 national team walloped Myanmar 9-0 behind first-half hat tricks by Musashi Suzuki and Shoya Nakajima on Wednesday in their last warm-up ahead of the upcoming 2016 Olympic qualifiers. Suzuki and Nakajima each finished with four while Takuya Iwanami added one in ...

Mar 8, 2015

'Extinct' Myanmar bird rediscovered after 73 years

A bird that was long thought to have gone extinct has been rediscovered in Myanmar after a team of scientists used a recording of the species’ distinctive call to track it down. The Jerdon’s babbler (Chrysomma altirostre altirostre) — a small brown bird similar ...

Mar 6, 2015

Sumitomo to build ¥5 billion thermal power plant in Myanmar

Sumitomo Corp. said Friday it has won an order to construct a thermal power plant in Myanmar. The order from Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise, an affiliate of the Ministry of Electric Power, is worth about ¥5 billion, Sumitomo said. The plant will have two ...

Feb 18, 2015

Myanmar puts army in charge in troubled Kokang region

Myanmar granted its military unprecedented powers to deal with fighting between ethnic minority rebels and government troops in the Kokang region, after weeklong clashes left dozens of soldiers dead and sent tens of thousands of refugees fleeing to neighboring China. Two announcements, signed by ...

Jan 30, 2015

Myanmar tallies 1,114 bird species, 20 previously unrecorded

An extensive survey of birds in Myanmar has revealed nearly two dozen not known to have existed in the country, including a large black seabird with a ballooning red neck sack and a tiny black-and-white falconet with a surprised, pandalike expression. The Great Frigate ...

Jan 18, 2015

Myanmar woman screams her innocence before Saudi beheading

A Myanmar woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for killing her husband’s young daughter is seen screaming her innocence in a video posted on the Internet on Saturday. Saudi authorities have arrested someone for filming the incident, said local newspapers. They did not say what ...