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Myanmar to probe deaths of two teens at juvenile centre

Authorities said Sunday they would investigate the deaths of two teenagers at a Myanmar juvenile centre after the family of one victim alleged abuse, in a scandal plaguing the country's notorious detention system. Myanmar's state-run juvenile centres, like its prisons, have faced long-running complaints of overcrowding, poor sanitation and a lack of food. The two 17-year-old boys, Pyae Phyo Maung and Khaing Zaw Tun, were sentenced last month to two years at the Mandalay Community Rehabilitatio...
Tags: News, Myanmar, Pyae Phyo Maung, Khaing Zaw Tun, Mandalay Community Rehabilitation Centre


Covid led to ‘brutal crackdown’ on garment workers' rights, says report

Brands including Primark, Zara and H&M accused of failing to protect workers at factories in Asia from ‘union busting’Some of Europe’s biggest retailers, including Primark, Zara and H&M, are failing to stop Covid-19 being used as a pretext for union busting, human rights activists are warning.Millions of garment workers in some of the poorest parts of Asia have lost their jobs since coronavirus shutdowns hit the retail industry worldwide. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Business, Fashion, H&m, Unions, UK News, World news, Retail industry, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Garment Workers, Zara, Primark


Facebook rejects request to release Myanmar officials’ data for genocide case

The social media giant urged the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday to reject the demand, which it said would violate a U.S. law that bars electronic communication services from disclosing users' communications. Facebook said the request, made in June, for the release of "all documents and communications" by key military officials and police forces was "extraordinarily broad" and would constitute "special and unbounded access" to accounts.
Tags: Facebook, News, Myanmar, U S District Court for the District of Columbia


Locarno Open Doors Pick ‘Fruit Gathering’ Fronts Same-Sex Desire in Myanmar

The powerful bond between two female factory workers, and the complex desire it ignites, form the starting point of Myanmar director Aung Phyoe’s feature film debut “Fruit Gathering,” which is being presented as part of Locarno’s Open Doors co-production platform. Set in working-class Yangon, the film tells the story of a young woman, San, who […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Myanmar, Yangon, Open Doors, Locarno, Aung Phyoe


The Story of Refugees in America Through the Gripping Tales of Two Women

In “After the Last Border,” Jessica Goudeau offers a searing history of this nation’s response to humanitarian crises while recounting the stories of two refugees.
Tags: News, America, Syria, Myanmar, Jessica, Books and Literature, Immigration and Emigration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Austin (Tex, Goudeau, Jessica Goudeau


‘I feel guilty for surviving’: The deadly hunt for Jade in Myanmar

Nearly 200 people died last month in a jade mine landslide. Now the survivors are going back to work.
Tags: News, Myanmar


Flash floods kill two in Thailand, storm heads for Myanmar

Flash floods killed at least two people and swept through hundreds of houses in northern Thailand, authorities said after tropical storm Sinlaku dumped heavy rains on 18 provinces over the weekend. "The flood came very fast, my family couldn't grab anything," said Rattiya Panich as she cleaned her house. Sinlaku also hit Laos and Vietnam, where it killed another two people on Sunday in the provinces of Hoa Binh and Quang Ninh, Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported.
Tags: News, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Hoa Binh, Sinlaku, Rattiya Panich, Quang Ninh Voice of Vietnam VOV


Typhoon Hagupit on a crash course with eastern China

The West Pacific Basin sprang to life last week after Sinlaku spun up over the South China Sea. As this storm tracks across Indochina, another storm is eyeing the flood-weary region of eastern China for landfall early this week.A tropical disturbance that began to organize in the Philippine Sea late last week quickly strengthened into a tropical storm late Saturday night, local time, and was given the name Hagupit by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).The storm is known as Dindo in the Philip...
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Atlantic, Philippines, Korea, Myanmar, Taipei, Hagupit, Accuweather, South China Sea, Indochina, Zhejiang, India Bangladesh, South China, Bay of Bengal


Severe Tropical Storm Hagupit on a crash course with eastern China

The West Pacific Basin sprang to life last week after Sinlaku spun up over the South China Sea. As this storm tracks across Indochina, another storm is eyeing the flood-weary region of eastern China for landfall early this week.A tropical disturbance that began to organize in the Philippine Sea late last week quickly strengthened into a tropical storm late Saturday night, local time, and was given the name Hagupit by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). This satellite image captures Severe ...
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Korea, Myanmar, Taipei, Hagupit, Accuweather, South China Sea, Indochina, Zhejiang, India Bangladesh, East China Sea, Bay of Bengal, Philippine Sea, China Vietnam


Plastics, pathogens and baby formula: What's in your shellfish?

The first landmark study using next-generation technology to comprehensively examine contaminants in oysters in Myanmar reveals alarming findings: the widespread presence of human bacterial pathogens and human-derived microdebris materials, including plastics, kerosene, paint, talc and milk supplement powders.
Tags: Science, Myanmar


Search for 24 Rohingya refugees missing off Malaysian island

Authorities scour area after people try to swim from a boat to reach Langkawi island Malaysian authorities have launched a search for 24 Rohingya refugees who went missing while trying to swim to shore from a boat off the resort island of Langkawi.Muslim-majority Malaysia has long been a favoured destination for Rohingya Muslims seeking a better life after escaping the 2017 military crackdown in Myanmar and, more recently, refugee camps in Bangladesh. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Rohingya, Langkawi, Langkawi Muslim


Search launched for 24 Rohingya refugees missing off Malaysian island

Authorities scour area after people try to swim from a boat to reach Langkawi island Malaysian authorities have launched a search for 24 Rohingya refugees who went missing while trying to swim to shore from a boat off the resort island of Langkawi.Muslim-majority Malaysia has long been a favoured destination for Rohingya Muslims seeking a better life after escaping the 2017 military crackdown in Myanmar and, more recently, refugee camps in Bangladesh. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Malaysia, Refugees, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Rohingya, Langkawi, Langkawi Muslim


The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, has faced attempted oustings, and is now cleaning up after a colossal hack that took over 130 high-profile Twitter accounts (TWTR)

Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006, and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine, regular ice baths, and a penchant for dating models. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and Square, and activist investor Elliott Management has threatened to oust him from Twitter. Dorsey is now on damage control following a massive July 15 hack on Twitter that compromised more than 100 accounts, including those of Elon Musk and B...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Japan, Elon Musk, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Africa, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends


Bangladesh regulator orders telcos to stop providing free access to social media

Bangladesh’s regulator has ordered telecom operators and other internet providers in the nation to stop providing free access to social media services, becoming the latest market in Asia to take a partial stand against zero-rating deals. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, the local regulator, said late last week that it had moved to take this decision because free usage of social media services had spurred their misuse by some people to commit crimes. Local outlet Business Stand...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Government, India, Tech, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Zero-rating, Dhaka, Free Basics, Bongo, Business Standard, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission


Myanmar holds muted Martyrs' Day tribute to fallen independence heroes

Flanked by senior government and military officials, state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi laid a wreath at a mausoleum dedicated to Aung San, her father and the country's independence hero, who was assassinated alongside members of his cabinet on July 19, 1947. Crowds also laid flowers beside statues of Aung San, who remains a potent political force in the country, with his image used by his daughter and some of her rivals to garner support among a public that continues to revere him. The former r...
Tags: News, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar, Aung San


‘Ugly face’: U.S. and China trade barbs in Myanmar as South China Sea rift deepens

Responding to U.S. claims Beijing was undermining the sovereignty of its neighbors, the Chinese embassy said U.S. agencies abroad were doing "disgusting things" to contain China and had showed a "selfish, hypocritical, contemptible, and ugly face". The United States last week hardened its position on the South China Sea, saying it would back countries in the region that challenge Beijing’s claim to about 90% of the strategic waterway.
Tags: News, China, Beijing, United States, Myanmar, South China Sea


Independent Digital Media Is Being Shut Down Around the World, and We’re Being Distracted From It

Amid the current global pandemic (also known as COVID-19), the shut down of independent digital media all over the world has started to become prevalent. Persecution by the government against critical journalists and media agencies are prevalent. We are all distracted by the news. We seem to accidentally ignore the charges the government gives to its critics, including journalists and media outlets. Widespread criticisms, demands for accountability, and fact-based news – these are what political...
Tags: News, Congress, China, Africa, Advertising, Egypt, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Weibo, COVID, Independent Digital Media, Pixabay Media Censorship, Steven Gan


Myanmar Plan to Breed Protected Species in Captivity Draws Criticism

Myanmar’s conservation ministry is considering captive breeding of as many as 175 threatened species, including tigers, Irrawaddy dolphins and rare birds that exist only in the wild.
Tags: News, Myanmar, Tigers, Pangolins, Conservation of Resources, Dolphins and Porpoises, Endangered and Extinct Species, Breeding of Animals, Wildlife Trade and Poaching


Monsoons Slam South Asia, Displacing Millions in Bangladesh and India

Flooding in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar and Nepal has killed scores of people, destroyed homes and structures, drowned entire villages, and forced many to crouch on rooftops hoping for rescue.
Tags: News, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Floods, Bhutan, World Heritage Sites, Monsoons, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Bangladesh Bhutan India Myanmar


'Magnitsky sanctions': who are those being targeted by UK?

Forty-nine individuals and organisations from four nations are accused of rights abusesDominic Raab unveils UK sanctions against human rights abusersThe UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab has announced sanctions against 49 individuals and organisations accused of human rights abuses from four different countries. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK, Human Rights, Law, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Russia, World news, Asia Pacific, Myanmar, Raab, Dominic Raab, Magnitsky


Srebrenica 25 years on: how the world lost its appetite to fight war crimes

Ratko Mladić was brought to justice but where’s the desire to investigate mass killings in Syria, Yemen and Myanmar? Ratko Mladić, the Bosnian Serb general convicted of ordering the execution of 8,000 men and boys from Srebrenica, will spend this week’s 25th anniversary of the slaughter in a cell in The Hague, where he has spent the past nine years.A quarter century on from Srebrenica, the world has become painfully used to atrocities. Mass killings in Syria or Yemen no longer always make the ne...
Tags: Europe, China, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, International criminal justice, International criminal court, War Crimes, Myanmar, Yemen, Srebrenica Massacre, The Hague, Ratko Mladic


Prayers for the dead as Myanmar's young jade miners mourned

The miners were hunting for precious stones in Hpakant - the centre of Myanmar’s secretive billion-dollar jade industry - when a wave of mud and water crashed onto them, entombing them under a layer of mud. It is not uncommon for university students to work in the mines gathering pocket money for the next semester. Like many others who died, Saw Myint Tun was from Rakhine state, his brother-in-law, Hla Shwe Win, told Reuters.
Tags: News, Myanmar, Rakhine, Saw Myint Tun, Hla Shwe Win


‘I Thought I Would Die’: Inside Myanmar’s Risky Pursuit of Jade

A survivor was swept away by a wave of mud and water after the wall of a mine collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 200 people.
Tags: News, Myanmar, Rain, Global Witness, Kachin Independence Army, Mines and Mining, Deaths (Fatalities, Accidents and Safety, Landslides and Mudslides, Kachin State (Myanmar, Hpakant (Myanmar


Myanmar leader blames joblessness for deadly mining tragedy

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed sadness Friday over a landslide at a jade mining site in the country’s north that took at least 166 lives, blaming the tragedy on joblessness. Suu Kyi, speaking on a scheduled Facebook Live broadcast with representatives of the construction industry, bemoaned what she described as the need for people to illegally sift for jade because they lacked other ways of making a living. The Myanmar Fire Services Department, which coordinates rescue and emergency...
Tags: News, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar, Suu Kyi, Myanmar Fire Services Department


More bodies found at Myanmar jade mine disaster

Rescuers Friday pulled several bodies from the scene of a landslide which killed over 160 jade miners in northern Myanmar, many of them migrant workers seeking their fortune in treacherous open-cast mines near the China border. The disaster -- the worst in memory to strike Myanmar's notoriously dangerous jade mines -- ocurred on Thursday when a hillside collapsed in heavy monsoon rains. "The search and rescue missions continued today and we now have 166 bodies," the Myanmar Fire Services Depar...
Tags: Facebook, News, China, Myanmar, Myanmar Fire Services Department


Death toll rises above 160 in Myanmar jade mine collapse

A heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake on Thursday and buried many workers under mud and water. About US$80,000 had been donated by the regional government, industry body Myanmar Gems and Jewelry Entrepreneurs Association, and one mining company. The miners were collecting stones in the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state - the centre of Myanmar’s secretive jade industry - when the "muddy wave" crashed onto them after heavy rain, the fire service department said in a Facebook post.
Tags: Facebook, News, Myanmar, Hpakant, Kachin, Myanmar Gems and Jewelry Entrepreneurs Association


Jade mine landslide kills more than 160 in Myanmar

At least 162 people have died and others are feared trapped after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar's Kachin State, according to officials.
Tags: Asia, News, Myanmar, Kachin State


Jade mine landslide kills at least 160 in Myanmar, with more people still missing

At least 162 people have died and others are feared trapped after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar's Kachin State, according to officials.
Tags: Cnn, Myanmar, Kachin State


Newest Grocery Outlet Bargain Market opens in Winnetka

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market opened its newest location at 19718 Sherman Way in Winnetka on Thursday, July 2. Grocery Outlet Bargain Market opened its newest location at 19718 Sherman Way in Winnetka on Thursday, July 2. Courtesy photo The opening, which the company said created 25 new jobs in the San Fernando Valley, also marked the launch of the Emeryville-based chain’s 10th Annual Independence from Hunger Food Drive. Until July 31, stores will collect cash donations and bags of nonperish...
Tags: Business, London, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Myanmar, Venezuela, Fed, Emeryville, U S, Maduro, Winnetka, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN, Sherman Way, Walter Calderon


Myanmar Jade Mine Collapse Kills at Least 162

Dozens of miners were missing after a huge pile of muddy waste collapsed into an open pit in northern Myanmar, triggering a huge wave, an official said.
Tags: News, Myanmar, Jade, Deaths (Fatalities