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More than 50 jade mine workers trapped by 'mud lake'

More than 50 people are missing and feared dead after a mudslide buried workers at a jade mine in Myanmar's Kachin State, according to reports.
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'Mud lake' traps dozens of jade mine workers

More than 50 people are missing and feared dead after a mudslide buried workers at a jade mine in Myanmar's Kachin State, according to reports.
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More than 50 miners trapped and feared dead

More than 50 people are missing and feared dead after a mudslide buried workers at a jade mine in Myanmar's Kachin State, according to reports.
Tags: News, Stories, Myanmar, Kachin State


More than 50 jade mine workers trapped by 'mud lake'

More than 50 people are missing and feared dead after a mudslide buried workers at a jade mine in Myanmar's Kachin State, according to reports.
Tags: Cnn, Myanmar, Kachin State


Jack Dorsey just met with Trump to talk about the health of Twitter’s public discourse

Twitter’s co-founder and CEO historically doesn’t have the most discerning tastes when it comes to who he decides to engage with. Fresh off the podcast circuit, today a thoroughly beardy Jack Dorsey sat down with President Trump for his most high profile tête-à-tête yet. Unlike his recent amble onto the Joe Rogan show, Dorsey’s 30 minute meeting with Trump happened behind closed doors. Motherboard reported the meeting just before Trump tweeted about it. Great meeting this afternoon at the ...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Government, Tech, Myanmar, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Trump, Donald J Trump, Joe Rogan


Trump and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey held a closed-door meeting

Said Dorsey to staff: “Some of you will be very supportive of our meeting [with] the president, and some of you might feel we shouldn’t take this meeting at all." Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today met with noted Twitter user President Donald Trump. The meeting was scheduled to last 30 minutes, according to an email Dorsey sent around today to Twitter staff, and the two were to discuss "the health of the public conversation on Twitter." Trump met with Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey today at the Whit...
Tags: Twitter, Post, Politics, News, White House, US news, Myanmar, Motherboard, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Leslie Miley, Trump, Jennifer Jacobs, John Paczkowski, Jason Goldman


Myanmar landslide buries at least 54 jade miners

The workers were sleeping as they were struck by what police have described as a "mud lake".
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Myanmar court rejects final appeal from jailed Reuters journalists

Myanmar's top court rejected the appeal of two Reuters journalists to have their convictions and seven-year prison sentences overturned on Tuesday, in a case that has raised fears over shrinking press freedoms in the country.
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Top Myanmar court rejects appeal of Reuters journalists

Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been behind bars since their arrest in December 2017 under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act
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Reuters Journalists Jailed In Myanmar Lose Appeal, Will Stay In Prison

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were jailed for allegedly violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act. They claimed they were framed by police after uncovering evidence of a massacre against Rohingya Muslims.(Image credit: Ann Wang/REUTERS)
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Myanmar’s Highest Court Upholds Conviction of Reuters Journalists

The reporters, U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo, won a Pulitzer Prize earlier this month for their reporting on a military massacre of Rohingya Muslims.
Tags: News, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar, Human Rights Watch, Freedom Of The Press, News and News Media, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Pulitzer Prizes, Kyaw Soe Oo, Wa Lone, Reuters Group PLC


Myanmar court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were accused of breaking Official Secrets Act for reporting on Rohingya crisisThe highest court of Myanmar has denied the final appeal of the two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for their reporting on the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, upholding the seven-year prison sentence and dashing the last hope that justice would be served. The swift ruling, by Myanmar’s highest court, was a devastating blow to Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, who were arrested in D...
Tags: Media, South and Central Asia, Press freedom, Myanmar, Rohingya, News Agencies, Reuters, Kyaw Soe Oo, Kyaw Soe


Myanmar top court rejects Reuters journalists' appeal

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have their seven year sentences upheld by the country's Supreme Court.
Tags: News, Myanmar, Reuters, Kyaw Soe


Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with their colleagues the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, one of journalism’s […]
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Myanmar’s Top Court Rejects the Final Appeal of Imprisoned Reuters Journalists

The court upheld their seven-year prison sentences for reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims
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Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were accused of breaking Official Secrets Act for reporting on Rohingya crisisThe supreme court of Myanmar has denied the appeal of the two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for their reporting on the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.The swift ruling, by Myanmar’s highest court, was a devastating blow to Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, who were arrested in December 2017 and accused of breaking a colonial-era Official Secrets Act, and have now been in jail for ...
Tags: Media, South and Central Asia, Press freedom, Myanmar, Rohingya, News Agencies, Reuters, Kyaw Soe Oo, Kyaw Soe


Myanmar Supreme Court to rule on appeal of Reuters reporters

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s Supreme Court is to rule Tuesday on the appeal of two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on the military’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with their colleagues the Pulitzer Prize for international […]
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Ap, Nation, Myanmar, Reuters, NAYPYITAW Myanmar, Nation & World, Kyaw Soe Oo, Myanmar Supreme Court


Thousands protest China-backed mega-dam in Myanmar

Thousands of people in northern Myanmar took to the streets on Monday to protest against the proposed reinstatement of a Chinese-backed mega-dam they say will cause huge environmental damage and bring little benefit to the country. The protest came just days ahead of a trip by civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to Beijing for a summit on China's Belt and Road Initiative. Myanmar's former military junta signed a 2009 deal with Beijing to construct the Myitsone dam in Kachin state.
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar, Kachin, Myitsone, Road Initiative Myanmar


What you missed in cybersecurity this week

It’s been a busy week — it’s tough to keep up with all the cybersecurity news. We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week — from TechCrunch and afar — to keep you up to date with the latest hacks, privacy breaches and security stories you need to know. Facebook now says its password leak affected ‘millions’ of Instagram users TechCrunch: As all eyes were on attorney general William Barr giving his highly anticipated summary of the Mueller report out this week, Face...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Utah, Instagram, Privacy, Washington Post, Russia, India, Dnc, Tech, Iran, Cnn, Hack, Fbi, Hillary Clinton


What We’re Reading: April 15-19

Space photos, supervolcanoes, pickle sandwichs, planting trees by drone, and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Goodbye Discovery’s DIY Network, Hello Chip and Joanna Gaines’ new unnamed network to be launched in 2020. Beautiful photos from the International Space Station, taken by Scott Kelly. Scientists are looking out for the next supervolcano eruption.  That makes us feel much better. George N/flickr/2014 Less reclining, less conflict in the...
Tags: Radio, International Space Station, Myanmar, Notre Dame, Scott Kelly, What We're Reading, Joanna Gaines, Anne Marie Siudzinski, RealityCon


Facebook may have broken the law by harvesting 1.5 million users' email contacts, experts say (FB)

Facebook harvested 1.5 million users' email contact data without their consent, Business Insider revealed on Wednesday. In doing so, Facebook might have violated US and EU laws, experts say. The social network says it unintentionally collected the contacts and is now deleting them. It is already under investigation by US regulator the FTC for potentially violating a consent decree. Facebook harvested 1.5 million users' email contact data without their consent, and experts say that in doing so...
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Imprisoned Myanmar journalists awarded Pulitzer Prize

Two Reuters reporters have been awarded one of journalism's most prestigious prizes while locked in a cell in Myanmar's most notorious prison.
Tags: Asia, News, Myanmar, Reuters


7 once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the new destination Mergui Archipelago

The mysterious Mergui Archipelago, off the east coast of southern Myanmar and Thailand, is the newest destination in Asia to open up to luxury travel. With 800 largely uninhabited islands scattered across a broad swathe of the Andaman Sea, the large region was once the rest and recreation playground for Burma’s British colonial holidaymakers dating […] The post 7 once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the new destination Mergui Archipelago appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, Thailand, Accommodation, Burma, Myanmar, Resorts, Regions, Andaman Sea, Mergui Archipelago


Imprisoned Myanmar journalists awarded Pulitzer Prize

Two Reuters reporters have been awarded one of journalism's most prestigious prizes while locked in a cell in Myanmar's most notorious prison.
Tags: Cnn, Myanmar, Reuters


Myanmar leader pardons 9,500 prisoners but not 2 reporters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 9,500 prisoners were ordered released Wednesday in Myanmar under a presidential amnesty, but they did not include two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters. The Facebook page of the Office of President Win Myint said he has signed a pardon for 9,551 prisoners, including 16 foreigners, to be released nationwide on […]
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Imprisoned Myanmar journalists awarded Pulitzer prize

Two Reuters reporters will celebrate winning one of journalism's most prestigious awards from a cell inside Myanmar's most notorious prison.
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Discovering Bagan, Mayanmar

On our journey to pick up the boat at Pakkoku taking us down the Irrawaddy river to Bagan, I asked our guide Wyn about a rather peculiar practice I had noticed with the locals in Myanmar. Every morning they paint their faces with a yellow substance, looking like very poorly applied make up, some add […] The post Discovering Bagan, Mayanmar appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Attractions, Myanmar, Irrawaddy, Regions, Going Out, Bagan, WYN, Bagan Mayanmar, Pakkoku


Facebook is appointing Peggy Alford to be the first African-American woman on its board, as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings prepares to leave (AAPL, NFLX)

There are significant changes afoot on Facebook's board. The company is nominating PayPal exec Peggy Alford for election to the board, and she will be the first African-American woman to serve as a director at Facebook. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and former White House official Erskine Bowles are leaving. Facebook is shaking up its board of directors — nominating PayPal executive Peggy Alford, and preparing to part ways with the Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and former White House chief of staff E...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, White House, Trends, Paypal, Netflix, New York Times, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Signal, Sheryl Sandberg, Reed Hastings, Clinton, Zuckerberg, Mark, Hastings


United States Embassy to Launch New Liaison Office in Myanmar within Hilton Nay Pyi Taw

Hilton (NYSE: HLT), together with the United States Embassy, jointly held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Embassy's U.S. liaison office in the capital city of Myanmar today. The groundbreaking ceremony took place in the presence of Ambassador Scot Marciel and Union Minister U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation, Myanmar. When it completes in 2020, the U.S. liaison office will be housed within Hilton Nay Pyi Taw, which represented Hilton's entry into Myanmar when it op...
Tags: Travel, Hilton, Myanmar, United States Embassy, Hilton NYSE, United States Embassy to Launch New Liaison Office, Scot Marciel


Over-tourism leads to under-tourism

While ‘over-tourism’ has been a hot topic over the past year, its antidote ‘under-tourism’ has gained momentum in the last few months and we are thrilled! We identify hugely with this new trend as we appreciate that tourist hoards can be off-putting for many, especially the discerning traveller who values exclusive experiences when exploring destinations […] The post appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Myanmar, Bhutan, Regions