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With One Month To Go, We’ve Got All The Secrets To A Stress-Free Tax Day

Of all the dates saved in your calendar, chances are, Tax Day isn't the most enticing. We don’t blame you — managing your finances is intimidating. Between deductions, investments, business expenses, and all that paperwork from your side hustle, getting your accounts in order can seem overwhelming. But here’s the thing: It doesn't have to be.With one month to go until Tax Day strikes, we want to give you all the tools you’ll need to keep calm and coast through the process (while maximizing your...
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A Week In Detroit, MI, On A $52,275 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a college counselor who makes $52,275 per year and spends some of her money this week on protein bars.Occupation: College CounselorIndustry: EducationAge: 25Location: Detroit, MISalary: $52,275Paycheck Amount (Biweekly): $1,708.49Monthly ExpensesRent:...
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A Week In Yangon, Myanmar, On A $52,200 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a program coordinator working at a nonprofit who makes $52,200 per year and spends some of her money this week on Aperol spritzes.Occupation: Program CoordinatorIndustry: NonprofitAge: 25Location: Yangon, MyanmarSalary: $52,200Paycheck Amount (Monthly...
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Myanmar court sentences 2 to death for killing Suu Kyi aide

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar has sentenced two men to death for the killing of a prominent Muslim lawyer who was a close adviser to the country’s top leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. The court found the gunman, Kyi Lin, guilty of premeditated murder and illegal weapons possession for the Jan. 29, […]
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Myanmar’s Hero Was Killed Here. Now U.S. Brands are Setting up Stalls.

A night bazaar featuring Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be held steps from where a Burmese independence hero was assassinated in 1947.
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Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters journalists convicted of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act during their reporting on the country’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, and maintained the seven-year prison terms they were sentenced to last year. Judge Aung Naing said in his ruling that […]
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Myanmar government says Rakhine rebels kill 13 policemen

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Thirteen policemen were killed and nine injured in early morning attacks Friday on police outposts in Myanmar’s Rakhine state by the insurgent Arakan Army, state media reported. The Arakan Army is a rebel group seeking autonomy for Rakhine state from Myanmar’s central government. It has no links with the Arakan Rohingya […]
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‘Please Have Mercy.’ The Wives of Reuters Journalists Jailed in Myanmar Speak Out

The last time Kyaw Soe Oo spoke with his wife before his arrest, he played a prank on her. The Reuters journalist was on a trip to Yangon, Myanmar’s former capital, but on Dec. 12, 2017, he told his wife he had returned early to their home in Sittwe, Rakhine State. “Come open the door,”…
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3 Myanmar journalists in court over story gov’t calls false

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Three detained journalists have appeared in a Myanmar court to face charges filed against them by the Yangon government, which alleges a story they published was false. The journalists for local Eleven Media Group were arrested Oct. 9 after publishing a story alleging fund mismanagement by Yangon government officials. A director […]
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Pence calls on Myanmar to free 2 Reuters reporters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is calling on Myanmar to immediately release two journalists who were sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment on charges of possessing state secrets in connection with their reporting on massacres against Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from the Reuters news agency were sentenced Monday […]
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The Latest: US ambassador condemns reporter convictions

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of two Reuters reporter in Myanmar for illegally possessing official documents (all times local):
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Myanmar court sentences Reuters reporters to 7 years in jail

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday for illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international outrage that will add to condemnation over the military’s alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on the […]
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Villagers uprooted, highway disrupted by Myanmar flood

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar officials say flooding from a ruptured dam has forced the relocation of more than 63,000 people and disrupted traffic on a major road that connects the country’s three biggest cities. Makeshift repairs began Thursday on a bridge on the Yangon-Mandalay Highway, whose supports appeared to be intact but whose spans […]
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Myanmar postpones verdict for jailed Reuters reporters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar judge on Monday postponed the verdict against two Reuters journalists accused of illegally possessing official documents in a case that has drawn attention to the faltering state of press freedom in... [Author: [email protected]]
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Verdict delayed for Reuters workers in Myanmar secrets case

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar judge delayed the verdict that had been expected Monday against two Reuters journalists accused of possessing official documents illegally in a case that has drawn attention to the faltering state... [Author: [email protected]]
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Verdict scheduled for next week in Myanmar reporters’ trial

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A judge in Myanmar says he will deliver a verdict next Monday in the trial of two Reuters journalists that has become a key test of media freedom in the former military dictatorship. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were charged with illegally possessing official documents and face possible jail terms […]
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Activists mark 30th anniversary of Myanmar uprising

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Hundreds of people have commemorated the 30th anniversary of Myanmar’s 8888 uprising, a momentous and ultimately bloody episode in the Southeast Asian nation’s history. The flag of the uprising — a fighting peacock — flew on the campus and in a hall of Yangon University, where activists including those who took […]
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Accident at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 15 scavengers

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — At least 15 people were killed and 30 injured in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar’s jade mining region. A police officer in Hpakant Township in Kachin state said Sunday that 15 bodies were retrieved from the accident site near Lonekhin village but a search was ongoing for […]
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Accident at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 15

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar’s jade mining region, state media and officials said Sunday. Fifteen bodies were retrieved from the site of Saturday’s accident near Lonekhin village but a search was ongoing for more, said Sein Myint […]
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Myanmar court rules Reuters reporters can face full trial

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A judge in Myanmar ruled Monday that the prosecution of two Reuters journalists charged with illegally possessing official information can go to a full trial. The case of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo went through several months of hearings to determine if there was enough evidence to support the charges, […]
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Where your hair extensions come from

Aye Aye Thein, 55, cuts hair for a living at Insein market in the north of Yangon, Myanmar's largest city.
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Myanmar rebels launch attacks, leaving at least 15 dead

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar officials say an ethnic rebel group has launched attacks against the country’s military in a northern town, leaving at least 15 people dead and 20 injured, including civilians. A government spokesman says the Ta’ang National Liberation Army launched three attacks just after 5 a.m. in the town of Muse in […]
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Myanmar whistleblower police officer says jailing a warning

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar police officer who testified that his colleagues helped frame two reporters being tried on charges of possessing state secrets has said his subsequent jailing was intended to intimidate any other officers thinking of telling the truth. Police Capt. Moe Yan Naing testified again Wednesday, with his hands and feet […]
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Reuters Journalists Will Face Trial for Work in Myanmar

They uncovered a military massacre of Rohingya Muslims. The killers they exposed were just sentenced to 10 years; the reporters may face up to 14.
Tags: News, War Crimes, Myanmar, Reuters, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Yangon (Myanmar, Kyaw Soe Oo, Wa Lone, Reuters Group PLC


Myanmar court refuses to dismiss charges against journalists

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court has refused to dismiss a case against two Reuters journalists after the reporters’ lawyers insisted last week that the evidence doesn’t support the charges. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo face possible charges under the Official Secrets Act, a law dating from British colonial times. If convicted, they […]
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Travel UK to Aus without flying

Plane travel sucks . Yes, it’s convenient to get anywhere in the world in the span of hours, but everything else — the security, the food, the uncomfortable seats, the grumpy passengers, the overworked staff, the diseases in the air, the fact that we’re somehow more prone to crying while flying — is a nightmare. The quickness and the convenience also conversely means you’re missing the entire world that’s turning under your plane — if you were to fly from the UK to Australia, for example, you w...
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Amal Clooney to represent Reuters reporters detained in Burma

Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has joined the legal team representing two Reuters reporters jailed in Burma, who are accused of possessing secret government papers, her office said on Thursday. A court in Yangon has been holding preliminary hearings since January to decide whether Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, will be charged under the colonial-era Officials Secrets Act, which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison. The journalists had been working on a Reuters investiga...
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Singaporean Musician Zephyr Khambatta Smashing Cultural Boundaries Overseas

Yangon, Myanmar was the stage last week for Zephyr Khambatta’s duo Stadiums to launch their debut single The Other Side, featuring Charles ENERO, Singapore’s top battle rapper. The song premiered on air on Teen Radio Pyinsawadi’s primetime slot at 6pm to a warm reception by the local audience. The 30-minute interview that was also live on the Burmese radio station’s Facebook page, marks a turning point in the singer-songwriter-music producer’s young music career and a big step forward in Reun...
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Protesters slam plans to toughen Myanmar public assembly law

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — About 200 people have marched in Myanmar’s biggest city to protest government plans to amend a law governing public demonstrations to make it easier to charge participants with crimes and increase the penalties for violations. The Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law, enacted in 2010 under a military-backed civilian government, allows […]
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YANGON MYANMAR HOME OF THE SHWEDAGON PAGODA

From Kuala Lumpur Malaysia a short 3 hour flight to Yangon. We had a reservation at the Pickled Tea Hostel which was highly recommended by a friend who stayed there last year. A new facility clean bright friendly we were able to secure a room for t
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