Burma

  • Fight against malaria unites old foes in Myanmar

    By Astrid Zweynert TA GAY LAUNG, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the middle of a bustling village hall in Myanmar's Kayin state, a government health worker pricks the finger of a child to extract a tiny drop of blood for a malaria test. A scene unthinkable just a few years ago, it is now…

    Reuters
  • Top Asian News at 3:00 p.m. GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — If the U.S. government's claim is correct that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen's latest comedy, no one can say they weren't warned. The movie, "The Interview," pushed all of North Korea's buttons. No country would…

    Associated Press27 mins ago
  • Burma Superstar Is Finally, Finally Opening on Valencia This Month

    It only took three years, but the Clement favorite is coming to the Mission.

    Eater San Francisco
  • Myanmar: Magazine must go with the river's flow

    It was easy for Myanmar's former military government to change the name of the country's mightiest river, but a magazine ordered to make the same change is putting up a fight. State-run newspapers published ...

    Associated Press
  • Myanmar tries NZ man on charge of insulting Buddha

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A New Zealand bar manager and two Myanmar men pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges they insulted religion by posting an advertisement with an image of a pink Buddha wearing headphones.

    Associated Press
  • Myanmar court jails former opposition official accused of insulting Buddhism

    By Jared Ferrie YANGON (Reuters) - A prominent former official with Myanmar’s main opposition party was detained on Wednesday and faces charges of insulting religion, which stemmed from a speech intended to discourage extremist interpretations of Buddhism, his lawyer said. Htin Lin Oo, a writer,…

    Reuters
  • Myanmar trial over 'Buddha insult'

    A New Zealander and two Burmese men have gone on trial in Myanmar on charges of insulting Buddhism. The trio, who run a bar in Yangon, are accused over a flyer promoting a drinks event depicting Buddha with headphones. The image triggered an angry response online shortly after it appeared on the…

    BBC News