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Myanmar lawmaker: 50 believed dead in mudslide at jade mine

Apr. 23, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — More than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, a lawmaker representing the area said Tuesday. Tin Soe said three bodies have been recovered and 54 people remain missing after the accident Monday night in the Hpakant area of...

Myanmar lawmaker says more than 50 people are believed to be dead after a mudslide at a jade mining site

Apr. 23, 2019 7:51 AM EDT
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar lawmaker says more than 50 people are believed to be dead after a mudslide at a jade mining site.

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

Apr. 23, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

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...

Myanmar Supreme Court rejects final appeal of 2 jailed Reuters journalists

Apr. 22, 2019 11:21 PM EDT
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar Supreme Court rejects final appeal of 2 jailed Reuters journalists.

Myanmar Supreme Court to rule on appeal of Reuters reporters

Apr. 22, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

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 and their colleagues were awarded the Pulitzer Prize...

Myanmar Supreme Court agrees to rule on journalists' appeal

Mar. 26, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to rule on an appeal filed by lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on Myanmar's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo remained in Insein Prison while...

Frenchman completes sentence for Myanmar drone flight

Mar. 6, 2019 8:45 AM EST

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — A French man sentenced to one month in prison with hard labor for flying a drone in Myanmar completed his term Wednesday, but remained in detention because his deportation order was delayed. Arthur Desclaux, 27, was arrested on Feb. 7 for flying the drone near the parliament...

Myanmar court sentences Frenchman to jail for flying drone

Feb. 27, 2019 8:29 AM EST

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar on Wednesday sentenced a French tourist to one month in prison with hard labor, but he is expected to be released in about a week because of time he served while awaiting trial. Arthur Desclaux was arrested on Feb. 7 for flying a drone close to the capital's...

French national faces Myanmar court on drone flying charge

Feb. 22, 2019 5:42 AM EST

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — A French national appeared in court Friday in Myanmar after being arrested two weeks ago for allegedly flying a drone close to the country's vast parliament complex. Arthur Desclaux faces a charge under the Illegal Export-Import Act and could be jailed for up to three years if...