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Myanmar marks anniversary of killing of founding father

Jul. 19, 2019 5:13 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's civilian and military leaders have jointly commemorated the anniversary of the assassination of the country's independence hero, who was gunned down 72 years ago along with members of his cabinet. Aung San died just months before the country — then called Burma...

Protesters in Myanmar demand justice after 2-year-old raped

Jul. 6, 2019 7:14 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Hundreds of people marched to Myanmar's Central Investigation Department on Saturday to demand justice for a 2-year-old girl who was allegedly raped at her nursery school in the country's capital in May. A 29-year-old suspect, Aung Kyaw Myo, was rearrested on Wednesday and charged in...

Myanmar issues arrest warrant for nationalist Buddhist monk

May. 29, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar has issued an arrest warrant for a Buddhist monk known for incendiary comments about the country's Muslim minority and for criticism of the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, police said Wednesday. The warrant, issued in Yangon at police request, charges Wirathu with...