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Sunday 14 July 2013
Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary expected to announce fresh trade deals between UK and Burma when they meet President Thein Sein at Downing Street
Saturday 13 July 2013
From New Zealand by app to making momos in mountains
Tuesday 09 July 2013
Friday 05 July 2013
The poetry of marine flotsam makes a perfect beach read
Tuesday 02 July 2013
Prices of 'average' hotel rooms leap from $30 to $100
Thursday 27 June 2013
Burma has granted licences to Norway’s Telenor and Qatar’s Ooredoo to set up the country’s first foreign-owned mobile phone networks.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
State government plans to evict ‘living deity’ from building that dates back to the British Raj
Muslim refugees in Burma will be forced to remain in squalid emergency camps for at least 12 months, warns minister Alan Duncan
Thursday 20 June 2013
A British minister who visited tens of thousands of Muslim refugees in Burma said he believes they will be forced to remain in squalid emergency camps for at least another 12 months as there is no quick-fix solution to the crisis.
Labour plans a white-collar crime blitz to tackle financial mis-selling and fraud - with fines based on turnover
Tuesday 11 June 2013
UK banks and businesses could face multimillion pound fines for defrauding their customers in a crackdown on white-collar crime to be announced by Labour.
Thursday 06 June 2013
Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has underlined her desire to become the country’s president, saying to pretend otherwise would be dishonest. She also said that if everyone in the country benefited from democratic reforms it would be harder for them to be rolled back.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Buddhist mobs armed with sticks and machetes burned Muslim homes for a second day in the northern Burmese city of Lashio, contradicting government assurances that soldiers had restored calm.
Monday 27 May 2013
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has criticised plans by authorities in western Burma to revive a two-child limit on Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing.
Anger as Barack Obama rewards Burmese President Thein Sein with White House visit despite recent claims of violence
Monday 20 May 2013
Thein Sein becomes Burma's first head of state to visit Washington since Lyndon Johnson invited military dictator Ne Win in 1966
Friday 17 May 2013
45 left dead but tropical storm misses 100,000-strong refugee camp in Burma by some distance
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Dozens of people are feared to have drowned after several boats carrying Muslim refugees fleeing an approaching cyclone sank in the Bay of Bengal.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'