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Burma risks becoming 'the next Rwanda' as violence grows

Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary expected to announce fresh trade deals between UK and Burma when they meet President Thein Sein at Downing Street

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From New Zealand by app to making momos in mountains

Paperback review: Strands, By Jean Sprackland

The poetry of marine flotsam makes a perfect beach read

Shwedagon pagoda on the full moon day in Rangoon

Good news for Burma is bad for UN staff losing luxury offices to returning tourists

Prices of 'average' hotel rooms leap from $30 to $100

Mobile phone revolution begins in Burma

Burma has granted licences to Norway’s Telenor and Qatar’s Ooredoo to set up the country’s first foreign-owned mobile phone networks.

Modern India takes on the King of Manipur over his royal palace

State government plans to evict ‘living deity’ from building that dates back to the British Raj

A young Myanmar Muslim Rohingya refugee looks on behind a wired fence

Muslim refugees in Burma will be forced to remain in squalid emergency camps for at least 12 months, warns minister Alan Duncan

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.

Emily Thornberry: Weak UK laws meant US took the lead in Libor scandal, she said

Labour plans a white-collar crime blitz to tackle financial mis-selling and fraud - with fines based on turnover

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.

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to reporters during a news conference at the World Economic Forum

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi 'honest' about desire to become the country's president

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.

Muslim homes burned by Buddhist gangs on second day of attacks in Burma

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.

Aung San Suu Kyi has criticised plans by authorities in western Burma to revive a two-child limit on Muslim Rohingya families

Aung San Suu Kyi opposes Burma plan for two-child limit

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.

Voice of America staff prepare Burmese President Thein Sein before a Washington appearance

Anger as Barack Obama rewards Burmese President Thein Sein with White House visit despite recent claims of violence

Thein Sein becomes Burma's first head of state to visit Washington since Lyndon Johnson invited military dictator Ne Win in 1966

Millions escape brunt of Cyclone Mahasan

45 left dead but tropical storm misses 100,000-strong refugee camp in Burma by some distance

The victims were fleeing from camps such as this at Sittwe

Disaster strikes Rohinghya again as boats fleeing Cyclone Mahasen sink

Dozens of people are feared to have drowned after several boats carrying Muslim refugees fleeing an approaching cyclone sank in the Bay of Bengal.

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