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Demonstrators at the Thai Embassy in New York Demand Justice for Koh Tao Suspects

Around 30 Burmese nationals, most of them Arakanese, staged a demonstration in front of Thai Consulate in New York on Friday demanding justice for two Arakanese migrant workers who were arrested for murder in Thailand according to Ko Khaing Ba Khine, one of the event's organisers.

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Drive to Register Children in Mon State

IMNA has learnt that there will be a week-long drive in Mon State to issue birth certificates to children under five years of age who have not yet been registered.

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Karen Community Welcomes Kawthoolei Armed Force despite Controversy

The unification of four Karen armed forces into a united military organisation under the name ‘Kawthoolei Armed Force’(KAF) was welcomed by Karen communities and Karen civil society organizations, according to sources from Karen civil society groups.

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Thailand’s Longest Mon Wooden Bridge Reopens

The Mon Wooden Bridge, Thailand’s longest wooden bridge, which connects Wangka Village and Sangkhlaburi Town, Kanchanaburi Province, was officially re-opened last Saturday 18th October.

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Myanmar Qualifies for Southeast Asian Football Championships

A 2-1 victory over hosts Laos on 20th October saw Myanmar conclude the ASEAN Football Federation Cup qualification tournament without a single loss and sees them qualify for the full competition kick-off on 22nd November.

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Myanmar Workers Suspected of Killing Thai Duck Farm Owner and Wife

The owner of a duck farm and his Myanmar wife have been slain in Ratchaburi province in Thailand and their Myanmar workers are the prime suspects, police said on 20th October according to the Bangkok Post.

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One Year from Now: Myanmar Sets Provisional Date for 2015 Elections

Landmark elections in Myanmar have been provisionally scheduled for late next year, electoral officials said on 21st October.

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Myanmar and Brunei Bring in Mutual Visa Exemption

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on 20th October that Myanmar and Brunei Darussalam have brought in mutual visa exemptions for short stays, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar on 21st October.

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Chin Nationals' Input Sought for New Chin Nationality Act

Chin organisations are seeking input from their community on proposed changes to the out-dated Chin Special Division Act of 1948. Representatives of Chin organizations meeting at the National Brotherhood Federation Office in Yangon on 8th October. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima

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Myanmar Football Receives Fine after Pitch Invasion

Myanmar Football’s crowd trouble has once again found them in trouble, as the Asian Football Confederation fined the Myanmar Football Federation US$24,000 (K24million) and threatened that future games will have to be played behind closed doors if trouble rears its head again.

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Union Election Commission Chairman Says 2015 Elections Will Not Be Postponed

The planned 2015 general elections will not be postponed, the Union Election Commission chairman U Tin Aye told news media on 20th October.

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