TWANTE, Myanmar – For generations, the Myanmar town of Twante has been known for its thriving pottery industry.
 YANGON, Myanmar – By marching through the traffic-choked streets of Myanmar’s busiest city, handing out leaflets that lambasted the new nominally civilian government, Htin Kyaw showed how much the country has changed since emerging from military rule.
 YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s Union Election Commission said Sunday it is canceling by-elections that were scheduled for later this year to fill 35 empty parliamentary seats.

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  • Dethroned beauty queen blasts pageant boss
    YANGON, Myanmar – A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won’t return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.
  • Myanmar discovers it has only 51 million people
    YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people – far less than the previously estimated 60 million.
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