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Myanmar, Burma

Dec 13, 2013 — NPR's Anthony Kuhn has lived in and covered Asia for the past two decades. He fielded questions about pollution in China, North Korean intrigue, the most fun he's had while reporting, his favorite Asian culinary discovery, and more during his Reddit Ask Me Anything.
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Oct 13, 2013 — Myanmar, also known as Burma, has struggled to end the ethnic insurgencies that have long divided the country. Now, the last of the insurgent groups has signed a preliminary agreement.
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May 23, 2013 — Recent sectarian strife in Myanmar threatens the country's nascent democratic reforms. Not so long ago, Indonesia faced similar challenges. Now, it's a thriving democracy.
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Jun 12, 2012 — Ethnic and religious violence is breaking out in western Myanmar, also known as Burma. Ethnic Muslims and Buddhists are burning homes and at least 10 Muslims have been attacked at killed. Myanmar's president has declared a state of emergency in the region.
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Mar 30, 2012 — Mynamar political leader and Nobel peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi says campaign irregularities mean Myanmar's election on Sunday is neither free nor fair. She continues to campaign for a parliament seat.
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