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Garbage Fire Burns for Second Week in Myanmar

YANGON, MYANMAR —  Firefighters in Myanmar scrambled to put out a fire in a massive garbage dump on the edge of its largest city, Yangon, as foul-smelling smoke from the burning trash that injured dozens extended into its second week Saturday. The fire has generated a haze blanketing parts of Myanmar’s commercial hub and raised […]

Rebels, Miltary Clash in Myanmar; Thousands Flee

Fighting in northern Myanmar between government forces and the rebel Kachin Independence Army, or KIA, has forced more than 4,000 people to flee their homes. Col Naw Bu, a KIA spokesman, said the fighting will become “more intense” because the army is sending more troops to the area. Aid organizations have requested access to the […]