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Volunteers attend a census training course at a school in Yangon March 23, 2014. Credit: Reuters

Ethnic strife blurs Myanmar census

Its first census in 30 years shows population to be 51.4 million, some 10 million less than expected

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State enforced disappearances?

Despite government's denial, lawyer Shahdeen Malik says disappearances could not have happened without state patronisation. Do you agree?


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  • Yes - 91%

  • No - 9%


Total number of votes: 11

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‘Human chain denied to veil misdeeds’

Fakhrul accuses government of adopting enforced disappearance as a “despicable tool” to repress opposition

Manchester City's Yaya Toure reacts during their English Premier League football match against Stoke City at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England August 30, 2014. Reuters

City stunned by Stoke

Manchester City's title defence suffers its first setback as they slump to a 1-0 home defeat to Stoke City

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‘Nation needs aid for development’

Environment Minister says it should be the country’s own discretion to choose the sectors that need aid

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Withdraw strike: FBCCI

The apex business body says negative programmes tarnish the country’s image

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) shakes hands with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, prior to an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, August 30, 2014.
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EU to threaten extra sanctions on Russia

EU is likely to threaten but, fearful of a new Cold War, may give Moscow another chance to make peace

Scorsese in early stages of Ramones movie

The veteran filmmaker will be tapping into rock history with his next movie on punk rockers the Ramones