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2013-05-15 Cyclone bears down on Bay of Bengal Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh
C. 2012-11-08 Obama to make historic Burma trip White House, Washington
D. 2012-07-11 Obama eases sanctions on Burma Washington
E. 2012-04-02 Asean focus on N Korea and Burma Phnom Penh, Cambodia
5. 2010-03-08 Burma refugees 'face starvation' Bangladesh
6. 2008-05-18 Burma neighbours in cyclone talks Singapore
H. 2008-01-17 UN raps Burma's 'slow progress' UN Security Council
I. 2007-10-15 Japan adds to pressure on Burma Japan
J. 2007-10-11 Security Council rebukes Burma UN Security Council

Rohingya boat sinks off west Burma Map of Rakhine Myanmar  A boatt, said to be carrying up to 200 passengers, Rohingya Muslims, has capsized off western Burma, aid agencies say. Private newspapers return to Burma Burma 'ends attacks in Kachin' Two killed in Burma crash landing Map of Heho Myanmar  At least two people have been killed and another 11 injured after the Air Bagan was forced to make an emergency landing Burma targets copper mine protest Burma hit by strong earthquake   Obama to make historic Burma trip   Washington: Fresh from his election win, Barack Obama will this month become the first US president to visit Burma, the White House says World Bank promises aid to Burma   The World Bank has approved an $80m grant and pledged lending for Burma, the second poorest country in Asia, for the first time in 25 years Burma images 'show mass burnings' Map of Rakhine Myanmar
Burma mobs 'kill 30 Rohingyas'   More than 30 Rohingya Muslims were killed in attacks by Buddhists last week in Burma's Rakhine state, the BBC has been told Dozens missing as Rohingya boat sinks off west Burma Burma 'to free political prisoners'   Cyclone bears down on Bay of Bengal Map of Bay of Bengal Bangladesh

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  Bangladesh: Cyclone Mahasen is bearing down on the Bay of Bengal, with thousands of people ordered to evacuate low-lying areas in Bangladesh and Burma

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  A human rights group has released pictures showing what appears to be the destruction of a western Burmese district riven by ethnic unrest


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  An ongoing computer attack has knocked Burma off the internet, just days ahead of its first election in 20 years
Aug.12   Burma sets 7 November poll date
  First general election for two decades will be held on November7, the ruling generals have announced, ending months of speculation
Mar.26 Burma stages landmark army parade Map of Nay Pyi Taw Myanmar
  Thousands of soldiers have taken part in annual Armed Forces Day parade in the capital Nay Pyi Taw
Mar.8 Burma refugees 'face starvation'  Bangladesh: An American Physicians for Human Rights has warned that thousands of Burmese refugees in Bangladesh are facing starvation

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Jul.3     Burma junta leader snubs UN chief  The junta has refused to allow visiting Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to meet jailed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Jul.2     UN chief begins mission in Burma
  Ban Ki-moon has arrived in a bid to seek the release of political prisoners including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi May.1   UN warning over Burma cyclone aid  Hundreds of thousands of people in Irrawaddy Delta still need assistance, a year after a deadly cyclone Mar.23     UN says Burma detention 'illegal'  The UN has said the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi violates both international legislation and the laws of Burma itself Feb.1     UN envoy meets Aung San Suu Kyi  United Nations special envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari has met detained pro-democracy leader

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May.30     UN condemns Burma 'camp closures'
  A senior UN official Skavdal has said that any coercion of Burmese cyclone victims to return home is completely unacceptable
May.24   Burma seeks crucial aid donations   Dozens of international delegates are to meet in Rangoon to pledge money for recovery after the devastating Cyclone Nargis, which killed 78,... May.22   UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma   Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has arrived to tour the devastated Irrawaddy Delta and meet military ruler Gen Than Shwe May.20   Burma to let UN copters deep into country
  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: reclusive government has agreed to allow U.N. helicopters into some of the least accessible areas
May.18 Burma neighbours in cyclone talks   Singapore: The Association of South East Asian Nation is due to hold urgent talks to discuss ways of helping cyclone victims May.17   UN to press Burma on aid access  A humanitarian envoy is due in Burma to try to persuade the junta to grant more access to UN workers to help with the cyclone relief efforts May.15 Storm aid frustrations grow May.14   UN raises Burma cyclone estimate  The UN has sharply increased its estimate of those severely affected by cyclone Nargis to 2.5m people May.12   First US aid plane lands in Burma
  The US spent days negotiating with military government to gain permission for the aircraft to land
May.11   Burma eases restrictions on aid
  Increased amounts of aid have started to reach cyclone-stricken amid signs the government is easing restrictions on foreign access
May.10 Sporadic aid trickles into Burma
  Deliveries of aid to help cyclone victims are arriving sporadically, as aid agencies continue to face obstacles set by the regime
May.9 Burma warned over cyclone delays May.8   Burma 'wants aid not foreigners'
  Burma wants supplies but not foreign aid workers, hours after the UN chief urged military leaders to prioritise relief work.    The foreign ministry insisted it would control the distribution itself. The United Nations pressures to speed up the issuing of visas to ...
May.7 Fears storm toll could soar May.4 Burma 'must allow aid workers in' May.3   78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing Map of Myaungmya Myanmar
  Burma has declared 5 disaster areas, including Rangoon, after a large tropical cyclone hit the states of Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon
 As aid groups struggled to distribute supplies despite government obstacles, Myanmar TV was urging people to vote 'yes' in a referendum. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has warned of dire consequences if foreign aid workers continue to be denied access
Feb.9   Burmese junta sets voting dates  Burma will hold a constitutional referendum in May and general elections in 2010. The opposition NLD called the announcement 'vague' Jan.17   UN raps Burma's 'slow progress'
  UN Security Council: The UN has criticised a lack of progress towards change, after last year's violent suppression of anti-government protests

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Nov.13   UN envoy praises changes in Burma
  The United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari has said the situation there has changed for the better in the past few weeks Oct.15 Japan adds to pressure on Burma
Oct.11   Security Council rebukes Burma
  UN Security Council: The Council has adopted a statement deploring Burma's military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters
Sep.28 UN envoy heading for Burma talks Sep.26 UN urges restraint on Burma junta. UN Security Council Sep.18 '1,000 monks' march
  Military officials in Burma have used tear gas to disperse more than 1,000 Buddhist monks marched peacefully in two cities
 Part of a wave of anti-government protests
Aug.31     Laura Bush presses UN over Burma
  Washington: First Lady has urged UN chief Ban Ki-moon to condemn Burma's crackdown on pro-democracy protestors
Jul.15   Sale 'threatens EU Burma embargo'
  India: An arms embargo is being threatened by Indian plans to sell an attack helicopter to the Rangoon regime
Jun.28 Red Cross condemns Burma 'abuses'

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Nov.27   Burma 'closes' Red Cross offices  The Red Cross has been ordered by the government to close its offices in the country, ending its humanitarian work there Mar.12     Burma reports first bird flu case   The virus H5N1 was detected after more than 100 chickens died near Mandalay earlier this month

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Apr.20 Burma 'used chemicals on rebels'

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Jun.3 Two die in school bus attack   Thailand: Gunmen have opened fire near border with Burma killing two children and wounding another 15

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