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How giant Burmese pythons regenerate their organs.

They can double the size of their heart.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

How pythons regenerate their organs and other secrets of the snake genome.

Snakes exhibit incredible evolutionary adaptations, including the ability to rapidly regenerate their organs and produce venom. Scientists studied these adaptations using genetic sequencing and advanced computing. Supercomputers helped the team identify a number of genes associated with organ growth in Burmese pythons, ...

- ScienceDaily - US

Dramatic video shows American aid worker rescuing Iraqi child.

Newly released video shows an American aid worker racing into gunfire to save a little girl in Iraq. The dangerous rescue was carried out by David Eubank, who runs the humanitarian group, Free Burma Rangers. He spent the last nine months with Iraqi forces who are attacking the ISIS stronghold of Mosul. Jamie Yuccas reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

Bangladesh's heavy rainfall examined with NASA's IMERG.

Greenbelt MD Jun 22, 2017 At least 156 people in Bangladesh were killed during the past week by landslides and floods caused by heavy rainfall. NASA calculated the amount of rain that has fallen using data from satellites. Monsoon rainfall has been especially heavy over this area that includes southeastern Bangladesh, ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Rohingya insurgent camp said found in Myanmar, 3 killed.

YANGON -- Myanmar security forces killed three people while clearing a suspected Rohingya insurgent training camp in the mountains in the troubled northwestern state of Rakhine, the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar daily said on Thursday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Three killed as suspected Rohingya insurgent camp found in Myanmar: Newspaper.

Myanmar security forces killed three people while clearing a suspected Rohingya insurgent training camp in the mountains in the troubled northwestern state of Rakhine, the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar daily said on Thursday.

- BDNews24 - BD

Myanmar forces kill 3 Rohingya militants: State media.

Myanmar forces have killed three people in raids on "terrorist" training camps run by Rohingya Muslim militants in the north of Rakhine state, media reported on Thursday. The security forces launched the attack following a tip off that the militants were training inside a secret tunnel at night.

- Times Of India - IN

More Than a Year Later, Landslide Victims Scrape By in a Resettlement City in Myanmar.

"A year after the resettlement, residents only just received power and still do not have running water. They are left to rely on collecting rainwater and deliveries from aid groups."

- Global Voices - US

Chinese banks block Myanmar traders.

CHINESE banks have frozen the accounts of more than 100 commodities traders in northeast Myanmar in a bid to clamp down on smuggling and illegal gambling, state media reported yesterday. Myanmar’s government has been negotiating with Chinese officials since the accounts were suspended last week by three banks in ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Myanmar exorcist sentenced to death for killing three children during ritual.

Tun Naing, 30, had pleaded guilty when he was brought to trial in November last year, telling the court, 'I lost control of my mind and I killed them'

- National Post - CA

Exorcist sentenced to death for killing children in Burma.

A self-styled exorcist who killed three children during a ritual he carried out after telling their parents they were possessed by evil spirits has been sentenced to death in Burma.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Myanmar court sentences ‘exorcist’ to death for killing three children during ritual

A self-proclaimed sorcerer was sentenced to death by a Yangon court on Tuesday for killing three children in an exorcism ritual he believed would banish evil spirits that possessed them. Black magic practitioner Tun Naing was convicted of beating to death two toddlers and an eight-month-old baby late last year in a tiny ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Death sentence for child-killer exorcist in Myanmar

YANGON -- A court in Myanmar has sentenced to death a self-styled exorcist for killing three children during a ritual he carried out after telling their parents their offspring were possessed by evil spirits.

- BangkokPost - TH

Myanmar court gives exorcist death for killing 3 children

A court in Myanmar has sentenced to death a self-styled exorcist for killing three children during a ritual he carried out after telling their parents their offspring were possessed by evil spirits.

- FOX News - US

Nearly half a million refugees have fled Burma - UN

NEARLY half a million people have fled Burma as of 2016, making the Southeast Asian nation the eighth among the top 10 countries of origin for the world's 65 million refugees. The post Nearly half a million refugees have fled Burma - UN appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Myanmar sentences 'exorcist' to death for child murders

A self-proclaimed sorcerer was sentenced to death by a Yangon court on Tuesday for killing three children in an exorcism ritual he believed would banish evil spirits that possessed them.

- The Daily Star - LB

Myanmar sentences 'exorcist' to death for child murder

Witnesses said he told villagers children were possessed before attacking them as their families watched The post Myanmar sentences 'exorcist' to death for child murder appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Myanmar adopts new first-grade curriculum with help from Japan

In its first major educational reform in almost 20 years, Myanmar has introduced a new curriculum for first-grade students developed with Japanese assistance. With the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

India ratifies TIR, to boost trade

India has become the 71st country to ratify the United Nations TIR Convention. Managed and developed by IRU, the world road transport organisation, TIR is the global standard for goods customs transit.The milestone decision puts India and her neighbours at the centre of efforts to increase overland trade and regional ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Suicide rate 'alarming' at Myanmar refugee camp

LONDON - The number of recorded suicides and attempted suicides has soared at the Mae La refugee camp in Tak province, Thailand's largest camp for refugees from Myanmar.

- BangkokPost - TH

Suicide rate 'alarming' in Thai camp for Myanmar refugees -- study

The number of recorded suicides and attempted suicides has soared at Thailand's largest camp for refugees from Myanmar, the International Organization for Migration said on Monday as it called for urgent action to treat high levels of distress.

- GMA News - PH

Myanmar operator rolls out 4G/LTE service

YANGON - Myanmar's state-owned telecommunications operator MPT, collaborating with Japan's KDDI Corp and Sumitomo Corp, announced Monday the launch of ultrafast 4G/LTE mobile data service.

- BangkokPost - TH

Watch this ex-Green Beret run through ISIS gunfire to save a little girl

Free Burma RangersA dramatic rescue of a little girl trapped by ISIS gunfire was captured Friday on video. David Eubank, a former Special Forces soldier-turned-aid worker, was filmed as he ran out in the open amid ISIS sniper fire to rescue the girl as two other men covered him with rifle fire. “I thought, ‘If I ...

- Business Insider - US

In Myanmar, religious tensions simmer after Muslim schools shuttered

Chit Tin, a 55-year-old Muslim man has prayed at the same madrassa in eastern Yangon his whole adult life, most of it spent under a ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Burma: Religious tensions simmer as madrassas shuttered

CHIT TIN, a 55-year-old Muslim man has prayed at the same madrassa in eastern Yangon his whole adult life, most of it spent under a junta that crushed opposition, ruined Burma's economy and turned it into an international pariah state. The post Burma: Religious tensions simmer as madrassas shuttered appeared first on Asian ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

In Myanmar, religious tensions simmer after Muslim schools shuttered

Chit Tin, a 55-year-old Muslim man has prayed at the same “madrassa” in eastern Yangon his whole adult life, most of it spent under a ...

- The Japan Times - JP

In Myanmar, religious tensions simmer as madrassas shuttered

Local authorities banned and threatened those attending with jail The post In Myanmar, religious tensions simmer as madrassas shuttered appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

In Myanmar, religious tensions simmer as madrassas shuttered

YANGON - Chit Tin, a 55-year-old Muslim man has prayed at the same madrassa in eastern Yangon his whole adult life, most of it spent under a junta that crushed opposition, ruined Myanmar's economy and turned it into an international pariah state.

- Reuters - US

News24.com | Myanmar ship recovers black box from crashed plane

A Myanmar ship has retrieved the black box of a plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea with 122 people on board, the army says, raising hopes of discovering the cause of the tragedy.

- News24.com - ZA

Black box from crashed Myanmar army plane retrieved

Search teams retrieved the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from a Myanmarese army plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea in early June with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board, the Myanmar military said on Sunday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Black box from crashed Myanmar army plane retrieved

YANGON, June 18 — Serch teams retrieved the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from a Myanmarese army plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea in early June with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board, the Myanmar military...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Black box from crashed Myanmar army plane retrieved

YANGON - Search teams retrieved the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from a Myanmarese army plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea in early June with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board, the Myanmar military said on Sunday.

- Reuters - US

Last waltz looms for Myanmar's dolphins and fishermen

Last waltz looms for Myanmar's dolphins and fishermen...

- MENAFN - JO

Drug smuggler killed, 2m 'ya ba' pills seized

CHIANG RAI: A drug smuggler was killed, two others arrested and more than 2 million speed pills seized following a clash with security forces along the Thai-Myanmar border in Mae Sai district late Friday night.

- BangkokPost - TH

Python eggs, over easy. Hunter captures 12-foot snake and 39 eggs in Everglades

Snake hunters and haters, rejoice. A 12-foot Burmese python was captured, and its 39 eggs confiscated, Friday morning near a canal in an Everglades preserve. John Hammond, a state-licensed python … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Fresh landslide cuts of Mizoram town, flood sweeps away houses

A fresh landslide today cut off Champhai town in Eastern Mizoram from the rest of the country, while nine kachcha houses of a town in south Mizorams Lunglei district were swept away by flood, officials said.A massive landslide near Keifang village snapped road connection with Champhai, a town on Indo-Myanmar border in ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

My patrol with armed guards to protect Burmese star tortoises

The magnificent reptiles were on the verge of extinction in Myanmar, but are now being reintroduced to the wild. Alice Klein joins the effort to save them

- NewScientist - US

UN warns Southeast Asian governments preventing women working abroad may increase risks of human-trafficking

Southeast Asian governments’ efforts to stop women from going abroad for domestic work are putting their citizens at greater risk of becoming victims of trafficking and exploitation, the UN has warned. Nearly half of the world’s 53 million domestic workers are from Asia, most of them women from impoverished ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Myanmar editor facing trial for posting satirical article defaming military

Activists say various defamation laws are being used to stifle free speech The post Myanmar editor facing trial for posting satirical article defaming military appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Myanmar: UN expert urges Government to do more to protect rights of all children

A United Nations human rights expert today urged the Government of Myanmar to do more to protect children in the country, citing cases of detention and alleged incidents of child labour and marriage.

- UN - INT

Section of tail from missing Myanmar army plane found, military says

YANGON - A civilian fishing boat found part of the tail section from a Myanmarese army plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea last week with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board, the Myanmar military said on Thursday.

- Reuters - US

Burma: Warnings Not a Free Pass to Harm Civilians

Expand People displaced in the conflict between the Burmese military and the Kachin Independence Army are seen at a church in Tanai Township, Kachin State, June 14, 2017. © 2017 Reuters – The Burmese military and Kachin Independence Army should provide civilians with safe exit routes from conflict areas and ensure ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Images show Myanmar Air Force JF-17/FC-1 conducting flight tests in China

Images have emerged on Chinese online forums showing what appears to be one of the first Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation JF-17 Thunder/FC-1 Xiaolong multirole combat aircraft on order for the Myanmar Air Force conducting test flights in China.

- Jane’s - US

Ethnic minorities face range of violations including war crimes in Myanmar conflict - Amnesty

Source: Amnesty International Country: Myanmar Amnesty calls on all sides to protect civilians amid the conflict and the Myanmar authorities to immediately end the humanitarian access restrictions. Civilians from minority ethnic groups suffer appalling violations and abuses, including war crimes, at the hands of Myanmar's ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Myanmar: Top UN official in Myanmar to be changed

Sources say the move is linked to the official's failure to prioritise human rights - a claim the UN denies.

- BBC - UK

Japan's Outreach to Northeastern India

Japanese investment will play an important role in linking India's northeast with Myanmar and Bangladesh.

- The Diplomat - US

Suu Kyi to UN: Stay Out of Myanmar

Another disappointment to those who believed in the fairy tale narrative of Myanmar.

- The American Interest - US

100-Million-Year-Old Amber Holds Tiny, Feathery Chick

Much of the body of a wee Cretaceous-era chick was preserved in incredible detail in a piece of Burmese amber, and bears "unusual plumage," according to the researchers who described the unique find in a new study. Excavated from a mine in what is now northern Myanmar, the precious lump of fossilized tree sap is estimated ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights displacement in the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Indonesia

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka Armed conflict in Marawi in the Philippines as well as floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people. PHILIPPINES As of 8 June, over 290,000 people are ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Voices of internally displaced women in Kachin State, Myanmar

Source: Trócaire, Oxfam Country: Myanmar Since the conflict reignited in 2011 in Kachin State, over 100,000 people remain living in IDP camps. Violence against women is heavily present in their past and current lives. Voices of women in conflict in Myanmar Posted by Niamh O'Byrne Since the conflict reignited in 2011 in ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

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