Crowdfunding brings life-saving water to Myanmar’s deer

A herd of endangered deer wait under the shade of one of the sparse trees in this parched central Myanmar landscape, watching as rangers dispatch drinking water – a life-saving resource funded by well-wishers across the country.

Clooney: Media ‘should be a little kinder’ to Markle

George Clooney thinks media should be more careful in their coverage of Meghan Markle. while also praising his wife Amal’s role in freeing two detained journalists from a Myanmar prison. (May 8)

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Myanmar’s Rohingya

Videographic on the Rohingyas. Two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar walked out of prison on Tuesday, freed in a presidential amnesty after a vigorous global campaign for their release.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Here’s the latest for Tuesday May 7th: Mnuchin refuses to hand Trump taxes to Congressional Democrats; China sending top official to US trade talks; Suspect arrested in shooting death of Mississippi police officer; Myanmar frees two jailed journalists.

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Freedom: Myanmar Reuters journalists get out of jail

Two Reuters journalists who had been jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar walked out of prison Tuesday, freed in a presidential amnesty after a global campaign for their release. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were mobbed by media as they stepped out of Yangon’s notorious Insein prison after their lengthy detention.

Myanmar: Two Reuters journalists leave prison

Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone wave their hands as they walk out of Insein prison after being freed in a presidential amnesty in Yangon. IMAGES of Reuters journalists leaving prison++ COMPLETES VID1340848_EN and VID1340854_EN ++

Rockets, dragons and wizards at Myanmar festival

Huge, homemade rockets are fired into the skies to call for plentiful rains and to score a windfall of cash at a festival of Myanmar’s ethnic Pa’O, clad in elaborate headdresses representing dragons and wizards.

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi visits Cambodia

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen receive an honour guard as she visits the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh. IMAGES

Top Myanmar court rejects appeal of Reuters reporters

Myanmar’s Supreme Court rejects the latest appeal by two Pulitzer-prize winning Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years on charges linked to their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, as hopes now turn to a presidential pardon.

Thousands protest China-backed mega-dam in Myanmar

Thousands of people in northern Myanmar take to the streets to protest against the proposed reinstatement of a Chinese-backed mega-dam they say will cause huge environmental damage and bring little benefit to the country.