Scores rescued from blaze in Myanmar’s Yangon | AFP

Scores of people were rescued from a blazing building in Myanmar’s commercial hub Yangon early Thursday, many brought to safety with a cherry-picker crane from the highest floors.

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Colourful performances and a ‘drag Olympics’ at Yangon Pride party | AFP

People gather to take part in at a Pride event in Myanmar’s commcercial capital Yangon, with performances and a ‘drag Olympics’ competition. Space is gradually opening up for the LGBT community in the majority-Buddhist country.

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Rally against reinstatement of Chinese-backed mega-dam in Myanmar during Xi visit | AFP

Protesters gather in downtown Yangon against any reinstatement controversial Beijing-backed mega-dam in northern Myanmar as China’s president Xi Jinping visits. They held signs calling for “termination” of the $3.6 billion Myitsone project, which was not mentioned in signed deals during the visit. The 6,000 megawatt dam project was suspended in 2011 in the face of nationwide condemnation. It is believed to have been a personal affront to Xi, who signed the deal with Myanmar’s then-military junta as vice president in 2009.

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Myanmar child nuns dream of conflict-free lives | AFP

Meet the girls of the Mingalar Thaikti nunnery in Yangon. They are among Myanmar’s growing number of child nuns seeking refuge from conflict.

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Residents in Myanmar react after three-day ICJ hearing on genocide case | AFP

“If it were genocide, there would not be any of these people (Rohingya) left,” says one Yangon resident as people in Myanmar give their take on the hearing at the International Court of Justice where de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has urged judges to throw out a genocide case.

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Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi rally ahead of ICJ case | AFP

People in Yangon, Myanmar gather in support of Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, as she is set to face the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague over the Rohingya crisis. IMAGES

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Myanmar Buddhists celebrate festival of lights | AFP

Thousands of people in Myanmar gather to pay their respects to Buddha at Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda for the Thadingyut festival of lights.

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Bridging the gap: Yangon’s boom falls short across river | AFP

On her scruffy, downtrodden bank of the river, teashop-owner Khin works just a few hundred metres across the muddy water from Yangon and dreams of the riches promised by a new bridge linking to Myanmar’s commercial heart.

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Bridging the gap: Yangon’s boom falls short across river | AFP

On her scruffy, downtrodden bank of the river, teashop-owner Khin works just a few hundred metres across the muddy water from Yangon and dreams of the riches promised by a new bridge linking to Myanmar’s commercial heart.

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Myanmar rangers relocate wild elephants to safety | AFP

Rangers in Myanmar relocate two wild elephants to a protected nature reserve after they strayed too close to villages just outside the country’s commercial capital Yangon.

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Yangon clamps down on stray dogs | AFP

Thousands of stray dogs are being poisoned or trucked to a shelter out of Yangon in a fresh crackdown to curb the canine population of a city with one of the highest rates of rabies in the world — but experts say neither method works.

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Myanmar: Protesters call for justice over bullying of gay suicide victim | AFP

Members of Myanmar’s LGBTQ community protest outside a university in Yangon after a former staff member took his own life earlier this week, alleging he was bullied by colleagues.

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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 ++

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.

Trial over Myanmar Muslim lawyer murder draws to close

Suspects accused of the 2017 murder of Ko Ni, a Muslim lawyer and senior advisor to Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, arrive at court in Yangon to hear the final arguments in their trial which has lasted nearly two years. IMAGES of three suspects arriving at Insein Court

Rally in Yangon to mark anniversary of Reuters reporters’ arrest

Dozens of protesters gather in downtown Yangon to mark the one-year anniversary of the arrest of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, over their reporting of the Rohingya crisis. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were arrested outside a Yangon restaurant on December 12 and later handed seven-year jail sentences after exposing the extrajudicial killing of 10 Rohingya men during the military’s brutal crackdown on the stateless minority last year.

Final arguments in trial of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Final arguments are held in the trial of two Reuters journalists in Yangon, Myanmar. Wa Lone, 32, and his colleague Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, have been in jail for eight months, accused of breaking a draconian secrecy law while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine state last year. IMAGES outside the court