Aljazeera:Myanmar ruler ‘not running in poll’

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Myanmar struggles in wake of storm

Residents of Myanmar are cleaning up in the aftermath of a powerful cyclone that struck the country’s western coast, killing at least 27 people and leaving at least 15 others missing.

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UN envoy asks Myanmar for ‘signal’ before election

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N.’s human rights envoy to Myanmar appealed Thursday to its military rulers “to send a strong signal” to the world that it will hold a genuine election, by releasing democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and almost 2,100 political prisoners.

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UN chief urges Myanmar to free prisoners before vote

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Wai Hnin’s Jump For Freedom

Reuters:Myanmar culture evolves despite junta’s tight grip

(Reuters) – With their bold outfits, sharp dance moves and hip hop rhythms, Myanmar’s “Tiger Girls” shatter the usual image of Burmese women and hint at social change in one the world’s most authoritarian states.

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AFP:Tony Blair’s sister-in-law converts to Islam

LONDON — The sister-in-law of former prime minister Tony Blair has converted to Islam following a visit to Iran, saying she is a “proud member” of the Muslim community.

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