The Burmese army has launched assaults on Ta’ang rebel positions in Burma’s northeast in response to parliamentary calls for an intervention to end fighting between rebels that has displaced thousands.
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Officials and aid workers warn that hundreds of communities face an acute shortage of clean water after floods contaminated ponds and wells.
Two construction workers were killed and 18 injured when metal scaffolding collapsed at a Pullman Hotel construction site in Mandalay on Saturday afternoon.
On 2 May 2008, Cyclone Nargis swept through southern Burma, killing 140,000 people. Seven years after the worst natural disaster in Burma’s history, DVB Debate asks: ‘How would Burma manage another natural disaster?’
To date, more than 4,000 people have been counted as dead in the 7.9-magnitude earthquake which struck between the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara.