Freelance miners in Burma make a living by digging for raw jade stones in piles of waste rubble dumped by mechanical diggers. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly 100 bodies have been pulled from a landslide near a jade mine in Burma northern Kachin State and an estimated 100 people are still missing, a (...)

A  shop selling  calendars with the images of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. People in Rangoon did not foresee that her party would win by  such a huge and decisive majority. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

The immense change in Burma (Myanmar) over the past decade is evident to the repeat visitor before they even step off the plane in Rangoon (Yangon). T(...)

Time of change: an Aung San Suu Kyi T-shirt is printed in Rangoon. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty

What is significant about last weekend’s elections? These are the first national elections in Burma since the junta that has ruled this southeast Asia(...)

There is little doubt that, although counting is continuing, Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) have won a famous victory on(...)

Supporters of Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party cheer as they watch the first official results. Photograph:  Ye Aung/AFP/Getty

US president Barack Obama called Burma’s leader Thein Sein to congratulate him on Thursday on the staging of a historic general election, in which dem(...)

“Look at the current Fianna Fáil line-up. Not a single TD from the majority gender” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Fiach Mac Conghail’s flurry of tweets about the Abbey’s men-only main stage programme for 2016, was massively counterproductive. The national theatre (...)

Supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) celebrate in Mandalay. Photograph: Hkun Lat/AP

Nobel prizewinner Aung San Suu Kyi looks set to win the first elections in Burma for years by a landslide, as had been widely expected. But analysts(...)

A supporter waves a flag during a Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) campaign rally in Yangon on Friday. Burma heads to the polls on Sunday. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

On Sunday, more than 30 million voters across Burma (Myanmar) can cast their ballots in the country’s first relatively free elections in 25 years. (...)

 Volunteers take down posters of Aung San Suu Kyi at the National League for Democracy  head office  in Kaw Hmu, Burma,  ahead of Sunday’s landmark election. Photograph:  Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images

Burma’s president Thein Sein said on Friday that both the military and the government would accept the outcome of Sunday’s historic election, and tha(...)

Supporters of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy  set up a stage outside the main train station ahead of a rally in Yangon on Thursday. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said she will be “above the president” if her party wins a historic election on Sunday, defying a const(...)