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Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, led by Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, celebrate in Yangon, Myanmar, on Sunday. Photograph:  Lynn Bo Bo/Epa

Myanmar voted on Sunday in a general election seen as a referendum on the fledgling democratic government that remains popular at home but has seen i(...)

The Bridge on the River Kwai: Alec Guinness, William Holden, and Jack Hawkins in the 1957 film

The adventure war film The Bridge on the River Kwai may have swept the board of awards and attracted acclaim as one best films of the 20th century, bu(...)

U Dhammaloka dressed in the traditional attire of a Burmese monk in 1902. Photograph: The Buddhist Society

The first Irish people to set foot in what is now Argentina were two cabin boys from Galway, William and John,  who were brothers but their surna(...)

The Gambia’s justice minister Abubacarr Tambadou and Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi attend a hearing in a case filed by The Gambia against Myanmar’s alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will defend Myanmar’s military before the world on Wednesday when she addresses the UN’s top court to rebut shocking e(...)

The Custom House next to the River LIffey in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been ranked the worst city in the world to find a place to live for expats in a new study published on Tuesday. Ireland’s capital was in l(...)

Myanmar military chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing (R) Vice Senior General Soe Win (C) and Home Affairs Minister, Lieutenant General Kyaw Swe (L). Satirists were jailed for mocking the military Photograph: Thet Aung /AFP

A court in Myanmar has sentenced five members of a traditional theatrical troupe to a year in prison for their jibes about the military. The members (...)

Myanmar is one of six south-east Asian countries now producing wine.

There’s a reason the world’s best wines are produced in France, California, and the handful of other sun-kissed regions we all know and love. It’s bec(...)

A man holds a portrait of Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief  Gen Min Aung Hlaing during a rally to denounce  US sanctions in Yangon earlier this month. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Call it the courtroom war of the colonels. More than two dozen Myanmar army colonels have bypassed the battlefield to fight their adversaries in civil(...)

Thousands of Buddhists listen to Sitagu Sayadaw, one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist leaders, in Paleik in November 2017. Photograph: Minzayar Oo/The New York Times

The Buddhist abbot was sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when the petrol bomb exploded within earshot. Bu(...)

The Myanmar National Airlines plane at Mandalay international airport on Sunday after it landed without its front landing gear deploying. Photograph:  Aung Thura via AP

A Myanmar National Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Mandalay International Airport on Sunday, after the front landing gear failed to deploy(...)

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