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A Myanmar soldier stands guard on a road in Naypyidaw amid demonstrations against the military coup  on February 17th. Photograph:  STR/AFP via Getty Images

Capt Tun Myat Aung leaned over the hot pavement in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, and picked up bullet casings. Nausea crept into his throat. The she(...)

 Soldiers set up barricades during anti-coup protests in Yangon last month. Photograph: The New York Times

The soldiers from Myanmar’s army knocked on Thein Aung’s door one morning last April as he was having tea with friends, and demanded that all of them (...)

Protesters shelter behind shields during a demonstration against the military coup next to Shwezigon Pagoda in Nyaung-U near the Unesco world heritage site in Bagan. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

Myanmar’s major trade unions called on members to shut down the economy from Monday to back a campaign against last month’s coup, raising pressure on (...)

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(...)

Shauntelle Tynan (19), from Graiguecullen in Co Carlow is in Houston to attend specialist treatment in Texas Children’s Hospital.

A Carlow teenager battling cancer who had been stranded amid the flooding disaster in Houston has been evacuated from her apartment and brought to Tex(...)

A handout photo of Olive Yang in her family’s home in Muse, Myanmar in 2015. Yang, who rejected her royal birthright to become a cross-dressing warlord who established opium trade routes with her CIA-supplied army, died on July 13th, 2017, at the age of 90.

She was born to royalty in British colonial Burma, but rejected that life to become a cross-dressing warlord whose CIA-supplied army established opium(...)

The bar of the Sunnybank Hotel in Glasnevin, Dublin was one of nine businesses premises to receive a closure order from the HSE in October. Image: Google Street View.

An Indian restaurant in Dublin’s Temple Bar area and a hotel bar on the northside of the city were served with closure orders by the Food Safety Autho(...)

Photograph: iStock

We asked globetrotters, as well as booking agents at Usit and Trailfinders, for their advice on how to make your budget stretch while travelling. A(...)

Darina Allen examines chillies at a market stall during her visit to Myanmar

I spent a couple of weeks in Myanmar recently and was enchanted. Despite living through war and dictatorship, the people are warm, welcoming and cour(...)

Myanmar’s National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for the opening of the new parliament in Naypyitaw. Lawmakers  will form Myanmar’s ruling party, with enough seats to choose the first democratically elected government since the military took power in 1962. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

After an historic day yesterday when pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi entered Myanmar’s parliament, the southeast Asian nation focused on ap(...)

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