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Over 100,000 foreign tourists visit Kyaiktiyo archaeological zone

 
Kyaikto – More than 100,000 foreign tourists visited Kyaiktiyo archaeological zone from January to November in this year, according to the office that collects entrance fees from foreigners at Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.

IDPs in Chin State need food aid, cold-weather clothing to survive

 
Sittwe – Around 350 internally displaced person (IDPs) living in Paletwa, Chin State are in desperate need of emergency aid.
An estimated 1,200 refugees are taking shelter in India due to fighting between the Myanmar army and Arakan
Army (AA) militants in the state and aid workers are having difficulty reaching them due to security concerns.

VP calls on all of society to strengthen Myanmar youth’s ideas and beliefs

 

The strength of Myanmar youth needs to be boosted to develop the human society of the future. But the government cannot do it on its own and so all stakeholders should join hands, said Vice-President Myint Swe.

He was addressing the opening ceremony of the Youth All-Round Development Festival at Yangon University’s convocation hall on December 1.

Double-digit death rate continues in November on controversial highway

There were 510 traffic-related accidents, with 109 deaths and 797 injuries as of the end of November, according to the figures from Nay Pyi Taw Highway Traffic Police.

Kachin residents protest govt, mining companies

 
Residents of Hpakant, Kachin State, have condemned the administration and mining companies in a November 30 demonstration.
The 50-strong protest accused the local court and land survey department of being “unjust” and the general administration office of “failing to remedy the damages dealt by mining companies to residents”.

Govt to turn 15 Pazuntaung Township streets into one-way lanes

 

Pope Francis’s tour closes in Myanmar yesterday

YANGON- The four-day visit of Pope Francis came to a conclusion in Myanmar yesterday afternoon as he left for Bangladesh from Yangon International Airport.
 
Pope Francis arrived in Yangon on November 27th, the first-ever Papal visit to Myanmar.
 

Police seize 1.2m amphetamine tablets in Buthidaung and Maungdaw

 

Wild elephants destroy houses, paddy plantation in Ayeyawady

PATHEIN- Wild elephants on October 16 entered the villages near Nankathu Dam in Ingapu Township, Ayeyawady Region and destroyed houses and paddy plantations, said villagers. 
 
Informed by the villagers, the Forest Department tried to drive out the wild elephants by using two tamed elephants. But the tamed elephants joined the wild elephants, increasing their number to eight.

Pope Francis holds historic papal mass in Yangon

 

Pope Francis held an historic papal mass at the Kyaikkasan Sports Ground in Yangon in Myanmar on November 29.

Pope waved from his pope-mobile as he was driven through the crowds. An estimated 150,000 worshipers gathered for the papal mass.