The Myanmar Times
Friday, 03 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Museums and looted art:

Every  month produces new cases of the “repatriation” of antiquities from American museums to their countries of origin.

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Clucking mad for chicken

It's here. You’ve been waiting for it, we all have. Ever since the news was corporately leaked out that KFC was going to open an outlet in Yangon, we’ve all been, well, just agog really. We still are.

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Dalai Lama urges happiness and peace at Glastonbury

The Dalai Lama made his first appearance at Glastonbury on June 28, spending an hour in the rain addressing festival-goers on how the world could be a happier place.

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Fatal traffic

The patient was dying. All he wanted was to spend his last day on earth in his own bed, at home. The hospital called the ambulance, but it took so long to fight through the congested streets of Yangon that the patient died before the ambulance arrived.

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Miss Myanmar 2015 rolls out the red carpet to applicants

Would-be beauty queens are being invited to compete in this year’s Miss Myanmar International competition. The event will take place at the National Theatre, Myoma Kyaung Road, Dagon township, on August 30.

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Rolling stones

At dawn they are already covered in sweat from lugging the baskets of pebbles over the wooden ramp from the ship to the bank of the Bago River in Dagon Seikkan township.

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Man Asian literary prize winner apologises after plagiarism row

Shin Kyung-sook, an internationally renowned South Korean novelist who won the US$30,000 Man Asian literary prize four years ago, has apologised to her readers and admitted that “everything is my fault” after being accused of plagiarism.

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Listening to ‘extreme’ music makes you calmer, not angrier, says study

Heavy metal is more commonly associated with headbanging, satanism, moshpits and the decapitation of small mammals. According to a new study, however, metal, and all forms of “extreme” music, can positively influence the listener, inspiring calmness rather than anger.

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Moroccan director accused of ‘pornography and debauchery’ over sex worker drama

Reports from Morocco say director Nabil Ayouch and actor Loubna Abidar have been summoned to court to face indecency charges over their explicit film about the country’s clandestine sex industry.

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Can parents protect kids from peanut allergies?

When I was in elementary school in the United States I don’t recall many of my classmates having peanut allergies. But these days when I speak to my friends about their kids, it seems to be quite common – so much so that children are no longer permitted to bring peanut butter to school.

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