Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, authorities said Saturday, around nine million fewer than an earlier estimate.
Blood samples from patients who may have the deadly Ebola virus are to be sent to Germany for analysis, the World Health Organisation says.
Amid fierce monsoon conditions elsewhere, farmers in Mandalay Region are complaining of drought.
Archaeological officials have threatened legal action if those claiming to have found the Dhammazedi Bell fail to return it to its former home – Yangon’s famed Shwedagon Pagoda.
In another step towards introducing the controversial proportional representation (PR) electoral system, a parliamentary commission decided last week to recommend to the Amyotha Hluttaw that an open-list proportional representation system should be introduced for next year’s general election.
Corruption is still rife in the civil service, President U Thein Sein has reminded his cabinet colleagues during a regular meeting of senior government ministers at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw last week.