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Bomb blast in Three Pagodas Pass

IMNA : According to a resident, at 3 am this morning a bomb exploded in front of a Democratic Karen Buddhist Army(DKBA) checkpoint outside Three Pagodas Pass (TPP) town, Karen State.

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Election date announcement pressures opposition parties

Kong Janoi, IMNA :  Several opposition political parties in Burma are chafing under yesterday’s announcement of the  date of the country’s upcoming election, now set for November 7th of this year.

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Myanmar TV 4 announces 2010 Burmese election date

IMNA : Today, August 13th, at 10:00 am Burma time, the government-run television station Myanmar TV 4 (MRTV4) announced that the 2010 Burmese elections will be held on November 7th.

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MPDF leader dies in Moulmein

By AZAN, IMNA : General Aung Naing, leader of the Mon splinter the Mon Peace and Defense Front (MPDF), died on Tuesday, August 10th,  in Moulmein city at the age of 71.

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Burma's Maritime University gaining popularity

Kong Janoi, IMNA : Staff members at the Myanmar Maritime University report that increasing numbers of students are applying for the university’s programs, despite the school’s increasingly competitive admission standards.

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Moulmein University students struggle with internet research

Jaloon Htaw : Students of the natural sciences at Moulmein University, in Mon State, complain that they are ill-equipped to conduct internet research-based projects, which they say are being assigned this year for the very first time in the university’s history.

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Yephyu Township villagers flee from people's militia plans

IMNA : About 100 villagers have fled from Puckpinkwin village in Kaleinaung Sub-Township, in Tenasserim Division’s Yephyu Township, after they were ordered by Burmese military battalions to form a new military-controlled people’s militia.

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Woman tells tale of abuse in Rangoon Division

Kong Janoi, IMNA : A woman taking refuge on the Thai-Burma border claims that she fled her home, after abuse at the hands of  that township-level authorities in her village in south Dagon Township, Rangoon Division made life for herself and her family unbearable.

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