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Metropolitan City in Yangon Region, Myanmar

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Yangon: Metropolitan City in Yangon Region, Myanmar
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is the capital of the Yangon Region and commercial capital of Myanmar. Yangon served as the administrative capital of Myanmar until 2006, when the military government relocated the administrative functions to the purpose-built city of Naypyidaw [nèpjìdɔ̀] in central Myanmar. With over 7 million people, Yangon is Myanmar's largest city and its most important commercial centre.

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Myanmar citizens deported from Singapore over alleged insurgent ties remanded in custody

Six Myanmar nationals deported from Singapore over alleged links to an ethnic minority insurgent group were remanded in custody in Yangon on Friday, a court spokesman said, as relatives of the accused..
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Suu Kyi's bid to reform charter sparks rival protests in Myanmar

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, on Wednesday in support of proposed constitutional amendments that would reduce the power of the military.
Reuters - Published

Thousands protest amid outcry over Myanmar child-rape case

Thousands of protesters marched to a police office in the north of Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, on Saturday, demanding speedy and transparent justice in a child-rape case that has sparked national..
Reuters - Published

As Myanmar military takes critics to court, some want Suu Kyi to act

As Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi arrived at a Yangon court recently to face charges of defaming Myanmar's military in Facebook posts, the ailing filmmaker was greeted by a crowd of activists dressed in blue, the..
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Biman Bangladesh plane skids off runway in Yangon, 17 injured

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane skidded off the runway when it landed in bad weather at Yangon's international airport on Wednesday evening, injuring at least 17 people, officials said.
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Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail

Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500..
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Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar freed from prison: witnesses

Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500..
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