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Myanmar soldiers use a boat to help residents cross a flooded area in Swar town of Bago region on August 30, 2018. A large-scale rescue effort marches on into a second day to reach thousands of people stranded in their homes in Central Myanmar after a dam swollen by monsoon rain left the region inundated. / AFP PHOTO / Ye Aung THU

Rescuers struggle to reach stranded in Myanmar dam flooding

Rescuers in boats negotiated muddy waters on Thursday to reach thousands stranded in central Myanmar after a dam overflowed, sending a torrent of water across farmland and villages.
Residents negotiate a flooded road after rampaging waters from Swar Chaung dam submerged villages in Bago region, central Myanmar on August 29, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Thet AUNG

Myanmar dam overflow displaces thousands

A major effort was under way to reach thousands of people trapped in their homes after a dam swollen by monsoon rain overflowed early Wednesday in central Myanmar, officials said.

Leeds United slammed for Myanmar post-season tour

Leeds United FC has drawn criticism after announcing it will embark on a two match post-season tour in Myanmar, despite concerns about ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar parliament to re-elect new president within seven working days

Myanmar’s vacant presidential post will be filled by re-election in the Union Parliament within seven working days, according to a statement from the President’s Office on Wednesday.

US tourist falls to death from Myanmar temple

A 20-year-old American tourist fell to her death while trying to view the sunset from a 20-foot pagoda in Myanmar’s ancient former capital of Bagan, the government said Wednesday.

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