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News Summary: China gas pipeline open from Myanmar

PIPELINE OPEN: China says it has switched on a nearly 500 mile pipeline bringing natural gas from Myanmar, connecting the Bay of Bengal with southwest China's Yunnan province. Full story

Afghan, Myanmar women win Magsaysay awards for work amid conflict

MANILA (Reuters) - Afghanistan's first woman governor and a Myanmar civil society organizer, who both helped families displaced by conflict in their home nations, are among five winners of Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize this year. Full story

Radical Myanmar Buddhist monk unhurt in bomb blast

YANGON (Reuters) - A bomb exploded meters away from a radical Buddhist monk as he delivered a mass sermon in Myanmar, police said on Monday, the latest flare-up in tensions pitting Buddhists against minority Muslims. Full story

Myanmar president says not preparing himself for 2015 election

PARIS (Reuters) - Myanmar President Thein Sein is not preparing himself at the moment to contest the 2015 presidential election and has "no objections" to Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi running, he said in an interview aired on Friday. Full story

Thai navy denies allegation of Rohingya Muslim smuggling

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's navy denied on Friday a Reuters report that its personnel were involved in a lucrative smuggling and trafficking network that exploits minority Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution and dire living conditions in Myanmar. Full story

France urges Myanmar leader to investigate anti-Muslim violence

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande pressed Myanmar's president on Wednesday to investigate violence against the country's Muslim minority in depth, and said a pledge to release political prisoners must be followed by action. Full story

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  New Front in Cola Wars

Coca-Cola has opened its first production plant in Myanmar, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  Obama set to host leader from Burma at the White House

President Obama will become the first U.S. president in nearly 50 years to host a leader from Burma at the White House. He just may not mention the name “Burma.” Alex Wagner discusses the historic meeting and the meaning behind the names.

  Boat capsizes off Myanmar; 100 feared dead

Around 100 people trying to escape a storm are believed to have drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of Myanmar. NBCNews.com’s Dara Brown reports.

  Jockeying the changing line of journalism in Burma, the world

The NOW panel discusses the changing ways and means of journalism worldwide, and what it means that Burma is now jumping on the democratic media bandwagon, allowing privately owned news organizations for the first time since 1964.

  Aerials capture aftermath of Myanmar violence

Satellite images obtained by a human rights group show the extensive damage following recent sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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