An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
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Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein’s plan to refurbish a grand heritage building overlooking the Sule Pagoda faces a major hurdle: a businessman says his family owns the freehold site and wants it back.