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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Bangladesh on Wednesday rebuked Myanmar for opening fire on a boat in the Naf River that marks their border and killing one fisherman.
Yangon street vendors relocated by the municipal authorities to a night market on Strand Road say poor sales are making life difficult and are calling on the government to address the problems they are facing.
Friends of the taxi driver shot dead while chasing the gunman who killed high-profile lawyer U Ko Ni have paid tribute to a man of courage who was known for his sense of justice.