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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The recently-formed National Development Party is reaching for the sky in the November 8 election, hoping to be the phoenix that rises from the ashes of a routed Union Solidarity and Development Party.
A US$207 million upgrade for the Yangon circle line funded by Japan will cut travel times by half, a Myanma Railways official has said.