Myanmar jade mine landslide kills at least 12 in Kachin

Rescue efforts are underway in Myanmar’s jade-producing area after a landslide killed at least 12 people with fears that there may be as many as 100 others buried under the rubble, local officials have told the BBC. The disaster happened at Hpakant, a town in the northern state of Kachin. Billions of dollars of jade […]

Burma troops attack Kachin rebels

Burmese troops have launched an attack on ethnic Kachin rebels in the north of the country, breaking a short-lived government ceasefire. Government forces attacked a Kachin base a few kilometres from Laiza, the biggest town controlled by rebels in the state, near the border with China. The longstanding conflict between the rebels and the government […]