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Fire at Islamic school kills 13 boys in Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) - A fire caused by faulty electrical equipment killed 13 boys at an Islamic school in Yangon on Tuesday, the fire service said, although some Muslims voiced concern since it came after a wave of anti-Muslim violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.Full story

Curfew in Myanmar town after 10 killed in riots

YANGON (Reuters) - A central Myanmar town declared a curfew for a second night on Thursday after clashes killed 10 people, including a Buddhist monk, and injured at least 20, authorities said. Full story

Myanmar parliament approves foreign investment bill

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's parliament approved a foreign investment bill on Thursday and lawmakers expect it to be signed into law quickly by the president since his office had come up with wording that helped end a dispute over certain clauses. Full story

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