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    An ethnic armed group says it has captured an outpost near the Thai border that belonged to the military junta. The Karen national union claims to have burned down the army base. Yangon based journalist, Thomas Kean, says security forces “don’t want to commit large numbers of soldiers” to recapture the outpost.

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    Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

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