BREAKING NEWS: Burma Army “Bombs” Christian Kachin; World Urged To Intervene

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos burmaNAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- A rights group urged Burma’s military on Friday, December 28, to immediately halt a major "offensive" against the mainly Christian Kachin people in the north of the Asian nation.

Thailand Returns Thousands Of Christians Fleeing Myanmar Attacks

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  By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BANGKOK, THAILAND (BosNewsLife)-- Thailand has denied forcing back more than 2,000 mainly Christian refugees...

Christians Remember 65th Birthday Of Burma’s Detained Aung San Suu Kyi

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists marked the 65th birthday of detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Saturday, June 19, and her supporters gathered in the country's main city Rangoon, amid renewed calls for her release from house arrest and an end to military rule.

Burma Jails Kachin Baptist Pastors

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service YANGON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- A Burmese court has sentenced two ethnic Kachin Baptist pastors to prison terms for "supporting rebels and defaming the military" after they guided journalists around a church which was bombed by the Burmese military, trial observers told BosNewsLife.

Activists: Christian Kachin ‘Killed In Burma As Offensive Continues’

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- The Burmese military continues to carry out "serious human rights abuses" including rape, torture and killings of predominantly Christian ethnic groups, Christian rights activists said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Friday, May 11.  

Burma Kachin Christians Flee Deadly Attacks; Fighting Spreading

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Churches and Buddhist monasteries in a mining area of Burma's northern Kachin state have taken in nearly 1,000 refugees, many of them Christians, since New Year's Day, after the Burmese military reportedly attacked a church and killed several people, BosNewsLife established Tuesday, January 10.

BREAKING NEWS: Burma Troops ‘Kill, Torture’ Christian Kachins Despite Ceasefire Pledge

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Burma Most Kachins are Christians.Via The Kachin MediaRANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Burmese troops kill or torture civilians and destroy church buildings and even entire villages of the predominantly Christian Kachin minority despite pledges from Burma's nominally civilian government that it seeks ceasefire agreements with ethnic groups, investigators said Sunday, February 12.

NEWS ALERT: ‘Burma Troops Kill, Rape Christian Civilians; Churches Burned’

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 20071102_burma NAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Rights groups urged the world Friday, March 22, to pressure Burma to end a crackdown on ethnic and religious minorities after government troops reportedly killed and raped dozens of mainly Christian civilians while burning hundreds of churches and homes.

BREAKING NEWS: Burma Army Attacks Christian Orphanage; Many Flee

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos children-carry-supplies20quick20e-mail20viewRANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian-run orphanage in Burma near the border with Thailand has been attacked by the Burmese army, amid a fresh crackdown on the predominantly Christian Karen people in the area, officials and children told BosNewsLife Friday, June 5.

Suu Kyi Warns US, EU Of ‘Over-Optimism’ About Burma

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Listen to the BosNewsLife shorter report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife she BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has warned the United States and European Union not to be "over-optimistic" about Burma and said her Asian nation is not yet a democracy, despite sweeping reforms after decades of military rule.