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ESTHER HTUSAN, Associated Press
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed up to 70 people and left more than 100 missing, most of them villagers sifting through a huge mountain of tailings and waste, a community leader and businessman said Sunday.
The collapse occurred Saturday afternoon in Kachin state, said Bran... READ MORE »»
MANDALAY , BURMA - JUNE 15 2003: A Burmese gem dealer counts Burmese Chat at the Jade market on June 15,2003 after making a sale in Mandalay, Burma. The country generates a considerable income from the mining of precious stones mostly from the northern part of Burma. Its a government run monopoly and all visitors must buy stones from licensed retail shops. The United States senate has recently voted to ban all Imports from Burma and freeze the assets of its government. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, still remains in "protective custody" after a clash on May 30,2003 between supporters and a pro-government group last week. The recent economic sanctions continue to be a blow to the country's struggling market economy .
(Photo Paula Bronstein/ Getty Images)