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How Open Data Helped Uncover Rampant Corruption in Myanmar's Multi-Billion Dollar Jade Industry

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog

A worker polishes jade in his workshop. Taken by Guillén Pérez, Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0) There is a growing consensus amongst politicians and transparency enthusiasts that open data is essential in fighting corruption. While requiring ...

Rockslide at Myanmar jade mine kills nine, around 20 missing

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YANGON (Reuters) - A rockslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least nine miners, and rescuers were searching for around 20 others, state media reported on Wednesday, two days after the accident.

Hopes fade for 100 miners missing after landslide near Myanmar jade mine

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YANGON (Reuters) - Hopes faded on Monday that any of 100 people still missing would be found alive two days after a landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar smashed into a makeshift settlement, burying mine workers as they sle...

Chinese jade miners in overdrive ahead of new Myanmar government

News : Reuters: World News

HPAKANT, Myanmar (Reuters) - Using heavy earth-excavators and explosives, miners have been tearing into Myanmar's northern hills in recent months, in a rush to excavate more jade from the world's richest deposits of the gemstone bef...

VERY LARGE JEWELRY: Miners in Myanmar (Burma) have uncovered a piece of jade weighing 175 tons. The …

US Politics / Conservative : Instapundit

VERY LARGE JEWELRY: Miners in Myanmar (Burma) have uncovered a piece of jade weighing 175 tons. The picture is worth the click.

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