YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Gongs chimed as thousands of people in ceremonial costumes walked barefoot Wednesday through the marble walkways of Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist shrine in an annual festival that was banned for more than 20 years under the former military government. The celebrations at the gold-plated, diamond-studded Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon mark the

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (REUTERS) – Myanmar is in talks with foreign companies with a view to building elevated and underground train systems for the commercial capital Yangon, the country’s rail transport minister said on Wednesday ‘We are now talking with international companies for the construction of both a skytrain and underground train system for the commercial