US to restore full ties with Myanmar

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Hillary Rodham Clinton, the US secretary of state, has announced that Washington will exchange ambassadors with Myanmar in response to its freeing of political prisoners and other reforms.

Clinton announced the move on Friday after state media announced that Thein Sein, Myanmar's president, had issued a pardon and freed 651 detainees, including some of the country's most famous political inmates.

Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington DC.

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