A Yangon court set 27 August as the verdict date in the case of the detained Reuters journalists, after both prosecution and defence submitted their closing statements.
The international community has heralded the historic elections in Burma as a victory for the people.
Four people were killed in a flash flood in eastern Shan State, where severe currents swept away local villagers and houses in the village of Kyaing Lat in Tachileik District.
The four, whose bodies were recovered on Wednesday, were as yet unnamed. Official sources said they were an older man, a mother and two children.