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Led by The Lady


For decades, Myanmar’s people dreamed of democracy. But a year into office, Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government is struggling to revive a sluggish economy and shake off the vestiges of the still powerful military.

Underage laborers

Fourteen-year-old San Min Hteik had worked at the steel factory for less than a week when his hand got caught in a machine, a casualty of the economic boom driving more children into Myanmar’s factories.

Dreams on hold

Indian student Sunny Nair has always dreamt of working for a technology giant in the United States, but fears that President Donald Trump will crush his ambition in life.


8 student boys likely dead after being hit by avalanche in eastern Japan, 30 others hurt

Eight senior high school boys hit by an avalanche on a ski slope in Japan's Tochigi Prefecture were found displaying no vital signs on Monday morning, and more than 30 other people were injured in the avalanche, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 19:06:45

Floods kill 5 people in western Indonesia

Five people were killed and hundreds of others displaced after flash floods hit Padang Sidempuan of North Sumatra province in western Indonesia on Sunday night, an official of disaster agency said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 14:39:20

10 killed in road accident in NE India

At least 10 people were killed and more than 30 others injured in a road accident in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur Monday, a senior police official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 13:24:58

Cambodian PM calls for people to vote for ruling party in forthcoming commune election

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Monday called for the country's eligible voters to cast their ballots for the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) in the commune election on June 4.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 12:53:07

Pic story: Lady Didi and her charitable school in Egypt

Lady Didi (C) teaches children Arabic at her Nile River School in Ayyat district on the outskirts of Giza Province, about 100 km south of Cairo, capital of Egypt, on March 26, 2017. Diana Sandor, known as Didi, an old Hungarian-born German-raised woman, covered the long distance from West to East six years ago to open her Nile River School as a charitable kindergarten and educational center at the heart of remote, impoverished Baharwa village of Ayyat district on the outskirts of Giza Province, about 100 km south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 11:30:40

S. Korean prosecutors seek to arrest ex-president Park

South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought to arrest Park Geun-hye, the country's former president who was impeached in a historic ruling earlier this month, over a corruption scandal embroiling Park and her longtime confidante.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 11:07:17

8 students hit by avalanche in Japan's Tochigi showing no vital signs, 30 others injured

Eight students hit by an avalanche on a ski slope in Japan's Tochigi Prefecture were found displaying no vital signs on Monday morning, and 30 other people were injured in the avalanche, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 10:52:36

One more suspect arrested in London attack investigation

A man has been arrested on Sunday as part of the investigation being carried out into the terror attack near the British parliament, according to London's Metropolitan Police.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 9:19:41

Sudan, Chad, France work together to rescue kidnapped French national

Sudan's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that Sudan, French intelligence and Chad are working together to locate a French national who was kidnapped in Chad and carried inside Sudan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 9:19:02

Kurdish-led forces capture Tabqa airbase west of Syria's Raqqa from IS control

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fully captured the Tabqa airport west of the northern city of Raqqa on Sunday, following battles with the Islamic State (IS) group, the SDF spokesman told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 9:16:38

Spanish police confront armed man inside northern Spain's hotel

Spanish police was on Sunday night searching for an armed man hiden inside a hotel in the northern Spanish city of Barakaldo.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 9:16:11

Greeks march in demand of clean energy, equality, justice

Under the slogan "Break free from what holds you back", thousands of people joined their voices against climate change, injustice and discrimination on Sunday participating in vibrant Break Free 2017 walk around the Acropolis in central Athens.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 9:15:34

6 killed, 12 injured in church building collapse in Burundi's Bubanza province: official

At least six people died and 12 others were injured when a church building under construction collapsed on Saturday at Muramba in Bubanza province, 35km west of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, local administration authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 9:15:13