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.

Signed, sealed and soon to be delivered: Britain's historic Brexit letter

British Prime Minister Theresa May and her most senior ministers gathered in the Cabinet room at 10 Downing Street Wednesday at the start of one of the most historic days in generations for Britain.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 18:41:41

Severe drought uproots over 3,000 Somalis daily: charity

A global charity said Wednesday over 3,000 Somalis are fleeing daily due to a severe drought which is ravaging several parts of Somalia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 18:39:24

3 civilians killed, 13 wounded during clashes in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Indian army troopers take position as smoke comes out from a residential house during a gunfight in village Durbugh in Chadoora of Budgam district, about 22 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, March 28, 2017. At least three youth were killed and 13 others wounded Tuesday after government forces fired upon protesters near a gunfight site in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 14:27:45

PM says Cyclone Debbie resembles "bomb" hit in parts of Australia

Tropical Cyclone Debbie struck the coast of the Australian state of Queensland Tuesday, with rescue and recovery efforts continuing well into Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 13:45:44

New Zealand to open to vaping with caution: health official

The sale of nicotine- containing "vaping" equipment is to be legalized in New Zealand - but under heavy restrictions amid concerns that minors could get addicted to e-cigarettes.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 13:45:09

Cuban president attends burial ceremony of youngest sibling

Cuban President Raul Castro on Tuesday attended the burial ceremony in eastern Cuba of his youngest sister Agustina Castro, who died at the age of 78 due to complications from a recent surgery.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 13:44:44

47 militants killed, 51 injured in western Afghan province

A total of 47 armed militants have been killed and more than 50 others injured as government forces stormed Taliban positions in the western Farah province on Wednesday, a senior army official in the province Raz Mohammad Oryakhil said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 13:43:24

Myanmar state counselor calls on non-ceasefire signatory armed groups to join signing

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has called on all non-ceasefire signatory armed groups including the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) to join the ceasefire signing as a step for gaining peace.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 10:27:50

255 mln USD needed to help children in looming famine: UNICEF

Nearly 1.4 million children are at the risk of starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen with famine looming, said the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday, calling for 255 million US dollars to help relieve the situation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 10:02:20

Tourists stranded, power outages, "war zone" cities: Australia's Cyclone Debbie aftermath

Tropical Cyclone Debbie ravaged the the northeastern state of Queensland on Tuesday, leaving a trail of destruction, and ongoing concerns on Wednesday, in its wake.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 10:01:56

Plane catches fire on landing in Peru, passengers safe

A Peruvian Airlines plane caught fire upon landing at the Jauja airport in Junin region on Tuesday. All people on board were evacuated in time, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 10:01:10

Britain to trigger exit from EU on March 29

Photo taken on March 28, 2017 shows the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain. Britain will trigger its exit from the European Union on March 29, nine months after the country voted to leave the European Union.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 8:14:51

Northern Norway to need 4,000 new teachers in next ten years: report

Norwegian ministry of education estimates that Northern Norway will need at least 4,000 teachers to replace unskilled workers and teachers who will retire in the next ten years, newspaper Aftenposten reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 7:56:54