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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.


Britain, France seal deal on joint development of new missiles

British Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin and her French counterpart Laurent Collet-Billon inked a 110-million-US-dollar deal here on Tuesday to explore future missile technologies, according to the British Defense Ministry (MOD).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 0:45:08

DPRK slams US lawmakers for attacks against dignity of supreme leadership

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday slammed some US lawmakers for attacks against the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 0:44:40

White House on lockdown over suspicious package

The US Secret Service placed the White House on lockdown Tuesday due to a suspicious package.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 0:44:20

Pakistani senate approves revival of military courts

The Pakistani senate on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment to revive military courts for trials of terrorism-related cases.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 0:43:50

Scotland makes one step further to second referendum on independence

Scotland has made one step further towards a second referendum on independence after winning the permission from the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 0:43:16

Europe undergoing "existential crisis": former Spanish PM

Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar said here on Tuesday that the European Union (EU) was undergoing an "existential crisis" following Brexit, saying there was a risk that the desire to leave the EU would spread to other countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 0:42:54

Kenya to address child neglect cases

Kenya plans to intensify efforts to address child neglect cases in order to eliminate child abuse in the country, officials said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 0:39:34

4 dead, 14 missing as boat sinks in Bangladesh river

At least 4 people have been killed and 14 still missing after a jam-packed boat capsized in the river of Panguchi in Bangladesh's Bagerhat district, some 178 km southwest of capital Dhaka, on Tuesday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 0:36:55

Bulgaria reports surge in outbound, inbound tourism in February

The number of trips Bulgarians made abroad in February this year grew by 30.4 percent year-on-year, while arrivals from abroad rose by about 20.4 percent, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 0:36:03

Indian FM assures thorough probe into mob attack on Nigerian students near Delhi

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday assured a thorough probe into a mob attack on some Nigerian students in the northern city of Greater Noida on the outskirts of Delhi on Monday even as police arrested seven people in connection with the incident.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 0:32:14

Victory for 'Marine A'

Supporters of former British soldier Alexander Blackman react outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Tuesday, after learning of the verdict. Blackman, also known as “Marine A,” shot an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan in 2011 and had his sentence reduced to seven years on Tuesday, after a court martial appeal downgraded his previous conviction to manslaughter. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/3/29 0:18:39

China urges France to protect Chinese citizens after man’s death

China on Tuesday urged France to protect the safety and rights of Chinese nationals in the country after a Chinese man was shot dead at his home by French police, causing uproar on the Chinese Internet.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/29 0:18:39

New NATO-Russia talks on eve of US Secretary of State visit

NATO ambassadors will meet the Russian envoy on Thursday in a new bid to ease tensions on the eve of the alliance's first talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 23:18:41