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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.


Scottish lawmakers to hold independence vote

Scotland's parliament is poised to call for an independence referendum Tuesday, another headache for Prime Minister Theresa May as she battles to keep the country united just a day before triggering Brexit.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 23:18:40

New Trump exec order threatens climate policies

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to take to court.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/28 23:18:40

‘Monster’ cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia

A "monster" cyclone smashed into northeast Australia Tuesday, cutting power, damaging buildings and uprooting trees, with coastal residents battling lashing rain and howling winds.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 23:18:39

Boom times

Indian army soldiers explode a residential house during clashes between suspected rebels and Indian forces in Chadoora, Kashmir, on Tuesday. Two civilians and one rebel were killed and at least 14 people injured Tuesday in clashes between protesters and troops and police in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 23:13:40

Kim Jong-nam’s body remains in Malaysia amid talks with N.Korea

The body of Kim Jong-nam, who was murdered in Malaysia last month, is still in Kuala Lumpur,Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said on Tuesday, amid reports the remains of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will soon leave the country.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/28 23:13:40

Qatar gives UK $6b pledge in investments

Qatar pledged 5 billion pounds ($6.3 billion) of investment in Britain on Monday in a show of support for the world's fifth-largest economy just two days before Prime Minister Theresa May triggers formal Brexit talks.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 23:08:41

Fatal attraction

Pakistanis gather at the scene of a collision between a passenger train and an oil tanker in Punjab’s Sheikhupura district on Tuesday. At least two people were killed, including the driver of the train, when a Karachi-bound passenger train collided with the tanker.
Source: CFP | 2017/3/28 23:08:40

Putin hosts Rouhani to deepen ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday was hosting his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani for talks that are being closely watched for signs of their next moves in Syria.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 23:08:40

Britain puts new pound coin into circulation

Britain's new 1 pound coin with the symbols of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland goes into circulation from Tuesday on the eve of the launch of a Brexit process that has put national unity in doubt.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 22:53:40

Cambodia bans human breast milk exports to US

Cambodia officially banned selling and exporting locally-pumped human breast milk on Tuesday, after reports exposed how women were turning to the controversial trade to boost meagre incomes in one of Southeast Asia's poorest countries.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 22:53:40

SK ferry ‘remains’ are animal bones: official

Bone fragments recovered from the wreck of South Korea's Sewol ferry are from an animal and not human remains, the maritime ministry said Tuesday, dashing hopes of the relatives of missing victims.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 22:53:39

Demon of reflection

Indonesian devotees parade with effigies known as “Ogoh-Ogoh” to celebrate the festival of Nyepi, or “Day of Silence,” in Surabaya on Monday. Ogoh-Ogoh are statues built for the Ngrupuk parade, which takes place on the eve of Nyepi day in Indonesia, a Hindu festival of self-reflection. Ogoh-ogoh have the form of mythological beings, mostly demons, and are a symbol of nature.
Source: CFP | 2017/3/28 22:53:39

Anatomy of Brexit

Tens of thousands of Brexit protesters gathered in London on Saturday, just four days before the British government officially starts the withdrawal process from the European Union (EU) on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/28 22:03:39