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.

3 dead, scores missing as ferry sinks on Bangladesh river

At least three women have been killed and dozens are missing after a jam-packed ferry capsized in the river of Panguchi in Bangladesh's Bagerhat district, some 178 km southwest of capital Dhaka, on Tuesday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 14:16:47

Brazil meat exports drop 19 pct amid meatpacking scandal

Brazil's meat exports have plummeted 19 percent in the past 10 days, affected by revelation of wrongdoing in the meatpacking industry, the Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 13:57:37

Democratic block to supreme court nominee reflects intense US bipartisan conflict

As about a third of Democratic senators have vowed to vote against confirming President Donald Trump's pick to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, bipartisan conflicts in the United States seem to have further eroded its political environment.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 13:57:20

Teenage rape case could become rallying cry for Trump's immigration reform

The brutal rape of an American teenage girl by two illegal immigrants on March 16 could become a rallying cry for US President Donald Trump's coming immigration reform.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 13:56:29

4 army soldiers killed in S. Afghan base attack: official

At least four Afghan army soldiers were killed and five others injured in an overnight attack by Taliban militants on an army base in the country's southern province of Kandahar, a local official said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 13:38:57

Over 7,000 people attend "unauthorized" protest in Moscow

Protesters shout slogans during an anti-corruption protest in Moscow, Russia, on March 26, 2017. Russian law enforcement agencies acted properly during Sunday's "unauthorized" protest, during which hundreds of participants were detained, the Kremlin said Monday. Official data showed that about 7,000-8,000 people took to the street in downtown Moscow on Sunday in a protest against corruption. Police detained some 500 people during the demonstration.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 9:44:11

72nd Armed Forces Day marked in Myanmar

Myanmar soldiers attend a parade marking the 72nd Armed Forces Day in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, March 27, 2017. (Xinhua/U Aung)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 8:21:25

Half of Americans fret over global warming: poll

The share of the US population concerned about climate change has reached a new high of 50 percent, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 7:26:46

Four militants killed in raid in NE Bangladesh, death toll rises to 10

An assault by army commandos on a militant hideout in the Sylhet city, some 240 km northeast of capital Dhaka ended Monday, killing four militants holed up there. Brigadier General Fakhrul Ahsan, a spokesperson of the operation, told journalists at a press briefing on Monday night that they found four bodies inside the building.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 7:24:17

Merkel's sweeping victory in state election dims "Schultz effect"

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday hailed her party's triumph in the southwestern state of Saarland, saying it boosted the morale of Christian Democratic Union (CDU) ahead of the coming federal election in September.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 7:23:57

Amid row with EU, Turkey increasingly isolated ahead of key vote

As a referendum on whether to turn to the presidential system looms, Turkey finds itself more and more isolated amid unending rows with European countries as well as discord with the US and Russia over their support to Kurdish militia in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 7:22:17

Dutch face tough challenges to safeguard interests in Brexit negotiations, say experts

Just days before British Prime Minister Theresa May activates the Brexit process, Dutch experts warned the Netherlands face a difficult balancing act of negotiating within a united European Union (EU) front, while confronting thorny issues to safeguard its own interests.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 7:21:59

Westminster attacker no links to ISIL, say London Met police

There was no evidence the Westminster assailant Khalid Masood had any links with the extremist group ISIL, the police in London said on Monday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 7:20:40