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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.


Major blaze burns down warehouse in southern Finland

A large fire broke out early Monday morning at a waste terminal in Vantaa, southern Finland, burning down the warehouse completely and causing traffic problems, Finnish news agency STT reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 0:13:01

Cambodia arrests over 6,100 drug suspects in 3 months of anti-drug campaign

Cambodian authorities have arrested 6,132 drug suspects in 2,677 cases in the first three months of a six-month anti-drug campaign that launched on January 1, said the Interior Ministry's latest report on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 0:08:20

May to press for strong union on Scotland visit

Prime Minister Theresa May told Scotland on Monday unity was crucial to Britain winning a good divorce deal from the EU, in an attempt to persuade Scotland to step back from independence demands.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/27 23:23:39

Trump’s son-in-law to be questioned over Russia

The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to question President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as part of its investigation into ties between Trump associates and Russian officials, the New York Times reported on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/27 23:18:40

Russian opposition leader jailed

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 15 days behind bars and fined Monday after staging the biggest anti-corruption protests in years, an act branded a "provocation" by the Kremlin.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/27 23:18:39

S.Korean court to decide whether to arrest ousted president Park

A South Korean court will hold a hearing on Thursday to decide whether to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye and hold her in a cell for up to 20 days while she is investigated on charges of taking bribes and abusing presidential power.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/27 23:18:39

Pakistan starts fencing Afghanistan border in ‘high-threat zones’

Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 kilometers border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions by militants, Pakistan's army chief said, in a move likely to further strain relations between the two countries.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/27 23:13:39

UN to kick off talks on global nuclear weapons ban

More than 100 countries are set to launch the first UN talks on a global nuclear weapons ban on Monday over objections from the major nuclear powers.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/27 23:13:39

NATO to spend 3b euros on cyber defense

NATO plans to spend 3 billion euros ($3.24 billion) to upgrade its satellite and computer technology over the next three years as the Western military alliance adapts to new threats, a senior official said.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/27 23:08:40

7 students, 1 teacher killed in Japan avalanche

An avalanche Monday killed seven Japanese high school students and a teacher on a mountain-climbing outing, and injured 40 more.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/27 23:03:40

‘Unparalleled’ number of dinosaur tracks found in Australia’s Kimberly

An "unprecedented" 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been found on a stretch of Australia's remote coastline, scientists said Monday, dubbing it the nation's Jurassic Park.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/27 23:03:39

Fury as airline bars ‘leggings girls’

United Airlines has run into a social media storm after it barred two teenage girls from boarding a flight in Denver because they were wearing leggings.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/27 23:03:39

Historians put Stalin-era diaries online

Tatiana Panova holds a photograph of her great-grandfather as a solemn-faced student in 1923 in the Soviet Union, around 16 years before he died in a prison camp during the Stalin purges.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/27 19:38:39