Burma

Burma convicts activist 11 times for single march

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 5:44PM UTC Htin Kyaw pictured outside a court in Yangon last month. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A Burmese court has sentenced a prominent human rights activist to two years in prison for marching through its biggest city and handing out leaflets that questioned the legitimacy of the country’s new, nominally civilian government.

Protest prompts SKorea to remove flags ahead of Asian Games

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 5:27PM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian Games organizers have taken down the flags of competing nations in South Korea following protests about the inclusion of North Korean flags.

China, Southeast Asia brace for more flooding as death toll rises

By Thu, Sep 04, 2014 3:10PM UTC The aftermath of floods in Shitan Town in China's Guangdong Province earlier this year. Pic: AP.

Floods and landslides have killed at least 10 people in China this week, adding to a steadily rising flood-related death toll this year. Heavy monsoon rains are expected to continue in the region through the weekend.

Dethroned Burma beauty queen refuses to return $100,000 tiara

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 3:00PM UTC May Myat Noe, Burma's first international beauty queen, winner of the 2014 Miss Asia Pacific World sits with her crown that she allegedly ran away with, during a press conference in Yangon. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A dethroned beauty queen from Burma says she won’t return her $100,000 crown until the pageant’s organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.

HRW: Migrant children in Thailand ‘suffer in filthy, overcrowded cells’

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 1:44PM UTC Women hide their faces as children sleep after being detained at a rubber plantation in Hat Yai district of Songkhla province southern Thailand earlier this year. Pic: AP.

Thousands of children across Southeast Asia have fled war, poverty and other dangers, hoping to find brighter prospects in neighbouring Thailand. But a new report from non-government organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the famed tourist hub is no safe haven for those marginalised youth.

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