YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s ministers for information and health have been allowed to retire, in the country’s second Cabinet reshuffle in two months.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year.
YANGON, Burma (AP) — The U.N.’s new human rights envoy for Burma has described conditions as deplorable in camps for persons displaced by sectarian strife, and warned that the country’s human rights situation may be backsliding despite progress under three years of elected government.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Burma to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule.
The port city of Freemantle in Western Australia has just banned single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags. It is the first city in Australia to do so. Shop owners failing to follow the law risk a single fine of $150, climbing to $2,500 for serial offenders.
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