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.
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.
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.
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.
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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