NEW YORK (AP) — A defiant 16-year-old Pakistani girl whose advocacy for education made her the target of a Taliban assassination attempt a year ago told an audience in New York on Thursday she one day hopes to become her country’s prime minister. Malala Yousafzai made her comments in an interview with CNN’s chief international...
HUAIROU, China (AP) — A court sentenced the brother-in-law of China’s imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison Sunday — an unusually harsh punishment for a business dispute that the activist’s wife immediately decried as a warning to the whole family. The court in suburban Beijing issued the sentence in...
BEIJING (AP) — Police have arrested the brother-in-law of China’s jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo on fraud charges in what the family said is the latest act of official retaliation. Beijing police detained Liu Hui on Jan. 31, just before the Lunar New Year and a planned family reunion, and formally charged him...
President of Burma (Myanmar) U Thein Sein, at the invitation of President of South Korea Mr Lee Myung-bak, left Nay-pyi-taw for the Republic of Korea on Sunday (7 October) to pay a goodwill visit. The President’s delegation members are Union Ministers Wunna Maung Lwin, Soe Thein, Tin Naing Thein, Khin Maung Soe, Aye Myint, Region...
Elizabeth I of England, with her signature red hair, pale coloring, frilly ruffs and over-embellished clothes, used to love making stately progresses through the countryside. Since June 13, Burma’s democracy leader Dr. Aung San Suu Kyi has been on a tour of Europe (she arrived back in Rangoon on June 30) and earlier when she visited Thailand for...
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