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Thailand arrests 53 Rohingya migrants–official

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Thai authorities on Saturday arrested 53 Rohingya migrants and two suspected Thai traffickers en route to neighboring Malaysia, an official said.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Myanmar freeing 3,073 prisoners in new amnesty

Myanmar prisoners get off at truck as they were released from Insein prison Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar. The Myanmar government pardoned 3,073 prisoners on Tuesday, but advocacy groups said no political prisoners were included despite a pledge by the president to free all such detainees by the end of this year. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

Myanmar pardoned and began freeing 3,073 prisoners Tuesday in an amnesty that virtually excluded political prisoners despite a presidential pledge to free all such detainees by year’s end.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen takes crown

In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, M Ja Seng, left, winner of Miss Grand Myanmar, receives the crown from Miss Grand International 2013, Janelee Chaparro, of Puerto Rico during the coronation ceremony of the Miss Golden Land Myanmar 2014 beauty contest at Myanmar Convention Center in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

The first Myanmar national to win an international pageant has been stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, and has allegedly run off with the expensive crown and breast implants.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5.8 quake strikes between Andaman Islands and Myanmar


A moderate 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of the Andaman Islands on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thailand’s plan to deport 130,000 raises concerns


Refugee advocates are raising concerns about the safety and welfare of 130,000 people whom Thailand’s military government plans to send to send back to Myanmar.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »