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Myanmar's civil war has seen a devastating increase in attacks on schools, researchers say

Jul. 20, 2024 03:53 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — An intensification of fighting in Myanmar’s civil war has brought a sharp increase in destructive attacks on schools, a group that monitors armed conflict in the Southeast Asian nation said in a report Saturday. Myanmar Witness said the attacks have further...

Strife-torn Myanmar marks 77th anniversary of the assassination of independence hero Gen. Aung San

Jul. 19, 2024 08:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military government held a wreath-laying ceremony in the country’s largest city Friday to mark the anniversary of the assassination of the country’s fallen independence heroes, including Gen. Aung San, the father of the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. ...

New players emerge in fighting in Myanmar's northeast, as powerful ethnic militias intervene

Jul. 15, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Recently renewed combat in northeastern Myanmar between troops of the military government and ethnic minority militias has in the past few days become more complicated, as two minority groups not previously involved in the fighting stepped into the fray, claiming to act as a third...

Myanmar's ethnic rebels say they captured an airport in a new setback for the military government

Jul. 08, 2024 10:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — One of Myanmar’s most powerful ethnic minority groups battling the military government said it captured an airport serving the country’s top world-class beach resort, marking the first time resistance forces have seized such a facility. Residents of the area in...

Fierce fighting breaks out as militias launch new attacks against regime in Myanmar's civil war

Jul. 05, 2024 06:00 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — New fighting has broken out in northeastern Myanmar, bringing an end to a Chinese-brokered cease-fire and putting pressure on the military regime as it faces attacks from resistance forces on multiple fronts in the country's civil war. The Ta'ang National Liberation...

What we know about the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old boy in upstate New York

Jul. 02, 2024 06:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police in upstate New York tackled and then shot a 13-year-old boy to death after he pointed what turned out to be a BB gun at officers during a foot chase. Utica officials released body camera footage of Friday night's shooting on Saturday and held a contentious...

Japanese executive among dozens arrested in Myanmar for allegedly selling rice above set prices

Jul. 01, 2024 12:03 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military government has arrested a Japanese business executive, along with dozens of local businessmen, for allegedly selling rice at prices well above the officially regulated ones, state-run media said Monday. The reports said Hiroshi Kasamatsu, a...

Family demands accountability for NY police killing of 13-year-old boy. Police said he aimed BB gun

Jun. 30, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

On Wednesday, Nyah Mway finished middle school in the central New York city where his family moved about a decade ago as refugees from Myanmar, relatives said. By Friday night, the 13-year-old was fatally shot by police who’d tackled him to the ground after he allegedly pointed...

Video shows NY officer fatally shooting 13-year-old on ground. Police say he pointed a replica gun

Jun. 30, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Video released late Saturday shows an officer in upstate New York fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy who had been tackled to the ground after he ran from police and pointed a replica handgun at them. The teen was killed a little after 10 p.m. Friday in Utica after...

Funeral for monk shot by soldiers highlights Myanmar army's delicate relationship to Buddhist clergy

Jun. 27, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Hundreds of people attended the funeral on Thursday of a senior monk who was fatally shot by soldiers in an incident that could undermine the cozy relationship that Myanmar’s military government has tried to maintain with the country’s Buddhist clergy. The body...