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Fire guts shanties in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camp

Apr. 24, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire in a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Wednesday destroyed more than two dozen huts and a mosque, an official said. Mikaruzzman Chowdhury, the top government official at Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar district, said no injuries occurred in the fire, which...

Myanmar lawmaker: 50 believed dead in mudslide at jade mine

Apr. 24, 2019 1:38 AM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — More than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, a lawmaker representing the area said Tuesday. Tin Soe said three bodies have been recovered and 54 people remain missing after the accident Monday night in the Hpakant area of...

Myanmar lawmaker says more than 50 people are believed to be dead after a mudslide at a jade mining site

Apr. 23, 2019 7:51 AM EDT
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar lawmaker says more than 50 people are believed to be dead after a mudslide at a jade mining site.

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

Apr. 23, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with their colleagues the...

Myanmar Supreme Court rejects final appeal of 2 jailed Reuters journalists

Apr. 22, 2019 11:21 PM EDT
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar Supreme Court rejects final appeal of 2 jailed Reuters journalists.

Myanmar Supreme Court to rule on appeal of Reuters reporters

Apr. 22, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court is to rule Tuesday on the appeal of two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and their colleagues were awarded the Pulitzer Prize...

Myanmar leader pardons 9,500 prisoners but not 2 reporters

Apr. 17, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 9,500 prisoners were ordered released Wednesday in Myanmar under a presidential amnesty, but they did not include two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters. The Facebook page of the Office of President Win Myint said he signed a pardon for 9,551 prisoners, including 16...

Report: Myanmar rebels kidnap civilians from police base

Apr. 11, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Three people were killed and seven civilians abducted in an attack on a police installation in western Myanmar that authorities blame on the Arakan Army rebel group, media reported Thursday. A report in the Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper said about 200 insurgents, who claim to...

Chinese police seize drug shipment concealed in banana truck

Apr. 11, 2019 3:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have seized a haul of methamphetamine and heroin concealed in a truckload of bananas believed to have come from Myanmar. State media reported Thursday that the drug shipment weighing 144.5 kilograms (318.5 pounds) was seized in the city of Tongren in the southern province of...

Standard Chartered to pay $1.1B for violating Iran sanctions

Apr. 9, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial services giant Standard Chartered Bank agreed Tuesday to pay U.S. and British authorities more than $1 billion to resolve allegations that it processed transactions for customers in Iran and other countries under U.S. sanctions. The London-based bank, which previously drew...