MYANMAR | Camp baby a brief chapter in painful story

Esther Htusan, Sittwe Hours after Shamshu Nahad gave birth to her second child, a beautiful baby girl, her husband was digging its grave. The tiny corpse, wrapped in white cloth, was placed

Australia, Japan sign free trade, defense deals

Kristen Gelineau, Sydney Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe met with his Australian counterpart yesterday to sign agreements bolstering defense and trade ties between the countries. The defense deal, which involves the transfer

INDONESIA | Country divided in close presidential race

Niniek Karmini, Jakarta As the world's third-largest democracy prepares to elect a new president today, Indonesians are divided between two very different choices: a one-time furniture maker and a wealthy ex-army

JAPAN | Powerful typhoon pounds Okinawa islands

A powerful typhoon pummeled the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa yesterday, paralyzing transport and prompting U.S. forces based there to cancel all outdoor activity. The Okinawan government said 10 people were

Gandhi to join Churchill, Mandela in London square

Katy Daigle, New Delhi A statue of India’s pacifist freedom fighter Mohandas K. Gandhi will be placed in London’s Parliament Square alongside other famous statesmen, including his political adversary Winston Churchill,

SRI LANKA | Hardline Buddhists want Pope Francis to apologize

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Colombo A Buddhist group accused of instigating recent attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka says Pope Francis must apologize to Buddhists for atrocities allegedly committed by Christian colonial rulers of



Australia returns asylum seekers to Sri Lanka

Kristen Gelineau, Sydney Australia’s government confirmed yesterday that it had handed over a boatload of asylum seekers to Sri Lankan authorities in a transfer at sea, drawing outrage from human rights

KOREAS | North to send cheering squad to South’s Asian Games

North Korea said yesterday it will send a cheering squad to the coming Asian Games in rival South Korea that its athletes plan to attend. A North Korean statement said the

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