- Myanmar's ethnic Karen minority remember World War II hero Updated: Aug-15-15 8:59 am
YANGON, Myanmar - A group of World War II veterans from Myanmar's ethnic Karen minority, most in their 90s, prayed and sang a poignant hymn Saturday at the graveside of a legendary British officer who sacrificed his life for an ethnic group for whom the war's end 70 years ago led to the world's longest-running insurgency.
- Myanmar's Karen honor British officer for WWII bravery Updated: Aug-13-15 7:18 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Seventy years after World War II ended, withered and mostly impoverished veterans will gather at the graveside of a British officer who almost no one in England remembers. Maj. Hugh Paul Seagrim - or "Grandfather Longlegs" - remains a legend up in the hills of Myanmar, among a beleaguered ethnic minority for whom peace never came.
- Myanmar floods move downriver, risking more populated areas Updated: Aug-04-15 8:26 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Waters from badly flooded central and northern Myanmar were flowing down rivers to more populated areas, risking new devastation, relief officials warned Tuesday.