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Stories with place: Myanmar
  • Search ends for victims of Myanmar jade mining landslide story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 12:16 am

    HPAKANT, Myanmar - Police in northern Myanmar said Wednesday they have ended efforts to find bodies in a jade mining landslide that killed more than 100 people and highlighted the perilous conditions created by a breakneck effort to dig up the world's richest deposits of the green gem.

  • Myanmar court prosecutes woman for Facebook posting 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:25 am

    MAUBIN, Myanmar - A court in Myanmar has declined to drop a charge against a young woman accused of poking fun at Myanmar's army chief on Facebook, highlighting the challenges faced by the former dictatorship as it grapples with a social media explosion and other newfound freedoms of expression.

  • Nestle confirms labor abuse among its Thai seafood suppliers story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - Impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises and forced to catch and process fish that ends up in global food giant Nestle SA's supply chains.

  • The Latest: Myanmar leader thanked for move toward democracy story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 7:27 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Ten Southeast Asian heads of state and nine world leaders, including President Barack Obama, are meeting in Malaysia to discuss trade and economic issues. Terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea are also on the agenda. (All times local.)

  • Things to know about the 10-nation ASEAN story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 12:43 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Sunday signed a landmark declaration creating an ASEAN Community. Key things to know about this diverse region, consisting of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

  • SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 11:39 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than the European Union or North America, and with hopes of competing with China and India.

  • Obama tries to put human face on Syrian refugee debate story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 7:45 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Brushing off refugee worries at home, President Barack Obama crouched alongside migrant children on Saturday and declared they are the opposite of terrorists wreaking havoc from Paris to Mali. Working to put a human face on the refugee crisis, he said, "They're just like our kids."

  • AP Conversation: Rubio on his Cuban roots, island's future story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-19-15 6:30 am

    ORLANDO, Florida - As Marco Rubio campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, he's pledging to bring generational change to Washington. Yet Rubio's policy toward Cuba hinges on reinstating a half-century-old diplomatic freeze that failed to unseat the communist government on the island where his parents were born.

  • Election losers can still make laws in Myanmar for 2½ months 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 6:06 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - The military-backed party overwhelmingly voted out of office in Myanmar's general elections still has another 2 ½ months to make laws as the majority - and retains enough potency to complicate matters if it chooses to do so.

  • Real challenge for Myanmar opposition head comes after polls 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 6:39 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Winning Myanmar's election turned out to be easier than expected for Aung San Suu Kyi and her opposition party, but steering the country will be a test of how the Nobel Peace laureate balances her moral vision with political realities.

  • Myanmar president says transition of power will be smooth 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 5:01 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's president vowed Sunday to abide by the law to ensure a smooth transition to a new government next year, after his ruling party was trounced in the Nov. 8 general election.

  • By the numbers: Myanmar's historic election 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 4:02 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party clinched a historic majority in Myanmar's Parliament on Friday and will likely gain even more seats as poll results continue to trickle in. A look at some of the most important numbers behind the Nov. 8 polls:

  • The Latest: Suu Kyi's party wins historic majority 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 2:54 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - The latest on landmark elections in Myanmar. (All times local.)

  • The Latest: Suu Kyi's party wins historic majority 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 1:01 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - The latest on landmark elections in Myanmar. (All times local.)

  • How and why Myanmar's Suu Kyi plans to be 'above president' 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 10:50 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Coming from a politician who has spent her career fighting military rule, the statements seem rather authoritarian: "I'll be above the president," who "will be told exactly what he can do."

  • Foes at war, WWII vets from UK, Japan shake hands 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 8:12 am

    TOKYO - In 1944, the two men were in northeastern India as foes, fighting one of harshest battles of World War II between Japan and Britain. More than 70 years later on Thursday, they shook hands and sipped tea in Tokyo.

  • Obama congratulates Suu Kyi on historic voting in Myanmar 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 7:30 am

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is congratulating democracy crusader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) for the success of her opposition party in Myanmar's historic elections.

  • An ecstatic nation awaits Suu Kyi's historic election win story has photos
    Updated: Nov-09-15 9:35 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Voices rang out in unison Monday, as hundreds of jubilant people gathered outside the opposition party headquarters where images of Aung San Suu Kyi were being shown on large-screen TVs. Results from Myanmar's historic election were still not final, but opposition leaders were convinced of success and their supporters were celebrating.

  • Myanmar pro-democracy icon Suu Kyi casts her 1st-ever ballot story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 8:30 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Though championed worldwide as a pro-democracy icon, there is something Aung San Suu Kyi was unable to do until Sunday: vote.

  • Myanmar president votes in 'military country' story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 7:26 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - President Thein Sein, the archrival of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, voted Sunday in Myanmar's grandiose capital, built from scratch by the military and symbolic of its half-century of iron-fisted rule over the impoverished Southeast Asian nation.

  • 5 things to know about Myanmar story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 12:21 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar is holding a general election on Sunday, its second since polls in 2010 ended almost a half-century of military rule. Five things to know about the Southeast Asian country:

  • Fortunetellers mixed on Myanmar's historic election 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 6:36 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - For many in Myanmar, fortunetellers play an important role, offering advice about everything from love and jobs to travel. A few also dabble in politics. With an eye on Sunday's historic general election, some street-side palm readers and astrologers are talking about the winds of change; others days of doom.

  • Copycat logos in Myanmar's election: fair or foul? 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 1:43 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Voters in Myanmar's landmark election will be stumbling into a virtual aviary Sunday when they see their ballot papers. And the confusion is ruffling political feathers.

  • Carter watches from afar as his center monitors Myanmar vote story has photos
    Updated: Nov-07-15 1:38 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Afflicted by cancer, former President Jimmy Carter won't be present for Myanmar's watershed election Sunday. But the center he founded will be there - monitoring a vote in a crisis-ridden corner of the world for the 101st time to ensure polling is free and credible.

  • Govt minister: Myanmar 'making every effort' to democratize 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 11:21 am

    GENEVA - The United States insisted that over 100 political prisoners remain in Myanmar as its justice minister trumpeted progress on human rights ahead of weekend elections seen as a possible turning point for a country emerging from nearly a half-century of military rule.