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Pressure mounts on Pakistan leader to quit as protests continue

Pressure mounts on Pakistan leader to quit as protests continue

Aug 31, – Pakistan has been gripped by unrest for more than two weeks, with protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri saying they will not back down unless Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. On Saturday Sharif once again said he would not go. Thousands of protesters massed outside the residence of Pakistani Prime Minister […]

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Veil of darkness lifts for Myanmar’s blind

Veil of darkness lifts for Myanmar’s blind

Oct 31, – Doctors say it’s easy, cheap and fast — taking as little as five minutes. In just 10 days, Sandut Ruit, the Nepalese surgeon who pioneered the technique, and his team performed nearly 1,300 operations at two massive eye camps as dozens of local ophthalmologists looked on. Five decades of isolation, military rule […]

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Small time bomb caused Myanmar hotel blast

Small time bomb caused Myanmar hotel blast

Oct 15, – It was the most high-profile in a series of low-intensity explosions that the government alleges is an attempt to tarnish the image of the budding democracy as it emerges from decades of oppressive military rule. An explosion that injured an American guest in one of the ritziest hotels in Myanmar’s main city […]

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The suffering of ‘dogs’ – Rohingya kids in Myanmar

The suffering of ‘dogs’ – Rohingya kids in Myanmar

Oct 15, – The 10-year-old struggles up the hill, carrying buckets filled with rocks. Though he tries to keep a brave face in front of his friends, his eyes brim with tears. Every inch of his body aches, he says, and he feels sick and dizzy from the weight. “I hate it,” whispers Anwar Sardad. […]

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Myanmar court sentences Muslim man to 26 years jail

Myanmar court sentences Muslim man to 26 years jail

June 13, YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The court sentenced 48-year-old Ne Win on Tuesday after he was convicted of attempted murder, causing serious injury and possession and use of illegal drugs, said National League for Democracy member Sai Myint Maung, who attended the trial. A Muslim man whose attack on a Buddhist woman set off […]

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