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  • Myanmar voters sweep Aung San Suu Kyi into parliament, party says

     
    The people of Myanmar got their first taste of democracy in two decades Sunday when they elected popular opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to a seat in Parliament, according to her party, ushering in a new political era in the long-isolated Southeast...
  • Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi wins in Myanmar by-election

     
    Democracy election Myanmar: Pro-democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi elected Sunday in Myanmar by-election...
  • U.S. nuns meet with Vatican over its critique of their work

     
    American nuns stung by the Vatican's sharp critique of their work meet Tuesday with doctrinal officials from the Roman Catholic Church. Both sides describe the meeting as cordial but do not report progress over the accusations that the nuns promote...
  • Suu Kyi falls ill on first day of European tour [Video]

     
    On the first day of a whirlwind trip through Europe, famed Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi fell ill, throwing up in the middle of a news conference in Switzerland....
  • 32 killed in Siberian plane crash

     
    Russian officials said 32 people were killed when a passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Eastern Siberia....
  • Syrian government shelling kills dozens in Hama, opposition says

     
    A day after a small team of United Nations observers visited the Syrian city of Hama, government shelling there killed an estimated 35 residents Monday, anti-government activists said....
  • Myanmar has more to prove before U.S. drops all sanctions

     
    Bit by bit, Myanmar is winning nods from the West as the former military junta edges toward reform, freeing political prisoners and letting the opposition compete in elections. The Obama administration recently announced it would loosen some of its...
  • Dutch government becomes latest casualty of euro debt crisis

     
    The Dutch government fell after leaders failed to agree on austerity measures to rein in public spending. Prime Minister Mark Rutte submitted his Cabinet's resignation....
  • European Union lifts sanctions on Myanmar

     
    The European Union is lifting its economic sanctions on Myanmar, also known as Burma, in recognition of the Southeast Asian nation's steps toward political reform, officials announced....
  • White House names first ambassador to Myanmar in 22 years

     
    Heralding reform in Myanmar but warning of much work still ahead, the Obama administration on Thursday named its first full ambassador to the Southeast Asian nation in 22 years....
  • Activists fight homophobia from Myanmar to Malawi

     
    Twenty-two years ago today, the World Health Organization took homosexuality off its list of mental disorders. The date has come to be celebrated as the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, an event dreamed up by a French academic that...