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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Myanmar state media has announced an inquiry into a Yangon protest crackdown, the first of two recent violent confrontations with student demonstrators, which sparked international alarm and raised fears of a return to junta-era repression.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The United States condemned a violent police crackdown on a student rally in Myanmar on March 10, urging the government to respect the right to assembly.

Myanmar military troops march along a deserted road in Chin Shwe Haw town of Kokang self-administered area, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 16, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Wednesday, 11 March 2015

China warned over escalating violence between Myanmar's military and rebel forces after a civilian home was hit by shelling from across the border, apparently for the first time in the current unrest.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Men and women may not always be on the same footing but you would think both sexes would be equal in the face of gigantic floods, typhoons or droughts. Think again.

The Solar Impulse 2 plane takes off for a trip around the world from Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 9, 2015. The trip will take the Solar Impulse 2 to Oman, India, Myanmar and China. The plane will then cross the Pacific to Hawaii and on to the US mainland. Following a flight across the Atlanic and over the Mediterranean region, the pilots are planning to return to the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Photo: Ali Haider/EPA
Monday, 9 March 2015

The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using solar energy took off on the morning of March 9 from Abu Dhabi, heading for India and then on to Mandalay, Myanmar, in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy.

The takeoff of Solar Impulse 2, which was delayed on Saturday due to high winds, would cap 13 years of research and testing by Swiss pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard.

China's economy slowing. Workers at Hanwang Technology assembling electronic books in their factory near Beijing, China. Photo: Adrian Bradshaw/EPA
Thursday, 5 March 2015

China lowered its 2015 economic growth target to "approximately seven percent" on March 5, as authorities seek a more sustainable path for the world's second-largest economy after its decades-long boom.

Australians Mr Andrew Chan (L) and Mr Myuran Sukumaran (R) inside a holding cell waiting for trial at a Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia. Mr Chan, 31, and Mr Sukumaran, 34, are the only members of the so-called Bali Nine drug smuggling ring on death row for trying to smuggle 8.3 kilogrammes of heroin from the Indonesian resort island of Bali to Australia in 2005. Photo: Made Nagi/EPA
Thursday, 5 March 2015

Australia on March 5 suggested a prisoner swap with Indonesia in an 11th hour bid to save two drug smugglers facing execution, while voicing "deep concern" about Jakarta's international reputation if they are killed.

Student column at Lepadan in Bago Region on March 4, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
Thursday, 5 March 2015

Myanmar riot police March 4 corralled dozens of student protesters calling for education reform after activists defied official orders to disband and the tense deadlock entered a third day.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Student protesters calling for education reform on March 3 defied an order to disperse in a tense stand-off with police near a monastery in central Myanmar.

Worries over new and old narcotics. Farmers harvest opium poppies in Lone Twel village, Loilen Township, Southern Shan State, Myanmar, December 13, 2014. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The United Nations drugs control body says it is concerned about the proliferation of new narcotics developed to circumvent existing ...

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