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Former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, seen here in March 2013, who died in Singapore aged 91 on March 23, 2015. Photo: Stephen Morrison/EPA
Monday, 23 March 2015

Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, one of the towering figures of post-colonial Asian politics, died March 23 after ...

Friday, 20 March 2015

A refugee community from Myanmar in North Carolina, US, has been shocked by a triple homicide.

An 18-year-old ethnic Karen man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing deaths of three children in the southeastern US state, police said March 18.

Responding to a report of a person walking down the street with a knife, police disarmed Eh Lar Doh Htoo late March 17 at a house in New Bern, North Carolina, where they found the bodies of two of the victims. The third died as he was being transported to a hospital.

United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Ms Yanghee Lee, speaks at a news conference in Geneva on March 18 about her report earlier in the week to the UN Human Rights Council. Photo: EPA/Martial Trezzini
Thursday, 19 March 2015

A UN rights expert, who was harshly criticised and threatened during a recent visit to Myanmar, said March 18 she expected the government to invite her back and to ensure her safety, despite another threat having been made against her.

"I am convinced I will be invited back," United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Yanghee Lee told reporters in Geneva.

Survivors of the ferry vessel accident arrive at the Sittwe port, in Sittwe, western Myanmar, March 14, 2015. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA
Thursday, 19 March 2015

Myanmar will inspect all state-owned vessels after a ferry accident off the country's western Rakhine state that left at least 61 people dead, state media said on March 18.

The boat, which was carrying more than 200 passengers and crew, was "overloaded when it capsized" on March 13 evening, said transport minister U Nyan Tun Aung, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's Molucca Sea on March 17, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami alert was issued and there were no reports of damage. 

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Myanmar expressed "sorrow" March 16 after a bomb dropped across the border during clashes with rebel forces killed five farm workers...

An elderly survivor of the ferry vessel accident is assisted upon arrival at the Sittwe port, Myanmar, March 14, 2015. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA
Tuesday, 17 March 2015

More than 50 people have been confirmed killed in a ferry accident off western Myanmar after rescue teams recovered more bodies from rough waters, police said March 16, as hopes faded of finding any survivors.

Monday, 16 March 2015

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde hailed India as the bright spot of the global economy on March 16 ahead of talks in New Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Strong currents are hampering efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of a ferry accident which killed at least 34 people off western Myanmar, as hopes dimmed for the missing.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Beijing will "resolutely" protect citizens near its southwestern border, Premier Li Keqiang said March 15 after a bomb dropped by a Myanmar warplane killed five people on Chinese territory.

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