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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pledged to improve protection for migrant workers from Myanmar during talks with the country's President Thein Sein on March 13.
The United Nations criticised on March 13 a crackdown on student-led protests in Myanmar this week, demanding that the demonstrators be released and that the country investigate reports of excessive police force.
Former US president George W. Bush on March 12 hit out at a crackdown on student-led protests in Myanmar which have sparked international alarm, calling for the swift release of those arrested.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.