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A court in military-ruled Myanmar has convicted the country's former leader Aung San Suu Kyi of corruption and sentenced her to five years in prison.
Opponents of military rule in Myanmar are marking the one-year anniversary of the army's seizure of power with a nationwide strike to show their strength and solidarity amid concern about what has become an increasingly violent contention for power.
Usually crowded markets were quiet hours before the official start of the strike, which reaffirmed the widespread opposition to the army's rule and its disregard for human rights.
The verdict would have been the first for the 76-year-old Nobel laureate since the army seized power on Feb. 1, arresting her and blocking her National League for Democracy party from starting a second term in office.
American journalist Danny Fenster, who was recently sentenced to 11 years of hard labor after spending nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar, has been freed.
A court in military-ruled Myanmar has sentenced U.S. journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison with hard labor, the maximum penalty under three charges, despite calls by the United States and rights groups for his release.
More than 160 buildings in a town in northwestern Myanmar, including at least two churches, have been destroyed by fires caused by shelling by government troops, local media and activists reported Saturday.
Nyan Win's death comes as Myanmar reels from soaring numbers of COVID-19 cases that are badly straining the country's medical infrastructure.
Offices and staff of EPC have been targeted since the government earlier this month began cutting off power to customers who did not pay their bills as a form of protest against February's military takeover.
It is not unusual for Thais to seek work abroad at wages considerably higher than they could earn at home. But workers' advocates say the hazards of war come on top of a history of poor treatment by employers and…
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