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  • 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....
  • Pakistani protests against anti-Islamic film leave at least 1 dead

     
    Protests in Pakistan against a film mocking the prophet Muhammad intensified Monday as demonstrators set ablaze buildings in the northwest and hurled stones at riot police in the southern city of Karachi, the country’s commercial hub....
  • French missions abroad on alert after cartoons mock Muslims

     
    French embassies and schools abroad were on alert after a magazine published cartoons mocking Muslims and the prophet Muhammad in the wake of protests around the globe over a controversial anti-Islam film....
  • Chinese to Panetta: focus on diplomacy, not military might

     
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta came here hoping to allay Chinese concerns that U.S. is pursuing a new military containment strategy aimed at Asia’s biggest power, but he failed to fully convince the leaders in Beijing....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Myanmar's new ties with U.S. may come at a cost

     
    The Obama administration’s decision this week to ease financial sanctions imposed on Myanmar, encourage American investment there and appoint a U.S. ambassador for the first time in 22 years should further the long-isolated nation’s reform...
  • Palestinian on hunger strike is freed, deported to Gaza

     
    A Palestinian woman who launched a hunger strike to protest her detention by Israel’s military was deported to Gaza Strip on Sunday in a deal that prevents her from returning to her home in the West Bank for three years....