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  • WikiLeaks founder Assange loses legal challenge to extradition

     
    Britain's Supreme Court judges dismiss Assange's last call for delay; Wikileaks founder can be extradited to Sweden on sexual assault allegations judges rule....
  • Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on historic European visit

     
    Myanmar Democracy Europe: Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on a historic European visit....
  • Bangladesh rebuffs pleas to admit people fleeing Myanmar violence

     
    Bangladesh has rebuffed pleas from the United Nations and other groups to allow in Rohingyas displaced by clashes in Myanmar, continuing to turn away their boats at its borders. “We are not interested in more people coming to Bangladesh,”...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi gives Nobel acceptance speech 21 years later

     
    Aung San Suu Kyi makes her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech Saturday, 21 years after she won the award. The Burmese democracy activist, who spent most of the last two decades under house arrest, was unable to accept the award in 1991....
  • Spain celebrates as number of jobless claims falls

     
    After an all-night party to fete their national soccer team, Spaniards who managed a few winks of sleep woke up Tuesday to even more good news: the biggest summertime jobs rally in 16 years. Nearly 100,000 fewer Spaniards filed for jobless claims in June,...
  • What’s in a name? In Myanmar – or Burma – it’s political

     
    In a divided country wracked with ethnic violence and edging toward reform, one of the most stubborn battles may be a war of words: Is it Burma or is it Myanmar? After Suu Kyi toured Europe and Thailand, calling her country “Burma” as she...
  • Human rights at risk as U.S. opens Myanmar investment, groups say

     
    As the United States begins allowing new investments in Myanmar for the first time in nearly 15 years, human rights activists charge that the step will fuel abuses instead of rewarding its steps toward reform....
  • 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....
  • Myanmar elections neither free nor fair, Aung San Suu Kyi says

     
    Days before Myanmar goes to the polls, parliamentary candidate and famous dissident Aung San Suu Kyi denounced “irregularities” in the upcoming elections, saying they would be neither free nor fair. Opposition candidates have been attacked...