| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year.
The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Those looking to vanish into an unfamiliar realm have a new vehicle: "Longing for the Past: The 78 RPM Era in Southeast Asia." The transcendent four-CD compilation and hardbound book collects nearly 100 early recordings from Burma, Cambodia, Thailand,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where President Obama's Affordable Care Act stumbled out of the gate with computer glitches, long hold times and an online enrollment delay for small businesses. At Corcoran State Prison,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:52 AM
THANDWE, Myanmar -- At least five people have been killed and hundreds displaced in the latest wave of religious violence in Myanmar.
Muslims near the coastal town of Thandwe said they spent Tuesday night hiding in forests as mobs of Buddhist men...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Mike and Anne Howard met in 2006, married in 2011 and left New York to begin their honeymoon on Jan. 22, 2012. No big deal, right?
Except that more than 600 days and 28 countries later, the honeymoon continues. They were headed into the Irish...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Chin Peng, a tough former communist guerrilla who led a bloody but failed insurgency against British rule in Malaysia in the late 1940s and early 1950s, died Monday in Bangkok after decades in exile. He was 88.
Chin Peng, whose real name was Ong Boon...
| Aug 9, 2013
The relationship between the White House and the government of Myanmar has been steadily improving. President Obama went there in November; President Thein Sein came here in May. Last year, the administration eased the prohibition on Americans doing...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:58 PM
NEW DELHI – The Myanmar army released 62 child soldiers Wednesday in its latest bid to meet international human rights standards, although critics said more children still remain in uniform.
Since the army agreed to end the practice in June 2012,...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In the astute new road-trip movie "Crystal Fairy," set mostly in Chile's Atacama Desert, Michael Cera plays an archetypal Ugly American.
In fact, Cera plays several versions of the Ugly American popularized through generations of movies, novels and...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:29 AM
NEW DELHI – Myanmar started releasing approximately 70 political prisoners Tuesday, days after President Thein Sein promised during a European tour to free all remaining prisoners of conscience by the end of the year.
Civic society groups...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:31 PM
The joyous scene of Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s return to Phnom Penh from self-imposed exile Friday has stirred expectations – some would say unrealistic ones – of young voters throwing their support behind an alternative to...