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NEW DELHI — Myanmar President Thein Sein released some 20 political prisoners Friday, days before a historic summit with President Obama in Washington early next week, according to officials and prisoner rights groups. The ex-general's...
When hundreds of federal agents raided four Southern California museums early one January morning in 2008, it set the art world ablaze, suggesting that even amid an international looting scandal, museums had continued to do business with the black...
— Invariably, the Cannes Film Festival chooses a striking image for its official annual poster. But the 2013 version can be seen as a particularly apt metaphor for the dual nature of the world's most essential cinema event. Paris-based graphic...
Tags: England, Israel, Bars and Clubs, U.S. Congress, Festive Events
MAE WANG, Thailand — As we sat together on a long, narrow raft of bamboo, Alexa Pham dipped her hand into the quickly moving river. "It's the really simple things," she said with a long breath, "that make it beautiful here in Mae Wang." Two wiry...
Tags: Burma, Prostitution, Refugee, Sex Crimes, Politics
If you go THE BEST WAY TO CHIANG MAI, THAILAND From LAX, Thai Airways, Korean, Singapore and Cathay Pacific offer connecting service (change of plane) to Chiang Mai. Restricted round-trip airfare begins at $923, including taxes and fees. Chai Lai...
The European Union discarded the last of its economic sanctions against Myanmar on Monday, despite fresh reports that Rohingya Muslims there face bloody and persistent attempts at "ethnic cleansing." The decision worried activists working to help the...
SHWEPYITHA, Myanmar — After her heroin-addict husband died five years ago, Ei Ei Phyu discovered she was HIV-positive. She thought her life was over until friends directed her to the open-air clinic here where she receives antiretroviral medicine....
RANCHO MIRAGE -- Natalie Gulbis, the LPGA golfer who once dated Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, says she feels ready to play Thursday when the season's first women's golf major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country...
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Check off another majestic animal species your kids will probably never get to see: The forest elephant of Cameroon. Smaller than savanna elephants and with straighter tusks, the intelligent behemoths are being cut down by poachers at a horrifying pace....
Conservationists battling illicit global trade in endangered species say at least 25,000 African elephants were slaughtered last year by criminal gangs eager to market the lucrative ivory from their tusks. The poachers' take has risen to alarming levels...
Interior designer Frances Merrill steps inside Phukaw, a new import shop chock-full of traditional Thai home goods, apparel and vintage textiles. It's one of those inexplicable Hollywood Boulevard juxtapositions — authentic design from Thailand's...
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EVA Air is offering a $996 airfare, including taxes and fees, to Bangkok, Thailand, from LAX. It is for travel Mondays through Thursdays until May 20 or between Aug. 20 and Nov. 30. Maximum stay is three months, and tickets must be bought by April 2....
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