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Harry “Haddie” Armand Northcraft, 92, of Cumberland, Md., passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his home. Born June 5, 1920, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Harry P. Northcraft and Olive I. (Sturtz) Northcraft. He was also...
Tribune Washington BureauWhen Air Force One landed in Myanmar on a muggy morning earlier this week, President Barack Obama made a point of having his secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, at his side as he descended to the tarmac. The three-nation trip was likely the last...
Gay Htoo, a Karen refugee from Myanmar, settled in Spokane, Wash., three years ago, but the prospect of a full-time job attracted him to Aberdeen. "Before, I could usually only get part-time work, but a friend told me there were jobs here," he said....
WASHINGTON -- When Burma's Zin Mar Aung was placed in solitary confinement for trying to organize students in 1999, Bill Clinton was president of the United States. When she was released, Barack Obama was in the Oval Office. Zin Mar Aung says she...
Rebels and the Myanmar government met Monday and agreed to continue talks in an effort to quell the violence that has roiled Kachin state. The two sides met in the Chinese town of Ruili on the border with Myanmar, also known as Burma. They issued a...
A freelance diplomatic foray to North Korea by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Google executive Eric Schmidt has kicked up both controversy and expectations of insights into the inscrutable Hermit Kingdom. State Department officials...
To end a year charged with change, Myanmar enjoyed yet another first: a public countdown to the New Year. Such gatherings were heavily restricted under the military government that once ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma. But as the country emerges...
What people go through to live their lives — war and terror, disease and pain, poverty and hunger, long journeys across continents and oceans, loss and heartbreak — always leaves me awed and humbled. You hear a story, like the one I’m...
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Intelligencer Joural/Lancaster New EraA refugee from Bhutan, Shankar Rai arrived in Lancaster County in 2010. Rai came here already speaking English, but still "had problems understanding the American tongue," he said. Despite this hurdle, Rai, 29, made the adjustment to his new country and...
From bloodshed in Gaza to forgiveness in Myanmar, here are five stories you shouldn't miss from this past week in global news: Brazil education standards contribute to learning crisis In Myanmar, returning exiles show capacity for forgiveness...
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticWith President Obama’s visit to Myanmar on Monday, a long-secluded country has earned a rare moment on the world’s stage. Tucked between Thailand and Bangladesh in Southeast Asia, the country also known as Burma has been ruled by a military...
Tags: Jason Mraz, Rihanna, Thailand, Yangon (Burma), Government
CNNPhnom Penh, Cambodia -- Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar on Monday, praising the courage of fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi while also providing a symbolic nod to initial reforms in a nation once...
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