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World NowIn 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...
World NowMyanmar's main opposition party, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, agreed Monday to end its weeklong boycott of parliament and swear an oath to a constitution it has resisted....
New Mexico: This year, New Mexicans mark 100 years of statehood. But much of the state's appeal stems from its human history that goes back much further. (In 2010, Santa Fe celebrated 400 years of cityhood.) Explore here: the adobe architecture and art...
FOX 17 Web ProducerFugitive Nathan Kent Lumbard was returned to the United States by Diplomatic Security Service agents Saturday. The capture of Lumbard was a joint effort between Sturgis Police and St. Joseph Sheriff's Department, Lagrange County, IN authorities, as...
WSBT Web ProducerNathan Lumbard, the Howe man who faked suicide and began a new life overseas to avoid facing charges for multiple crimes in Indiana and Michigan, now knows the consequences of his actions. In a written statement, U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell...
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World NowThe people of Myanmar got their first taste of democracy in two decades Sunday when they elected popular opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to a seat in Parliament, according to her party, ushering in a new political era in the long-isolated Southeast...
World NowDemocracy election Myanmar: Pro-democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi elected Sunday in Myanmar by-election...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesAs I sat on a high ledge of the 734-year-old Mingalarzedi Temple, looking out over the hundreds of ancient temples around Bagan, I wondered how long it would take a visitor to see them all. Archaeologists say there once were about 5,000 temples, but...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersMonsoon winds and rain were predicted on Wednesday to whip through Myanmar's Irrawaddy River delta, compounding the misery for at least 1.6 million survivors of this month's deadly cyclone and spawning fresh appeals from the international community for...
Once part of the British Empire, Burma attained independence in 1948 and was ruled constitutionally until left-wing Gen. Ne Win staged a coup in 1962, introducing the "Burmese Way to Socialism." Massive unrest forced him to step down in 1988, and the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe military government's tightening grip doesn't give people here much to sing about, and when they do feel the urge to make music, even that can be risky. The generals who rule Myanmar have spies snooping around for subversives in the most unlikely...
Iwas 8 when I experienced my first protests in Burma. It was 1974, and thousands of students and Buddhist monks had taken to the streets, angered by the military government's handling of burial arrangements for my grandfather, U Thant, the former United...
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