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Gunman Kyi Lin, followed by his accomplice Aung Win Zaw, leaving court in Yangon on Friday after being sentenced to death for the murder of Ko Ni. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

A Myanmar court on Friday sentenced two men to death for the murder of a prominent Muslim lawyer, Ko Ni, who was an adviser to government leader Aung (...)

A general view shows the Hotel Arpit Palace after a fire broke out on its premises in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photograph:  Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

A fire swept through a hotel in New Delhi early on Tuesday, killing 17 people, authorities in the Indian capital said, raising fresh questions about s(...)

John Nagle set up Red Dot Network in Myanmar when the country began opening its economy. iStock

Red Dot, businessman John Nagle’s Myanmar-based electronic payments company, halted operations in recent weeks, according to local reports. Mr Nagle (...)

Trekkers and porters hike down the Baltoro glacier in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. File photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

At least a third of the ice in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush will thaw this century as temperatures rise, scientists said on Monday. Vast glaciers(...)

Wat Arun in Bangkok, Thailand

“What are you doing here?” A Burmese woman levels this question at me, a bemused expression on her face, on the three-hour circle train that loops aro(...)

Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone being escorted by police out of the court in Yangon, Myanmar on September  3rd, 2018. Photograph: Thein Zaw/AP

A court in Myanmar on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets(...)

In the shadow of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, the Black Valley.  Photograph: Tom Fahy

The newly named Reeks District of Kerry has made it on to the Rough Guide list of top places to visit in 2019, joining a Chinese region known for its (...)

Rakhine ethnic people, who fled from a conflict area, gather at War Taung village’s temporary camp, in Kyauk Taw Township, in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, on  January 3rd. 2019. Photograph: Nyunt Win

Buddhist Rakhine insurgents killed 13 policemen and injured nine in attacks on four police posts in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Friday as the country m(...)

Larks: Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Image of the week: Tension relief Even by standards of the Brexit calendar, Tuesday was a high-level charade as Theresa May – still UK prime minister(...)

Rohingya refugees shout slogans during a protest against a disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf, Bangladesh. Photograph: K M ASAD/EPA

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh protested on Thursday against any attempt to send them back to Myanmar after the launch of a repatr(...)

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