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Thousands of Buddhists listen to Sitagu Sayadaw, one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist leaders, in Paleik in November 2017. Photograph: Minzayar Oo/The New York Times

The Buddhist abbot was sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when the petrol bomb exploded within earshot. Bu(...)

The Myanmar National Airlines plane at Mandalay international airport on Sunday after it landed without its front landing gear deploying. Photograph:  Aung Thura via AP

A Myanmar National Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Mandalay International Airport on Sunday, after the front landing gear failed to deploy(...)

Chit Su Win (left), wife of jailed Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo, listens to Pan Ei Mon, wife of journalist Wa Lone, speaking to the media after the court hearing in Naypyidaw, Myanmar on Monday. Photograph: Thet Aung/AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar’s top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, i(...)

In a world where you’re as likely to see a Starbucks in Shanghai as in Seattle, and life back home is held safely in a smartphone in your pocket no matter how far away you are, what does it mean?

Culture shock. In a world where you’re as likely to see a Starbucks in Shanghai as in Seattle, and life back home is held safely in a smartphone in yo(...)

On two wheels in Hanoi: “There are five million motorbikes in the Vietnamese capital 2030.” Photograph: Getty Images

Like taking off your shoes inside and bottles of sweet chilli sauce on the dinner table, it seems that dodging and weaving through scooters and motorb(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Opened in November 2104, Wingabaw conservation camp north of Yangon in Myanmar has become home to six orphaned baby elephants. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Seeing a group of elephant calves up close, eyes calm and trunks playfully sniffing the ground and each other, their lives seem nothing but serene. Si(...)

Chit Suu Win, wife of Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo, reacts after listening to the the verdict at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar on Monday. Photograph: Myo Kyaw Soe/Reuters

The jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar is an outrageous attack on press freedom and another sign that the rule of law in the country is und(...)

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