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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(...)

Detained Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo arrive to listen to their verdict at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Myat Thu Kyaw/Reuters.

A court in Myanmar on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of violating a colonial-era “official secrets” act, concluding a trial that fuelled (...)

Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone outside a courthouse following his ongoing pre-trial hearing in Yangon on Monday. Photograph:  Myo Kyaw Soe/AFP/Getty Images

A court in Myanmar on Monday charged two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents, moving the landmark press freedom case into(...)

Anna May McHugh. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first-ever debate on child safeguarding in the 25-year history of the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin in Aug(...)

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