Miss Myanmar comes out at Miss Universe, competes as 1st gay contestant

The Miss Universe pageant may have ended with South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi getting the crown, but a different spotlight has remained shining on Miss Myanmar, who seized the...

Suu Kyi fans join VIP tours for Rohingya genocide trial

Ardent fans of Aung San Suu Kyi are snapping up spots on $2,000 tours to The Hague, in a display of moral support as...

Suu Kyi fans join VIP tours for Rohingya genocide trial

Landmine explodes, killing German tourist in Myanmar

A German tourist was killed and an Argentine woman injured in a landmine explosion in Myanmar’s eastern Shan...

Landmine explodes, killing German tourist in Myanmar

Riding high on Myanmar’s human-powered Ferris wheels

Aung careers toward the ground, hanging from one arm on the basket of one of Myanmar’s human-powered Ferris...

Riding high on Myanmar’s human-powered Ferris wheels

Myanmar may have chemical weapons stockpile: US

Myanmar is in breach of a global convention banning chemical weapons and may have a stockpile left over from the...

Myanmar may have chemical weapons stockpile: US

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