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Fortune
Why Is President Obama Hosting a Get-Together of Asian Autocrats?This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version ca
Why Is President Obama Hosting a Get-Together of Asian Autocrats?
Fortune / Posted yesterday
This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here. By Simon Lewis When President Barack Obama hosted his new Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Sunnylands estate at Rancho Mirage, Calif., in June... Read more
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Aliran Online
Fortify Rights: Myanmar political prisoners face medical crisis, denied health carePresident Thein Sein should release all political prisoners immediately and unc
Fortify Rights: Myanmar political prisoners face medical crisis, denied health care
Aliran Online / Posted yesterday
President Thein Sein should release all political prisoners immediately and unconditionally before his administration ends, says Fortify Rights. The government of Myanmar should drop all charges and immediately and unconditionally release 53 men and... Read more
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Newsmax
Is the WTO's 20th Anniversary Worth Celebrating?The World Trade Organization was formed Jan. 1, 1995, replacing the General Agr
Is the WTO's 20th Anniversary Worth Celebrating?
Newsmax / Posted 2 days ago
The World Trade Organization was formed Jan. 1, 1995, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade Treaty (GATT) which was created in 1947. The WTO is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
At US-Asean summit, a chance for Southeast Asian pivot – Curtis Chin and Jose Collazo Published: 10 February 2016 7:20 AM As preparations continue for the first-e
At US-Asean summit, a chance for Southeast Asian pivot – Curtis Chin and Jose Collazo
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 3 days ago
Published: 10 February 2016 7:20 AM As preparations continue for the first-ever hosting of all Asean leaders by the United States at a summit in Sunnylands,... Read more
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Reuters
Senate unanimously approves Myanmar ambassador nomineeU.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel smiles during a meeting
Senate unanimously approves Myanmar ambassador nominee
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel smiles during a meeting with Ouch Borith (not pictured), secretary of state at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, in Phnom Penh, November 4, 2013. WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed... Read more
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The Chicago Maroon
UChicago Amnesty International Publishes First Annual JournalNews“The main purpose is similar to our core mission which is just to raise awa
UChicago Amnesty International Publishes First Annual Journal
The Chicago Maroon / Posted 4 days ago
News“The main purpose is similar to our core mission which is just to raise awareness of issues that people otherwise wouldn’t be aware of.” UChicago Amnesty International, the on-campus... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Liberal Hounding of Julian Assange: From Alex Gibney to The GuardianAt what point do we cry foul when we witness the abuse of a political dissident
The Liberal Hounding of Julian Assange: From Alex Gibney to The Guardian
Op-Ed News / Posted 5 days ago
At what point do we cry foul when we witness the abuse of a political dissident, one who dares to take on mighty vested interests? When his own state, the local legal system and the media all turn on him? When he is forced to seek sanctuary in a... Read more
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CTV News
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setbackWASHINGTON -- Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays a
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback
CTV News / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat. A lurid video recently posted online by a firebrand monk in... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setbackWASHINGTON (AP) — Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she pra
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat. A lurid video recently posted online by a firebrand monk... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setbackWASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she pra
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat. A lurid video recently posted online by a firebrand monk... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setbackDark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist s
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 7 days ago
Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat. A lurid video recently posted online by a firebrand monk in Myanmar... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setbackWASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she pra
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat. A lurid video recently posted online by a firebrand monk... Read more
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KX TV North Dakota
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setbackWASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she pra
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback
KX TV North Dakota / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat. A lurid video recently posted online by a firebrand monk... Read more
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KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setbackWASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she pra
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback
KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat. A lurid video recently posted online by a firebrand monk... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setbackWASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she pra
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat. A lurid video recently posted online by a firebrand monk... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setbackWASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she pra
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat. A lurid video recently posted online by a firebrand monk... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setbackWASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she pra
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat. A lurid video recently posted online by a firebrand monk... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setbackWASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she pra
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback
Hawaii News Now / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat. A lurid video recently posted online by a firebrand monk... Read more
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Daily Herald
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setbackWASHINGTON -- Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays a
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat. A lurid video recently posted online by a firebrand monk in... Read more
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Salon.com
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setbackWASHINGTON (AP) — Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she pra
Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat. A lurid video recently posted online by a firebrand monk... Read more
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ABC News
Firebrand Monks a Powerful Force in Myanmar Despite SetbackDark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist s
Firebrand Monks a Powerful Force in Myanmar Despite Setback
ABC News / Posted 7 days ago
Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat. A lurid video recently posted online by a firebrand monk in Myanmar... Read more
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TechCrunch
Bringing Silicon Valley To CongressRo Khanna is a candidate to represent California’s 17th District in the U.S. Ho
Bringing Silicon Valley To Congress
TechCrunch / Posted 9 days ago
Ro Khanna is a candidate to represent California’s 17th District in the U.S. House of Representatives; a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Stanford University; and served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the United States Department of... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Freeing Julian Assange: the last chapter.2016-02-04The decent world owes much to Julian Assange. He told us how indecent
Freeing Julian Assange: the last chapter.
Op-Ed News / Posted 9 days ago
2016-02-04The decent world owes much to Julian Assange. He told us how indecent power behaves in secret, how it lies and manipulates and engages in great acts of violence, sustaining wars that kill and maim... Read more
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Anwar Ibrahim Blog
Why Anwar Ibrahim deserves a Nobel Peace Prize « Demi RakyatMalaysiakini- Ooi Heng (Executive Director of the think-tank Political Studies
Why Anwar Ibrahim deserves a Nobel Peace Prize « Demi Rakyat
Anwar Ibrahim Blog / Posted 9 days ago
Malaysiakini- Ooi Heng (Executive Director of the think-tank Political Studies for Change (KPRU) Former Leader of the Opposition of Malaysian Parliament, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, is being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2016. He is currently... Read more
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Orange County Register
First freely elected Parliament after decades of military rule opens in Myanmarfirst freely elected Parliament after half a century of military rule opened Mo
First freely elected Parliament after decades of military rule opens in Myanmar
Orange County Register / Posted 11 days ago
first freely elected Parliament after half a century of military rule opened Monday, a symbolic but critical milestone in the country’s fragile transition to democracy, and a moment long awaited by Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the nation’s... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
37 drown off Turkey's coastANKARA, Turkey -- A boat carrying Syrians attempting the short sea journey from
37 drown off Turkey's coast
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
ANKARA, Turkey -- A boat carrying Syrians attempting the short sea journey from Turkey to Greece struck rocks and capsized at dawn Saturday, causing at least 37 people to drown, among them several babies and young children. Saturday's wreck occurred... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Syrian refugees welcomed to NZChildren waved small photocopied Syrian flags. Photo / Simon Collins Children
Syrian refugees welcomed to NZ
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 15 days ago
Children waved small photocopied Syrian flags. Photo / Simon Collins Children waved small photocopied Syrian flags as New Zealand welcomed its first extra intake of refugees from the war-torn nation at Mangere today. Immigration Minister Michael... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US Senate panel approves Myanmar nomineeWASHINGTON: A U.S. Senate committee approved President Barack Obama's nominee t
US Senate panel approves Myanmar nominee
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
WASHINGTON: A U.S. Senate committee approved President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Myanmar on Thursday, after the administration assured panel members it would not quickly change sanctions policy as the country moves from decades of... Read more
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Swissinfo
U.S. Senate panel approves Myanmar nomineeWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee approved President Barack Obama'
U.S. Senate panel approves Myanmar nominee
Swissinfo / Posted 16 days ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee approved President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Myanmar on Thursday, after the administration assured panel members it would not quickly change sanctions policy as the country moves from... Read more
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Reuters
Senate panel approves Myanmar nomineeU.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel smiles during a meeting
Senate panel approves Myanmar nominee
Reuters / Posted 16 days ago
U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel smiles during a meeting with Ouch Borith (not pictured), secretary of state at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, in Phnom Penh, November 4, 2013. WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate committee approved... Read more
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express
New wave of migrants from Africa, Asia and east Europe exploiting Syrian crisisREVEALED: HUNDREDS of thousands of apparent economic migrants from Africa, As
New wave of migrants from Africa, Asia and east Europe exploiting Syrian crisis
express / Posted 16 days ago
REVEALED: HUNDREDS of thousands of apparent economic migrants from Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe are exploiting the turmoil caused by the Syrian civil war to travel to... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
Human Rights Watch World Report 2016 [video] The politics of fear led governments around the globe to roll back human righ
Human Rights Watch World Report 2016 [video]
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 17 days ago
The politics of fear led governments around the globe to roll back human rights during 2015. Istanbul - infoZine - In the 659-page World Report 2016, its 26th edition, Human Rights Watch reviews human... Read more
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Rappler
Challenge to US: Look to Southeast Asia's dynamic future, not its pastGiven longtime US-Philippines ties, it would be understandable if Filipino and
Challenge to US: Look to Southeast Asia's dynamic future, not its past
Rappler / Posted 19 days ago
Given longtime US-Philippines ties, it would be understandable if Filipino and Fil-Am viewers were disappointed by the lack of any mention of the Philippines in US President Barack Obama's seventh and last State of the Union speech on January 12. In... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Legacies of war: Comfort women continue their struggleIn 1942, when Maria Rosa Henson was only 14 years old, she was caught while gat
Legacies of war: Comfort women continue their struggle
Pilipino Star / Posted 20 days ago
In 1942, when Maria Rosa Henson was only 14 years old, she was caught while gathering firewood by a Japanese officer and two other soldiers, and brutally raped. Two weeks later, it happened again. In her anger, she joined the anti-Japanese Hukbalahap... Read more
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Northern Echo
Relief as Redcar man released from prison in Myanmar after being jailed for insulting BuddhaThe image caused outrage in the country - formerly known as Burma - and he was
Relief as Redcar man released from prison in Myanmar after being jailed for insulting Buddha
Northern Echo / Posted 21 days ago
The image caused outrage in the country - formerly known as Burma - and he was jailed along with a bar owner last March. Mr Blackwood was one of 100 people freed from prison by the incoming pro-democracy NLD government this week. Foreign Office... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Burma frees 20 political prisoners | Irish Examiner Friday, January 22, 2016 - 09:46 am Burma’s military-back
Burma frees 20 political prisoners
Irish Examiner / Posted 22 days ago
| Irish Examiner Friday, January 22, 2016 - 09:46 am Burma’s military-backed government has released 20 political prisoners, months before it is scheduled to hand over power to... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Burma frees 20 political prisoners Prisoners released from Burma's Insein Prison. (AP) Burma's military-backed
Burma frees 20 political prisoners
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 22 days ago
Prisoners released from Burma's Insein Prison. (AP) Burma's military-backed government has released 20 political prisoners, months before it is scheduled to hand over power to an elected pro-democracy party. The... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to AustraliaMyanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to Australia
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 23 days ago
Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007 uprising who returned to the country from Thailand to apply for a passport so he could travel to Australia. Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a... Read more
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The Border Mail
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to AustraliaMyanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to Australia
The Border Mail / Posted 23 days ago
Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007 uprising who returned to the country from Thailand to apply for a passport so he could travel to Australia. Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to AustraliaMyanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to Australia
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 23 days ago
Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007 uprising who returned to the country from Thailand to apply for a passport so he could travel to Australia. Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a... Read more
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Slate
Why We Know Islam Isn’t a Religion of ViolenceWho's winning, who's losing, and why. In the last five years the world’s two-d
Why We Know Islam Isn’t a Religion of Violence
Slate / Posted 23 days ago
Who's winning, who's losing, and why. In the last five years the world’s two-decade–long decline in political violence has stalled and been decisively reversed. Worldwide death tolls have risen at an astonishing rate—up more than 600 percent from... Read more
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The Forward
Boycott the West Bank? Nope. Label Settlement Products? Well, OK.The Israeli government’s intention to maintain the status quo in the territorie
Boycott the West Bank? Nope. Label Settlement Products? Well, OK.
The Forward / Posted 23 days ago
The Israeli government’s intention to maintain the status quo in the territories it has occupied since 1967 is facing two new challenges. The Europeans want products made in the settlements to be labeled as such. And Human Rights Watch is calling for... Read more
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WA Today
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to AustraliaSiochana. Photo: Facebook Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jaile
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to Australia
WA Today / Posted 23 days ago
Siochana. Photo: Facebook Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007 uprising who returned to the country from Thailand to apply for a passport so he could travel to Australia. Authorities have... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to AustraliaSiochana. Photo: Facebook Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jaile
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to Australia
Brisbane Times / Posted 23 days ago
Siochana. Photo: Facebook Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007 uprising who returned to the country from Thailand to apply for a passport so he could travel to Australia. Authorities have... Read more
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The Age
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to AustraliaSiochana. Photo: Facebook Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jaile
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to Australia
The Age / Posted 23 days ago
Siochana. Photo: Facebook Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007 uprising who returned to the country from Thailand to apply for a passport so he could travel to Australia. Authorities have... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to AustraliaSiochana. Photo: Facebook Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jaile
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to Australia
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 23 days ago
Siochana. Photo: Facebook Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007 uprising who returned to the country from Thailand to apply for a passport so he could travel to Australia. Authorities have... Read more
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Canberra Times
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to AustraliaSiochana. Photo: Facebook Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jaile
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to Australia
Canberra Times / Posted 23 days ago
Siochana. Photo: Facebook Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007 uprising who returned to the country from Thailand to apply for a passport so he could travel to Australia. Authorities have... Read more
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The Courier
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to AustraliaMyanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to Australia
The Courier / Posted 23 days ago
Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007 uprising who returned to the country from Thailand to apply for a passport so he could travel to Australia. Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a... Read more
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The Young Witness
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to AustraliaMyanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to Australia
The Young Witness / Posted 23 days ago
Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007 uprising who returned to the country from Thailand to apply for a passport so he could travel to Australia. Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a... Read more
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Western Advocate
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to AustraliaMyanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007
Burmese former monk Gambira arrested while preparing to travel to Australia
Western Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007 uprising who returned to the country from Thailand to apply for a passport so he could travel to Australia. Bangkok: Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a... Read more
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