Thai Court Dismisses Charges Against Myanmar Workers in Landmark Case

A court dismissed criminal defamation charges against workers who had accused a chicken farm of abuses, in a landmark ruling seen as a rare victory for migrant workers' rights.

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Thai Boys Wave to the World in First Video Since Their Rescue

The first video of the Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave after 17 days was released, showing them smiling and waving from their hospital beds.

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US Firms Doing Business in China Mostly Oppose Tariffs, Survey Shows

Most US businesses in China oppose the use of tariffs in retaliation for the challenges they face, from an uneven playing field to poor protection of intellectual property rights.


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Analysis: Military Chief Says Tatmadaw Wants Peace — but Not Because It’s Weak

At opening of 21st-Century Panglong Peace Conference, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing urges all armed groups to sign NCA; State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says ceasefire is just the first...

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Musician, Peace Activist Ko Ye Lwin Dies

The songwriter, bassist and peace charity group founder died of liver cancer on Tuesday. He was 71.

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U.S. Slaps Sanctions on 2 Ministries Over Failure to Accept Deportees

Senior officials from Labor, Home Affairs ministries to be denied visas

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Karenni Youth Activists Sued Over Aung San Statue Protest

The 16 are being sued under the Peaceful Assembly Law on charges that could land them in jail for up to a year. Eleven of them have already been sued for incitement.

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Nationalist Sympathizer Arrested with Grenade in Rakhine

Police say they found the grenade in the home of Tun Myint Oo, who refused to leave a village he helped resettle with non-Muslims after it was cleared of Rohingya last year.


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‘We Have Made Ourselves Ready to Fulfill the Wishes, Expectations and Needs of the People’: USDP Spokesperson

USDP spokesperson U Thein Tun Oo discusses the upcoming by-election, the peace process, his party’s efforts to enhance its image and the 2020 election.

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