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MEIKHTILA, Myanmar – A Myanmar court sentenced seven Muslims to prison – one of them to a life term – in the killing of a Buddhist monk amid deadly sectarian violence that was overwhelmingly directed against minorityToday 3:05 am
WASHINGTON - President Obama lauded the progress made by Myanmar President Thein Sein’s government to open the political process, and said greater emphasis on human rights will bring the Southeast Asian country more prosperity.Monday
The military that ran Myanmar for decades will continue to play a major role in the country, said the former general who has presided over the transformation of a nation that only three years ago was considered one of the worlds most repressive.Monday
Last updated: September 4, 2012 2:09 p.m.
Views from Burma
Associated Press photos | Alexander F. Yuan
A young monk walks to collect food offered by families near his monastery while a dog strays on a street in Yangon, Myanmar, on Tuesday.
Young monks write passages of classic Buddhist literature during dictation under the supervision of an older monk at Kyikekaloh Monastery in Yangon on Monday.
A rooster and a stray dog at a banana market in Yangon on Tuesday.
A girl walks with an umbrella on her way to school while two younger children play in a slum area of Yangon on Monday.