Family members of Myanmar prisoners sit behind barricades and ...
Jan 3rd, 2012
(AP) - Family members of Myanmar prisoners sit behind barricades and wait in front of Myanmar's notorious Insein prison in Yangon, Myanmar as they hope their relatives will be freed Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Myanmar's government announced Monday that it is reducing the sentences of many prisoners, but stopped short of declaring an amnesty that had been expected by many people. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win) -
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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - The campus is overrun by a tangled web of weeds and vines. Many of the books in the open-air library are ancient, their pages yellow. Students will have to share a handful of donated computers and put up with slow-speed Internet, at least at first. And professors are struggling to catch up with developments in their fields. (... [Full Article]
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BANGKOK (AP) - Anti-government protesters crossed heavily fortified barriers and reached the gates of the Thai prime minister's office and the city police headquarters without resistance from police Tuesday. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]