People stand atop a ridge overlooking the scene of a deadly mudslide at a jade gemstone mining site in the Hpakant region of northern Myanmar's Kachin state, April 23, 2019.

Hpakant Mine Disaster Villagers Fear More Landslides as Government Acknowledges Shortcomings

Government says it has not been strict enough with mining companies that violate industry regulations.

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Three of 27 Detained in One Rakhine Village Die in Myanmar Army Detention

The 27 were arrested in Latka village in Mrauk-U township on April 10.

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Lao Police Allegedly Arrest Citizen for Practicing Christianity

Police say the believer was arrested for illegal logging, but sources say he was singled out for his beliefs

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UN Expert Denied Access to Detained Cambodia Opposition Leader

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith's requesto see Kem Sokha denied for third time.

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China Slaps Travel Ban on Another Human Rights Lawyer

Cheng Hai, who defended a fellow lawyer and members of the banned Falun Gong movement, is prevented from boarding a flight to Taiwan.

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Veteran of 1989 Democracy Movement in Tiananmen Square Dies Suddenly

Zhang Jian continued to be active in the democracy movement after gaining political asylum in France and had helped Chinese refugees in Thailand.

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Survey: North Korean Defectors in South Korea Fared Better Economically Last Year

Respondents report increases in employment, wages and job security compared to 2017.

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Lao Citizens Turn More to Internet, Social Media For Their News

State-controlled television and other media offer only restricted, previously 'screened' information, local sources say.

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Thailand to Sign Pact with China, Laos on Bridge for High-Speed Railway

PM Prayuth Chan-o-cha will express commitment to supporting China’s massive infrastructure initiative, spokesman says.

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