A fire triggered several explosions and destroyed state warehouses and nearby residential houses in Burma's biggest city Rangoon on Dec. 29, killing at least 17 people and injuring more than 100 others. The blasts jolted the entire city, causing panic among residents. Officials have ruled out a bomb attack but are yet to determine the cause of the explosions. Burma has been hit by several bomb blasts in recent years, which the authorities have blamed on armed exile groups or ethnic minority fighters
The scenes of mourning shown in photos released by North Korea’s state-run news agency (KCNA) seem unreal to a Western audience.
North Korea's Kim Jong Il died on Dec. 17. A third generation of leadership has been groomed.
During the Summer on the prairie, young Tibetan nomads play a simple rock-throw game to pass the time. It is a lot harder than you think. Give it a try!
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—the first top-level U.S. diplomat to visit Burma in more than 50 years—meets with pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and tours Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon.