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Progress stops at the Myanmar elite's door | Myanmar

The protesters were given five minutes to leave. Police surrounded their camp close to the Letpadaung copper mine in northern Myanmar in the early hours of Thursday, armed with loudspeakers, water cannons and warnings of attack. First came the water, the force of which swept away dozens of flimsy …

Myanmar's 'worrying' transition | DW | 15.03.2013

<i>Aung San Suu Kyi recently visited villages in central Myanmar whose existence is threatened by a joint Chinese copper mine venture and enraged</i> …

Drones and Drug Politics in China and Myanmar | China

<b>Story Views</b><p>Naw Kham before execution. Screenshot from China Central Television News video.<p>Burmese drug lord Naw Kham and fellow gang members Hsang …

Overfishing pushes China’s fishermen to the brink | Financial Times

Gu Shanhai, a 51-year-old from the Zhoushan archipelago in China’s Zhejiang province, has been a fisherman for more than 30 years and has never …

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

New, simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter

This proposal, which endows dark matter particles with a rare form of electromagnetism, has been strengthened by a detailed analysis performed by a …

World Bank sees end of poverty in 2030

Before saying a word at a press conference in Washington this year, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim held up a piece of paper on which he had scrawled a number: 2030.<p>The finance ministers and central bankers who set the World Bank's agenda had just signed off on his request to set a deadline – 17 …