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Poverty, Inequality in Thailand on the Rise, World Bank Says

Thailand’s poverty rate has been rising in recent years despite steady, if slow, overall economic growth, a new World Bank report says, widening the gap between rich and poor in Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy.

“Taking the Pulse of Poverty and …

Umbrella Movement Founder Released From Jail, Vows to Fight on

HONG KONG – A prominent pro-democracy campaigner and founder of Hong Kong’s mass peaceful movement now known as the Umbrella Movement, professor Chan Kin-man, was released from prison Saturday, vowing to continue his fight for democracy.

The 61-year-old Yale-educated sociology …

Myanmar Repatriates Suspected Remains of US WWII Servicemen

MANDALAY, MYANMAR – The U.S. military on Thursday repatriated what may be the remains of service personnel who were lost in action in Myanmar during World War II.

The remains from Myanmar’s central Sagaing region were repatriated at a ceremony …