Myanmar Lawmaker: 50 Believed Dead in Mudslide at Jade Mine

NAYPYITAW, MYANMAR More than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, a lawmaker representing the area said Tuesday.Tin Soe said three bodies have been recovered and 54 people remain missing after t…

US Cleaning Up Agent Orange Storage Site in Vietnam

The U.S. has begun a multimillion dollar cleanup of an airbase in Vietnam that the U.S. used during the Vietnam War to store the highly toxic chemical Agent Orange.The launch Saturday of the $183 million program at the Bien Hoa airport, outside Ho Chi …

One Dead, One Critical in Australia Nightclub Shooting

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA A drive-by shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub in Australia early Sunday left one man dead, another critically wounded and two others injured, police said.Police said shots were fired from a car into a crowd standing o…

New Private TV Channel Launched In Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar, A new private TV channel, Channel-K, was launched in Myanmar’s commercial centre of Yangon late Friday, adding to six, the number of private TV channels allowed to operate during the incumbent government, the Ministry of Information …

UN: Nigerian Troops Evacuate Town in Security Operation

GENEVA, Nigerian troops evacuated the entire population of a town of 10,000 people in northeastern Borno state without warning on Monday before an operation against militants, the United Nations said on Thursday.The military relocated the people of Jak…