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U.S. Teacher of the Year got 'master class in culture' from refugees

Texan Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, is an English teacher in Amarillo,Texas — which has seen an influx of refugees from countries like Myanmar in recent years. ... Read more»

Comic: Nobel besties

The peace laureates

During a visit to Southeast Asia, President Obama became the first American president to visit Myanmar, and took the opportunity to meet longtime opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi.... Read more»

McCain wants U.S. sanctions against Myanmar lifted

In a speech at Washington, D.C.'s Center for Strategic and International Studies, Sen. John McCain advocated suspending — not permanently removing — almost all American sanctions against Myanmar. ... Read more»

Burma's war told through a perpetrator's eyes

As a young man, Myo Myint belonged to a Burmese military unit that—among other atrocities— enslaved, raped and killed a female villager in the span of 24 hours. In the process of disavowing the army, however, he felt its cruelty full bore.... Read more»

Myanmar to have an elected leader, junta says

Myanmar's next president will be an elected member of parliament, ruling out the country's current military chief as a candidate, state media announced Monday.... Read more»

Aung San Suu Kyi

With release of Burmese dissident, a little hope

The release of Aung San Suu Kyi means hope for a people who have taken decades of abuse. For almost 50 years, the country has been under the thumb of a junta that has no qualms burning down villages, raping its women, attacking monks and forcing children to dig ditches and carry guns. And yet, despite the length of the country's imprisonment, the people keep fighting.... Read more»

Aung San Suu Kyi: Powerful icon or powerless leader?

Analysis: Why it isn't necessarily good news that Burma's most famous dissident may be released.... Read more»

Myanmar: Hip-hop's revolution

Donning black masks and using pseudonyms, hip-hop artists 9KT and MK aim to keep their political tunes under the radar of a dictatorship as oppressive as Myanmar.... Read more»