Disturbing findings by an NGO suggest children may be at risk as they move, often unaccompanied, around the country for work or other reasons. United Against Child Trafficking (United ACT) researched the situation of children on the move as part of Destination Unknown, an international campaign to protect children in transit.
The patient was dying. All he wanted was to spend his last day on earth in his own bed, at home. The hospital called the ambulance, but it took so long to fight through the congested streets of Yangon that the patient died before the ambulance arrived.
Would-be beauty queens are being invited to compete in this year’s Miss Myanmar International competition. The event will take place at the National Theatre, Myoma Kyaung Road, Dagon township, on August 30.
Shin Kyung-sook, an internationally renowned South Korean novelist who won the US$30,000 Man Asian literary prize four years ago, has apologised to her readers and admitted that “everything is my fault” after being accused of plagiarism.
Heavy metal is more commonly associated with headbanging, satanism, moshpits and the decapitation of small mammals. According to a new study, however, metal, and all forms of “extreme” music, can positively influence the listener, inspiring calmness rather than anger.