Fresh fighting has broken out between government forces and rebel groups in Burma’s northern Kachin State. Many children have been unable to attend school.
The international community has heralded the historic elections in Burma as a victory for the people.
Four people were killed in a flash flood in eastern Shan State, where severe currents swept away local villagers and houses in the village of Kyaing Lat in Tachileik District.
The four, whose bodies were recovered on Wednesday, were as yet unnamed. Official sources said they were an older man, a mother and two children.
Through the cracks and the keyholes, visitors peak into a room where 68 years ago Burma’s fate was written.
Six smugglers at the centre of a “pay and turn back” row between Indonesia and Australia were being questioned by Indonesian police on Tuesday.
The United States said on Friday that thousands of migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas needed urgent rescue, as countries gathered in Bangkok to discuss the regional crisis.