The Solar Impulse 2 plane takes off for a trip around the world from Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 9, 2015. The trip will take the Solar Impulse 2 to Oman, India, Myanmar and China. The plane will then cross the Pacific to Hawaii and on to the US mainland. Following a flight across the Atlanic and over the Mediterranean region, the pilots are planning to return to the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Photo: Ali Haider/EPA 
09 March 2015
The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using solar energy took off on the...
09 March 2015
Men and women may not always be on the same footing but you would think both sexes would...
Questions have been raised about the visits of the former UK prime minister to Myanmar. Mr Tony Blair (R), former Prime Minister of United Kingdom, shows a thumb up as he walks out of the 22nd World Economic Forum in Nay Pyi Taw  2013. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
09 March 2015
Twitter and Facebook generated some buzz during the last few days over speculation...
Police and civilians with red arm bands attack non-violent protesters outside Yangon City Hall on March 5, 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
06 March 2015
Security police and civilians wearing red armbands attacked activists and students...
People gather as they wait the arrival of a rescue team to flee away from the Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
05 March 2015
Tens of thousands of refugees from fighting in the northern Myanmar region of Kokang near...
Student column at Lepadan in Bago Region on March 4, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
05 March 2015
Myanmar riot police March 4 corralled dozens of student protesters calling for education...
Myanmar migrant workers restore wooden fishing boats in a large shipyard in Ranong, Thailand, October 26, 2014. Photo: Barbara Walton/EPA 
05 March 2015
The Thai cabinet has endorsed guidelines for the management of migrant workers, agreeing...
Locked up - A tiger takes a rest at the Safari Park during the opening ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw, February 12, 2011. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA 
05 March 2015
Five journalists whose reports have helped raise awareness about the wildlife trade in...
Australians Mr Andrew Chan (L) and Mr Myuran Sukumaran (R) inside a holding cell waiting for trial at a Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia. Mr Chan, 31, and Mr Sukumaran, 34, are the only members of the so-called Bali Nine drug smuggling ring on death row for trying to smuggle 8.3 kilogrammes of heroin from the Indonesian resort island of Bali to Australia in 2005. Photo: Made Nagi/EPA
05 March 2015
Australia on March 5 suggested a prisoner swap with Indonesia in an 11th hour bid to save...
A worker hangs a large Chinese national flag covering a local government building to celebrate the upcoming National Day in downtown Qingdao city, eastern China's Shandong province, September 30, 2011. Photo: Wun Hong/EPA
05 March 2015
Myanmar’s relationship with China has always been uneasy. After Chairman Mao assumed...
Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers patrol in Beijing, China. November 7, 2014. Photo: Narendra Shrestha/EPA
05 March 2015
China’s stance as a benevolent mediator in Myanmar’s many internal conflicts and its...
Student protesters at Letpadan in Bago on March 4, 2015. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima
04 March 2015
Student protesters calling for education reform on March 3 defied an order to disperse in...

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