Myanmar judge denies EMG bosses bail

Myanmar judge denies EMG bosses bail

MYANMAR: The Tamwe Township court refused to grant bail to Dr Than Htut Aung, CEO of the Eleven Media Group, and chief editor Wai Phyo at their second hearing yesterday. Lawyers Kyee Myint, Kyaw Lin, Soe Tint Yee, Kyaw Soe Moe and Moe Hein submitted an appeal for bail for the duo on November 25. The appeal included the fact tha

- Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 04:18 PM

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US backs resumption of China-Philippines talks on South China Sea

VIENTIANE: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he supported the resumption of talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following an international court ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month. China did not participate in and has refused to accept the July 12 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, based in The Hague, in which U.S. ally Manila won an emphatic legal victory. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi had asked Kerry to lend his

- Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 10:30 AM

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Turkish coup bid crumbles as crowds answer call to streets, Erdogan returns

ISTANBUL/ANKARA: An attempted Turkish military coup appeared to crumble in the early hours of this morning after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets to support him. Erdogan, who had been holidaying on the coast when the coup was launched, flew into Istanbul before dawn on Saturday and was shown on TV appearing among a crowd of supporters outside the airport, which the coup plotters had failed to secure. The uprising was an "act of treason", and those responsibl

- Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 10:30 AM

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Truck attacker kills up to 80 in Nice Bastille Day crowd

NICE, FRANCE: An attacker killed up to 80 people and injured scores when he drove a heavy truck at high speed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday, officials said. Counter-terrorist investigators were seeking to identify the driver, who a local government official said opened fire before police shot him dead. The official said weapons and grenades were found inside the 25-tonne, unmarked truck. The attack, which came eight months and a

- Friday, July 15, 2016 | 09:30 AM

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