Photo by Sophia Lee

Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore

by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/21/15, 05:44 pm

WORLD reporter Sophia Lee is traveling through Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma, and other Southeast Asian countries. She’s sending us regular reports of what she sees, feels, and does—Nellie Bly–style. Currently, she’s on her way to the remote mountains of Burma (also known as Myanmar) visiting the main training camp of Free Burma Rangers, a humanitarian group that trains and sends relief teams to the ethnic people of the country.

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Associated Press/Photo by Bram Janssen

Globe Trot: Kurds launch bold effort to retake Sinjar from ISIS

by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/13/15, 02:20 pm

IRAQ: Kurdish forces have begun a concerted assault to retake Sinjar from the Islamic State, in what could be the start of a major military campaign to recapture Mosul.

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Associated Press/Photo by Khin Maung Win

Myanmar's opposition party celebrates win in historic parliamentary election

by Anna K. Poole
Posted 11/11/15, 10:53 am

This weekend, Myanmar held free parliamentary elections for the first time in 25 years. Thousands of citizens, some of whom had never voted before, proudly displayed purple-inked fingers, a mark of ballot-casting, and awaited news of the winning party. 

Today, after three days of post-election limbo, Myanmar’s government announced the triumph of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the National League for Democracy (NLD). The NLD’s landslide victory bolsters hope for a transition to democracy after decades of repressive military rule. 

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