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In Thailand, junta rule continues — with no end in sight

May 22, 2016

In Thailand, junta rule continues — with no end in sight

Thailand’s military seized power from an elected government on May 22, 2014, with the justification that it wanted to end chaotic and violent political confrontations that had wracked the country for years. But more than an attempt to restore stability was at play. Here’s ...

Myanmar God's Army twins reunite, seek comrades

| Nov 3, 2013

Myanmar God's Army twins reunite, seek comrades

When they were kids, Johnny and Luther Htoo were bulletproof and invulnerable to land mines — or so went the story that briefly made them famous as hundreds of guerrillas followed and even worshipped them in the southeastern jungles of Myanmar. Today, well over ...

Feb 17, 2011

Steel merger aims for survival

Nippon Steel Corp., Japan’s biggest steel maker, and Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd., the nation’s third-ranked steel maker, announced Feb. 3 a plan to merge in October 2012. The merger, if it materializes, will bring about the world’s No. 2 steel maker after Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal, ...