More than 100 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

Asia Pacific Jul 2, 2020

More than 100 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

The bodies of at least 100 jade miners were pulled from the mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday, in one of the worst-ever accidents to hit the perilous industry. Scores die each year while working in the country's lucrative but poorly regulated ...

Online mystics cash in during Myanmar virus lockdown

Asia Pacific Apr 27, 2020

Online mystics cash in during Myanmar virus lockdown

Myanmar lawyer Thiri had been excited about her wedding and new job this year — before the coronavirus threw both into doubt. With the stars very much unaligned, she turned to an astrology app for help. For a fee of a few dollars, Thiri's online ...

Chinese dams held back Mekong waters during drought, study finds

Asia Pacific Apr 14, 2020

Chinese dams held back Mekong waters during drought, study finds

China's Mekong River dams held back large amounts of water during a damaging drought in downstream countries last year despite China having higher-than-average water levels upstream, a U.S. research company said in a study. China's government disputed the findings, saying there was low rainfall during ...