Ban Ki-moon is a member of "The Elders" group of world leaders founded by Nelson Mandela, which works to promote peace and defuse conflicts.
Militants opposed to military rule have claimed responsibility for the killing of former lieutenant colonel and deputy director-general of the military-appointed Union Election Commission Sai Kyaw Thu.
Kazuyoshi Miura, who is in his 38th season of professional soccer, has played for a string of clubs across the world including Palmeiras, Genoa, Dinamo Zagreb and Vissel Kobe.
Over 128 people were transported to hospitals, while 232 houses were destroyed in the extreme weather event, emergency services in the tiny South Asian nation said.
The 77-year-old is serving 33 years in prison after convictions in more than a dozen cases that she has called absurd and her allies say were orchestrated by the junta.
Myanmar junta arrested thousands since its coup more than two years ago, plunging country into turmoil and sparking widespread clashes.
Villager involved in cremating the bodies of victims said that the death count from the attack on Pazigyi village in the central Sagaing region has risen to at least 171.
Regional bloc urgest Myanmar to fully implement a deal, which calls for an end to violence and dialogue between the military government and rebels.
Myanmar junta says military carried out attack to target rebel forces in remote Kanbalu township in central Sagaing region in which some 100 people were killed, according to independent media and witnesses.
Myanmar’s military launched aerial attacks on a central region known to be a bastion of opposition to the coup carried out two years ago.
About 5,000 people, many of them women and children, have crossed into Thailand since Wednesday, after fighting broke out in Myanmar's southern Karen state when rebels attacked a military border guard outpost, according to media reports.
The military-ruled government enacted a new political party registration law that makes it difficult for opposition groups to mount a serious challenge to the army’s favored candidates.
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