Myanmar judge sentences Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to seven years imprisonment

A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country. Yangon northern district judge Ye Lwin said 32-year-old Wa Lone and 28-year-old Kyaw Soe Oo… Read More Myanmar judge sentences Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to seven years imprisonment

Hundreds of inmates escape from Libya’s Ain Zara prison 

Some 400 prisoners escaped from a jail in Libya’s capital on Sunday while fighting between rival armed groups raged nearby, a judiciary official said as the United Nations called for the warring parties to meet on Tuesday. The inmates forced open the doors of the Ain Zara prison and guards were unable to stop them,… Read More Hundreds of inmates escape from Libya’s Ain Zara prison 

U.S. police arrests JD.com CEO Richard Liu over sexual misconduct allegation

The billionaire CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc, Richard Liu, was arrested in the U.S. state of Minnesota on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct and later released, and police said an investigation is ongoing. JD.com said in a statement that the accusation against Liu was unsubstantiated and local police quickly determined there was no… Read More U.S. police arrests JD.com CEO Richard Liu over sexual misconduct allegation

Millions of artifacts destroyed as fire razes National Museum in Brazil

A massive fire raced through Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, probably destroying its collection of more than 20 million items, ranging from archeological finds to historical memorabilia. The destruction of the building, once a palace for emperors that had fallen into disrepair, was an incalculable loss for Brazil, President Michel… Read More Millions of artifacts destroyed as fire razes National Museum in Brazil