Asia-Pacific
  • In a timeless ritual here in Myanmar's rice basket, laborers in bamboo hats scattered seeds in calf-deep water and cajoled oxen through the thick mud.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 10:33 AM EDT
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  • Crowds turned out Wednesday in cities across Myanmar to commemorate the 24th anniversary of massive pro-democracy protests, with the government giving its approval — and even financial support — for the first time.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 8:07 AM EDT
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  • In this photo taken on Aug. 5, 2012 Pakistani Taliban patrol in their stronghold of Shawal in Pakistani tribal region of South Waziristan. Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan told the Associated Press that Taliban threatened to kill a Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan who has become a major political player if he holds a planned march to their tribal stronghold along the Afghan border to protest U.S. drone attacks. Ahsan said “If he comes, our suicide bombers will target him,”

    The Taliban have threatened to kill a Pakistani cricket star turned politician if he holds a planned march to their tribal stronghold along the Afghan border to protest U.S. drone attacks.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 8:07 AM EDT
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  • A man clings on to the pole of a basketball court as he tries to cross flooded area in Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012. Relentless rains submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital, triggered a landslide that killed several people and sent emergency crews scrambling Tuesday to rescue and evacuate tens of thousands of residents.

    The deluge, the worst since 2009 when hundreds died in rampaging flash floods, was set off by the seasonal monsoon that overflowed major dams and rivers in Manila and surrounding provinces.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 3:16 AM EDT
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  • PSLV C-17 satellite takes off during its launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Srihakota, India, Friday, July 15, 2011. The Indian Space Research Organisation Friday successfully launched its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C-17), carrying to space GSAT-12, a communication satellite, according to news reports.

    A rocket will blast off from the southeastern coast of India, dropping the satellite into deep space, which will then travel onto Mars to achieve orbit.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT
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