• Afghan insurgents kill 10-year-old boy who joined militia

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A 10-year-old Afghan boy who was declared a hero after fighting the Taliban has been shot dead by insurgents while on his way to school, officials said Wednesday.

  • In this Jan. 4, 2016 photo, leader of the National League for Democracy party (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi, center seated, surrounded by NLD lawmakers, attends a ceremony to mark Myanmar's 68th anniversary of Independence in Yangon, Myanmar. Led by a triumphant Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar is preparing to take a historic leap into uncharted territory, having only known democracy for 14 of its 1,000 years of recorded history. Suu Kyi, who scored a stunning victory in last year’s elections, follows a procession of absolute monarchs, British colonial rulers and home-bred generals who are still standing tall in the wings. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

    New democratic era dawning in Myanmar

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Led by a triumphant Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar is preparing to take a historic leap into uncharted territory, having only known democracy for 14 of its 1,000 years of recorded history. Suu Kyi, who scored a stunning victory in last year’s elections, follows a procession of absolute monarchs, British colonial rulers and home-bred generals who are still standing tall in the wings.