A century ago, the people of Chin State, in the Burmese mountains, were fearsome hunters, known to decorate their huts with the heads of their enemies. Then, Baptist missionaries turned them into Christians – and they’ve lived, ever since, in towns straight out of the US frontier, marooned in a largely Buddhist land.
Five Ukrainian officers captured with the observers, who are linked to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, were also freed.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered troops stationed in Xinjiang to deal a “crushing blow” to terrorists.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s confidante V. Stiviano today told ABC’s Barbara Walters that she thinks the embattled NBA basketball owner should apologize for his racist remarks.
The UN Security Council is set to vote on lifting an embargo on diamond exports from the Ivory Coast. The ban was put in place a decade ago when gems were traded for arms – funding a violent rebellion that divided the country. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from a diamond mine in Segala – a former rebel held area.
Malaysia says next phase of action for the MH370 search and rescue mission will be discussed in Australia next week.
The preliminary report on the disappearance of Flight MH370 is expected to be made public today.
At least two people have died with more than 150 others injured after a gas explosion at a Florida jail, authorities said, tying the blast to recent flooding in the region.
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams continues to be questioned by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville.
Peaches Geldof died from an overdose of heroin – the same drug that killed her mother Paula Yates – an inquest will reportedly be told today.