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Journey into unseen Burma: Peter Popham and photographer Chris Steele-Perkins are among first foreign visitors to Chin State for 50 years

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.



UN set to lift Ivory Coast diamond ban

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.