The dream of striking it rich in Myanmar draws people from all over the country to the bountiful Jade mines in Kachin state. But perilous conditions and the risk of drug addiction cast a long shadow.
We must wean ourselves off unsustainable economic growth if we are to cut greenhouse gas emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, say some economists. But what are the alternatives to growth?
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the US holds Myanmar's military leadership responsible for the crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority. Myanmar has denied allegations of ethnic cleansing and genocide.
The UN's human rights chief has rebuked Myanmar for a "brutal security operation" against Rohingya Muslims. Over 300,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in the country's Rakhine state.
The Myanmar government has rebuffed a temporary ceasefire called by Rohingya miltants fighting in Rakhine state. Some evidence has surfaced that the government has planted landmines which have killed fleeing civilians.
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