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In Myanmar, hopes for an art renaissance, Jason Szep

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar artist Nyein Chan Su's paintings have a breezy simplicity. Broad, colourful strokes and exaggerated figures, often in silhouette, capture an isolate...

Israel top court scraps pious Jews' draft exemption, Dan Williams

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's top court struck down on Tuesday a law designed to encourage ultra-Orthodox Jews to join the military and the workforce, saying it had backfired...

Fukushima: Japan leaders feared "devil's chain reaction", Shinichi Saoshiro

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's prime minister ordered workers to remain at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant last March as fears mounted of a "devil's chain reaction" th...