How Myanmar and Its Neighbors Are Responding to the Rohingya Crisis

Tomas Munita for The New York Times

Tomas Munita for The New York Times

Since 2012, Myanmar has placed more than 100,000 members of the Rohingya minority in camps like this one in Rakhine State. Myanmar considers them illegal immigrants, though in many cases their families have lived in the country for generations.

Myanmar and its neighbors see the Rohingya group and the seaborne trafficking of migrants in the region very differently, complicating the refugees’ plight. Here is a rundown of their policy stances so far: (

Everest Base Camp a ‘War Zone’ After Earthquake Triggers Avalanches



Members of an expedition from Malaysia’s  University of Technology survey the damage at Base Camp after earthquake sets off avalanches on Mount Everest. All five members of the Malaysian team survived.

Though the epicenter of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal earlier today was roughly 150 miles from Mount Everest, powerful shocks wrought destruction throughout the Khumbu region, where climbing season is in full swing with dozens of expeditions deployed among several mountains.



The quake triggered a massive avalanche that swept through Everest Base Camp. Initial reports say 18 people were killed with several seriously injured. Dozens of other climbers are stranded at camps farther up the mountain. (By Freddie Wilkinson)

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Freddie Wilkinson is a writer and climber based in New Hampshire.



The fall: Khmer Rouge soldiers collect weapons on the day Phnom Penh fell to Pol Pot’s forces.

Published in South East Asia Globe – Written by Sebastian Strangio 

Forty years ago, the Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh, ushering in unprecedented death and destruction. This short but seismic era casts a long shadow over the Kingdom to this day.


Francis Wilmer for SEA Globe

Reach for the sky: looking south from Phnom Penh’s highest building, the Vattanac Capital tower. The city is thriving and rapidly expanding despite having to be repopulated following the Khmer Rouge regime.

Chinese documentary “Under the Dome”


When Chai Jing (柴静), one of China’s most celebrated investigative reporters, found out that her unborn daughter had a benign tumor — most likely due to China’s horrific pollution problem — she decided that she would turn all of her power and influence into tackling China’s growing environmental disaster and created self-funded documentary Under the Dome

The video became an instant hit, garnering more than 155 million views on the day of its release. After that, the documentary went viral, spreading first across China — reaching over 300 million views in two days — and then around the world.