Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Suu Kyi attends military parade in Myanmar

Bangkok, Thailand

Suu Kyi attends military parade in Myanmar

Myanmar's military asserted its role in the country's politics at a ceremony Wednesday that featured a prominent guest, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate, whose presence among the generals would have been unthinkable a few years ago. In the capital, Naypyidaw, Suu Kyi sat in the front row, flanked by her former military captors and watching a display of the country's armed might. It was a scene that symbolized what members of her party say is a fledgling partnership, jarring to some, that recognizes the military's continuing power in a country moving toward greater democracy.

The Hague, Netherlands

Two convicted of Bosnia war crimes

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted two senior Bosnian Serbs on Wednesday of having important roles in a campaign of murder, torture and persecution targeting Muslims and Croats during the 1992-95 Bosnian war. Each was sentenced to 22 years' in prison. Mico Stanisic was interior minister in the breakaway Bosnian Serb republic set up during his country's war; Stojan Zupljanin was a senior security official in charge of police. Presiding Judge Burton Hall said both men were in a position to prevent or punish crimes and did neither.

Raleigh, N.C.

Gaming company leaving N. Carolina

A company providing software for video sweepstakes cafes said it's leaving North Carolina because it's getting too hard to do business there. International Internet Technologies sent a March 19 letter outlining its plans to several law enforcement agencies. IIT is owned by Chase and Kristin Burns, an Oklahoma couple who are among 57 people indicted in Florida related to a chain of sweepstakes cafes affiliated with Allied Veterans of the World. Prosecutors said only about 2 percent of the $300 million raised in the cafes went to help veterans.

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