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Jorge Silva

Beloved princes: Boys become Buddhist novices in Thailand

Apr 26 2018

MAE HONG SON, Thailand Golden umbrellas draped in beads and flowers provide shade for boys as young as seven riding on their fathers' shoulders in a procession through the mountain town of Mae Hong Son on Thailand's northern border. | Video

Bullets and burns: Portraits of injured Rohingya refugees

Nov 16 2017

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh The two Rohingya Muslim brothers, six-year-old Mohamed Heron and four-year-old Akhter, held each other as they showed burns on their arms and torsos that their uncle says resulted from Myanmar's armed forces firing rockets at their village.

Fighting addiction at a Thai monastery

May 10 2017

A high-paying job in Germany's tech sector gave him money and prestige, but his life was spiralling out of control. A cocaine addiction had pushed him to the brink of suicide.

Tattooed devotees transform in Thai temple trance

Mar 17 2017

WAT BANG PHRA, Thailand Deep in trances, devotees of a Thai temple charged through gathered crowds on Saturday mimicking the beasts on their tattoos.

Photography isn't dead after all, says Salgado

Feb 10 2017

BANGKOK Having once forecast doom for photography in the face of the smartphone, Sebastiao Salgado has changed his mind.

Bangkok’s Chinatown: a night at the opera

Feb 19 2016

BANGKOK Battles, a search for love and justice, all set in China. Hired by local Chinese shrines, opera companies in Bangkok’s Chinatown perform mythical stories in Mandarin to round off celebrations marking the Lunar New Year in the Thai capital.

Venezuela arrests hundreds of youths in crackdown on protests

May 08 2014

CARACAS Venezuelan security forces on Thursday rounded up hundreds of youth activists camped in public spaces as part of protests against President Nicolas Maduro, an effort to snuff out the waning demonstration movement.

Venezuela arrests hundreds of youths in crackdown on protests

May 08 2014

CARACAS Venezuelan security forces on Thursday rounded up hundreds of youth activists camped in public spaces as part of protests against President Nicolas Maduro, an effort to snuff out the waning demonstration movement.

Venezuela's 'skyscraper slum' provides haven for poor

Apr 02 2014

CARACAS It boasts a helicopter landing pad, glorious views of the Avila mountain range, and large balconies for weekend barbecues.

Venezuela's 'skyscraper slum' provides haven for poor

Apr 02 2014

CARACAS It boasts a helicopter landing pad, glorious views of the Avila mountain range, and large balconies for weekend barbecues.

World News

As U.S. sanctions near, Europe fails to protect Iran deal

At a meeting in Washington after Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, a senior U.S. official told European diplomats that their efforts to save the deal by protecting EU investment in the Islamic republic were pointless.