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Myanmarese journalist Win Tin dies

Win Tin, an uncompromising Myanmarese journalist who helped Aung San Suu Kyi launch a pro-democracy movement against the brutal military regime and then endured nearly two decades in jail as one of his country’s longest-serving political prisoners, died April 21 in Yangon. He was 84 according to most sources, although others cited his age as 85.

Chemical weapons removal from Syria nearly complete

BEIRUT — With its latest deadline days away, Syria is close to eliminating its stockpile of chemical weapons, monitors said Tuesday, an improbable accomplishment in the midst of civil war that is likely to diminish further the possibility of international intervention.