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Richard Sargent

Richard Sargent

Richard Sargent is the AFP's Myanmar bureau chief.
Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar 'state secrets' case
Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar 'state secrets' case
Two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar's state secrets law during their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya Muslims were jailed for...
Thais rejoice at success of dramatic cave rescue
Thais rejoice at success of dramatic cave rescue
Thailand celebrated the successful mission to free 12 boys and their football coach from a cave on Wednesday, with the nation heaping praise on the...
Eight rescued from Thai cave, but five remain trapped
Eight rescued from Thai cave, but five remain trapped
Elite divers hauled four more young footballers out from a flooded Thai cave on Monday, authorities said, bringing the number to eight saved in a...
Thai cave rescue bid enters day two: 8 boys have been rescued
Thai cave rescue bid enters day two: 8 boys have been rescued
UPDATE: A total of eight boys have been rescued and are receiving medical attention while the remaining four boys and their coach remain...
Rescue efforts for boys trapped in Thai cave begin
Rescue efforts for boys trapped in Thai cave begin
Rescue efforts have begun for 12 boys and their football coach who have been trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks, the...
Burma election hopeful pushes on, despite disadvantages
Burma election hopeful pushes on, despite disadvantages
Unlike his charismatic opponent he does not get mobbed by adoring crowds, but the ruling party candidate running against Aung San Suu Kyi in April...