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At least 11 people died in a landslide in a remote jade mining region of northern Myanmar with many more feared missing, authorities said Tuesday, the latest deadly incident to hit the shadowy industry. When the landslide happened, about 50 people were searching for jade," Nilar Myint, a local official from Hpakant, told AFP. A local police officer told AFP the rescue was continuing but was hampered by poor transport and communications infrastructure.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country's economy, stability and regional power.