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Seth Mydans

Recent and archived news articles by Seth Mydans of The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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Activists Convicted in Vietnam Crackdown on Dissent
Activists Convicted in Vietnam Crackdown on Dissent

A Vietnamese court on Wednesday convicted 14 democracy activists of plotting to overthrow the government and sentenced them to jail terms ranging from 3 to 13 years.

January 10, 2013, Thursday
Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodian Leader Through Shifting Allegiances, Dies at 89
Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodian Leader Through Shifting Allegiances, Dies at 89

Mr. Sihanouk, who was alternately charming and ruthless, raised the stature of Cambodia and won its independence from French colonial rulers in 1953.

October 15, 2012, Monday
A Battle, Primarily, Over Land in Cambodia

John Vink’s new iPad app, “Quest for Land,” documenting the struggles of Cambodians facing land-grabs and illegal evictions, is unbound by the restrictions of a book, allowing thousands of images to tell a fuller story.

June 20, 2012
An Island Refuge Amid the Sprawl in Bangkok
An Island Refuge Amid the Sprawl in Bangkok

Koh Kret is one of Bangkok’s hidden treasures. On weekdays, it is a fragment of rural Thailand; and on weekends, it becomes a busy tourist destination popular with Thais.

June 20, 2012, Wednesday
A Father's Example

LAMSUGOD, the Philippines -- The last time Tim Tebow visited his father's orphanage here in the remote hills of Mindanao island, he stood at the edge of a grassy yard and told the children to make a loop with their arms. Then, to their amazement, he threw a football right through them. ''He's really good at throwing!'' said the Rev. Roberto P. Gauran, 67, who runs the orphanage with his wife, Raymunda, 65. ''At 30 meters he could hit dead center, or even farther.''

May 16, 2012, Wednesday
For Tim Tebow, an Example Set Long Ago
For Tim Tebow, an Example Set Long Ago

At the orphanage his father founded as part of his missionary work in the Philippines, the children still toss around a football Tim Tebow left for them.

May 16, 2012, Wednesday
‘Never Fall Down,’ by Patricia McCormick

A novel based on a boy’s life under the Khmer Rouge.

May 13, 2012, Sunday
Singapore Slashes Officials’ Salaries

Responding to one of the voters’ top grievances in elections last May, Parliament has approved significant cuts in the pay of government ministers, which is among the highest in the world.

January 24, 2012, Tuesday
U.S. to Renew Myanmar Ties, Citing Reforms

WASHINGTON -- The United States moved to restore full diplomatic relations with Myanmar on Friday, rewarding the sweeping political and economic changes that the country's new civilian government has made, including a cease-fire with ethnic rebels and, only hours before, the release of hundreds of political prisoners. Freeing the prisoners, which President Obama praised as a ''substantial step forward for democratic reform,'' was one of the most significant gestures yet by Myanmar's new civ...

January 14, 2012, Saturday
Myanmar Signs Truce With Ethnic Rebel Group, the Karen
Myanmar Signs Truce With Ethnic Rebel Group, the Karen

The government of Myanmar signed a cease-fire agreement on Thursday with ethnic Karen rebels who have been fighting for greater autonomy.

January 13, 2012, Friday

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Tourism After the Tsunami: Phuket Interactive Feature
Tourism After the Tsunami: Phuket Interactive Feature

Seth Mydans talks about the state of tourism in Thailand several months after the tsunami.

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