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Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi held "warm and open" talks with the president on the transfer of power from the military establishment, a minister said Wednesday, nearly a month after her opposition party cleaned up at the polls. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party won nearly 80 percent of contested seats in a November 8 election which appears poised to end the military's decades-long domination of the country. Immediately after her party's win Suu Kyi, who is blocked from the presidency by the army-written constitution, appealed for "national reconciliation" talks with President Thein Sein and the powerful army chief.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chris Brown canceled plans for a Down Under tour Wednesday after Australian authorities earlier warned the troubled R&B singer they were likely to refuse him a visa because of his criminal conviction for assaulting pop star Rihanna.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the tense days after a black man's death at the hands of police, Minnesota's first African-American congressman stood with protesters as they besieged a police station, even tweeting what he called an "agonizing" photograph showing his son with hands raised in a confrontation with officers in riot gear.