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Burmese warlord 'admits murdering sailors' in China

22 September 2012 Last updated at 16:58 BST

Six men accused of murdering 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River have pleaded guilty at their trial in southwest China.

Two Chinese cargo ships with the dead crew members were discovered on the Thai side of the river in October.

The defendants included Naw Kham, said to be a powerful warlord in the Golden Triangle region of Burma, Thailand and Laos.

Jonathan Head reports.