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Doctor warns tuberculosis is a greater threat than HIV/AIDS

Mar 26, 2009 (DVB)–A doctor from a leading medical fund has claimed that an over-emphasis on HIV/AIDS in Burma has ignored the threat posed by tuberculosis. - more

Authorities destroy memorial for deceased opposition member

Mar 26, 2009 (DVB)–A stone monument built in memory of a former National League for Democracy chair was demolished by local government authorities on Tuesday, according to his family. - more

Under military rule, even the internet is behind bars

Htet Aung Kyaw

Mar 26, 2009 (DVB)–Earlier this month, the Paris-based media watchdog Reporters without Borders published a report entitled "Enemies of the Internet.’ in which Burma was named. - more

Opposition party hails US direct approach

Mar 26, 2009 (DVB)–The National League for Democracy yesterday spoke of their support for the United States’ direct approach to engaging with the Burmese government during a meeting between NLD members and a senior US official. - more

European Union considers easing of sanctions

Mar 25, 2009 (DVB)–The European Union has said that it may consider easing sanctions on Burma if democratic progress in the country is seen, said the EU’s senior envoy to Burma yesterday. - more

Senior US official visits Burma amid signs of softening in policy

Mar 25, 2009 (DVB)–An official from the US State Department met with Burma’s foreign minister yesterday to discuss the promotion of bilateral relations between the two countries amid signs of a softening in US policy to Burma. - more

US Says Official’s Naypyidaw Talks Signals No Policy Shift

The US says Tuesday’s meeting between a State Department official and Burmese Foreign Minister Nyan Win does not signal a change in its Burma policy.

US Disappointed by Suu Kyi's Detention

The US calls for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all Burmese political prisoners, following a UN body’s ruling that her detention is unlawful.

NLD Urges US to Talk to Junta

Burma's opposition party urged the US to open talks with the country's junta, a spokesman said, the last day of an American diplomat's visit amid signs of a shifting US approach to the military rulers.

Junta Continually Expanding Forces in Ceasefire Areas

Leaked documents have revealed that the Burmese army has been continually reinforcing its battalions stationed in ethnic ceasefire areas.

Negotiations Always Possible for Rebels: Junta Secretary 1

A top Burmese general says armed rebel groups are welcome to join in ceasefire peace talks.

US State Department Official Visits Naypyidaw

Stephen Blake, the director of the US State Department’s Mainland Southeast Asia office, met Burma’s foreign minister in the country’s capital on Tuesday.

Thailand Offers to Mediate Burmese Talks
Voice of America - USA
By Ron Corben An offer by Thailand to act as an intermediary between Burma's military government and the ethnic-Karen armed group the Karen National Union ...
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Myanmar opposition urges US to talk to junta
The Associated Press
Burma is another name for Myanmar. During a four-day visit, Stephen Blake, director of the State Department's Mainland Southeast Asia office, ...
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Men held after British skipper murdered on yacht
CNN International - USA
(CNN) -- Thai police have arrested three migrant Burmese workers after a British yacht skipper was allegedly murdered by having his throat slit and being ...
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Myanmar opposition urges US to talk to junta
The Associated Press
Burma is another name for Myanmar. Stephen Blake, director of the State Department's Mainland Southeast Asia office, held talks with senior members of the ...
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Burma: Sham Election Cause For Hope
UNPO - The Hague,Netherlands
Is an election, even one that surely will be as flawed as Burma's promises to be, better than nothing at all? Sometimes the tea was bitter. ...
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Burma Star secretary surprised by MBE
This is Somerset - Clevedon,Somerset,UK
Marjorie has been the area secretary for the Burma Star Association for 15 years. The association is a non-political and non-sectarian organisation that was ...
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Church group helps Burma refugees
SnoValley Star - North Bend,Wa,USA
By Laura Geggel Six members from the Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church recently flew to Thailand on a humanitarian mission to help the people of Burma. ...
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Pain Iran Can Believe In
Wall Street Journal - USA
As a general rule, economic sanctions are a poor foreign policy instrument: hard to enforce (think Burma), prone to corruption (think Oil for Food), ...
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Bangkok Post
Burma key to war on drugs
Bangkok Post - Thailand
Chiefly, they come from Burma, where the government appears to do little against one of the world's richest and most prolific trafficking rings. ...
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The war that's still going after 50 years
guardian.co.uk - UK
Karen fighters have been seeking independence from Burma for a full six decades. Now the ethnic guerrilla army could be facing disaster as its enemy closes ...
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Burma key to war on drugs « democracy for burma
By peacerunning
Newspaper section: News Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is to kick off a new campaign against illegal drugs next week. And there is good reason for the new impetus on the “war on drugs”. n announcing the new campaign, Mr Abhisit cited ...
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EU Would “Help” in Burma’s Bogus 2010 Election - Buffalohair ...
By Buffalohair
At some point in time humanity must take precedents over economics or civilization as we know it will cease to exist. *http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/1237969023.15. Your Devil’s Advocate. Buffalohair. Posted in Burma. By Buffalohair ...
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