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Firefighters remove debris in the city of Aquila, after a strong earthquake rocked central Italy, 06 Apr 2009

6.3 magnitude quake leaves thousands homeless

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, left, and Japanese Ambassador Yukio Takasu speak to reporters regarding North Korea's launch of a test missile
A wounded man is taken in an ambulance following an explosion in a mosque, in Chakwal city in Punjab province, south of Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, 5 April 2009
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (File)
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the Council on Foreign Relations, 25 Mar 2009, in New York

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Women Losing Ground in Quest For Political Power Audio Clip Available
US Special Envoy, Chairman of Joint Chiefs in Kabul for Talks
Sri Lankan Military Says 420 Rebels Killed
Macedonia Votes Amid Hopes for NATO, EU Embrace Audio Clip Available
Aid Groups Warn US Troop Surge Could Increase Afghan Casualties
Israeli Police Kill Armed 3 Palestinians
Michigan State, North Carolina Advance to Men's College Basketball Championship Audio Clip Available

At least 27 people have been killed in a powerful earthquake that hit
central Italy early on Monday morning, officials say.

US President Barack Obama meets Turkish leaders after giving his support to Ankara's efforts to join the European Union.

A court hearing begins in Pakistan over a video showing the public flogging of a teenage girl in north-western Swat valley.

Regime bans horseplay and critics from festival

Apr 6, 2009 (AFP)–The Burmese government has called for people attending the upcoming New Year celebrations to dress appropriately and refrain from using the occasion to criticize the government. - more

Junta attack foreign media ‘fabrications’

Apr 6, 2009 (DVB)–A leading state-run newspaper in Burma has accused foreign media of manufacturing a story in order to stir up tension between Burma and China. - more

UN appeals for more Nargis aid as monsoon looms

Apr 6, 2009 (DVB)–The United Nations has urged the international community to focus increased aid to Burma on cyclone-hit Irrawaddy delta as monsoon season threatens the delicate recovery process in the region. - more

US officials urge Obama to stick with sanctions

Apr 6, 2009 (DVB)–A number of prominent US congressmen have urged the White House to maintain sanctions on Burma amid signs that the Oba


Three Teenagers Killed in Bus Accident


Ann: Three teenagers who were traveling on a pilgrimage with their families during their summer vacation were among the 17 killed in the tragic bus accident in Arakan State on Friday, said a relative of one of the youths. full story

KNU Defectors Received by Junta


imageBy U Tun Kyaw: The son of late Karen National Union leader General Bo Mya has defected to the Burmese military junta, a junta official reported on Saturday. full story

Fire Engulfs 20 Houses in Ancient City


Mrauk U: Fire in the ancient city of Mrauk U in Arakan State engulfed 20 homes in just one hour, said an elder from the town. full story

17 Killed, Several Wounded in Bus Accident


Ann: 17 travelers were killed and 37 were injured in a vehicle accident on the Rangoon - Sittwe highway on Friday near Ann Town in Arakan State, said a source close to the Ann Town hospital. full story

India's betrayal of Burma's democratic aspirations

(Book Review) The post-colonial Indian state has proven to possess an unfortunate knack for turning friends into enemies. Personally, I cannot see how this serves the very national interests that...

Than Shwe’s grandson prepares to join water festival

Burmese military junta supremo Snr. Gen. Than Shwe’s grandson will participate in the water festival with common people and plans to host a pandal in Rangoon’s Innlya Street, sources said....

Two human traffickers arrested in Thailand

Two alleged Thai agents of human traffickers were picked up by Thai officials for deceiving workers and making them work in the fishery sector in slave like conditions, even as...

Indigenous medicines with lead and arsenic banned

The Burmese military junta has banned the production and distribution of two Burmese indigenous medicines because of its lead and arsenic content.

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Road to 2010 elections

(Interview) Mizzima interviewed the former leader of the Thakin Soe-led Communist Party, which had waged war against the Burmese military regime. The interview ...

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