Sri Lanka's military says at least 25,000 civilians have escaped from a Tamil Tiger-held area after the army smashed a fortification.
Diplomats walk out as Iran's president tells a UN conference on racism that Israel is a "racist government".
The father of a Slumdog Millionaire child actress denies trying to sell her in what he says was a "dirty" UK media operation.
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Jamaican Information Minister Daryl Vaz told CNN the standoff is over, and everyone is safe
Sri Lanka has accused the rebels of using civilians as human shields, while the Tamil rebels have accused the government of striking so-called safety-zones
Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, believes only dialogue can resolve nuclear crisis
The Niger native hopes to become a pediatrician.
Experts say Israeli-built satellite will allow India's security agencies to monitor military activities, movements of suspected terrorists
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Police refuse to arrest attackers of opposition members
Apr 20, 2009 (DVB)–Police have told opposition party members who were attacked by a mob led by a government official that their assailants will not be arrested because government authorities have not permissed them to do so. - more
|By MIN LWIN|
|The inaugural Burmese professional football league is due to kick off in a few weeks. However, observers say it’s nothing more than a campaign tool for the 2010 election.|
|By TINI TRAN|
|Authorities on Sunday extended a state of emergency in Thailand's capital, saying efforts to restore security were still incomplete after anti-government rioting last week and a brazen attack on a protest leader.|
|As NLD prepares to hold a special meeting next week, it must remember that whether or not it agrees to participate in the 2010 election it will still represent moral strength for the country’s powerless.|
|By WAI MOE|
|US President Barack Obama’s efforts to redefine American foreign policy in the post-Bush era could have significant implications for US relations with Burma. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|A combined force of Burmese and pro-junta Karen troops began a sustained assault on the Karen National Liberation Army’s Battalion 201 last Thursday. |
|By WILLAM BOOT|
|Burma is one of three countries of Asean to benefit from a Chinese financial package designed to reboot regional growth in the wake of the global slump. |
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
|Vietnam has announced an economic stimulus plan to help farmers who are among those worst affected by the global recession.|
A leader of the New Mon State Party (NMSP), an ethnic armed rebel group that has a ceasefire agreement with Burma’s ruling junta, was assassinated on Saturday by an unidentified... Over 2,000 Karen villagers straddling the Thai-Burma border are finding it increasingly difficult to survive, trapped in a war zone with a lack of food security and further victimized by...
China, saying it wishes to see political stability in Burma, is tantamount to paying lip-service as it does not care for genuine change because its stands to gain with the...