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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari upon her arrival at Baghdad's International Airport, 25 April 2009
Sat. 25 Apr 2009 0604 UTC

Hillary Clinton in Iraq, Downplays Recent Wave of Violence

US secretary of state's unannounced visit comes as Iraq reels from recent surge in violence, including two suicide bombings in last two days that killed more than 150 people

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North Korean rocket launch, 05 Apr 09

North Korea: Reprocessing Spent Fuel Rods

Announcement follows new UN sanctions

Pakistani Taliban leave Buner, 24 Apr 2009

Taliban Completes Withdraw from Key Pakistan District

Local administrator says all Taliban militants had left Buner district by Saturday, government troops deployed in area

Chief electoral officer Pansy Tlagula briefs electoral officers at Independent Election Commission results center in Pretoria, 25 Apr 2009

South Africa's ANC Wins Big

Officials say ANC won more than 11 million votes, winning support from more than half of all registered voters

Train riders in Mexico City wear masks after outbreak of swine flu, 24 Apr 2009

Mexico Swine Flu Deaths Spark Concerns of Global Epidemic

Mexico City closes schools, museums, other public buildings to try to contain any possible outbreak

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Baghdad airport. Photo: 25 April 2009
America's top diplomat Hillary Clinton says the US "will stand with the people of Iraq", despite planned pullout of US troops.

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) wins South Africa's elections but falls short of a crucial two-thirds majority.

A US-American reporter jailed a week ago by Tehran on charges of spying is in the fifth day of a hunger strike, her father says.

Policy needed on child soldier issue: Rights Group

The one and only solution to stop the use of child soldiers is for the armed forces to adopt and implement a consensus policy, a Thai based rights group said....

Forced labour and commandeered vehicles for border fencing

Privately owned vehicles and trucks are being commandeered by the local authorities of Maungdaw and Buthitaung in Arakan State of Burma for the fence building exercise along...

Burmese migrants remain trapped in Malacca without jobs

After their agent left them without work in a factory and without any proper legal papers, at least 60 Burmese migrants remain trapped in Malacca of Malaysia.

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Will NLD plenum provide a breakthrough?

(Opinion) The National League for Democracy (NLD) party will hold its plenary meeting shortly at its head office in Rangoon which will be attended by elected ...


Regime Faces Crushing Defeat if Election is Free and Fair

The realization that it faces a crushing defeat if the 2010 election is free and fair keeps the regime doggedly attached to its road-map, deaf to outside appeals.
Than Shwe’s Empty Well
NLD Still Represents Moral Strength for the Powerless

Vehicles Requisitioned for Border Fence


Maungdaw: Many vehicles, including lorries and trucks, on the western border have been requisitioned by the Burmese army to transport stone and gravel for construction of fences along the border with Bangladesh, said one car owner.full story

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