Eight more patients awaiting test results and officials expect they too have contracted virus
Move comes after new cases of virus that was first reported in Mexico were reported in several more countries
Although government has closed schools, suspended large gatherings, there are signs virus is on the move and efforts to control it are not sufficient
At the same time, WHO official says there are suspected cases, including at school in Shaanxi province that was closed as authorities test students
Experts say new H1N1 swine flu virus is spread same way as other forms of disease - through sneezes, coughs and by touching contaminated surfaces
Cases of the deadly swine flu virus are confirmed as far afield as New Zealand and Israel as the UN warns it cannot be contained.
Pakistan air force planes attack suspected Taleban hideouts, less than 100km from the capital, Islamabad.
Three men are cleared in a retrial of helping to plan the 2005 London suicide attacks in which 52 people were killed.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
|The result of the discussions will decide whether the NLD will participate in the upcoming national elections. |
— Aung Shwe, chairman of the National League for Democracy
|By MIN LWIN|
|Senior leaders of Burma’s main opposition party, including nearly 100 elected parliamentarians, met in Rangoon today for the first time since 1997.|
|By VIJAY JOSHI|
|When the teacher asked her class how it can help Cyclone Nargis victims in Burma, Steven Bawmying suggested laying a long underground pipe to send drinking water from Malaysia.|
|By WAI MOE|
|A military government that neglects health care and turns a blind eye to poverty leads to a diarrhea outbreak in Rangoon, claiming five deaths and more than 100 ill residents. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|Two Thai soldiers and one civilian are injured and hundreds of villagers are evacuated during a Burmese assault on the KNU along the Thai-Burmese border. |
|By KYI WAI|
|One year after Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy Delta, villagers in the region watch the skies daily for signs of another killer storm. Weather forecasts on the radio command a big following.|
|By ERIK SOLHEIM|
|The Norwegian government’s involvement in several conflict resolutions does not mean it accepts the views of despotic regimes, but that it creates an opportunity for dialogue.|
The European Union (EU) on Monday renewed its sanctions imposed on Burma’s military rulers for another year during its foreign ministers meet in Luxembourg. The European Council, on Monday...
A pre-meeting for NLD’s plenary meeting, scheduled for Tuesday was held today at the NLD Head Office in Bahan Township of Rangoon amidst close scrutiny by the authorities and security...
| EU still looking for dialogue with junta|
Apr 28, 2009 (DVB)–The European Union has said that sanctions against the Burmese regime have had an impact but can only continue to work if accompanied by dialogue. - more
| Burma should turn to neighbours in the event of swine flu|
Apr 28, 2009 (DVB)–Burma would be better positioned to manage swine flu in the event of an outbreak were it to turn to neighbouring countries for assistance, said a Thailand-based Burmese doctor. - more
| Cyclone damage forcing women into prostitution|
Apr 28, 2009 (DVB)–The crippling of local businesses in the Irrawaddy delta following cyclone Nargis last year has pushed increasing numbers of women into prostitution, said a resident in one of the delta’s worst-hit towns. - more
| Thai soldiers shot by pro-junta group|
Apr 28, 2009 (DVB)–Two Thai border patrol troops were injured yesterday as a clash broke out between them and a pro-Burmese government group, while a mortar fired by the Burmese army landed on Thai soil, injuring a civilian. - more
| Karen group urge end to international support of junta|
Apr 28, 2009 (DVB)–Burma’s main armed opposition group has urged the international community not to support the military government after denouncing the junta for pursuing the proposed 2010 election. - more