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Rescuers seek survivors in the rubble of a Lahore police building in Pakistan after gunmen and a bomber kill at least 23 people.
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The Lahore office of LG Pakistan, an electronics firm after the blast, 27 May 2009
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Deadly Car Bomb Explodes in Pakistan's Eastern City, Lahore

At least 23 people were killed and hundreds of others injured when a bomb exploded on a busy main street in the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province

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Official undated handout photo shows shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il (R) reacting to soldiers of Korean People's Army in Pyongyang

Pyongyang's Nuclear Tests Lead to Questions About Military Capabilities Audio Clip Available

Analyst says North Korea has one of the largest armies in the world - with more than one million active-duty troops

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (2008 file)

Aung San Suu Kyi Trial Enters 9th Day

Pro Democracy leader admits allowing John Yettaw to stay at her house after he told her he was too exhausted and ill to swim back

A border area on North Korea's west coast, as observed from South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island in disputed waters in the Yellow Sea, 27 May 2009

N. Korea Threatens Attack on South If Vessels are Inspected

North Korea says it will take military action against South Korea if it participates in US-led effort to intercept ships suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction

A graph measured by S. Korea's National Earthquake Center shows the seismic wave of N. Korea's nuclear test, Seoul, 25 May 2009

Analysts Worry Threatening N. Korea with Sanctions Could Create Escalation Audio Clip Available

Experts argue nuclear tests intended either as bargaining chips or for internal politics, leadership transition in N. Korea


Burmese Citizens are Angry, but Silent

The spontaneous sign of respect by international diplomats last week, who rose to their feet when Suu Kyi walked into the courtroom, was a silent gesture that spoke louder than words.

Obama to Junta: Release Suu Kyi

US President Barack Obama calls for the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a statement released from the White House praising her “profound patriotism.”

NLD Issues List of Demands to Junta

In a statement marking the 19th anniversary of its landslide election victory, the NLD has issued a list of political demands to the Burmese regime.

Suu Kyi Accuses Prosecution of Bias

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has issued a statement denying that she broke the terms of her house detention order and saying she gave John William Yettaw temporary shelter because she didn’t want to be responsible for his arrest.

New Web Site Gathers High Profile Support for Suu Kyi

A new Web site is launched to coordinate support among international figures, NGOs and trade unions for Burmese opposition leader Aung San Kyi.

Bomb Attacks, Arson Hit Southern Thailand City

A series of bomb and arson attacks believed to have been carried out by Muslim insurgents rocked a provincial capital in southern Thailand.

Web campaign launched for Suu Kyi’s release

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has posted a message on a new website launched Wednesday calling for the release of detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

U Gambira transferred to Kalay prison

Buddhist monk Ashin Gambira who staged a protest in prison and demanded a meeting with military junta supremo Snr. Gen. Than Shwe was said to have been transferred to Kalay...

Asian, European Ministers express concern over Suu Kyi

Foreign Ministers from Asia and Europe on Tuesday concluded a two-day meeting in Hanoi with a statement calling on Burma’s military government to release political prisoners, even as the regime...

News updates on 7th day of Aung San Suu Kyi's trial

“Burmese military authorities announced this morning the removal of Article 10 (b), which kept Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest. So, there is no more house arrests. The fallout...

Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest lifted

Burma’s military authorities on Tuesday lifted the house arrest order of opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said. But she remains under detention inside Rangoon’s notorious Insein...

Indian MP urges junta to release Suu Kyi

An Indian Member of Parliament and activists on Tuesday echoed the international outcry for the release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing a trial in Rangoon’s Insein...

Two bombs explode in Mon state

May 27, 2009 (DVB)–Two bombs exploded near government buildings in the capital of Mon state this morning, following state-run newspaper reports yesterday on alleged bombing plots by exiled opposition groups. - more

Suu Kyi blames lack of security

May 27, 2009 (DVB)–A lapse in security by police guarding Aung San Suu Kyi’s compound is responsible for the visit of US citizen John Yettaw, for which she is currently standing trial, she told the courtroom today. - more

Thailand’s Rohingya ‘deterrence’ breaks refugee obligations

May 27, 2009 (DVB)–Thailand’s denial of entry to Burmese Rohingya refugees violates international legal obligations towards asylum seekers, claims the first full report into the mistreatment of Rohingya refugees in Thailand. - more

Underground medics: rebuilding Burma’s ruin

Rosalie Smith

May 27, 2009 (DVB)–Government spending on healthcare in Burma ranks among the lowest in the world, eclipsed by the wealth of public money that lines the pockets of the army. - more

Obama backs calls for Suu Kyi release

May 27, 2009 (DVB)–United States’ President Barack Obama has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Aung San Suu Kyi, and has criticized the ongoing court hearing as a “show trial based on spurious charges”. - more

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