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President Obama discusses H1N1 flu virus during weekly broadcast address, 02 May 2009
Sat. 02 May 2009 0905 UTC

Obama: Precautions Taken to Confront Swine Flu Threat

US president says current strain of flu can be defeated using available antiviral treatment

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Pakistani Forces Clash with Militants in Tribal Area

16 militants, 2 soldiers dead near Afghan border

Western province of Farah and southern province of Helmand, Afghanistan

Troops in Afghanistan Kill Militants in South

US military in Afghanistan says coalition and Afghan forces killed five militants during operations in Helmand province

US Supreme Court Justice David Souter (July 2008 file photo)

Supreme Court Justice David Souter Retiring Audio Clip Available

President Obama expected to nominate a liberal-leaning replacement, but experts predict women, Hispanic candidates will get a lot of attention in nominee search

Morgan Tsvangirai is sworn in as Zimbabwe's prime minister at the State House in Harare, 11 Feb 2009

Zimbabwe PM Says Government is Broke

Morgan Tsvangirai says country cannot meet union demands for higher wages

Policeman outside respiratory illnesses centre in Mexico City
Mexico's health minister revises down the number of suspected swine flu deaths in the country from 176 to 101.

Sri Lankan army shelling has killed 91 people since Friday at a makeshift hospital inside a civilian safe zone, doctors tell the BBC.

A young Iranian woman is hanged for a murder committed when she was 17, despite a stay of execution from the judiciary.

Burmese family tells of new hope a year after cyclone


A Nation in Need

The world should do what it can to help Burma recover from the impact of Cyclone Nargis, but must also recognize the need for more than just immediate relief.

The NLD will not drop out of the political game.
— Win Tin, senior member of the National League for Democracy

Burma tops “10 worst countries to be a blogger”


By Takaloo, Dhaka: The worst country to be a blogger, in the world, is Burma, said a new report “10 worst countries to be a blogger” released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a US based journalist group. full story

Australia to Assist with Shelter for Rohingya in Bangladesh


Dhaka: Australia has agreed to provide AUD 700,000 to construct shelters for two Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. full story

21 Nargis volunteers still detain in Burma


Dhaka: Twenty one Nargis volunteer have been serving their jail term from 2 to 35 years several prison in Burma as they were working for Nargis victim and its rehabilitation after of the Nargis cyclone in Burma, said a press release of AAPP. full story

Nasaka Official Sexually Abuses Youth


Maungdaw: A Nasaka official sexually abused a 17-year-old girl in a border village in Maungdaw Township while staying overnight in the girl's home, said a relative of the victim. full story

Religious offerings fall by half in cyclone-hit region

On the eve of the first anniversary of Cyclone Nargis, the offerings made to monasteries fell by half in some townships of the storm-hit Irrawaddy Division.

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