US president says current strain of flu can be defeated using available antiviral treatment
16 militants, 2 soldiers dead near Afghan border
US military in Afghanistan says coalition and Afghan forces killed five militants during operations in Helmand province
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 says country cannot meet union demands for higher wages
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.
|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.|
|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
|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”5/1/2009
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 Bangladesh5/1/2009
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
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.