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A man displaced by fighting in the Swat valley in Mardan, 9 May 2009
Pakistan is lifting a curfew in the Swat valley to allow residents to escape intense fighting between the army and Taleban militants.

A court in Iran will hear an appeal from jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi on Sunday, two days earlier than expected.

A gas pipeline explodes in the Russian capital, Moscow, sending flames high into the air and setting fire to a nearby building.

Injured local resident sits in hospital compound after receiving initial treatment in Mingora, Swat Valley, 09 May 2009
Sat. 09 May 2009 1305 UTC

Pakistani Troops Swarm Swat Valley; Residents Trapped

Military officials say 55 militants killed in what is described as effort to eliminate militants from region

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A CDC Image of H1N1 influenza virus

WHO: Swine Flu Spreads to 29 Countries

WHO says confirmed cases worldwide now more than 3,000; new cases in Argentina, Panama, Australia, Japan, first death in Costa Rica

Afghan man shows shoe he found near debris of house destroyed in coalition airstrike on Monday night in Bala Baluk district of Farah province, 08 May 2009

Investigators Say Afghan Civilians Died in Airstrikes Audio Clip Available

Officials still trying to determine how many civilians among dead, but say there are indications that Taliban fighters tried to encourage civilian deaths by forcing villagers into battle zone

President Obama records weekly address for 09 May 2009

Optimism in Egypt Over President Obama's June Visit Audio Clip Available

Arabs look forward to US president's visit, hope for better ties with US

Militants have claimed responsibility for kidnappings in Nigeria's oil rich Niger Delta area

New Nigeria Law Would Give Kidnappers Life Term Imprisonment Audio Clip Available

Hundreds have been abducted in oil-producing Niger Delta since 2006

Mystery Deepens around ‘Swimmer’s’ Arrest

The Burmese regime detains Aung San Suu Kyi’s doctor, and she receives treatment for dehydration and low blood pressure, following the arrest of an American who secretly entered her house on Sunday night.

Terror Suspect Who Fled Singapore Held in Malaysia

A top Islamic terror suspect who escaped from a high-security jail in Singapore last year has been arrested in Malaysia, an official said Friday, ending a massive manhunt for the man accused of plotting to crash a hijacked plane into Singapore.

Story of 'Suu Kyi' Swimmer Widely Questioned

Average citizens question the truth of the Burmese regime’s account of a US citizen who was arrested swimming away from Aung San Suu Kyi’s compound.

Burma's Most Respected Writer Turns 90

Dagon Taya, a writer known for his novels, poems, short stories and social commentary, created an enduring body of literature based on his philosophy of art for the people’s sake.

Generals Call the Ceasefire Groups’ Hands

In their longstanding game of political poker with the Burmese junta, the ethnic leaders should think long and hard before they put their cards on the table.

Security Council Silent on Burma’s Child Victims

The UN Security Council, which has remained virtually paralyzed on Palestine because of strong Western support for Israel, is considered equally ineffective on Burma because of Chinese and Russian backing for the military junta.

Suu Kyi in poor health, her doctor detained: NLD

Burma’s detained opposition leader and Noble Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is in need of medical attention but her family doctor, Dr. Tin Myo Win, has been detained by the...

Asean plus 3 concludes swine flu summit

Health Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), China, Japan and South Korea on Friday agreed to cooperate in fighting swine flu and will propose to WHO to...

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