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Relatives of missing passengers weep at Rio's Jobim airport, 1 May
Brazilian planes searching the Atlantic for a lost French airliner spot a seat and other debris but cannot yet identify them.

President Barack Obama tells the BBC he believes the US can get serious Middle East peace negotiations back on track.

Jacqui Smith is expected to stand down as UK home secretary following expenses claims, the BBC has been told.

A Brazilian couple, relatives of a passenger onboard ill-fated Air France flight AF447, leave a hotel after being informed about the accident in Rio de Janiero, 01 June 2009
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Possible Air France Debris Spotted in Atlantic

Brazilian Air Force says searchers spotted airplane seats, oil and metal parts about 650 kilometers off coast

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Pakistani Military Recovers Abducted Students

Military and government officials say army recovered 71 students, 9 staff members following fierce gunbattle with militants early Tuesday in North Waziristan

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed (2005 file photo)

India Considers Terror Suspect Release, Gilani Speech as Setback to Relations with Pakistan Audio Clip Available

India dissapointed about release of Jamaat-ud-Dawa founder, regarded as a front for terrorist organization Lashkhar-e-Taiba

Kim Jong Il (file photo)

North Korean Leader Chooses Successor Amid Signs of More Brinkmanship Audio Clip Available

Intelligence analysts say Kim Jong Il appears to have selected youngest son, Kim Jong Un to take his place


Blast Near US Base Kills 6 Afghan Civilians

Afghanistan Interior Ministry said it remains unclear whether Tuesday's explosion near the Bagram airfield was cased by a roadside bomb or suicide attack

Burmese Legal Experts Criticize Suu Kyi Trial

As the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi nears its end, legal experts analyze the gross injustice of the “one-sided” trial.

‘One-use’ SIM Cards Set to Launch

A subsidiary of Tay Za’s Htoo Trading Co is set to launch a new disposable SIM card for CDMA-450 MHz mobile phones.
The changes in Myanmar are very much needed. It not only is a necessity for the security of Myanmar but also for all the neighboring countries including Bangladesh and Thailand.
— Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya

‘We Won’t Have another Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’

Khin Ohmar, a spokesperson for a campaign calling for the release of all political prisoners in Burma, spoke to The Irrawaddy regarding the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Hints of Burma-Thailand Tension Appear in State-run Media

Political tensions between Burma and Thailand over the Aung San Suu Kyi trial are aired in Rangoon’s state-run media.

Civil Servants Briefed on Suu Kyi ‘Scandal’

Department heads in Naypyidaw have read out official statements to their staff explaining the government’s position on the Suu Kyi case and warning them not to get involved.

DKBA Starts Border Guard Recruitment

The ceasefire Democratic Karen Buddhist Army has begun forcibly recruiting people to serve as border guards in compliance with orders from Burma’s ruling junta.

Call for the release of NLD Vice-Chairman Tin Oo

While the world remains fixated on the trial of National League for Democracy (NLD) Chairman Aung San Suu Kyi, a veteran politician has called on the international community to press...

DG of Meteorology and Hydrology Department resigns

Dr. Tun Lwin, the Director General of Burma’s Meteorology and Hydrology Department has tendered his resignation, departmental sources said. Though the reason for his resignation is,....

Free Suu Kyi campaign with her portrait distribution

A ‘free Aung San Suu Kyi campaign’ has started with the distribution of the democracy icon’s portraits in Yenanchaung, Magwe Division and Myingyan in Mandalay Division, local people and the...

Malaysia denies Burmese human trafficking

Malaysia has refuted US accusations that thousands of deported Burmese migrants were handed over to human traffickers in Thailand, while more migrants crossed over to Thailand,...

Junta publicly defends Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial

Burma’s military rulers said on Sunday that pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial is in keeping with its law and is an internal affair, where other countries should...

Celebrity takes France's Total to task over Burma interests

Highly committed to the plight of Aung San Suu Kyi’s for many years, British-born actress and singer Jane Birkin, a resident of France who met Aung San Suu Kyi in...

Forced labour victim denied medical care

June 2, 2009 (DVB)–A woman who broke her collar bone whilst being forced by Burmese authorities to work on the construction of a road in Irrawaddy division has said she has received no medical attention for her injuries. - more

Veteran politician laments Burmese independence

June 2, 2009 (DVB)–In a poignant reminder of the extent to which democratic development in Burma has been crippled by the current junta, a veteran politician said yesterday that the political climate under British rule was markedly freer. - more

Yettaw acted alone, says lawyer

June 2, 2009 (AFP)–A US man who swam to the home of Aung San Suu Kyi was not paid by or taking orders from any outside organisation, his lawyer said today ahead of final arguments in the trial of Burma's opposition leader. - more

Police warn locals to stay silent about pagoda victims

June 2, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese government troops in Rangoon’s Dala township deployed to maintain security after a ancient pagoda collapsed on Saturday have warned locals not to talk about victims of the accident. - more

NLD claims junta only interested in own security

June 2, 2009 (DVB)–Burma’s warning to its neighbours to respect its sovereignty should only be interpreted as an attempt to guard the security of the Burmese junta and not its citizens, the National League for Democracy said yesterday. - more

Former Burmese intelligence official ‘would testify’ at ICC

June 1, 2009 (DVB)–A former Burmese senior intelligence official and ambassador to Washington has said he would testify against Burma’s ruling generals if they are eventually brought in front of the International Criminal Court. - more

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