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A Brazilian plane searches over the Atlantic ocean, 3 June 2009
The Air France plane which disappeared over the Atlantic sent 24 error messages before it crashed, investigators say.

D-Day veterans prepare to take part in ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy.

At least 29 children die after a fire sweeps through a day-care centre in Mexico's north-western Sonora state, officials say.

President Obama speaks to Muslims in Cairo, 4 Jun 2009
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Obama To Mark 65th D-Day Anniversary in France

He is to attend ceremonies marking the allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France during World War II

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American Cemetary in Colleville-sur-Mer, France

D-Day Remembered 65 Years After Allied Invasion of Normandy Audio Clip Available Video clip available

Memories of that day linger along windswept Normandy coast and its quiet villages

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (file photo)

Clinton Rebuffs Israel on Settlement Freeze

US Secretary of State said Friday she is unaware of any binding U.S. agreement with Israel allowing that country to continue expanding settlements in the West Bank

Jewish settlers wash cement off their feet after laying foundation of new building in West Bank outpost of Maoz Esther, 28 May 2009

Israel Says No Change in Settlement Policy after Obama Speech Audio Clip Available

Issue raises tensions between new, right-wing government of PM Benjamin Netanyahu and US administration

Brazil's Air Force Brigadier Ramon Cardoso talks with the press in Recife, 05 Jun 2009

Bad Weather Hampers Efforts to Recover Air France Crash

Brazilian aviation officials say search crews were under intense pressure to recover as much as possible, before Atlantic Ocean currents carried away debris, bodies

Karen Villagers Seek Refuge in Thailand

Seven hundred Karen villagers flee to Thailand after armed clashes between Karen troops and a Karen breakaway army and Burmese troops.

Restoration Work Blamed for Pagoda’s Collapse

Burma’s state-run media has broken its silence over the collapse of the historic Danok Pagoda, blaming renovation work.

Weekly Business Roundup (June 06, 2009)

Thailand’s state overseas oil and gas developer PTTEP wants to delay the start of production at its big gas concession in Burma’s Gulf of Martaban.

Another Pagoda Accident in Burma

For the second time in a week, an accident has occurred at a Buddhist temple in Burma.

World Environment Day Celebrated

Fourteen churches launch a campaign to protect the environment in Burma's Kachin State.

Keep Up the International Pressure: Activists

Activists call for more pressure on Burma from non-government groups, world leaders and the UN Security Council.
Ban Praises U Thant
The UN secretary-general has paid tribute to the achievements of his predecessor, Burma’s U Thant, on the centenary of his birth.

Junta launches fresh offensive against KNU

Burmese Army troops are preparing to launch an offensive against the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and heavy fighting is likely on Saturday, a Karen officer said.

State media accuses U.S. and UK embassies of nexus with NLD

The military government has accused officials of the US and British embassies in Rangoon of allegedly dropping into the office of the Opposition party – the National League for Democracy...

Karen villagers flee to escape battlefront

Several hundred ethnic Karen have crossed into Thailand as fears of fresh fighting between the Burmese Army and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) echo along the border.

Court postpones decision to reinstate witnesses

The Rangoon Divisional Court on Friday heard arguments from lawyers of Aung San Suu Kyi urging the Court to reinstate three defense witnesses previously ruled inadmissible, fixing a date of...
Karen villagers flee rumoured Burmese offensive

June 5, 2009 (DVB)–Around 700 villagers from Burma’s eastern Karen state have fled to the Thai border to avoid forced recruitment into the Burmese army following rumours of an offensive against the Karen National Union. - more

Burma donates to Sri Lanka’s displaced

June 5, 2009 (DVB)–The Burmese junta has donated US$50,000 to the Sri Lankan government in humanitarian aid for the thousands displaced by the recent conflict between the rebel Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan army. - more

State newspaper underreports pagoda deaths

June 5, 2009 (DVB)–Burma's leading state-run newspaper has allegedly underreported the death toll from a collapsed pagoda, whilst authorities have threatened those who pass information on the incident to news agencies. - more

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