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Posters of pro-Western candidates in Tripoli, Lebanon, 06 Jun 2009
Sun. 07 Jun 2009 0206 UTC

Polls Open in Lebanon for Critical Election

Opinion polls are predicting a close race, with only a few seats likely to separate the two main camps

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Obamas Tour Paris After Ceremony on 65th D-Day Anniversary

Obamas visited the Pompidou Center modern art museum Sunday morning

Authorities continue searching for the missing Airbus A-330

More Bodies Recovered From Air France Crash in Atlantic

Authorities reported their discoveries Sunday, after recovering the bodies of two other passengers from the doomed flight on Saturday

Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys talks to supporters in Mogadishu, 24 Apr 2009

Somali Insurgent Leader Denies Reports of Death

Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys spoke to VOA Sunday, just hours after Reuters news agency reported that he may be dead

Rescue workers put an injured child that was pulled out of a burning day care center onto an ambulance in the city of Hermosillo, Mexico, 05 Jun 2009

36 Children Killed in Mexico Fire

Fire started late Friday at ABC day care center, in northern city of Hermosillo; officials say victims were under age of 5

Lebanese voters show their ink-stained fingers after casting their ballots in Bikfaya town
Voting is brisk in Lebanon's key parliamentary poll pitting the ruling Western-backed coalition against the Hezbollah-led bloc.

Three more bodies thought to be from the crashed Air France flight are recovered from the Atlantic, Brazil's navy says.

The US is considering putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, Hillary Clinton says.

Attacks on KNLA Continue

Burmese and pro-junta Karen troops are continuing an offensive aimed at eliminating the Karen National Liberation Army presence along the Thai-Burmese border.

Keep Up the International Pressure: Activists

Activists call for more pressure on Burma from non-government groups, world leaders and the UN Security Council.

NLD Accused of Violating Electronics Act

Members of the National League for Democracy have been warned that they could face charges for posting information about Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial online.

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.
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.

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 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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