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The first human remains from the Air France jet which crashed into the Atlantic a week ago are flown back to Brazil.

South Africa's HIV epidemic is levelling off and the rate of infection in children and teenagers is falling, a study says.

An undated file photo provided by the U.S. District Attorney's office shows Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, 09 June 2009
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First Guantanamo Detainee Enters US for Trial

Officials say al-Qaida suspect Ahmed Ghailani arrived in New York Tuesday to face trial for allegedly bombing US embassies in Africa nearly 10 years ago

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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, left, meets with U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell in Tel Aviv, Israel, 09 June 2009

US Envoy Pushes Israel to Restart Peace Talks with Palestinians

George Mitchell meets with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Israeli President Shimon Peres

These undated photo show American journalists Laura Ling, right, and Euna Lee (File)

Families of American Journalists Ask North Korea for Compassion

Pyongyang announced Monday that women had been found guilty of 'grave crime,' without giving further explanation

Manmohan Singh (file photo)

Indian Prime Minister Open to Peace Talks with Pakistan Audio Clip Available

Following months of tension in wake of Mumbai terrorist attack, PM Manmohan Singh expresses willingness to resume peace talks with Islamabad


Burma Challenges Thailand with its Border Offensive

The news that nearly 4,000 Karen refugees have abandoned their temporary villages in eastern Burma to seek refuge in Thailand comes amid increasing international pressure on the Burmese regime to release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

KNU Calls for Tripartite Talks

The KNU calls for tripartite talks on ethnic military conflicts in Burma, even as it’s engaged in running battles with the Burmese army and the DKBA.

Clashes Force More Karens to Thailand

Some 3,500 Karen villagers have been forced to flee to Thailand to escape a wave of anti-rebel attacks by the Burmese army and DKBA.

Junta No 3 Reportedly in China

Why is Shwe Mann going to Beijing to brief the Chinese?

Court Rejects Two Suu Kyi Defense Witnesses

A Burmese divisional court rejects two Suu Kyi defense witnesses and accepts one, according to her defense team.

Child Street Singers

A 12-year-old orphan sings on a Rangoon street to feed her five-months-old baby cousin. They are just three from a multitude of destitute orphaned children surviving on their wits.

Gunmen Kill 10 at Mosque in Southern Thailand

Gunmen opened fire on a mosque in southern Thailand during evening prayers, killing at least 10 people and wounding another 19 in the violence-plagued region.
Charges against Suu Kyi ‘Baseless’: Clinton
The US Secretary of State calls Burma’s prosecution of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi “baseless.”

Junta reminds radio-listeners to pay tax

Burma’s state-run newspapers have warned radio listeners, who do not pay tax, that action can be taken against them on the basis of the Wireless Law. The reminder issued by...

Second defense witness to testify in Suu Kyi trial

The Rangoon Divisional Court on Tuesday decided to allow a second defense witness to testify in the trial against pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The decision came following a...

U.S., Indonesia call for Suu Kyi's release

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday reiterated a call for the release of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, describing the current trial against her as...

Thousands flee latest military offensive in Karen State

A Karen rights group said today over 3,000 ethnic Karen refugees fleeing Burmese military operations are facing difficulty finding adequate food, shelter and healthcare along the Thai-Burma border.

Indonesia says US sanctions hurting Burmese citizens

June 9, 2009 (DVB)–The Indonesian foreign minister said during a speech in the United States yesterday that US sanctions on Burma are causing hardship to its people, while expressing concern at the lack of democratic progress in Burma. - more

Youth sold to Burmese army for $US20

June 9, 2009 (DVB)–Teenagers are being kidnapped and sold to the Burmese army for as little as $US20, while those caught trying to escape are often shot or poisoned, say young army deserters recently interviewed. - more

Burma opens fire on Bangladeshi fishermen

June 9, 2009 (DVB)–Bangladesh’s border security force has sent an angry letter of protest to the Burmese government after Burmese border patrol troops last week opened fire on Bangladeshi fishermen, injuring six, one critically. - more

Burma's unravelling web of deceipt

Francis Wade

June 9, 2009 (DVB)–The trial of Aung San Suu Kyi has made transparent the ease with which the ruling junta has sculpted Burmese law into a framework in which war crimes are legal and dissent is the most heinous of offenses. - more

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