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An Iraqi official inspects bomb damage in Bathaa, Iraq, 10 June 2009
A car bomb kills at least 28 people in southern Iraq, just weeks before US troops are due to withdraw from city centres.

A former president urges Iran's supreme leader to rein in President Ahmadinejad, two days before presidential elections.

Key UN Security Council members agree on a draft resolution to expand sanctions against North Korea, diplomats say.

TV grab from private GEO television channel shows an explosives-laden car as it enters the premises of the five-star Pearl Continental hotel in Peshawar, 10 June 2009
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Light Security Contributes to Pakistan Hotel Bombing

Closed-circuit footage aired on Pakistani television stations shows how easy it was for the attackers to hit the five-star star hotel in Peshawar

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Bomb in Southern Iraq Kills 32

Police say Wednesday's blast targeted a busy market district in the town of Bathaa, near the southern city of Nasiriya

A 07 Apr 2009 video grab by N. Korean TV shows  a three-stage white rocket, being launched  from an undisclosed location in N. Korea

Report: Russia Knows of North Korean Launch Plans

Russian military source tells Interfax News Agency it has certain information regarding type, characteristics of missile, but not when it might be launched

Brazilian Air Force official holds photo of a piece of flight 447 recovered from the Atlantic ocean at a press conf. in Recife, 08 Jun  2009

French Submarine Begins Search for Jet's Black Boxes

Flight recorders may contain clues as to why Air France Flight 447 crashed into Atlantic Ocean last week

Photo taken on 01 June shows a guard and a Chinese Uighur Guantanamo detainee communicating at the Camp Iguana detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba

Palau Accepts Chinese Muslims Held at Guantanamo Bay

After months of legal uncertainty, ethnic Chinese Muslims who have been held for years as suspected terrorists in Guantanamo will be resettled in the remote Pacific island nation of Palau

Goh’s Comments Significant

The NLD and several Burma observers have responded warmly to Goh’s reported comments during his meeting with junta leaders.

Oil Soars above $71 in Asia, Hitting 2009 High

Oil prices soared above $71 a barrel Wednesday in Asia, reaching a 2009 high, as investors poured money into the commodity as a hedge against a weakening US dollar and inflation.

Misery for Karen Refugees

Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire between the joint DKBA and Burmese army force attacking KNLA Brigade 7 in southern Karen State.

Kachins Reject Border Guard Role

The KIO has rejected the Burmese junta’s proposal to transform its armed battalions into a border guard force under joint-command with the Burmese army.

Non-Recyclable Plastic Bags Banned in Mandalay

Authorities try to take non-recyclable plastic bags off the market in Mandalay in a program supported by environmental activists.

New Rangoon-Naypyidaw Highway a Lonely, Risky Drive

The new eight-lane highway to the capital is efficient, wide and lonely as drivers see few fellow travelers and roadside service shops are few and far between.
Thousands Gather for Anti-Arroyo Rally in Manila
Thousands of Filipinos led by left-wing and church groups turned out for a rally Wednesday to protest moves to rewrite the constitution.

Aung San Suu Kyi meets lawyer to discuss ongoing case

Burmese opposition leader and pro democracy icon, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who is currently detained in Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison, on Wednesday, met her lawyer Nyan Win...

Indian PM urged to secure Suu Kyi’s release

More than one-hundred Indian Members of Parliament (MP) on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to press Burma's military regime to release Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu...

Child soldiers still a fact of life in Burma: Ban

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says despite some progress in combating the incidence of child soldiers in Burma, there remains much work to be done, urging the military government...

Fresh clashes force many Karen to flee

Over 3,500 Karen in eastern Burma have fled to neighbouring Thailand in the aftermath of fresh conflicts along the border between Karen armed rebels and the Burmese Army and its...

UN staff sent to assess Karen refugees

June 10, 2009 (DVB)–The United Nations has sent its staff to five sites along the Thai-Burma border where Karen villagers have stationed themselves after fleeing a Burmese army offensive against the Karen National Union. - more

Thai-based Burmese migrants systematically denied compensation

June 10, 2009 (DVB)–A coalition of Thai labour unions has filed a complaint to the International Labour Organisation alleging unfair treatment of Burmese migrant workers in Thailand, with many being denied compensation following accidents. - more

Former Singapore PM urges free elections in Burma

June 10, 2009 (DVB)–The former prime minister of Singapore has urged the Burmese government not to ignore international pressure on the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi and to ensure elections next year are free and fair. - more

Release of political prisoners ‘a UN priority’

June 10, 2009 (DVB)–Campaigners in Britain have called on United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon to make the release of political prisoners in Burma, many of whom are being denied healthcare, an urgent priority “before they die”. - more

Court readmits one Suu Kyi witness

June 10, 2009 (DVB)–Judges in the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi have agreed to allow one of the three witnesses disqualified by the court to testify in her defence, following an appeal from Suu Kyi’s lawyers last week. - more

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