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Mir Hossein Mousavi speaking at a rally in Tehran on 15/6/09
Iran's protest leader Mir Hossein Mousavi says those who "rigged" its elections are responsible for the ensuing bloodshed.

Access to Google has been disrupted in parts of China, amid a row over what internet users can view and pornography.

The shortlist for the Best Picture award at the 2010 Academy Awards will double in size to include 10 films.

Iranian security forces on motorcycles are seen amongst traffic near the parliament building in Tehran, Iran, 24 June 2009
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Police, Protesters Clash Near Iran's Parliament

Iran's government has maintained a heavy police presence in the streets, with at least 17 people killed in post-election violence

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US Rescinds Invitations to Iranian Diplomats Audio Clip Available

Earlier, Iranian diplomats invited to attend July 4 US Independence Day celebrations at American diplomatic missions

Residents stand at the site of a bombing in the main Shiite district in Baghdad, Iraq, 25 June 2009

Violence Rocks Iraq as US Prepares to Withdraw from Cities

Blast south of capital follows Wednesday's bombing that killed 72 people at market in mostly Shi'ite district of Sadr City


China Rejects International Concern for Jailed Dissident Audio Clip Available

US Ambassador says he is 'deeply disturbed' by Liu Xiaobo arrest Wednesday, for alleged activities aimed at subverting country's socialist system

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North Korea Warns of Nuclear Retaliation

Pyongyang condemns recent US pledge to provide nuclear defense to South Korea


N. Korean Engineers Assist Burmese Tunneling Projects

The Irrawaddy has come into the possession of a series of photographs illustrating the extent of the North Korean involvement in tunneling complexes in and around Naypyidaw.

Burma Denies Knowledge of North Korean Vessel’s Destination

Authorities in Burma say they have “no information” about the North Korean cargo ship bound for a port near Rangoon.

Police Chief Suspects Yettaw Mastermind

The Burmese Police Chief says a mastermind must have paid for Yettaw’s visits to Suu Kyi.

Likely Destination of N Korean Ship Often Used for Weapons Deliveries

The Thilawa deep sea port, 30 km south of Rangoon, has been used many times in the past for secretive weapons deliveries.

KNU Headquarters Overrun: Now What?

The DKBA breakaway army hopes to dominate central Karen State, giving junta-friendly businessmen control of important economic assets along the Mae Sot border area.

85 Percent of Chins in Debt

Eighty-five percent of people in Chin State are in debt, according to the World Food Program.

Mizos call for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Scores of Mizo and Burmese activists on Thursday held a sit-in protest in Aizawl, capital of India’s northeastern state of Mizoram, calling for the release of detained,...

Police Chief says Suu Kyi tardy in contacting authorities

Burma’s Chief of Police, Khin Yi, on Thursday accused opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for having not adequately informed police of the details of the first visit by American...

Palpable tension between junta and ethnic armed groups

The Burmese Army has significantly increased its military presence in northern and eastern Burma, where ethnic ceasefire armed groups are based, following their widespread rejection of the junta

Police patrol Rangoon, security tightened near Insein prison

There is heightened security in Rangoon with at least 30 army trucks with uniformed riot police personnel, patrolling the city on Wednesday. The army trucks are each carrying at least...

High Court hears Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers' arguments

Burma’s High Court on Wednesday heard defense arguments for allowing two more witnesses in the controversial trial against pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but did not make...

Thai government urged not to repatriate Karen refugees

The government of Thailand has been urged by Asian lawmakers and activists not to repatriate Karen refugees, who recently fled to Thailand in the wake of fighting along,...

Opium poppy cultivation in Burma rises

June 25, 2009 (DVB)–Burma remains the world’s second largest source of opium, according to a UN report released yesterday that found a slight rise in opium poppy cultivation across Burma but decreasing levels worldwide. - more

Six villages relocated for Arakan hydropower plant

June 25, 2009 (DVB)–Six villages located near the proposed site of a hydropower plant in Burma’s western Arakan state have been displaced by Burmese military, with added concerns that civilians nearby will be forced to help build the plant. - more

Cross-border DKBA attack leaves two Karen dead

June 25, 2009 (DVB)–Two Karen refugees in Thailand who fled ongoing fighting in eastern Burma have been shot dead in what appears to be a cross-border attack by Burmese pro-junta militia, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army. - more

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