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Relative of passenger cries at Marseille airport, southern France, 30 Jun 2009
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Yemeni Airliner Crashes Near Comoros

Police official says child rescued alive from sea, no other known survivors; eyewitness says meteorological conditions were bad around time of crash

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People celebrate in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, 29 Jun 2009

US Hands Over Control of Iraqi Cities Audio Clip Available

Iraqi government declares Tuesday, June 30 a 'Day of National Sovereignty'

Employee works at Tawke oil fields in northern Iraq (file photo)

Iraq Opens Bids for Oil Fields

Among more than 30 international firms vying for chance to secure service contracts: US giant Exxon Mobil, China's CNPC

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Pakistani Militants Abandon Peace Pact

Taliban spokesman says US missile strikes, army operations in North Waziristan prompted decision

US Marines dismount from their vehicles during battle against Taliban fighters near Now Zad in Afghanistan's Helmand province, 20 Jun 2009

Coalition Air Strikes in Afghanistan Kill 12 Militants

Official statement says overnight strikes hit pair of bunkers in eastern Khost province

The Yemenia Airbus 310 that crashed - photo Air Team Images
A child survives as a Yemeni airline with 150 people aboard crashes into the Indian Ocean, prompting EU safety concerns.

China delays a plan requiring all new computers to be equipped with internet filtering software, state media says.

The most complete terrain map, covering 99% of the Earth's surface, has been published and will be free to use.

4,000 Burmese Migrants Arrested in June

Some 4,000 illegal Burmese migrants were arrested in Thailand in June, many of whom were forcibly repatriated.

Discounts Abound as Tourism to Thailand Drops

Thai Airways is trying to lure passengers from outside Asia with free domestic flights. Hotels on the resort island of Phuket are offering a fourth night free. And mountain lodges up north are offering free golf and spa pampering.

Burmese Internet Users Share Video, Documents about North Korea

A video of a deadly attack in Rangoon 26 years ago and documents detailing relations between Burma and North Korea are spreading fast among Burmese Internet users.

No Hope for Suu Kyi from Ban’s Trip: NLD Leader

Win Tin, a prominent NLD leader, sees no chance of Aung San Suu Kyi being released as a result of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s two-day trip to Burma.

Japanese Police Block Suspected Missile Technology Exports for Burma

Japanese police have arrested three top businessmen on suspicion of attempting to export to Burma a measuring instrument that could be used to develop long-range ballistic missile systems.

Late onset of monsoons hampers paddy cultivation in Central Burma

Farmers in Central Burma are worried over the late monsoons, which are hampering the cultivation of monsoon paddy. According to a local farmer in Pegu Town, farmers in Daik Oo...

Piracy hits Burmese music industry hard

With the increase in music piracy and ineffective laws governing the illegal reproduction of music, Burma's music industry has witnessed an 80 percent reduction in the release of new albums...

U.N. chief to arrive in Burma Friday

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Burma on Friday for a short two-day visit to the country, according to an announcement made yesterday in New York...

Thailand raises surveillance near Moei River

Security officials in Thailand have beefed up surveillance on Moei River, in the wake of clashes with ethnic Karen armed men, who were trying to cross over to Thailand......

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