The US military says it has begun a large operation against the Taliban in the southern Afghan province of Helmand.
An Indian court rules that homosexual intercourse between consenting adults is not a criminal act, overturning colonial law.
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Amur tigers on 'genetic brink'
The world's largest cat is down to an effective wild population of fewer than 35 individuals, new research has found.
About 4,000 US Marines descend on Taliban strongholds in south, in first major operation under President Barack Obama's new strategy to stabilize country
Elsewhere, roadside bomb just outside Peshawar killed two police officers, at least four wounded
Authorities say roadside bomb struck Iraqi army patrol killing soldier, eight others wounded
Former Iraqi dictator said he allowed the world to believe he had weapons of mass destruction because he did not want to appear weak to Iran
Pyongyang apparently launched several short range missiles into ocean even as South Korean delegates were making their journey back from North's territory
|By WAI MOE|
|UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will meet representatives of Burma’s opposition National League for Democracy during his two-day visit to Burma, beginning on Friday.|
|By MATT CROOK|
|Pressure to resign is mounting on East Timor's Prime Minster, Xanana Gusamo, amid claims that he misused authority when he signed-off on a multi-million dollar government contract last year to a company his daughter has ties with.|
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|The recent DKBA campaign to take KNLA Brigade 7 has forced Karens to look at one other face to face in the battlefield, in refugee camps and in hospitals. |
|By LAWI WENG|
|Burmese inmates at a Malaysian immigration camp were beaten and injured after rioting in protest at camp authorities’ treatment of fellow detainees. |
|By AUNG THET WINE|
|Burmese Health Ministry officials have quarantined a journalist who interviewed a 13-year-old girl diagnosed with the H1N1 “swine flu” virus at Rangoon General Hospital. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|The US has imposed sanctions on a North Korean company, Namchongang Trading Corp, which allegedly supplied Burma with arms technology.|
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Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General will visit Burma on Friday. And during his two-day stay, Ban has sought a meeting with Nobel Peace Laureate Aung S...The tripartite Core Group is urging donors to contribute US$ 157 million for rebuilding schools in cyclone-hit Irrawaddy delta of Burma. The TCG, formed with the United Nations,... Plans to set up a new refugee camp near the Thailand-Burma border, to cope with the influx into Thailand of over 3,000 people fleeing fighting in Burma, have been abandoned....
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