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US President Barack Obama, left, is greeted by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy, 08 Jul 2009
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World Leaders Meet for G8 Summit in Italy

G8 leaders are expected to focus on the global economic recession and at what point the economy is stable enough to stop major stimulus spending

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Heavily-armed special police officers face off a crowd of Uighur residents after they staged a protest in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, 07 Jul 2009

China's President Skips G-8 Summit to Deal with Xinjiang Unrest

State Councilor Dai Bingguo now will represent China at the gathering of the world's leading industrialized nations

Indonesian presidential candidate and current President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono salutes during a press conference at his residence in Cibubur, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, 08 Jul 2009

Indonesia's Early Count Gives President Yudhoyono Majority Vote Audio Clip Available

Sample tallies from polling stations across Indonesia say President Yudhoyono won 52 percent of the vote, which would be enough to prevent a run-off election

Cybercrooks -- and even pedophiles -- can and do break into computer conversations far more easily than they intrude into physical homes.  And the consequences can be ruinous

US, S. Korean Government Web Sites Targeted in Cyber Attack Audio Clip Available

Reports are emerging in South Korean media that intelligence officials suspect North Korea may have had a hand in the disruption

Soldiers on a sidewalk in downtown Tegucigalpa, 07 Jul 2009

Honduran Rivals Agree to Mediation Talks

Announcement comes after Manuel Zelaya met with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington

US drone
At least 40 people are killed in a suspected US attack in NW Pakistan, officials say, as it steps up its fight against militants.

China's riot-torn city of Urumqi is now under control and those guilty of murder will be executed, local officials say.

Some 70,000 construction workers in South Africa go on strike, halting work on stadiums for the 2010 World Cup.

Indonesian President Set for Re-election

Indonesians voted Wednesday in their country's second direct presidential election, and early ballot counts showed the incumbent would likely win a single-round victory.

Burmese Refugee Numbers Swell in Thailand

As the 50,000th Burmese refugee to be resettled abroad recently left Thailand for the United States, thousands of others fled their military-ruled homeland to seek shelter under tarps and in temples along the Thai-Burmese border.

Meeting with Ban “Unsatisfactory”: NLD

NLD leaders had little time to meet with Ban Ki-moon and do not blame him for failure.

US Expresses Concern over Burma

The US Department of State reiterates the call for progress towards democracy in Burma.

Burma Rebuilding Uneven After Cyclone

As the UN helicopter skimmed above the placid Irrawaddy Delta, Burma's military junta was putting the final touches on its showcase village.

Philippine Bombings Halt UN Food Distribution

A spate of deadly bombings has prompted the United Nations to suspend food distribution to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by fighting in the southern Philippines.
Suspected North Korean Ship Returns Home
Japan aims to tighten sanctions as suspected North Korean vessel is thought to have docked in North Korea on Monday.

India to repatriate second batch of Rohingya to Bangladesh

India is set to repatriate 150 Rohingya boat people, who have been stranded on the Andaman Island for nearly six months, following a green signal from Bangladesh saying,...

Htoo Co. negotiates for mobile services of Myanmar Telecom

The management rights of mobile phone services of the Burmese government operated Myanmar Telecom is being negotiated for transfer to the powerful Htoo company,...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

‘SOS BURMA,’ time for UN to do the right thing

(Commentary) Unlike in the past visit, this time there was no real expectation that the United Nations General Secretary’s visit to Burma would change anythin...

Two new FM radio channels soon

Two new FM radio channels will begin broadcasting in Burma as of August, according to sources from the Music Association and FM stations. The FM radio stations in operation now...

Die Hard’ spirit of 7-July; Burmese activists vow to march ahead

Burmese activists and Indian supporters on Tuesday reiterated their call to the Indian government to stop supporting Burma’s military regime and instead support the movement for,...

Air Mandalay to resume Int’l flight in August

Air Mandalay, one of Burma’s private airlines, is set to resume international flights between Burma’s former capital Rangoon and Thailand’s northern city Chiang Mai in August,...

India urged to stop helping Burmese junta

The Indian government has been exhorted to stop helping the Burmese military regime by student leaders and journalists from Northeast Indian states, who in a show of solidarity,...

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