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Part of the wreckage of the Caspian Airline plane
An Iranian passenger plane crashes in northern Iran, killing all 168 passengers and crew, state media says.

Ex-prime minister Tony Blair is the UK candidate for president of the European Council, a government minister says.

A Spanish woman who became the world's oldest new mother when she gave birth to twins in 2006 at the age of 66 has died.

Photo released by semi-official Iranian Students News Agency shows scene of plane crash about 75 miles northwest of Tehran, 15 Jul 2009
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Iranian Plane Crash Kills All 168 Aboard

State television quotes an unidentified witness as saying the plane suddenly fell from the sky and exploded on impact, causing a huge crater

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The bodies of victims lie on the ground at the hospital morgue following a car bomb in the center of the western town of Ramadi, 15 Jul 2009

Iraq Car Bombing Kills 6

Authorities said Wednesday the attack targeted a police checkpoint in the provincial capital, Ramadi

In this 10 Jan 2009 file photo, Palestinians react after hearing news that their mother had been killed in Israeli shelling in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip

Group of Israeli Soldiers Says Military Used Reckless Force in Gaza

Organization of Israeli reserve and combat soldiers releases collection of testimonies saying Israeli Defense Force demolished homes in Gaza for no reason

Undated photo of Henry Okah, a suspected leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), who was arrested in September 2007

Nigerian Rebel Group Agrees to Ceasefire

Comes after release of rebel leader Henry Okah, which had been one of MEND's key demands

Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram addresses a press conference in Hyderabad, 06 Mar 2009

Indian Official Says Maoist Threst Underestimated by Government Audio Clip Available

In the last month Insurgents were blamed for daring attacks targeting security forces

Under the new constitution, elected people would have no role and all the powers would be with the commander in chief.
— Dr Sein Win, the prime minister of the Burmese government in exile

Than Shwe and Family Make Offerings at Shwedagon Pagoda

Burmese junta leader and his wife reportedly visited Rangoon’s Shwedagon Pagoda on three successive mornings this week, with symbolic offerings of 35 small, flower-covered pagoda replicas.

Security Suspected in Indonesia Gold Mine Killings

Deadly ambushes at the world's largest gold mine likely stem from rival Indonesian police and military forces.

Families of Prisoners Don’t Believe Talk of Amnesty

In spite of statements at the UN, families of Burmese political prisoners do not believe their loved ones will be freed by the military government.

Ban Should Now Tackle Burma’s Constitution, Says Opposition

Opposition parties in Burma say UN Secretary-General didn’t go far enough in urging the military regime to ensure that the 2010 general election is “credible, inclusive and legitimate.”

NLD Reorganizes Information Committee

The opposition NLD names new official spokespersons in an effort to streamline and enhance media relations.

Junta Is ‘Playing a Game’: PM in Exile

The Burmese government in exile accuses the junta of making a sham show of democracy.

Burma’s H1N1 cases, could be tip of the iceberg: US medical expert

Detection of two persons infected with A (H1N1) virus in Burma could just be the ‘tip of an iceberg’ and there could be many more infected people, who have gone...

KIO wants armed wing to become KRGF

On the contentious issue of transforming its armed wing, the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) wants to change it to a ‘Kachin Regional Guard Force’ (KRGF) instead of the Border...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

A cursed treasure – ‘Jade Land’ Hpakant

(News Analysis) While the world’s highest quality green stone, jade, continues to be a money maker for the military rulers of Burma, the precious gem has lite...

Journals to submit draft content in CD’s to censor Board

In a new directive, the Burmese Censorship Board has asked local Weekly Journals to submit their editorial content for approval, in compact discs in a PDF format. The new rules...

New regulation introduced for importing car parts

In a revision of existing policy concerning vehicle parts, Burma's Ministry of Economics and Commerce has re-permitted domestic car industries to import spare parts. The Ministry made its...

Daewoo led consortium to invest US$ 3 billion in Burma

A consortium of companies led by South Korea’s Daewoo International will invest over US$ 3 billion in gas production in the West Coast of Burma. A Daewoo International official in...

Explosion at Asia World’s Rangoon port

A small explosion occurred on Tuesday at a port in western Rangoon’s Ahlone Township, according to an official at the Township fire brigade. The official told Mizzima that the explosion...

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