Thousands of firefighters battle deadly wildfires that are spreading across parts of southern Europe.
The swine flu epidemic has reached 160 countries and could infect two billion people over the next two years, says the WHO.
Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi failed to declare 30 ancient tombs at his Sardinian villa, newly published recordings suggest.
800 people dead since H1N1 virus emerged in April
Nouri al-Maliki suggested that the withdrawal deadline may be reconsidered if 'Iraqi forces required further training and further support'
Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami warns Mr. Ahmadinejad his government's legitimacy will be undermined if he continues to defy calls for removal of Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie
Democracy icon's trial inside high-security Insein prison in Rangoon resumes after weeks of delays and amid fierce international condemnation
Election commission says Kurmanbek Bakiyev won 85 percent of nearly three-fourths of votes counted
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
|The pro-democracy leader said she was "absolutely dissatisfied" that her trial was adjourned because it will give the prosecution more time to prepare its case.|
|By STEPHEN WRIGHT|
|World stocks climbed Friday as economic data and company earnings reinforced confidence that a recovery from the global recession is under way.|
|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
| We have the law on our side, but we don't know if the judges are on our side. |
— Kyi Wynn, Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyer
|By MIN ZIN|
|Loopholes in the new constitution could be exploited by the National League for Democracy and other opposition groups to win influence in Burma’s election year.|
|By AUNG THET WINE|
|The fear of swine flu has caused stocks of anti-flu drugs to diminish while prices for so-called prophylactic medicines sky-rocket. |
|By KYI WAI|
|Burmese authorities are closely monitoring all new arrivals from abroad after four travelers were discovered with the A H1N1 virus after clearing immigration at Rangoon International Airport. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|The KNU has rejected a report in Burma’s The New Light of Myanmar that 22 of their soldiers recently defected to the Burmese army. |
|By MICHAEL CASEY|
|The head of a regional grouping of Southeast Asian nations called for governments to do more to help rebuild areas hit by last year's deadly cyclone in Burma.|
Lawyers defending Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi presented their final argument on Friday saying if she is being charged under the1974 constitution, she must be released... The demand to release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and political prisoners is “nonsense and unreasonable,” said Burma’s state-run newspaper the ‘New Light of Myanmar’ in its issues...
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(Commentary) The signing of an extensive arms deal between India and the United States raises issues concerning Burma – not the least of which is a question f...
|There were over 3,700 dengue fever patients annually in Rangoon Division alone, of whom about 30 patients died, statistics released by the Burmese Ministry of Health...||Despite suffering from ill-health, veteran journalist and prominent National League for Democracy (NLD) personality Win Tin on Friday arrived outside Insein prison as an expression of...|
|Beset by endemic poverty, constitutional crises, widespread ethnic unrest and derelict infrastructure, two of Asia's most troubled states – Nepal and Burma – are looking to reestablish...||Burma's military government on Friday allowed foreign diplomats from Britain, Germany, France and Italy to attend the closing arguments in the trial against opposition leader...|