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Firefighter in Sardinia on 23/7/09
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.

A CDC Image of H1N1 influenza virus
Fri. 24 Jul 2009 1107 UTC

WHO: Swine Flu Spreads Around the World

800 people dead since H1N1 virus emerged in April

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US Army soldiers walk past a barrier wall spray-painted with Arabic graffiti denouncing sectarian violence during a patrol in the Al-Dora neighborhood in Baghdad, 02 Jul 2008

Iraqi PM Hints He is Open to Longer US Stay

Nouri al-Maliki suggested that the withdrawal deadline may be reconsidered if 'Iraqi forces required further training and further support'

Iranian Shiite Muslim worshippers shout anti-Israel and anti-US slogans as Iranian cleric Ahmad Khatami delivers the weekly Friday prayer sermon at Tehran University, 24 Jul 2009

Hardline Iranian Cleric Urges Ahmadinejad to Dismiss VP

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

Human rights advocates around the world are commemorating Burmese Democracy Advocate Aung San Suu Kyi's 64th birthday with a renewed call for her release

Aung San Suu Kyi's Defense Present Final Arguments

Democracy icon's trial inside high-security Insein prison in Rangoon resumes after weeks of delays and amid fierce international condemnation

Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev talks to the media after voting at the presidential elections in a polling station in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 23 Jul 2009

Kyrgyz President Re-elected Amid Charges of Widespread Fraud

Election commission says Kurmanbek Bakiyev won 85 percent of nearly three-fourths of votes counted

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Trial Adjourned to Monday

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.

World Markets Rise on Improving Data, Earnings

World stocks climbed Friday as economic data and company earnings reinforced confidence that a recovery from the global recession is under way.

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


Burma’s Opposition Must Wage Proxy Fight

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.

Flu Drugs Shortages in Rangoon

The fear of swine flu has caused stocks of anti-flu drugs to diminish while prices for so-called prophylactic medicines sky-rocket.

Rangoon Residents Ordered to Watch for Flu-like Symptoms

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.

KNU Rejects Junta Report

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.

Asean Appeals for Aid for Burma Cyclone Recovery

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.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers present arguments in conclusion

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...

Demand for Suu Kyi’s release – ‘nonsense and unreasonable’: State-run newspaper

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...

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U.S.-Indian arms deal posits questions for Burma's generals

(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...

Rangoon accounts for over 3,700 dengue patients annually

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...

Win Tin joins supporters at Insein prison

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...

Troubled Nepal, Burma look to promote tourism

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...

Diplomats allowed to attend Suu Kyi’s closing arguments

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...

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