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At least 100 people are killed after attacks by Islamist militants in northern Nigeria, following similar clashes on Sunday.

The US and China meet for high-level talks on how to manage the world economy during the economic slowdown.

A replacement for the black and white stripes of the traditional barcode is outlined by US researchers.

US President Barack Obama speaks during opening session of US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, D.C., 27 Jul 2009
Mon. 27 Jul 2009 1407 UTC

Obama Opens High-Level US-China Talks

US president says despite differences there are key areas where two countries can and must work together

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates (file photo)

Gates: US Wants Iran Answer on Nuclear Talks by September

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates spoke in Israel, where he is discussing Iran's nuclear ambitions with top officials

Jewish settlers and Ultra Orthodox Jewish men pray to support the settlements in the West Bank (File)

Report: Israeli Settlers in West Bank Top 300,000

Haaretz, based on government reports, says 304,569 settlers living in the Palestinian territory


Afghanistan Strikes Taliban Truce in Remote Northwest

Taliban denies deal reached in Badghis province to improve security ahead of next month's presidential elections

Map of North Korea

North Korea Ready for 'Specific' US-Only Talks Audio Clip Available

Pyongyang affirms six-nation talks on ending its nuclear prog
“In those long and often dark years, Aung San Suu Kyi has remained a symbol of hope, courage and the undying defense of human rights”
— Irene Khan, secretary-general of Amnesty International, after announcing that Suu Kyi would be honored with Amnesty’s highest accolade, the Ambassador of Conscience Award.

Suu Kyi’s Trial Postponed to Tuesday

Unable to conclude the final arguments at Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial on Monday, summations were postponed until the following day.

Philippines' Arroyo to Defend Legacy amid Protests

By JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press Writer
MANILA— President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was expected to defend her few achievements during her final state of the nation address on Monday against a backdrop of widespread protests that have dogged her turbulent 8 1/2-year rule in the Philippines.

US Wants to Put Asean ‘Into Its Pocket’: Junta Media

The New Light of Myanmar has accused the US of trying to exert control over Asean.

Energy Meeting in Mandalay

By The Irrawaddy
Thailand’s energy minister will meet other Asean energy ministers in Mandalay on July 29-30.

Several Die in Kachin State’s Worst Dengue Fever Outbreak

An outbreak of dengue fever in Myitkyina, capital of Burma’s Kachin State, has claimed several lives, according to local residents.

Malaysian Official Accused of Selling Burmese Man

KUALA LUMPUR— A Malaysian immigration official has been charged with selling an illegal immigrant from Burma to human traffickers at the country's border with Thailand, his lawyer said on Monday.

Final hearing of Suu Kyi’s trial to continue on Tuesday

The special court in Rangoon’s Insein prison on Monday heard the concluding arguments of the prosecution lawyer in the trial of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi but fixed...

“Ambassador of Conscience” award, 2009 for Aung San Suu Kyi

Amnesty International on Monday bestowed on the detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi the “Ambassador of Conscience” Award for 2009 - the most prestigious award of...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Clinton’s myopia on Burma

(Opinion) Since her first trip to Asia, last February, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been busy advertising the "new approach" to the region promot...

Ban hits Sino-Burmese border trade

Sino-Burmese border trade is taking a beating and passenger bus services on the second biggest border trade zone, Bamo-Lweje, have dwindled to a quarter because of a ban on the...

Concluding arguments of Suu Kyi's trial continue

The special court in Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison on Monday resumed hearing of the concluding arguments on the trial of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi,...

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