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Emergency services near scene of car bombing in Majorca
Spanish police close ports and airports on Majorca, causing travel chaos, after a car bomb kills two Civil Guard officers.

Tehran police clash with mourners holding ceremonies for those killed in post-election violence, reports say.

A woman suffering from multiple sclerosis wins a legal battle to force the UK government to clarify the law on assisted suicide.

Iranian reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi during a press conference after polls closed in Tehran, 12 June 2009
Thu. 30 Jul 2009 1007 UTC

Iranian Opposition Holds Silent Memorial for Protest Victims

Eyewitnesses say police and paramilitary basij forces carrying clubs beat demonstrators at Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery, arresting dozens, dispersing dozens of others

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British Foreign Secretary David Miliband (l) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the State Department in Washington, 29 Jul 2009

Clinton Deplores Reported Iranian Prisoner Abuse Audio Clip Available

US secretary of state discussed situation in Iran with visiting British Foreign Secretary David Miliband

A building that allegedly housed Islamic extremists is reportedly burnt by military in Maiduguri, 30 Jul 2009

Nigerian Authorities say Islamist Sect Fleeing

Security forces, militants from Boko Haram sect - the so-called 'Nigerian Taliban' - have been clashing for four days

Baquba in Diyala province, Iraq

Iraq Bombing Targets Political Party Office

Police say bomb exploded inside headquarters of Reform and Development Party in Diyala province around time some party members were holding meeting

John Chilcot, chairman of the Iraq Inquiry, outlines terms of reference for inquiry at a news conference in London, 30 Jul 2009

Tony Blair to Testify at British Iraq War Inquiry

New inquiry to probe British involvement in Iraq from summer of 2001 to present

I'm afraid the verdict will be painfully obvious
—Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s detained opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Burmese PM Vows Green, Secure Energy

In an address to Asian energy ministers, Burmese Prime Minister Gen Thein Sein said that Burma is doing its best to ensure energy security and the development of green energy.

Security Increased for Suu Kyi Verdict

Police reinforcements are stationed around Rangoon’s Insein Prison in preparation for the verdict on Friday

Doctors Criticize Burmese Junta Flu Policy

Burmese doctors are warning H1N1 flu is dangerous and greater public awareness is needed to combat the pandemic.

Landslide Leads to Relocation of Homes

An estimated 100 residents in Hpakant Township have been ordered to relocate following a landslide on July 5, according to local residents.

Is China Playing Safe with its Burma Pipeline Plan?

BANGKOK—China appears to be making alternative plans in case its Middle East oil transshipment port and pipeline project in Burma fails because of regime change.

World Wants Suu Kyi Free: Ban

The UN secretary-general says that the Burmese junta will miss another opportunity to engage the international community if it sentences Suu Kyi to prison.

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Suffering and hope in a Burmese refugee camp

(Commentary) Rays of sun pierce the clouds, bathing the entire mountain range and forest. At other times during monsoon season, drizzle and mist veil the mounta...

A(H1N1) infection could be alarming in Burma: Experts

Even as Burma’s Ministry of Health on Thursday announced that the number of human infection of type A (H1N1) virus in the country has increased to 10, health experts sounded......

Lawyers oppose sale of Suu Kyi’s plot

The sale of a plot of land in detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s house compound has been opposed by her lawyer through an official letter on Thursday. “We...

Host in the dark as Asean discusses energy

Residents of Yan Myo Hlone ward in Chan Aye Thar Zan Township of Burma’s second largest city of Mandalay were in for a pleasant surprise, when they began to receive...

Opposition lawyer hounded by authorities

Nyi Nyi Htwe, a lawyer belonging to the opposition camp, recently released from jail and forced out of his profession, alleged he is finding it difficult to continue with his...

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