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Haneef Sayyed (right), convicted of the 2003 Mumbai attacks, is seen in a police van outside the Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai, 6 August
A court in India sentences three people to death for carrying out 2003 bombings that killed more than 50 people in Mumbai.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns Eritrea the US will "take action" if it continues to back militants in Somalia.

Thousands attend the funeral of Harry Patch, the last surviving British soldier from the trenches of World War I.

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses press conference in Nairobi, 5 Aug 2009
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Clinton: US Wants Kenya to Have Leadership Role in 21st Century

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoes remarks made by President Barack Obama during July trip to Ghana

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Syed Mohammed Haneef Abdul Rahim, left, one of people found guilty in 2003 Mumbai bombings, is escorted by policemen outside Mumbai court, 6 Aug 2009

Indian Court Sentences 2003 Mumbai Bombers to Death

Public prosecutor welcomes sentences; lawyers for the Indian national convicted of murder, criminal conspiracy plan appeal

Afghanistan and Pakistan

Bomb Kills 21 Afghans Traveling to Wedding Ceremony

Officials say wedding guests were riding in trailer towed by tractor when bomb went off in Helmand province, five wounded

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Human Rights Watch Says Hamas Rocket Attacks Are War Crime

Spokesman says attacks that targeted Israeli citizens were 'unlawful and unjustifiable'

Congressman Eric Cantor (c), with delegation of Republican members of Congress, during press conference in Jerusalem, 06 Aug 2009

US Congressman: Iran is Threat, Not Israeli Settlements

Republican Eric Cantor says Iran is primary obstacle to Middle East peace because it poses threat to Israel, US if it develops nuclear weapons


On the Run

The latest wave of 4,000 displaced Karen refugees settle in at temporary camps in Thailand, awaiting their fate of permanent displacement or a return to their village.

Burmese Migrants to Hang for Murder in Malaysia

A Malaysian court sentenced six Burmese immigrants to death for murdering a man in a gang fight.

I expect that the authorities of Myanmar will respond positively and in a timely manner to the expectations and concerns and repeated calls of the international community to release all political prisoners and particularly Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
— UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


Cory Aquino: More than a President

Filipinos have said their last farewells to Corazon Aquino, paying tribute to her great contributions to democracy and good governance.

Security Beefed Up on University Ave

The Burmese military authorities have begun beefing up security around the lakeside home of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Burmese Authorities Ban Chanting of Metta Sutta

Monks at a temple in Yenangyaung, Magway Division, say they were forced to call off a ceremony to recite the Buddha’s discourse on loving-kindness.

Drugs Seized at Rangoon Airport and Outside Tachilek

More than 200,000 amphetamine tablets have been seized at Rangoon International Airport and near the Burmese-Thai border town of Tachelik.

Hiroshima Calls for Abolishing Nuke Weapons

Hiroshima's mayor urged global leaders to back US President's call to abolish nuclear weapons as Japan marked the 64th anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack.

Regional rights group concerned over arrest of migrant child

A regional human rights body has urged Thailand’s government to protect children of migrant parents, from arrest and forced repatriation. On Wednesday, the Hong Kong-based...

Ban urges Burma to implement commitment

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday reiterated his and the international community’s expectation from Burma’s ruling junta on the release of political....

Dam construction endangers lives of locals: report

At least 15,000 villagers in southern Shan State have been forced from their homes and into the jungle, leading many to cross over the border with Thailand, as the ruling...

Censor Board alters requirements for presenting draft copy

Burma’s Censor Board under the Ministry of Information has imposed a new time limit and altered requirements for weekly journals in presenting their draft copies. Starting...

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