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Suspicious North Korean ship detained off Andamans

People at trial including Clotilde Reiss, right (8.8.09)
Two Iranians employed by the UK and French embassies and a French teacher are among those on trial over poll protests in Iran.

Indonesia police say DNA tests are needed before they can confirm if a top terror suspect was killed in a shoot-out.

A helicopter and a light aircraft are reported to have collided over the Hudson River near New York City in the US.

General view of court room where dozens of opposition activists, protesters stood trial in Tehran, 08 Aug 2009 (photo released by Fars News Agency)
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Iran Tries Second Group of Election Protesters

Defendants include French lecturer, top Iranian reformists, journalists

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Indonesian police officers gather outside a house after exchanging gunfire in Temanggung, Central Java, Indonesia, 08 Aug 2009

Top Indonesian Terror Suspect Reported Killed in Raid Audio Clip Available

Local Indonesian media say terrorist leader Noordin Top has been killed during 17-hour siege on house believed to be hideout for Islamic terrorists

Sonia Sotomayor (L) completes oath administered by Chief Justice John Roberts to become Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice, in Washington, 08 Aug 2009

Sotomayor Sworn in as First Hispanic US Supreme Court Justice

She was confirmed by US Senate Thursday on vote of 68 to 31

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma with US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, after their meeting in Durban, South Africa, 08 Aug 2009

South African President Zuma, US Secretary of State Clinton Meet in Durban Audio Clip Available

Following meeting, secretary of state said US, South Africa plan to enhance their cooperation bi-laterally and beyond

Jonglei State in Southern Sudan

UN Says Violence in Sudan Hampering Humanitarian Efforts Audio Clip Available

World Food Program concerned assaults last Sunday in Jonglei State could cause retaliatory attacks

On the anniversary of 8888, I want to pay tribute to all of Burma's political prisoners. Their courage and resilience in the face of the abuse of their fundamental human rights are humbling.
—Ivan Lewis, UK's deputy minister at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Burmese Opposition Unites at UN

Exiled opposition leaders from Burma came together at the UN to present a plan for a democratic future in their homeland and ask the UN to transmit it to the country's military rulers.

American Intruder Has Another Seizure

John W Yettaw, the American on trial for entering the house of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, had three short epileptic fits on Friday.

Security Tight on Anniversary of 8888 Uprising

Pro-junta supporters and truckloads of riot police patrolled Rangoon on the 21st anniversary of pro-democracy protests that triggered one of Burma’s bloodiest military coups.

Overseas Employment Agencies Offer Services on Credit

Despite a growing demand for Burmese workers, high service fees charged by overseas employment agencies are discouraging would-be applicants from seeking jobs abroad.

Weekly Business Roundup (August 8, 2009)

Thailand’s state oil and gas developer, PTTEP, is planning to have gas flowing from the new M-9 offshore site in the Gulf of Martaban by 2013.

Burmese Army Equipped with New Arms

The 400,000-strong Burmese army is now almost fully armed with locally manufactured MA-series weapons.

Junta denies frame up in Yettaw case

The Burmese military junta has flatly denied that the intrusion into Aung San Suu Kyi’s residence by an American Mr. John William Yettaw, was a conspiracy hatched by...

Security men guarding Suu Ky’s house punished

Action has been taken against the security personnel deployed in and around Aung San Suu Kyi’s residence, who were responsible for the intrusion of an American John Yettaw,...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

No home work but blind attack

(Opinion) Response on Commentary – “ NCGUB’s shopping or political tour in Indonesia?” By Heng Khur, 4 August 2009. The commentary writer obviously la...

57 state owned enterprises to be sold off

The Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development in Naypyitaw will auction off 57 state owned enterprises on the 22nd of this month. The auction will be held at......

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