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Win Tin, a senior leader of the National League for Democracy was taken to the Aung Tha Pyay detention camp this morning by the Special Branch of the police in Burma. Now he is get back home at Kyut Gone township around 4 pm this evening.

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan speaks during a news conference on Afghanistan
Sat. 12 Sep 2009 0109 UTC

Senator Calls for More Afghan Forces, Not US Troops

Armed Services Committee Chair Levin says US should increase Afghan forces with more training and equipment

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Map of North Korea

US Ready for Bilateral Meeting With North Korea

Officials say aim of meeting would be to try to convince Pyongyang to return to multilateral negotiations over its nuclear program

An Iranian technician works at the Isfahan Uranium Conversion Facilities (UCF), 420 kms south of Tehran (File)

US, Other Major Powers Propose Early Meeting with Iran Audio Clip Available

Decision follows Iranian overture for talks made to so-called 'P5+1' grouping earlier this week

US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama observe moment of silence to mark eighth anniversary of 9/11 attacks, 11 Sep 2009

Ceremonies Mark 8th Anniversary of September 11 Terrorist Attacks Video clip available

At vigils and memorials across the US, Americans remember those who died in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks

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Studies Show Swine Flu Vaccine Effective For Adults Video clip available

Only one dose of vaccine may be needed

Robert Mugabe on 11 September
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe welcomes EU officials on their first high-level mission in seven years.

The US says it is prepared to hold direct talks with North Korea to encourage the state to resume stalled nuclear discussions.

A multi-million dollar Andy Warhol art collection has been stolen from a private house in Los Angeles, police say.

"She [Aung San Suu Kyi] never asked me to leave Myanmar.”
— Total CEO Christophe de Margerie, responding to demands that the company pull out of Burma

China’s Failed Foreign Policy

The recent breakdown of a two-decade-old ceasefire between Burma’s military junta and ethnic militias in the country’s north demonstrates the failure of China’s foreign policy.

Burma’s New Constitution Privileges Soldiers above Civilians

The 2008 constitution is a tightly constructed document designed to provide “disciplined democracy” to Burma, which means continued military dominance.

Dim Lights, Big City

Electricity is so irregular in Rangoon that any time it goes on people rush to take showers, wash clothes and cook food.

Win Tin Summoned for Questioning

Win Tin, a senior member of the National League for Democracy and an outspoken critic of Burma’s ruling junta, has been taken into custody.

Whereabouts of US Citizen Still Unknown

A Burmese-born US citizen has not been heard from since his arrest in Rangoon more than a week ago.

Weekly Business Roundup (September 12, 2009)

One of the two giant oil companies exposed this week for helping to finance the Burmese military regime says on its corporate Web site that it supports human rights in what it terms “The Chevron Way.”

The Junta’s Twin August Offensives

The Burmese military junta has conducted strategic offensives against Suu Kyi and ethnic opposition in border areas.

‘Total will remain in Burma’: Chief

Chief of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, on Friday made it absolutely clear that the company does not have any political agenda and that it would not move...

HIV/AIDS voluntary groups to register with health ministry

The Burmese Ministry of Health has directed a network of voluntary groups, which are providing assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS, to register with the ministry. The National...

Webb to hold congressional hearing on Burma

US senator Jim Webb announced on Thursday that he will hold a congressional hearing on the impact and effectiveness of United States policy on Burma, according to a statement......

Lawyers meet Suu Kyi to discuss appeal

Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers met her for about two hours on Thursday and discussed the appeal to be filed against her sentence. “We were allowed to...

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