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Rescuers search for victims after an earthquake-triggered landslide hit a village in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia, 03 Sep 2009
Thu. 03 Sep 2009 0609 UTC

Indonesia Quake Death Toll Rises, Scores Still Missing

Officials say 7.0-magnitude earthquake, which struck Wednesday off Java island's coast, has killed at least 46 people

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Iran's Parliament Approves 18 Cabinet Nominees

Nominees put forward by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his 21-member Cabinet include the first woman to serve as a minister since the 1979 Islamic Revolution

Han Chinese demonstrators push against riot shields of security forces during protest downtown in Urumqi, 03 Sep 2009

New Unrest in Xinjiang Capital Urumqi Audio Clip Available

Demonstrators take to streets to protest deteriorating public safety

Chinese worker displays vials containing H1N1 flu vaccine by Beijing-based drug maker Sinovac Biotech Ltd., 3 Sep 2009

China Approves One-Dose H1N1 Vaccine Audio Clip Available

Development defies previous expectations vaccines against so-called 'swine flu' would need two doses to work

Chief Minister of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy (2004 File)

Influential Indian Politician Killed in Helicopter Crash

Death of the well-respected Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy is a blow for India's governing Congress Party

Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi - 3/09/09
MPs approve Iran's first woman minister in 30 years, as they back 18 out of 21 of President Ahmadinejad's cabinet nominees.

Fresh protests are reported in the Chinese province of Xinjiang, where almost 200 people were killed in ethnic violence in July.

The vast Andromeda galaxy has expanded by gobbling up stars from smaller galaxies, research shows.

Burmese Origami Champ Denied Passport

Thailand’s Interior Ministry has denied a 12-year-old Burmese boy a passport to go to Japan to participate in a paper airplane contest.

Mong’s Plane Will Fly After All

In a turnaround by the Thai Interior Ministry, a Burmese boy is granted a temporary Thai passport to travel to Japan to compete in a paper plane contest.

Junta Pressures Mon Party Leaders

Recognizing a split among Mon Party leaders, the Burmese regime orders the key players not to sell private or party property.

China Hedges its Energy Bet with Move into Bangladesh

A move into Bangladesh to search for oil and gas sends a signal to Burma that its patron is looking out for its energy interests.

Clouds of War Move Over Shan State

Following the fall of the Kokang capital to Burmese government forces, hundreds of villagers are now fleeing Wa State in fear of being caught in the next conflict zone.
Authorities Conduct a Census of Adults in Rangoon
A census of adults in Rangoon being conducted by local authorities is thought to be in preparation for the 2010 election.

Suu Kyi’s lawyers submit appeal over her detention

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers on Thursday filed an appeal in the Rangoon divisional court regarding the sentencing of the Nobel Peace Laureate and...

UWSA will be in a spot if Wei sides with junta

(Commentary) Much has been made of the junta’s ‘divide-and-rule’ tactics, but often overlooked is the fact that Burma’s military rulers do not create many of these situations,...

Fresh parleys between junta and NMSP over BGF

There was renewed parleys between Burmese military junta representatives and Mon leaders relating to the pressure being mounted on the ceasefire 'New Mon State Party' (NMSP)...

Nearly 6,000 Kokang war refugees back home: Junta

Nearly 6,000 people, who fled to China because of the war between the Burmese Army and the Kokang troops, have gone back to their homes. In the aftermath of the...

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UWSA will be in a spot if Wei sides with junta

(Commentary) Much has been made of the junta’s ‘divide-and-rule’ tactics, but often overlooked is the fact that Burma’s military rulers do not create ma...

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