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An Afghan man walks in front of a billboard with a photo of Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai in Kabul, 06 Sep 2009
Mon. 07 Sep 2009 1109 UTC

Report: Fake Vote Sites Boosted Karzai in Afghan Election

Unnamed Afghan and Western officials say Hamid Karzai's supporters created as many as 800 fake polling stations that produced hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes

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British Prime Minister Gordon Brown speaks during a news conference with the German Chancellor in Berlin 6 Sept 2009

International Conference on Afghanistan to Convene After Election Completed Audio Clip Available

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown tells reporters high level conference would deal with issues such as security, governance and development

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Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 8 in Western Iraq

Police say the suicide car bombing also wounded at least 10 others near the Western city of Ramadi

The reactor building (L) dominates the nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran (File)

Iran's Ahmadinejad Refuses to Negotiate Nuclear 'Right'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said from Iran's point of view, the nuclear issue is concluded

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North Korea Says Deadly Dam Water Release in South Was Unintentional Audio Clip Available

Water in South Korean portion of the Imjin River surged Sunday more than 4.5 meters

A bystander watches as smoke rises from a cast iron factory at Howrah on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, in July 2008
Japan's PM-elect Yukio Hatoyama pledges a 25% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, much more than his predecessor.

Israel approves the building of 455 homes in the occupied West Bank, despite a strong US pressure to halt settlement work.

US food conglomerate Kraft proposes buying British chocolate giant Cadbury for $17bn, but the offer is rejected.

War Is Not Answer: Wa Leader

The leader of the UWSA, the biggest non-state-armed group in Burma, said only peaceful negotiation can defuse the tension in the border area.

Shwe Gas Calls on Corporations, Govts to Suspend Pipeline Project

A prominent rights group has called on corporations and governments involved in the Burmese oil and gas pipeline project to suspend their activities.

Former KIO Leaders Prepare for 2010 Election

Tu Ja, an important KIO leader, and four others resign their posts to organize a political party and field candidates in the 2010 election.

Turtle Thought to Be Extinct Spotted in Burma

The rare forest turtle, once though to be extinct, has been rediscovered in a remote forest in Burma, boosting chances of saving the reptile after hunting almost destroyed its population.

Junta Targets Ethnic Rebels to Forge Unity Ahead of Polls

The eruption of hostilities at the northeastern corner of Burma has much to do with a promised general election next year that the oppressive rulers are marching towards.

A Roof Over Their Heads

Some 16 months have passed since Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy delta but thousands of families are still living in makeshift shelters.

Filipino Warplanes, Boats Led Massive Ferry Rescue

The proximity of bomber planes and gunboats used for fighting al-Qaida-linked militants and two passing cargo ships led to the successful rescue of nearly 1,000 people from a sunken ferry.

Prelude to a Civil War?

If Snr-Gen Than Shwe’s calculations are correct, the SPDC will wipe out the Wa and Mongla armies, and the 2010 elections can be held on a less contentious playing field according to schedule.

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Inevitable US policy shift on Burma: why and how

(Commentary) The recent visit of US Senator Jim Webb has stirred up speculation and criticism of what the visit could mean for Washington’s Burma policy, espe...

Kachin rejects ‘Border Guard Force’ proposal

The Burmese military junta’s pressure notwithstanding, the Kachin people have rejected the regime’s proposal of transforming the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) troops...

Manpower training firm to open office in Burma

A manpower training and consultancy firm FranklinCovey has explored options of setting-up an office in Burma, and will begin operations by the next fiscal year. The marketing...

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