Police say a second suicide attack was thwarted, when Iraqi security forces opened fire on the bomber before he could trigger the explosives on his truck
Tragedy resulted when students got jammed in narrow staircase, but not clear what exactly sparked stampede; 30 injured
US president gives details of $900 billion proposal that would include government-run insurance option to provide competition to private companies
Some Republicans say president failed to offer sufficient specifics or reform proposals that Americans are comfortable with
UN-backed commission announces it is excluding votes from 32 polling stations in Ghazni and Paktika provinces
Afghanistan's electoral complaints body invalidates for the first time some ballots from the presidential poll because of fraud.
Germany announces General Motors will sell Opel and Vauxhall to Canada's car parts manufacturer Magna.
France's President Sarkozy announces plans for a new carbon tax aimed at combating global warming.
|By AUNG THET WINE|
|Danok Pagoda remains a pile of rubble and local authorities say they have no information if it will be rebuilt after collapsing in May.|
|By SIMON ROUGHNEEN|
|Gas revenue calculated by Burma’s junta at 6 kyat per dollar, leaving US $4.8 billion unaccounted for, says Earthrights International. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|Human Rights Watch says the US should immediately conclude its policy review on Burma and take initiatives to make its policies more successful. |
|By LAWI WENG|
|Two girls in the 6th and 9th grades receive a one-year prison sentence for selling illegal lottery tickets. |
|By WAI MOE|
|Leading Burmese officials attend North Korea’s 61st anniversary celebration in Rangoon, highlighting the close ties between the two nations.|
The United States should immediately wrap up its Burma policy review and adopt policies of diplomacy, sanctions and humanitarian aid more effectively, the Human Rights Watch... A meeting between top leaders of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and the Burmese military junta’s representatives was held yesterday, where the KIO persisted...
|Thailand’s Ministry of Education is drawing up a proposal for the cabinet to initiate an education system for migrant, refugee and stateless children, according to the United States...||After capturing the Kokang area, the Burmese Army is reinforcing its troops and equipping them with heavy armaments, along the Sino-Burma border, leading military analysts to...|
|Some ethnic Mon leaders plan to float a new political party before the 2010 general elections. Former New Mon State Party (NMSP) Central Committee members Nai Tin Aung,...||The United States Embassy in Rangoon said it is talking to the Burmese government regarding an American, arrested at the Yangon International Airport on September 3. Burma born...|