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An Iraqi man sits in the ruins of a Kurdish village after a predawn suicide truck bombing in Wardek, southeast of Mosul in northern Iraq, 10 Sep 2009
Thu. 10 Sep 2009 0109 UTC

Suicide Truck Bomb Kills 23 in Northern Iraq

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

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A mother (c) cries as she searches for her daughter outside a school in New Delhi, 10 Sep 2009

Indian School Stampede in India Leaves 5 Students Dead

Tragedy resulted when students got jammed in narrow staircase, but not clear what exactly sparked stampede; 30 injured

President Barack Obama addresses Congress, 9 Sep 2009

Obama Addresses Nation on Health Care Reform Video clip available

US president gives details of $900 billion proposal that would include government-run insurance option to provide competition to private companies

Rep. Charles Boustany, (R-La) rehearses Republican response to President Barack Obama's speech 9 Sep 2009

Lawmakers Give Obama Mixed Reaction on Health Care Speech Audio Clip Available

Some Republicans say president failed to offer sufficient specifics or reform proposals that Americans are comfortable with

Election workers tally the results of the presidential election at the Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Afghanistan, 25 Aug 2009

Afghan Election Fraud Commission Throws Out Suspect Votes

UN-backed commission announces it is excluding votes from 32 polling stations in Ghazni and Paktika provinces

Afghan election workers sorts votes
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.

Danok Pagoda’s Fate is Unknown

Danok Pagoda remains a pile of rubble and local authorities say they have no information if it will be rebuilt after collapsing in May.

Junta Gas Profits Stashed in Singapore Banks: ERI

Gas revenue calculated by Burma’s junta at 6 kyat per dollar, leaving US $4.8 billion unaccounted for, says Earthrights International.

US Should Review Burma Policy: HRW

Human Rights Watch says the US should immediately conclude its policy review on Burma and take initiatives to make its policies more successful.

Two 16-Year-Old Students Sentenced to Prison

Two girls in the 6th and 9th grades receive a one-year prison sentence for selling illegal lottery tickets.

Junta Media Highlights North Korean Anniversary

Leading Burmese officials attend North Korea’s 61st anniversary celebration in Rangoon, highlighting the close ties between the two nations.

HRW urges US to wrap up Burma policy review

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...

KIO leaders meet MAS chief over BGF issue

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...

Thai government to provide education to refugee children

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...

Civil war imminent in Burma: Observers

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...

Former NMSP leaders to form party to contest polls

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,...

US Embassy investigates arrest of American citizen in Burma

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...

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