Officials say waves were triggered by powerful deep sea earthquake between Samoa and American Samoa; scores of people are reported killed
US Geological Survey says quake had magnitude of 7.9 and was centered 600 km northwest of Jakarta
Officials say death toll has reached 298 and is expected to rise
Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he agrees with President Obama's approach of deciding on Afghan war strategy first, then troop levels
Attack occurred Wednesday in Madozai district of Khost province, near Pakistani border
A tsunami caused by a powerful earthquake in the Pacific kills more than 100 people in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga.
The BBC learns that UN official Peter Galbraith is to be removed from his post in Afghanistan, but the envoy denies this.
Adapting to impacts of climate change will cost the developing world up to $100bn per year, a World Bank study concludes.
|By AUNG THET WINE|
|The arrival of a new Burmese bank note with a face value of 5,000 kyat is being viewed with concern and suspicion by many people, from housewives to economists.|
|By LALIT K JHA|
| The US assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Burmese minister of science and technology hold talks at the UN in New York. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
| Analysts say war between the Burmese government forces and the Wa army is inevitable. Some say Beijing’s decision is inevitable too. |
|By LAWI WENG|
| Burmese authorities seized more than 1 million amphetamine tablets in Laogai in northern Shan State on Monday, according to Burma’s state-run media. |
|By ALEXA OLESEN|
|Massive security and thick fog helped create an eerie calm in downtown Beijing as police blocked off popular tourist landmarks ahead of a massive parade marking 60 years of Communist rule.|
In what appears to be the first step of engagement, US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell on Tuesday met Burmese delegates led by Minister of Science and...
Campaigners have called on Australian companies to pull out of Burma, as the military rulers are benefitting from their investments, helping prolong the regime’s rule. Zetty Brake,...
A casino in the Golden Triangle near the Thailand-Burma border has become the centre of conflict among high level Thai police officers after the former Deputy Metro Police...
Fighting largely came to an end in Karen State’s central Hlaing Bwe Township three months ago, but villagers who fled to Thailand in June to avoid the offensive are still...
A demolition operation by the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), an ethnic armed rebel group, has destroyed a D6 Caterpillar bulldozer and a 20-tonne excavator near...
The Refugee International on Monday hailed the United States for including an increase in humanitarian assistance to the Burmese people in its new policy announced by...