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Talks Begin on Iranian Nuclear Program

Western nations are concerned that Iran is trying to make a nuclear weapon, but Tehran says it is enriching uranium for peaceful purposes

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Indonesian soldiers carry an earthquake victim's body in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, 01 Oct 2009

Death Toll Rises From Indonesia Earthquake Audio Clip Available

Western Indonesia was rattled by another severe earthquake a day after a quake trapped thousands of people under collapsed buildings

Survivor walks through ruins of Salebata village on south coast of Samoa, 30 Sep 2009

Pacific Island Nations Dig Out From Tsunami Audio Clip Available

Aid begins reaching islands devastated by powerful earthquake; death toll has surpassed 120

Tourists on Tiananmen Square pose in front of newly-erected portrait of revered political leader Sun Yat-sen in Tian'anmen Square, 30 Sep 2009

China Celebrates 60 Years of Achievement Under Communist Rule Audio Clip Available

Beijing showcases military capabilities, economic, social progress during huge parade marking anniversary of Communist state

President Barack Obama (file photo)

Obama, Top Advisers Discuss Afghanistan Strategy Audio Clip Available

National security team spent about three hours assessing Afghan policy, but details of discussion were not released

At least 770 people are now known to have died in the earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra, officials say.
World powers begin talks with Iran over its nuclear programme, days after it was accused of hiding a second uranium plant.

Britain's Serious Fraud Office says it will press for defence giant BAE to be prosecuted over bribery allegations.

Burma; 1 Oct 2009

Why Dealing With Burma Is A Very Bad Idea

Working in Burma may support a murderous regime, but some Australian companies still think it makes good business sense. They're very wrong, writes Sharan Burrow

Regional Rice Plan Faces Uncertainties

Efforts by five Southeast Asian countries to form a rice cartel will likely be hampered by the group’s size and disparities among its members.

Chinese Authorities Seek Damages from Junta

Local authorities in southwestern China are demanding US $41 million in compensation for property destroyed by Burmese troops in Kokang.

Kachin, Junta Deadlock in Guard Force Talks

The Burmese junta maintains its demand for the Kachin to transform its army into a border guard force—likelihood of war increases.

Burmese Women Welcome UN Resolution

The Women’s League of Burma says it welcomes a UN resolution aimed at protecting women and children in conflict zones.

Asia Readies for Next Storm as Death Toll Rises

Asia had little respite from an already brutal storm season, with warnings the next tempest was en route to the Philippines while three nations counted their dead from the previous typhoon.

Printing industry likely to raise charges

With the Burmese military regime deciding to issue new Kyat 5,000 denomination currency notes as of today, the printing industry is likely to hike charges, printing press...

Sino-Burma border situation stable: China

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday denied media reports that local Burmese authorities had ordered Chinese citizens in North-eastern Shan State to leave, and...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

US’s Burma policy; Is it flawless?

(Analysis) Accepting the failure of sanctions to usher in political change, the Burmese opposition and analysts said, the new US policy on the Southeast Asian n...

KIO wants partial cooperation with junta

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), an ethnic armed group in Northern Burma, have proposed the junta to cooperate with some of its departments. Representatives of...

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