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Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, left, Rio 2016 bid President Carlos Arthur Nuzman, center, celebrate with delegation, 02 Oct 2009
Fri. 02 Oct 2009 1510 UTC

Rio de Janeiro to Host 2016 Olympic Games

Thousands cheer in Rio after announcement by IOC President Jacques Rogge

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President Obama speaks at White House, 2 Oct 2009

Obama: Higher US Unemployment A 'Sobering Reminder' Video clip available

Unemployment in US reached 9.8 percent in September

Child suffering from malnutrition is held in makeshift feed center in town of Maradi, Niger (file photo)

Report Forecasts Dramatic Rise in African Child Malnutrition Audio Clip Available

International Food Policy Research Institute says climate change will increase global number of malnourished children by 25 million in next 40 years

An Indonesian woman dries her mattresses outside her home damaged by an earthquake in Pariaman,  about 40 miles (60 kilometers) northwest of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, 02 Oct 2009

Critical Humanitarian Operations Underway In Asia-Pacific

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is mounting a huge humanitarian relief operation to help victims of six natural disasters in Asia-Pacific area

Iran's top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (2nd L) with members of his delegation at opening of talks between Iran and six world powers in Geneva, 01 Oct 2009

Iran Nuclear Talks Elicit Optimism, Skepticism

Some analysts warn against getting hopes too high; others see talks as compromise and first step to test Iran's mettle in negotiations

Troops in the wreckage of a hotel in Padang
Foreign aid and medical teams start to arrive in Indonesia's Padang as the search for people buried under buildings goes on.

Tens of thousands are evacuated ahead of Typhoon Parma, now heading for the northern tip of the storm-hit Philippines.

Vote counting is to begin shortly in the Republic of Ireland's crucial second referendum on the European Union's Lisbon Treaty.

Rangoon under Tight Security Again

With the deadline for a Burmese junta apology to monks set for Saturday, extra security forces appear on Rangoon streets.

Regime Pressures Traders Not to Increase Prices

Burmese traders are under increasing pressure from the military government to keep their prices stable following Friday’s introduction of the 5,000 kyat (US $5) banknote.

Tensions Rise over Junta Crony’s Car Imports

The UMEHL, a military-owned conglomerate, is unhappy that it has been permitted to import fewer cars than Tay Za, a close associate of Burma’s top generals.

Court Rejects Appeal against Suu Kyi House Arrest

A Burmese court has turned down Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal against her most recent sentence to house arrest.

Monastery Life after the ‘Saffron Revolution’

Monks and nuns were at the forefront of the September 2007 “Saffron Revolution” in Burma.

ENC wants ethnic groups to contest 2010 elections

A group of Burma’s ethnic political organizations in exile – the Ethnic Nationalities Council (ENC) - has urged US Senator James Webb not to condemn the junta’s 2010 election before...

US embassy to put up lawyers for detained citizen

The US embassy in Rangoon has got in touch with lawyers to defend its detained citizen, Aung Kyaw Zaw, arrested on arrival in the former Burmese capital’s international...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Burma’s 2010 elections to test new US policy

(Analysis) The United States is seeking to more actively engage with Burma’s military rulers, but made it clear they will not repeal sanctions unless the regi...

ASEAN to raise US$ 103 million for post-Nargis activities

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ Tripartite Core Group will raise US$ 103 million for Post-Nargis Humanitarian Activities, even as it has established an “ASEAN Cooperation...

Rejection of Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal ‘legally flawed’: Defence lawyer

Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer on Friday said the Rangoon division court’s decision to reject the appeal against her sentence is “legally flawed” as...

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