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A man retrieves wood from the rubble in Padang, Indonesia, 05 Oct 2009
Mon. 05 Oct 2009 1210 UTC

Indonesian Earthquake Efforts Shift to Rebuilding Phase

More than a thousand people died in last week's quake and over 180,000 buildings were severely damaged or destroyed

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People use a pipe to swim across a river swollen by flood waters at Kurnool district, about 205 kilometers from Hyderabad, India,  04 Oct 2009

Indian Floods Death Toll Reaches 200 Audio Clip Available

There are fears that many people may still be stranded in villages which have not yet been accessed, and a massive relief and rescue operation underway

Pakistani paramilitary soldiers patrol in front of the United Nations office after a suicide blast in Islamabad, 05 Oct 2009

Suicide Bomb Blast at UN Office in Pakistani Capital Audio Clip Available

World Food Program offices are located on a street that already has high security due to other nearby United Nations offices

Israeli border police officer, masked plainclothes police officers detain Palestinian youth during clashes in east Jerusalem, 5 Oct 2009

Israel Deploys Police Around Jerusalem's Old City

Police say they have restricted access for Muslim worshipers into the compound for safety reason

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, left, stands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il upon his arrival in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, 4 Oct. 2009.

Chinese Premier Visits North Korea Audio Clip Available

China's official Xinhua news agency does not give details of the meeting

File photo of South Africa's national Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi
South Africa's ex-police chief - a former head of Interpol - pleads not guilty at the start of a landmark corruption trial.

A suicide bomber dressed in military uniform targets the UN World Food Programme in Islamabad, killing five people.

Microsoft confirms that it is investigating reports that details of thousands of hotmail accounts have been posted online.

Is It the Same Old Game?

We may all see through Than Shwe’s shallow veneer of renewing talks between his liaison minister and Suu Kyi, but we must not give up hope of achieving some leverage.

A Political Football

Crowd violence with political overtones mars a Rangoon-Mandalay soccer match.

New US Policy has Multiple Goals

Domestic Burmese politics, nuclear proliferation, geo-strategic politics and other areas could be affected by direct US-Burma engagement.

Regional Peace is Threatened: Kachin

War is likely if the Burmese junta continues to pressure the Kachin to transform their army into a border guard force, says Kachin leader following meeting with junta general.

Schools Hold Class in Tents after Indonesia Quake

Hundreds of children go back to class in schools set up in tents in Indonesia's earthquake zone to get counseling on the loss of loved ones and homes.

Suu Kyi, Junta Liaison Officer Hold Meeting

Aung San Suu Kyi meets with the Burmese junta’s liaison officer for the first time in nearly two years.

Four women activists arrested by special branch

Four women activists, praying for the release of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, were arrested on Saturday, the eve of full moon day that marked...

Ostensible verdict against Aung San Suu Kyi

(Commentary) If a ruling of a court is called a verdict, it has to be called a legal judgment and the judgment has to be made by a judge. So...

Thai government expedites national verification process

Authorities in Thailand are expediting the process of providing information about national verification for Burmese migrants, even as governors in Phuket and Samut Sakorn...

Beijing and Burma no longer best of friends

There is a growing rift between the two close allies and neighbours, China and Burma over their border problems, with relations at an all-time low. The Burmese junta have cooled......

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, Kyaw Zaw Lwin, arrested on arrival in the former Burmese capital’s international...

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