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Tue. 06 Oct 2009 1310 UTC

Top Rwanda Genocide Suspect Arrested

Idelphonse Nizeyimana has been extradited to International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Tanzania to face charges of genocide, crimes against humanity

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Guinea's military leader Capt. Moussa Dadis Camara (l) walks with Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore as he arrives at Conakry airport, 5 Oct 2009

Guinea Military, Opponents Agree to Burkinabe Mediation

Both sides agree to meet in Burkina Faso, as part of regional mediation following last week's killing of at least 157 opposition demonstrators

Australian $100 note, 06 Oct 2009

Australia Becomes First Developed Economy to Raise Interest Rates Audio Clip Available

Other central banks not likely to follow suit just yet

This television frame grab taken from Dawn TV on October 5, 2009, shows Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud talking with media at an undisclosed location

Pakistani Taliban Claim Responsibility for WFP Bombing Audio Clip Available

Spokesman says his group believes international organizations such as World Food Program promote a 'US agenda' in the country

Helmand province, Afghanistan

10 Afghan Troops Killed in Helmand, Nuristan Fighting

Defense Ministry says deaths occurred in last 24 hours during two separate operations in southern Helmand province and eastern Nuristan province

Idelphonse Nizeyimana
A top Rwandan genocide suspect, accused of ordering the 1994 murder of a Tutsi queen, is arrested in Uganda.

Film-maker Roman Polanski is denied bail ahead of his possible extradition to the US, the Swiss Justice Ministry says.

Google confirms to BBC News that its e-mail system - Gmail - has been targeted as part of an "industry-wide phishing scheme".

We want long-term peace, and we don’t want to wage war, but if the junta forces us to transform our troops, the regional peace will be destroyed.
— La Ja, general-secretary of the Kachin Independence Organization

What Will China Do Next?

The Burmese junta may soon find that its cozy relationship with Beijing becomes suffocating.

Scandal Hits Rangoon Police

The Rangoon Division police chief is reportedly in hiding to avoid arrest, following a scandal involving corruption and abuse of power.

Japan Calls for ‘Fair and Transparent’ Election in Burma

Japan’s foreign minister calls on the ruling regime in Burma to ensure that next year’s election is fair, transparent and inclusive.

ENC Calls on US to Back 2010 Election

The Ethnic Nationalities Council has written a controversial letter to Sen Jim Webb outlining its policy for the 2010 election.

Rich, Poor Nations Divided over Climate Solutions

Aid agencies say the rise in Asian weather disasters should serve as a wake-up call for negotiators to intensify their efforts to reach a global deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Quake-hit Buildings Demolished in Indonesia

Workers used backhoes Tuesday to demolish buildings damaged in Indonesian's giant earthquake that left hundreds if not thousands dead.

HRW urges Australia to review Burma policy

In the wake of the announcement by the United States of its new Burma policy, Human Rights Watch on Monday urged Australia to review its policy towards...

Solar power fills in for electricity in rural areas

Solar power is being used by many people in rural areas in Burma, where electricity is not available. Shops selling solar power plates in some townships said that more and...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

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 far it seems ostens...

Junta supremo postpones delta trip

Burma’s ruling military supremo Snr Gen Than Shwe, who was scheduled to pay a two-day visit to the Irrawaddy Delta, has postponed his trip to mid-October, at the eleventh hour,......

Burmese team in Bangladesh for direct banking facilities

Experts from Burma and Bangladesh initiated discussions in Dhaka on Monday on expansion of bilateral trade by establishing direct banking facilities between the two countries,...

Article in private journal attacks Burma Campaigners

An article published in the Rangoon-based “The Voice” journal on Monday made an unveiled attack on campaign groups such as the Burma Campaign UK, for misusing...

Unidentified flu afflicts villagers in eastern Burma

At least 500 villagers belonging to nine villages in Phapun district in Karen state in eastern Burma, bordering Thailand, are suffering from a new but as yet unidentified type of...

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