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A Pakistani official removes a suicide jacket from a terrorist shot dead at a law enforcing building in Lahore, Pakistan, 15 Oct 2009
Thu. 15 Oct 2009 0510 UTC

32 Dead in Attacks on Pakistani Police

Officials say groups of gunmen stormed regional office of Federal Investigation Agency, two police training centers; many of dead appear to be police officers

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President Barack Obama (file photo)

Obama to Visit New Orleans, Review Rebuilding Efforts

In first visit to city since becoming president, Barack Obama will visit charter school, talk to students

Abdullah Abdullah, a presidential candidate, top rival of President Hamid Karzai and former Afghan foreign minister, Kabul, 15 Oct. 2009

Afghan Presidential Candidate Hopeful About Runoff Vote

Abdullah Abdullah says he is hopeful UN-backed investigation into ballot-stuffing will lead to runoff election

Damage from riots in Xinjiang region

China Hands Down More Death Sentences for Xinjiang Riots

China saw its worst ethnic violence in decades, when riots erupted in Xinjiang's regional capital, Urumqi, in July

Map of South Korea

Warning, Apology Mark Week of Mixed Signals from North Korea Audio Clip Available

Pyongyang accuses South Korea of sending warships into its waters saying clash may result; Seoul says accusations have no truth whatsoever

Troops at scene of Lahore attack (15/10/09)
At least 38 people are killed in the latest in a series of gun and bomb attacks on security facilities in Pakistan.

US banks Goldman Sachs and Citigroup report positive quarterly results, lifting hopes of an end to the global banking crisis.

A Microsoft official says new trading rules are needed for the movement of electronic data around the world.

Elderly Face Lonely Challenges

After Cyclone Nargis destroyed their dreams of a secure future, many elderly Burmese struggle to survive without loved ones or incomes.

The Message from Oslo

The example of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is also relevant in the debate over the award of this year’s prize to US President Barack Obama.

Many Burmese Monks Arrested

The military junta arrests at least 30 monks across the country in the past two months, trying to discourage potential demonstrations.

Burmese Activists Urge Japan to Increase Pressure on Naypyidaw

A group of Burmese pro-democracy activists has urged Japan’s new deputy foreign minister to increase pressure on Burmese regime to start a political dialogue.

NLD Leaders Meet EU Delegation in Rangoon

Representatives of Burma’s opposition NLD meet with an EU delegation at the party’s headquarters in Rangoon to discuss election issues.

Sanctions Undermined by Burma's Neighbors: US

The US effort to sanction gems sales from Burma are failing, says a US government watchdog agency.

Police brutality case under investigation

The North Okkalapa Police station is investigating the death of Kyawt Maung, allegedly beaten to death by police earlier this month. Police Station House Officer, Divisional Health Department...

Rice prices soar

Prices of rice of the low and middle variety have been pushed up given the rising export demand. The Myanmar Rice Merchants Association said, the prices of rice in July......

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Burma: Behind the talk-show

(Analysis) In a rare gesture, the Burmese military junta last week granted detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi her request to meet diplomats from the...

Only 2,000 Burmese migrant workers verify nationality

Nearly three months have elapsed yet only about 2,000 Burmese migrant workers have gone in for nationality verification from among an estimated one million in Thailand,...

Myaingyingu abbot offers to mediate between warring Karen factions

The Myaingyingu abbot U Thuzana has implored to the two Karen factions, which are at each other’s throat to stop fighting and offered to mediate and bring about peace. Abbot...

HRW award for poet, who ridiculed Than Shwe

The imprisoned poet, who famously ridiculed the junta Supremo Senior Gen. Than Shwe, calling him ‘power crazy’ has been awarded the Hellman/Hammet prize by...

Burmese activists repose faith on new Japanese government

Burmese pro-democracy activists on Wednesday met Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister in Tokyo and urged the Japanese government to pressurize Burma’s military rulers to...

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