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A Pakistani policeman and bystanders remove an injured suicide car bomb blast victim after an attack on a police building in Peshawar, 16 Oct 2009
Fri. 16 Oct 2009 0710 UTC

Blast in Pakistani City of Peshawar Kills 11

Latest blast comes as Pakistani authorites are questioning suspects in connection with the wave of attacks on government sites Thursday that left at least 39 people dead

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Election worker counts ballots in Mazar-I-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, 20 Aug 2009

Report: Runoff Expected in Afghan Presidential Vote

Report says says the UN-backed Electoral Complaints Commission has reduced President Karzai's portion of the vote to 47 percent, less than the 50 percent he needs to win outright


5 Found Guilty of Australian Terror Plot

A jury in the trial deliberated for a month before finding the men guilty of conspiring to commit and prepare for a terrorist act


At Least 11 Killed in Iraq Bombing

Police say suicide bomber attacked mosque in northern town Tal Afar; at least 25 wounded

Stock broker reacts as he watches share prices at brokerage in Mumbai (May 2009 file photo)

Foreign Investment Flows Into India Again Audio Clip Available

Benchmark stock indexes more than double over last six months, as investors return to country

Men carry a casualty from the scene of the bomb
At least 11 people have died in an explosion in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say, a day after a string of attacks.

The UN human rights body backs a report into Israel's Gaza offensive accusing both Israel and Hamas of war crimes.

The father of a boy thought to have been carried away by a balloon before being found denies the incident was a media stunt.

Aung San Suu Kyi meets lawyers
Detained Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday afternoon met her legal counsels and went over plans to appeal at the High Court. Nyan Win and Khin Htay...
Mice menace causes food scarcity in Arakan StateMice infestation has destroyed paddy fields in Rakhine State causing food scarcity in villages in Tungup Township. Mice in large numbers have destroyed seasonal vegetables...

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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...

Ethnic groups grapple with election strategyTwo exiled ethnic political organizations have expressed their opposition against the Burmese military junta’s planned 2010 election, saying it is aimed to rubber stamp the junta’s rule... Activists in New York demand strong condemnationBurmese pro-democracy activists on Wednesday urged the United Nations to use strong language to condemn the Burmese military regime in its forthcoming General Assembly...
Police brutality case under investigationThe 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 soarPrices 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......


The NLD’s Internal Debate

Burma’s main opposition party needs a national conference to iron out differences of opinion and steer the party in a unified direction.

Bangladesh Expels Rohingyas

Bangladeshi authorities are pushing Rohingya refugees back into Burma in increasing numbers.

Suu Kyi Meets Lawyers to Discuss Appeal

Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers meet with the Burmese democracy leader at her home to discuss her appeal to the Supreme Court.

Karen IDPs Face Food Crisis: KHRG

A Karen rights group claims that many displaced Karen people in Papun District are facing starvation due to the repression of government troops.

Asean: Getting Beyond Spin, Addressing Substance

Asean has a golden opportunity to influence developments in Burma by working more closely with a US that is “back” in Southeast Asia.

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