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A NATO helicopter flies west of Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, 26 Oct. 2009
Mon. 26 Oct 2009 1010 UTC

NATO Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan Kill 14 Americans

It's one of the deadliest days for US forces since the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan

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Asylum Debate Stirs Political Debate in Australia Audio Clip Available

More than 42 vessels have reached Australian waters over the past year, most carrying Afghans, Sri Lankans and Iraqis

Family members and friends of a victim who was killed in a suicide bombing grieve at his funeral in Baghdad, Iraq, 26 Oct 2009

Dual Baghdad Bombings Kill 155, Wound 500

Near-simultaneous attacks hit near the heavily-guarded Green zone and appeared to target a provincial government building and the Ministry of Justice

Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki (file photo)

Iranian FM: Tehran to Respond to Nuclear Deal Within Days

Manouchehr Mottaki Monday reportedly said Tehran may agree to ship some of its own uranium abroad for enriching, or it may choose to buy enriched uranium

View of empty seats where Radovan Karadzic's defense team was supposed to sit at start of trial at War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, 26 Oct 2009

First Day of Karadzic Trial Ends Audio Clip Available

Serb leader Radovan Karadzic fails to appear before court for opening of his trial on 11 counts of crimes against humanity, genocide

Radovan Karadzic at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, file pic from August 2009
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic fails to appear for the opening of his trial on genocide and war crimes charges.

At least 14 Americans are killed and more injured in a series of helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, military officials say.

The trial of a man accused of murdering a pregnant Egyptian woman inside a German courtroom opens in Dresden.

Drowning in Debt

With insufficient work in the cyclone-devastated fishing and agricultural sectors, day laborers in the Irrawaddy delta are falling into the debt trap.

The World is not Flat

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s preposterous comparison of former Thai Premier Thaksin and Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi illustrates the quality of leadership within Asean.

Thaksin's Asean Comedy Act

Monday, October 26, 2009

Will the Junta and Wa Compromise?

The Burmese junta may have reached a conditional agreement with the UWSA over the border guard issue.

Bombs Damage TV Station, Gambling Businesses in Kokang

At least 10 bombs damage businesses in Laogai that are controlled by the Kokang militia put into power by the Burmese military government.

Rice Tariffs Snarl Asean Single Market

Rice, the staple dish across Southeast Asia, has emerged as an apt symbol of the region’s commitment—or lack of it—to unveiling a free trade area for its 10 members when the New Year dawns.

Hazardous Waste Contaminates Rivers near Rangoon

Dangerous chemicals and contaminated waste water pour into the rivers around Rangoon, posing a health hazard to humans and wildlife.

Stop Burma-China Oil and Gas Pipelines Projects!


US citizen begins trial in Burma

Oct 26, 2009 (DVB)–The Burmese-born US citizen currently detained in a Rangoon prison has appeared in court on charges of fraud after allegedly using false identification to enter the country. - more

Burma could ‘relax’ Suu Kyi’s detention

Oct 26, 2009 (DVB)–Burma’s military leaders could ease the conditions of Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention if she upholds “a good attitude”, the Burmese prime minister was quoted as saying. - more

Suu Kyi marks 14 years in detention

Oct 26, 2009 (DVB)–A senior Burmese opposition politician lamented an “unspeakable loss” for the people of Burma as opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday marked 14 years in detention. - more

Ten explosions hit Kokang capital

Oct 26, 2009 (DVB)–More than 10 simultaneous blasts hit Burma’s northeastern Shan state last week, the site of heavy fighting earlier this year between government troops and an ethnic army. - more

US diplomat meets junta minister

Keen to strike a balance between the government and the opposition, the Charge d’Affairs of the US embassy in Rangoon Larry M. Dinger last week met Burmese junta’s Minister......

Chinese energy firm to expand exploration

The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) will expand its operations in Burma, christening three new drilling wells off the gulf of Martaban, according to an informed...

ASEAN inaugurates human rights commission

Leaders of Southeast Asian nations on Friday inaugurated a new regional human rights body as they kicked off the meeting at the 15th ASEAN summit in Hua Hin,...

Court hears witnesses in trial against Burmese-American

A special court in Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison on Friday heard two prosecution witnesses in the trial of Burmese born American Kyaw Zaw Lwin (a.k.a) Nyi Nyi Aung. Kyi Win,......

Civil society representatives barred from ASEAN summit

Member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have rejected a proposed meeting with five civil society representatives, including a Burmese delegate,...

UN rights envoy to visit Burma in November

A United Nations human rights expert on Thursday announced he will make another visit to military-ruled Burma, whose human rights situation remains “alarming”. Tomás Ojea Quintana,...

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