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US Economy Grows for First Time in More Than a Year

New Department of Commerce report says GDP grew at annual pace of 3.5 percent in third quarter - faster than predicted

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President Barack Obama salutes as a carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Sgt. Dale R. Griffin at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, 29 Oct 2009

Obama Attends Return of Fallen US Soldiers From Afghanistan

US president travels to Delaware military air base to meet a plane carrying bodies of 18 US soldiers, civilian personnel

An election poster asking people to vote is seen at the press conference room of the Afghan Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Afghanistan, 29 Oct 2009

Afghanistan Increases Number of Polling Stations for Runoff

Afghanistan's independent election commission tries to ensure a credible process after auditors found more than one million fraudulent votes in the first round of elections

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Oct 17 2009 file photo)

Iran Adds Caveat to Nuclear Cooperation Deal

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his country is ready to work with West on UN plan for processing nuclear fuel but will never give up 'its nuclear rights'

Iraqis gather in front of Ministry of Justice building, destroyed in blast Sunday that killed at least 155 people in Baghdad, 29 Oct 2009

Iraq Makes Arrests Over Deadly Blasts

Military says more than 60 security force members incarcerated in connection with recent series of bombings that killed 155 people

Car advertising the 'Cash for Clunkers' scrappage scheme
The US economy grew at an annual pace of 3.5% between July and September, indicating its recession has ended.

Denmark warns about the risks to a global climate change deal being finalised in time, as EU leaders gather for a key summit.

A British yachtsman tells how he and his wife were kidnapped by armed pirates while sailing in the Indian Ocean.

Passport Unpopular with Burmese Migrants

Many Burmese migrant workers in Thailand are put off applying for short-term passports because of the costs and corruption.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Suu Kyi ‘Keenly Monitoring’ Campbell Visit

Suu Kyi’s lawyer says she is keenly monitoring the upcoming visit of Kurt Campbell and his delegation.

Journalists, Volunteer Relief Workers Arrested in Rangoon

About a dozen people, including journalists and Nargis Cyclone volunteer relief workers, have been arrested by Burmese authorities in the past several weeks.

Wa and Mongla Stand Firm on Border Guard Question

Leaders of the United Wa State Army have told Burmese government negotiators that regime troops must withdraw from Wa territory before discussions can proceed about the formation of a border guard force.

Eastern Burma ‘Comparable’ to Darfur: TBBC

At least 75,000 people in eastern Burma were forcibly relocated in the past year, according to the main humanitarian group at the Thai-Burmese border.

Suu Kyi monitors US-junta direct engagement: NLD

Even as detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi continues with her fact-finding mission on the consequences of western sanctions, she is also observing the process of...

Nobel Laureates call for action on Burma

Two Nobel Peace Laureates, Jody Williams and Mairead Maguire, on Thursday reiterated their call for the immediate release of fellow Burmese Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi,...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Burmese way of filibuster

(Commentary) On May 10, 2008 the military junta ruling Burma held a constitutional referendum to approve a new constitution. Perhaps the results of the referend...

ASEAN leaders allow Burma to get off scot-free

A smug Burmese delegation, led by Prime Minister and General Thein Sein, are back home after attending the 15th annual ASEAN summit in Thailand, where they successfully...

NLD re-circulates disciplinary regulation

The ‘National League for Democracy’ (NLD) has reissued party disciplinary regulations, circulated six years ago, since activities of some party members have not been in keeping with...

Campaigners exhort China to halt pipeline project

Severe human rights violations and internal instability stares military-ruled Burma in the face, as the regime prepares to construct a dual gas and petroleum pipeline across the country...

Nargis volunteers, including reporter arrested

A number of members of a Cyclone Nargis volunteer group, ‘Lin Let Kye’, including freelance journalist Pai Soe Oo were arrested from Dagon Seikkan, Rangoon Division yesterday...
Japan ‘should protect’ Burmese Rohingya

Oct 29, 2009 (DVB)–The Japanese government’s lack of protection for Burmese Rohingya seeking asylum in Japan is sending the wrong message to the Burmese regime, human rights organisations have warned Tokyo. - more

What lies beneath

Francis Wade

Oct 29, 2009 (DVB)–As the most senior level US delegation to visit Burma in decades is soon to touch down, it is worth reminding ourselves of the myriad problems in Burma that Washington needs to address. - more

China denounced by anti-pipeline protesters

Oct 29, 2009 (DVB)–Protesters yesterday expressed “grave concern” about China’s multi-billion dollar gas and oil pipeline project in Burma that they claim poses serious risks both to Burmese citizens and regional security. - more

Torture used on ‘ordinary criminals’ in Burma

Oct 29, 2009 (DVB)–Victims of state-sanctioned torture in Burma range from the elderly to teenage girls who lack any sort of institutional measures to tackle the problem, an investigation has found. - more

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