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An Indian soldier aims his rifle outside the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, 29 November
A court in Pakistan charges seven people over last year's attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai which killed more than 170.

Climate policies 'improve health'
Cutting emissions to mitigate climate change will also make people healthier, according to research.

Google sorry over Michelle Obama racist image
Google apologises over a racially offensive image of Michelle Obama that appears when users search for the US first lady.

You are a weak man if you use your physical superiority to assault and brutalize women.
— Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the South African Nobel Peace laureate

Junta Continues War on Monks

The Burmese junta's campaign against activist monks and those involved in the 2007 demonstrations goes on.

INGO Work in Burma Could Stop During Election Period

International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) operating in Burma are likely to suspend their activities next May, according to NGO sources in Burma.

Security Sweep Rounds Up Migrants

Dozens of Burmese migrants are arrested in the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar prior to a two-day visit by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

Thai-Cambodia Tension Gives Rise to Schools with Bunkers

Children at the largest school in this village close to the Thai-Cambodian border have drills, practicing evacuation, in case their school comes under an artillery attack.

Trial of Khmer Rouge Prison Chief in Final Stage

Prosecutors in the genocide trial of a former Khmer Rouge prison chief demands a 40-year jail sentence for a man whom they described as snuffing out innocent lives and spreading terror across Cambodia.

Junta’s priority is elections, not easing sanctions: Win Tin

The Burmese military junta’s priority is to get on with its planned 2010 elections rather than looking at easing western sanctions, leaving little chance of the junta supremo...
EU and ASEAN raise $100m for Nargis relief

Nov 25, 2009 (DVB)–More than $US100 million has been raised for cyclone Nargis relief efforts by Southeast Asia’s regional bloc and the European Union, it was announced today. - more

Thai refugee camps face tough year ahead

Nov 25, 2009 (DVB)–Rising rice prices and the threat of an influx of Burmese refugees into Thailand over the coming year could place a heavy strain on refugee camps along the border, the head of a refugee aid group warned. - more

Burma aims to match Vietnam rice output

Nov 25, 2009 (DVB)–Burma’s rice production, once the most prodigious in the world, is making headway towards its former glory and will soon match Vietnam’s output, a leading rice trader said. - more

Iconic 1988 student leader ‘very ill’

Nov 25, 2009 (DVB)–The imprisoned leader of the 88 Generation Students activist group, instrumental in the infamous 1988 uprising in Burma, is in need of immediate medical assistance, his family said. - more

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