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Taliban fighters in Afghanistan
The Taliban say they will step up the fight in Afghanistan, after pledges by the US to send substantial reinforcements.

British yachtsmen freed by Iran
Families speak of their relief as five British yachtsmen held for a week by Iran's Revolutionary Guard are released.

Men's genes 'may limit lifespan'
Men carry a gene which allow them to grow bigger than women, but limit their lifespan, research on mice suggests.

UN in Malaysia Grants More Burmese Refugee Status

About 11,000 Burmese refugees in Malaysia were recognized by the UN refugee agency in 2009, making them eligible for resettlement in third countries.

News of Stiglitz Visit Arouses Hopes but also Doubts

News of the forthcoming visit to Burma by Nobel Economics laureate Joseph Stiglitz has been greeted with a mixture of hope and doubt among Burmese and foreign economists.

Mekong Media Forum

A conference called the Mekong Media Forum will be held in Chiang Mai in Thailand on Dec 9-12.

Thailand Bans Booze in Holiday Gift Baskets

The ban on booze-filled baskets is the latest attempt by Thai government to curb drunken revelry around the holidays that result every year in hundreds of road deaths.

Marcos joins Pacquiao, Arroyo in run for Congress

Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos filed her candidacy for next year's congressional elections.
Cross-Country Ties an Obstacle to East Timor Justice
East Timor’s leaders say bringing to justice perpetrators of atrocities committed during the Indonesian army’s occupation would sour relations between the neighboring countries, but not everyone is so keen to forgive and move on.

Inaugural ceremony of the China-Myanmar Border Trade Fair 2009 being held at Ruili-JiegaoBurmese women in New Delhi singing at a function organised by SANGAT, a Network of...

Women's Voice

Burmese women in New Delhi singing at a function organised by SANGAT, a Network of...

Australia helps Burma in fighting HIV/AIDS

Australia will provide $ 3 million to Burma, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea as part of its effort to help reduce the spread of HIV in Asia-Pacific region. The Australian...

Court charges four women activists

Four women activists, who were arrested on October 3 for offering alms to Buddhist monks, had been charged by a district court on Monday under section 505(b) of the Penal...

‘Prayer’ activists face sedition charges

Dec 2, 2009 (DVB)–Four women, including an opposition party politician, have begun a trial in Rangoon in which they face charges of sedition after praying for the release of political prisoners in Burma. - more

Tension rises as stallholders stay put

Dec 2, 2009 (DVB)–Around 700 market vendors in southern Burma’s Irrawaddy division are defying orders from local authorities to move their market through fear of losing business in the cyclone-stricken delta. - more

Experts to debate sanctions on Burma

Dec 2, 2009 (DVB)-A group of experts on Burma will tonight debate the efficacy of controversial Western sanctions on the country, following renewed international engagement with the ruling junta. - more

Renovation to begin on Suu Kyi’s house

Dec 2, 2009 (DVB)–Renovations on the house-cum-prison of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi could begin this week after being approved by government authorities, Suu Kyi’s lawyer said. - more

Suu Kyi ranks 26th on ‘100 Top Global Thinkers’

Dec 2, 2009 (DVB)–Detained Burmese Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has ranked 26 on an annual table of ‘100 Top Global Thinkers’, released yesterday by the US-based Foreign Policy magazine. - more

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