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Aung San Suu Kyi (File)
Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi Meets Government Liaison

Officials say her meeting with labor minister and government liaison Aung Kyi took place at a guest house near the Nobel laureate's home

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Philippine National Police Chief Jesus Versoza points at mug shots of suspected members of the government armed militia who allegedly participated in the massacre of 57 people in Maguindanao province at Camp Crame, police headquarters in suburban Quezon City, 09 Dec 2009
Philippine Police Seek 161 Suspects in Massacre

Philippine police say those identified for involvement in last
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, center, walking with Deputy Commander of International Security Assistance Force Army Gen. David Rodriguez,(L), and National Training Mission-Afghanistan(NTM-A) commander, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, IV,(R), at Camp Eggers in Kabul Afghanistan, 08 Dec 2009
Gates Visits Troops in Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates toured a new command headquarters that serves as a
Michel Jarraud, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, holds up a temperature chart during a press conference at the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen, 8 Dec 2009
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Michel Jarraud, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, holds up a temperature chart during a press conference at the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen, 08 Dec 2009
Copenhagen Conference Gets Down to Work Amid Calls for Results

Goal is to come up with substantive, but workable solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions, promote new, eco-friendly technologies

Alistair Darling delivering his pre-Budget report
Britain's finance minister announces a public sector pay freeze and bank bonus tax as he tackles budget difficulties.

Philippines charges 24 with rebellion over massacre
Twenty-four people in the Philippines are charged with rebellion over a massacre that left 57 dead.

Huge waves allow rare Hawaii surfing contest
A surfing competition held only in the most extreme conditions takes place in Hawaii as waves reach up to 12m (40ft) high.

The rise of online journalism has opened the door to a new generation of reporters, but it also means they are vulnerable.
—Joel Simon, the executive director of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists

Suu Kyi Meets Regime's Liaison Minister

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets the regime's specially appointed Relations Minister, Aung Kyi, at a government guesthouse near her home.

Burma Taking Severe Hit from Climate Change: Watchdog

A new report shows that Burma is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the impact of global warming.

Burma Threatens Thailand's stability: Bangkok Governor

Bangkok's Governor warns that Burma's large military forces are a threat to Thailand.

161 Suspects in Philippines Massacre Sought

Philippine police on Wednesday named 161 suspects in the massacre of 57 people last month, including government militiamen.

Burma Destroys $93 Million in Illicit Drugs

Authorities in eastern Burma destroyed more than $93 million worth of methamphetamine tablets and other illicit drugs seized over the last six months.

Aung San Suu Kyi meets junta’s Liaison Minister again

In a sudden development, detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi had a meeting again with Burmese military junta’s Liaison Minister Aung Kyi for about 45 minutes...

UN committed to Burma’s development projects

A senior official of the United Nations, Dr. Ajay Chhibber during a five-day visit to Burma reiterated the World Body’s commitment to support ongoing and future development programmes...

Wa Army determines to keep their guns

United Wa State Army (UWSA), an armed ceasefire group, has began briefing its rank and file of its policy of protecting their peace with arms early this month, a Wa...

Imbibing national miasma in a searching Burma

(Book review) Some dozen years ago I found myself sharing in the daily labors of the residents of a sea-swept monastery in the southern Burmese coastal town of ..
Child soldier numbers ‘increasing’ in Burma

Dec 9, 2009 (DVB)–Recruitment of child soldiers by the Burmese army is increasing after incentives were offered to troops to boost battalion numbers, a legal advocacy group has warned. - more

Suu Kyi meets again with junta officer

Dec 9, 2009 (AFP)–Burma's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with the junta's liaison officer Wednesday, a state official told AFP, in the latest sign of dialogue between the two sides. - more

Arakanese abducted for border fence work

Dec 9, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese troops are abducting villagers near to the Burma-Bangladesh border and forcing them to work on the construction of a border fence, an Arakan local has reported. - more

A relationship of difference

Joseph Allchin

Dec 9, 2009 (DVB)–A detained Indian rebel’s confession has opened a window into a fetid, ambiguous relationship between Burma and its western neighbour, as a senior Indian delegation heads to Naypyidaw. - more

Burmese ‘more aware’ of climate change

Dec 9, 2009 (DVB)–The devastation wrought in Burma by cyclone Nargis last year has made people more aware of the potential for climate change to impact on the country, a Burmese environmentalist said. - more

Burma ‘exceptional’ in Global Climate Risk Index

Dec 9, 2009 (DVB)–Nearly a quarter of the world’s population that died as a result of extreme weather conditions between 1990 and 2008 were victims of Burma’s cyclone Nargis, which hit the country last May. - more

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