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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, after the Senate passed the health care reform bill.
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President Barack Obama speaks at the White House in Washington after the Senate passed the health-care reform bill, 24 Dec 2009

Obama Hails Historic Senate Health Care Vote

US president calls vote a landmark piece of legislation and acknowledges toughest part of process may lie ahead

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Christmas Mass
A shaken Pope says Christmas Mass in St Peter's shortly after being knocked over by a spectator who jumped barriers.

Leading Chinese dissident jailed
A top Chinese dissident, Liu Xiaobo, is jailed for 11 years, after a trial which has been widely condemned in the West.

'Humongous' storm hits Midwest
A huge winter storm is rolling across the central US, bringing chaos to road and air transport from Texas to Minnesota.

Junta stocking up on weapons for rainy day: observer
The Burmese military junta’s decision to purchase armament from Russia ...
Junta lobbies hard on international fora
Burma’s state-owned newspaper New Light of Myanmar on Wednesday reported ...
Woman prisoner dies in Insein prison
A woman prisoner died of cardiac arrest in Insein prison hospital yesterday, ...
Repair work on Suu Kyi’s house halted
Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been ordered to stop repair works ...

Burma's Poor Performance at SEA Games Slammed

Burma's poor performance at the 25th Southeast Asian Games in Vientane, Laos, has come in for sharp criticism by leading commentators.

Suu Kyi's House Repair Halted

Work to renovate the home of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been halted by the government following an objection by her brother Aung San Oo.

Dissident Dies in Prison

Tin Tin Htwe, who was arrested during the 2007 Saffron Revolution, died in Insein Prison hospital on Wednesday night.

US Demands Immediate Access to Jailed Citizen

The United States urges the Burmese junta to provide immediate consular access to Kyaw Zaw Lwin, the US national who is being subjected to a “military dog confinement” in Insein Prison.

Burma's State Media Finally Reports on EU-Nyan Win Talks

The New Light of Myanmar has reported on a meeting in Copenhagen between Foreign Minister Nyan Win and his Swedish and Danish counterparts—one week after it occurred.

Revival of delta mangroves begins

Dec 23, 2009 (DVB)–In a bid to rejuvenate Burma’s cyclone-stricken Irrawaddy delta, a Burmese environmental group is replanting swathes of mangrove forests and boosting the breeding of salt water fish. - more

Suu Kyi’s brother lodges house complaint

Dec 23, 2009 (DVB)–Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s proposal to renovate her Rangoon house-cum-prison has been met with resistance from her estranged brother, who claims part-ownership. - more

Russia to deliver 20 fighter jets to Burma

Dec 23, 2009 (AFP)–Russia has signed a contract to deliver 20 MiG-29 fighter planes to military-run Burma, the Russian daily Kommersant reported Wednesday. - more

Pro-junta activists hospitalized after attack

Dec 23, 2009 (DVB)–Five members of a pro-government political group in Rangoon have been hospitalized after an attack by another proxy government organization, with both sides now pressing charges. - more

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