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Photograph of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab supplied by US officials (28 December 2009)
The US knew of "a Nigerian" in Yemen being prepared for a terrorist attack - weeks before a failed bombing on a US plane.

Iraqi governor hit in twin blasts
More than 20 people die in two suicide blasts in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with the provincial governor wounded.

Homes burn in west Australia fire
A disaster is declared as fires raze dozens of homes in farming areas north of Perth, the capital of Western Australia.

Living Poor on Soldiers' Pay

Soldiers selling their army equipment and working in illegal businesses to make ends meet: it's all part of life in the Burmese military.

No Border Guard Force Deadline for KIO

The Kachin Independence Organization and the Burmese junta will continue talks over the border guard force issue.

Bangladesh, Burma Agree on Repatriation of Some Rohingya

Burma has agreed to accept 9,000 of the 28,000 Rohingya refugees living in camps in Bangladesh.

IT Exhibition Flops in Mandalay

Despite the participation of several main players from Burma's IT sector, a recent exhibition failed to attract many browsers.

Burma Very High Risk: The Economist

Military-ruled Burma is one of 22 countries in the world that is at very high risk of social unrest in the coming year, according to The Economist.
Court Postpones Jailed US Citizen's Trial
A Burmese court has postponed the case against Nyi Nyi Aung, the detained Burmese-born American citizen, to Jan.1

Thai cabinet permits PTT to purchase gas from Zawtika
The Thai cabinet has permitted the country's largest state-owned energy provider, ...
Democratic Party starts poll work Women members of the Democratic Party (DP) have begun organizational work for ...
Fresh attack on KNU likely
A bomb blast at Karen New Year celebrations in Papun town on December 16 was ...
NLD keen on holding CEC plenary meet
The National League for Democracy party is keen on holding its CEC plenary meeting with ...
Fresh blood for a new decade

Joseph Allchin

Dec 30, 2009 (DVB)–Amidst calls for fresh blood in Burma’s official opposition, a young generation exists underground who will carry the weight of Burma’s future beyond the elections next year. - more

Authorities demand data on opposition party

Dec 30, 2009 (DVB)–Opposition party members in Burma are being forced to divulge personal details about their families and jobs to intelligence officers, reportedly on instruction from senior government. - more

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