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Togo pull out of the Africa Cup of Nations as the death toll from the gun attack on their team bus reportedly rises to three.

'CIA bomber' vowed revenge
Video purportedly of a man who killed CIA agents in Afghanistan shows him vowing revenge for a Pakistani Taliban chief's death.
Indian man attacked in Australia
An Indian man is attacked and set alight in the Australian city of Melbourne, a week after an Indian student there was killed.
I have urged them [Burmese military leaders] to first of all make it clear about all the electoral systems, and there should be clearly set deadlines for the election.
— UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Fake 5,000-kyat Notes Seized in Pegu

Police arrest a man in the second reported case of counterfeiting since the new banknote was introduced late last year.

New Enemies of the State in Burma

In Burma, anyone suspected of sharing information that the authorities deem sensitive risks being sent to prison, or worse.

Weekly Business Roundup (January 09, 2010)

The two Indian state-owned companies involved in developing Burma’s massive offshore gas reserves in the Bay of Bengal are planning to invest more than US $250 million in a 1,000-kilometer pipeline to ferry the fuel into China.

Election to be Held in October?

One of Japan's leading dailies, citing a Burmese military source, says this year's election is slated take place on October 10.

Another Medical Malpractice Death in Rangoon

A 59-year-old woman, Kyi Lay, dies while undergoing a hip operation at Aung Yadana Medical Center in Rangoon.
100 Factory Workers Strike in Rangoon
About 100 female workers from a shrimp processing factory in Rangoon's Hlaing Tharyar Township have gone on strike.

State secrets in Burma are no secret for 2010 election
(Commentary) These days death sentences come from China and Burma. The coincidence is ...
Burmese form part of missing children in Thailand
Thai social workers have urged the government to find a solution for a large number of ...
Activist sentenced to 71 years in prison
Fifteen political activists from three townships in Mandalay Division, who were held in ...
Junta allows KIO to wear uniforms at Manau festival
Junta’s Northern Command Commander has allowed the Kachin Independence ...
Burma elections to be held ‘in October’

Jan 8, 2010 (DVB)–Elections in Burma could be held in October this year, according to information leaked from a meeting between the head of a Japanese charity and Burma’s agriculture minister. - more

Trade unions attack Burma wage rise

Jan 8, 2010 (DVB)–A salary increase for civil service workers in Burma is necessary but will severely strain the country’s budget and “damage the public”, a Burmese trade union coalition has said. - more

UN defends hiatus on Burma envoy

Jan 8, 2010 (DVB)–The United Nations has said that it continues to be closely engaged with Burma after accusations that it has been lax in appointing a successor to former envoy Ibrahim Gambari. - more

Death sentence for Burmese whistleblowers

Jan 8, 2010 (DVB)–Two Burmese government officials accused of leaking sensitive information about secretive diplomatic trips to Russia and North Korea are to be executed, a Rangoon court has announced. - more

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