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Google 'may close in China'
Internet giant Google says it may end operations in China after hackers targeted Chinese human rights activists' e-mail accounts.

'Safe cocaine' a myth, experts say
The myth that cocaine is a safe party drug should be dispelled, say UK experts, as a study links the drug to 3% of sudden deaths.

Rice Price Increases Halt after Ministry Appeal

Increases in the price of rice in Burma's markets have halted after Ministry of Commerce warned traders to keep prices stable in order to slow inflation.

NLD Reorganizes For New Challenges

The reorganization of the NLD will help prepare it to meet new challenges in 2010, including the coming national election.

Burma Ranked ‘Worst of the Worst’

Freedom House, the Washington-based human rights group, says Burma is the "worst of the worst" in providing political rights and civil liberties to its citizens.

Clinton, Okada Discuss Burma

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada discuss how to influence the Burmese military junta to move toward democracy.

UN Cuts Back on Investigating Fraud

The United Nations has cut back sharply on investigations into corruption and fraud within its ranks, shelving cases involving the possible theft or misuse of millions of dollars.
Google May Pull Out of China
Google Inc. will stop censoring its search results in China and may pull out of the country completely after discovering that computer hackers had tricked human rights activists into opening their e-mail accounts to outsiders.

Burma to see longest solar eclipse of 21st century
solor-eclipsesResidents of central Burma are poised to witness the longest solar eclipse of the 21st century, ...
Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers to submit final appeal
suu-kyi-campbellsLawyers of detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday ..
Detained American’s hearing nears conclusion
nyinyiaungsWith the testimony of a defense witness on Tuesday, Rangoon’s Southern District court ...
Burmese artist’s work on exhibit in Singapore
The works of Burmese artist Htein Lin are presently on display as part of a multinational art festival underway ...
Monks slam Burma whistleblower execution

Jan 13, 2010 (DVB)–A prominent Burmese monks’ association has criticized as “cruel” and counterproductive the recent sentencing to death of two whistleblowers who leaked sensitive information to exiled media. - more

Burma freedom is ‘worst of the worst’

Jan 13, 2010 (DVB)–A Washington-based NGO has labeled Burma one of the worst countries in the world for ‘freedom’ in an annual report, released yesterday. - more

Suu Kyi to launch final appeal bid

Jan 13, 2010 (DVB)–Detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday met with her lawyers to confirm a final statement on the appeal against her house arrest. - more

Army reshuffle focuses on ceasefire areas

Jan 13, 2010 (DVB)–Part of a reshuffle within the Burmese army has included the promotion of a number of middle-ranking officials to positions in close proximity to a fragile ceasefire area, according to leaked information. - more

Key trans-Burma trade route to reopen

Jan 13, 2010 (DVB)–The Burmese junta has agreed to the reopening of an historic Second World War-era trade corridor linking China to India’s North East states through northern Burma. - more

‘Third force’ party to reconsider Burma elections

Jan 12, 2010 (DVB)–A Burmese political party will reconsider its decision to enter this year’s elections if the announcement date of the electoral laws does not leave sufficient time to campaign, the party chairman said. - more

‘Prayer’ activists appear in court

Jan 12, 2010 (DVB)–The detained organizer of weekly prayer ceremonies that called for the release of political prisoners in Burma yesterday complained about prison conditions in a court appearance. - more

NLD senior-level expansion ‘undemocratic’

Jan 12, 2010 (DVB)–Members of Burma’s main opposition party have said that the recent expansion of the party’s central committee did not involve democratic decision-making. - more

Junta commander: No more Mr Nice Guy
Politics Source > S.H.A.N. Tuesday, 12 January 2010 22:18
Gentle ways are not working when it comes to dealing with the ceasefire groups, according to Maj- Gen Kyaw Phyoe, Commander of Kengtung-based Triangle Region Command, ...
Manau festival reveals human rights violation on ethnic people
Human Rights Source > Kachin News Group Tuesday, 12 January 2010 22:15
Human rights abuse on the ethnic Kachin people in Northern Burma have been in evidence by the Burmese junta at the recently concluded 62nd anniversary of the State Day ...
New hopes rising in Indo-Myanmar relations
Regional Source > Dayanath Singh/Assam Times Tuesday, 12 January 2010 22:12
Although delayed, a ray of hope has been seen in better Indo-Myanmar relations with accepting the Indian proposal by Junta government of that country to open Stilwell Road ...
Myanmar boosts civil service salaries
National Source > AFP Tuesday, 12 January 2010 22:04
Military-ruled Myanmar has increased basic salaries for low-paid civil servants, a government order said Tuesday, in an apparent attempt to stave off the effect of rising prices...
Some parts of Myanmar to see solar eclipse on Jan. 15
National Source > People's Daily Online Tuesday, 12 January 2010 22:01
An annular solar eclipse with the longest duration in the 21st century will occur on Friday (Jan. 15) and will be visible in some parts of Myanmar, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department Tuesday...
India-Myanmar Home Secy talks begins on Jan 19
Regional Source > Press Trust of India Tuesday, 12 January 2010 22:00
Cross-border movement of militants and cooperation in other security matters will figure in the three-day home secretary level talks beginning January 19 between India and Myanmar in Nay Pay Taw...
Myanmar, Vietnam to enhance trade, investment to boost economic ties
Business Source > BusinessGhana Tuesday, 12 January 2010 21:56
A strong Vietnamese entrepreneurs delegation, made up of 60 members,will visit Myanmar starting Thursday to meet its Myanmar counterparts for discussions on enhancing trade and investment ...

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