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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Iran's supreme leader denies it is developing nuclear weapons, after a new UN report sparks an international outcry.

Niger military coup condemned
The African Union leads criticism of a coup in Niger, after soldiers seize power promising to restore democracy and end corruption.

Oceans yield 5,000 new species
A marine census involving 80 countries has discovered 5,000 new species, many of them with healing powers, scientists say.

UN Envoy “Regrets” Not Meeting Suu Kyi

UN Human Rights Envoy Tomás Ojea Quintana concludes his five-day visit to Burma without meeting Aung San Suu Kyi.

Than Shwe's 'Discipline Flourishing Democracy' Fools No One

The release from house arrest of Tin Oo has failed to impress the international community or the Burmese opposition, who view it as a calculated act of regime “magnanimity.”

Swine Flu Reported in Nyapyidaw

Cases of A/H1N1 swine flu are reported in Naypyidaw, the Burmese capital, following a similar outbreak in Rangoon earlier this month.

Two Bombs Explode in Kawkareik Market

Two bombs explode on Friday at a market in Kawkareik Township in southern Karen State. One person is reportedly killed and two are injured.

Exchanging One Prison Existence for Another

After surviving repression and imprisonment in Burma and then seeking refuge in Thailand, many former Burmese political prisoners feel they have exchanged one prison for another.

Thai Human Rights Officials Visit Karen Camps

The Thai National Human Rights Commission visits Karen refugees at Naung Bwa and Mae U Su temporary camps on a fact-finding mission.

UN expert warns of mass deportations of Burmese

Feb 19, 2010 (DVB)-Jorge A. Bustamante, a UN expert on the human rights of migrants has expressed concern about the millions of migrants in Thailand who face deportation if they have not registered biographical data by the end of the month to governments in their nations of origin. - more

UN envoy meets ministers but not Than Shwe

Feb 19, 2010 (AFP)–A UN rights envoy held talks in Burma's remote capital with senior members of the military regime Friday but was not granted an audience with reclusive junta supremo Than Shwe, officials said. - more

Charity Monk Jailed

Feb 19, 2010 (DVB)–A Buddhist monk arrested last year at Rangoon's international airport was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment by the Rangoon western district court on Wednesday. - more

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