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File photo of Dutch soldiers on patrol in Uruzgan province
Twenty-seven civilians died in a Nato air strike in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, the Afghan government says.

Obama to unveil new health plan
US President Barack Obama is to unveil new proposals to advance legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system.

Nut allergy 'cure' being tested
Doctors say they may be able to cure peanut allergies and plan the largest trial of their 'exposure' treatment.

Junta Bans Reporting Quintana's Comments

News journals have been barred from reporting the UN special rapporteur's comments made at his press conference in Rangoon.

Bangladesh Pressures Rohingya after EU Visit

The Bangladesh authorities renew arrests and pushback of Rohingya refugees after a European parliamentary delegation departs from the region bordering Burma.

USDA Promises Big Spending in Rangoon

The mayor of Rangoon says the pro-junta USDA will spend $12 million this year on roadworks, waterworks, funeral services and free public health care.

24-hr News Channel to Air in Burma

Along the lines of CCTV and Al Jazeera, a new 24-hour international news channel will soon air on Burmese television.

15 Burmese Police Killed in Tachilek Ambush

Fifteen Burmese anti-narcotics agents are killed when drug traffickers ambush their patrol boats on the Mekong River near the Thai border.

H1N1 traps Chin youths in Naypyidaw
A group of Chin youth who earlier this month made the long trip to Burma’s ...
Bangladesh cracks down on Burmese Muslim refugees
The Bangladesh authorities have cracked down on Burmese Muslim refugees seeking refuge ...
Hawk’s eye on net users in Sittwe by regime
Monitoring of internet cafes has been stepped up in a big way by the Burmese military ...
Over 260 households being forcibly relocated
In yet another instance of high handedness by the Burmese military junta, over 260 ...
Mass Burmese hunger strike in Malaysian camp

Feb 22, 2010 (DVB)–Up to one thousand detained migrants, mainly Burmese, in a Malaysian camp are on hunger strike and demanding access to the UN refugee agency amidst severe overcrowding. - more

‘Machete victims’ among fleeing Rohingya

Feb 22, 2010 (DVB)–The brutal treatment of ethnic Rohingya living in Bangladesh has intensified in recent months, according to a medical group which has treated victims of rape and machete attacks. - more

Burma opposition downcast over UN visit

Feb 22, 2010 (DVB)–Opposition activists and politicians yesterday lamented last week’s “fruitless” visit to Burma by the UN rapporteur on human rights, Tomas Ojea Quintana. - more

Fiancé of Burma prisoner 'betrayed' by US

Feb 22, 2010 (AFP)–The fiancé of an American rights activist imprisoned by Burma said she felt betrayed by the US government and urged a more robust response to the military regime. - more

Eight police killed in Burma ambush

Feb 22, 2010 (DVB)–Fourteen people, including eight policemen, have been shot dead by unknown gunmen in the Golden Triangle region between Burma and Laos. - more

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