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Nigeria's acting leader will run state affairs while President Umaru Yar'Adua recovers after three months medical treatment abroad.

New Dubai killing suspects named
Dubai police say they have identified 15 more suspects in last month's killing of a senior Hamas militant.

Google bosses convicted in Italy
Google chiefs in Italy are convicted of privacy violations over a bullying video in a case which may have wider repercussions.


A Circus Comes to a Burmese Migrant School

Burmese migrant children were surprised when volunteers of the Spark Circus invaded their classrooms and put on a performance.

Suu Kyi Happy Tin Oo Is Back

NLD Leader Aung San Suu Kyi is happy Deputy NLD Leader Tin Oo has resumed party duties.

Burmese PM Resumes Media Attacks on Suu Kyi

In a renewed Burmese regime attack on Aung San Suu Kyi, PM Thein Sein says that no citizen can be “a sycophant of any alien nation or a stooge of a foreign country in disguise of a Myanmar.”

DKBA Reportedly Opposes Border Force Plan

Burma's Democratic Karen Buddhist Army has reportedly reversed its original decision to accept the regime's plan for ceasefire groups to become a “border guard force.”

Burmese Election Expected to be Credible: Asean Secretary

Asean expects a credible and transparent election in Burma in 2010, but it can not interfere in the details of the election, Surin Pitsuwan said.

‘Halt abuse of migrant workers in Thailand’: HRW
A rights group has made a fervent appeal to the Thai government to halt abuses by ...
Thai authorities clear landmines after soldiers injured
Last week after three Thai soldiers were injured by landmines near the Thai Burma border, ...
NLD leader Tin Oo awarded
tin-oo-awardsTin Oo the Vice-Chairman of the National League for Democracy was awarded for ...

Headless body found near Rangoon suburb Park
A man's body with no head was found near Hlawga Park, east of San Pya village, ...
New flu strain spreading fast in Burma

Feb 24, 2010 (DVB)–A mosquito-borne virus with symptoms similar to dengue fever is spreading rapidly in Burma, according to doctors who asserted however that it has a low fatality rate. - more

Thailand urges Burma to search for migrant murderers

Feb 24, 2010 (DVB)–Thailand has requested assistance from Burma’s ruling junta in finding the murderers of nine Burmese migrants killed on Thai soil last month. - more

Thai police raids spark migrant permit surge

Feb 24, 2010 (DVB)–Raids by Thai police in a border town home to nearly 100,000 Burmese migrants have sparked a surge in the number of people applying for legal permits to live in Thailand. - more

‘Most serious penalties’ for child solider case

Feb 24, 2010 (DVB)–Three army officials in Burma have been imprisoned in what the International Labour Organisation hail as an unprecedented reprimand of child soldier recruiters by the ruling junta. - more

Thai govt puts Burmese migrants ‘particularly at risk’

Feb 23, 2010 (DVB)–A New York-based rights group has again petitioned the Thai government over its demand that migrants in the country register in the scheme by the end of the month. - more

S Korean firm signs $1.4bn Burma gas deal

Feb 23, 2010 (AFP)–Heavy Industries said it signed a US$1.4 billion deal on Tuesday with another South Korean firm to develop a huge natural gasfield in military-ruled Burma. - more

Six on hunger strike in Insein prison

Feb 23, 2010 (DVB)–Six Burmese political inmates in Rangoon’s infamous Insein prison are on hunger strike after complaining that authorities there are refusing to provide for “basic human requirements”. - more

Malaysia may allow refugees to work

Feb 23, 2010 (AFP)–Malaysia is considering allowing refugees to work while awaiting resettlement abroad, a report said Monday, after an industry group said the measure could help to ease a labour shortage. - more

Land dispute farmers get early release

Feb 23, 2010 (DVB)–Eleven Burmese farmers whose controversial sentencing last year after a land dispute with the Burmese junta received widespread attention have been released from prison early. - more

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

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