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Pope Benedict XVI - 17 March 2010
Pope Benedict XVI apologises to victims of child sex abuse by priests in Ireland and says bishops made "serious mistakes".
Cardinal Brady welcomes letter
UN chief begins Mid-East effort
UN chief Ban Ki-Moon meets Palestinian leaders at the start of a bid to press for a resumption of peace talks with Israel.
BA cabin crew strike takes effect
Unions and management dispute the impact of the first day of a three-day strike by British Airways cabin crew.

Decision Time Approaches for the NLD

Burma's National League for Democracy should consider the facts and the long term perspective when deciding whether to contest this year's election.

Burmese Activists Released after Embassy Protest in New Delhi

Sixty-nine Burmese activists who were taken into custody on Friday for protesting in front of the Burmese embassy in New Delhi have been released, but 26 still face charges.

Weekly Business Roundup (March 20, 2010)

China and Bangladesh have agreed to work together on oil and gas exploration in the Bay of Bengal—where Western firms have hesitated because of territorial disputes with Burma and India.

Opposition: International Community Must Reject Election

More than 150 organizations representing the Burmese opposition, ethnic minority groups and overseas supporters call for the international community to denounce the planned Burmese election and refuse to recognize the results.

China Comes to Junta's Rescue Again

Beijing is again using its permanent position on the UN Security Council to protect the Burmese regime, this time by blocking efforts to raise the issue of new election laws.

Bangladesh Seeks Chinese Help
Bangladesh has sought Chinese help in its maritime dispute with Burma

Interview with democracy activist Nyi Nyi Aung

(Interview) "People must know how to take responsibility and how to perform their duty. We should stand as human beings and work for mankind" ....
Burmese activists in New Delhi released on bail
protestingsBurmese democracy activists arrested by the police for protesting against the ruling junta ...
Worries spread regarding NLD split
nld-office-ygn1sFears are the ranks of the National League for Democracy (NLD) could fracture following ...
Burmese protesters detained by Delhi police
protestingsThe Delhi police detained about 70 Burmese activists, who held a brief protest in front of ...
Burmese democracy activists denounce 2010 polls
burma-campaign-groupsA leading Burmese opposition group has denounced the junta’s forthcoming election as illegitimate ...
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NLD to test election laws in court

Burma's main opposition party has decried laws that bar leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running for office and potentially force her expulsion
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Karen refugees leave Thai camp

More than half of the Nong Bua camp population leaves despite concerns remaining over their safety upon return to Burma
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US activist was denied sleep ‘for 14 days’

Released Burmese-born US activist Kyaw Zaw Lwin is en route to Washington after being held in a Burmese prison for more than six months

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