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Obama signs health bill into law
US President Barack Obama signs his landmark healthcare bill in a ceremony at the White House, saying it is "desperately needed".

Angry pensioners guilty of kidnap
Four German pensioners are found guilty of kidnapping the financial adviser they blamed for US investments that went awry.
We would like to know about the practical implications of the recently issued electoral law to determine whether its substance meets the Myanmar [Burma] government's commitment to hold a democratic, free and multi-party election. We hope Aung San Suu Kyi can participate in the election.
–Marty Natalegawa, Foreign Minister of Indonesia

Supreme Court Rejects NLD Lawsuit

The supreme court in Rangoon rejects an attempt by the NLD to sue Snr-Gen Than Shwe for implementing unfair election laws.

Suu Kyi Against NLD Joining Elections

Aung San Suu Kyi is against registering the National League for Democracy for Burma's upcoming election but says it is up to the party to make final decision.

Dissident Groups Call for UN Security Council Burma Session

More than 150 Burmese dissident groups, local and in exile, call on the United Nations Security Council to hold an “urgent discussion” on Burma.

Junta Ally Hosts Housewarming Party

DKBA commander Col Chit Thu has built a “palatial” new home in Myawaddy and is holding a three-day housewarming party.

India to Finance Burmese Truck Factory

Tata Motors, India's largest vehicle manufacturer, signs a contract with Myanmar Automobile and Diesel Industries to construct a heavy truck factory in Burma.
Fire Leaves 300 Refugees Homeless
Fire destroys 62 homes and leaves 300 people homeless in Karreni refugee camp(1) near Mae Hong Son in northern Thailand on Tuesday.
Aung San Suu Kyi against party contesting polls
The National League for Democracy's General Secretary and Nobel Peace Laureate ...Burma's Supreme Court rejects case filed by NLD
The Rangoon Supreme Court dismissed the case filed by the National League for ...Vietnamese journalists to visit Burma
Sixteen journalists from Vietnam will come to Burma on March 25 for ...Fire in Karen refugee camp, 300 homeless
A fire gutted over 60 houses in the Karen refugee camp No.1 yesterday midnight ...

Burma’s election process flawed from start

(Commentary) Even though Burma’s election laws are still being rolled out, many in the Burmese opposition movement abroad have already decided that ...
Suu Kyi ‘wouldn’t think of registering’ for elections thumbnail

Suu Kyi ‘wouldn’t think of registering’ for elections

Burma's opposition leader sets the record straight on her objections to elections laws but says she will leave it up to her party to decide Cracks appear in Burma opposition party thumbnail

Cracks appear in Burma opposition party

More than 60 people sign a petition urging the National League for Democracy not to run in elections as party spokesperson reasserts unity Burma urges new Bangladesh sea boundary thumbnail

Burma urges new Bangladesh sea boundary

Revised boundary demarcation could end fiery dispute over claims by Bangladesh and Burma to lucrative offshore gas blocks

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