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Gordon Brown arrives at Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen to dissolve Parliament for a general election on 6 May
Sign in Eunice  West Virginia, near Upper Big Branch mine Shen Neng 1 leaking oil in the Great Barrier Reef (4 April 2010)
Twenty-five miners are killed and four are missing after the worst US mining disaster for more than a quarter of a century.
Australia's PM Kevin Rudd says it is "outrageous" that a Chinese ship leaking oil near the Great Barrier Reef was off course.
Barack Obama A fireman pulls clothes from the remains of a house after the Italian earthquake, 7 April 2009
Barack Obama will announce a new strategy reducing cases in which the US would be prepared to use nuclear weapons.
The Italian city of L'Aquila is marking the first anniversary of the earthquake that killed 300 and left 60,000 homeless.

Arrest warrants out for UDD leaders

06/04/2010 : The government's Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) on Tuesday approved arrest warrants for up to 10 co-leaders of the anti-government United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), acting government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn said.

Soldiers wounded in Yala bomb blast

06/04/2010 : Seven members of an army engineers unit were wounded by a roadside bomb blast in Yala’s Thanto district on Monday afternoon, and four were in critical condition, Yala police said.

Scuffle at Ratchaprasong

Red-shirts and police clash briefly at Ratchaprasong as security forces prevent them leaving to rally in banned areas on Tuesday morning. The tension eased after the protesters cancelled their planned march and police agreed to back off. The red-shirts later reversed their decision and began their march. UPDATED (Photo by Somchai Poomlard)

Is China Ready to Face Facts on Burma?

When China again defended the Burmese regime at last month's United Nations Security Council discussion of the junta's controversial election laws it should have considered the bilateral and international implications.

Thai Protesters Clash with Riot Police

Thousands of anti-government demonstrators clash with Thai police and military troops trying to prevent them from leaving from Bangkok's commercial district.

Burmese PM May Lead Political Party

Burmese Prime Minister Gen Thein Sein may leave his current post to head the political wing of the government-backed Union Solidarity and Development Association.

Web Chats Point to Al-Qaida's Indonesian Links

By CHRIS BRUMMITT,Associated Press Writer
It plays out like any ordinary chat between friends on Yahoo Messenger, but the subject matter is chilling: "thekiller" is looking to mesh his Indonesian militant network more deeply with al-Qaida in its Pakistani heartland.

NLD Members Will Continue 'Democratic Struggle'

Members of the National League for Democracy will continue “the democratic struggle” after the party's expected dissolution on May 7.

Thein Sein to Attend Asean Summit in Hanoi

Burmese Prime Minister Gen Thein Sein will attend the 16th Asean Summit in Hanoi this week, in which Burma’s upcoming election is expected to be a controversial topic.
Bus operators warned not to overcharge passengers
Highway bus operators will be suspended or lose their license if they do not stop ...
Junta’s ultimatum to ceasefire groups on BGF
Three ethnic armed ceasefire groups have been issued a fresh deadline by ...
US to renew bid for thaw in relations
A senior American diplomat is expected to visit Burma in the near future to try ...NLD to plunge itself headlong into social work
On the heels of its decision not to register with the Election Commission (EC) ...
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100-strong army convoy in Kachin

Tension mounting in Kachin state as Burmese army trucks head north to prepare for possible rebuke to border guard proposal

Burma ‘to escape criticism’ at ASEAN summit

Observers warn that participating countries are keen to avoid setting a precedent of discussing human rights violations in ASEAN member statesChina ‘not to blame’ for shrinking Mekong thumbnail

 China ‘not to blame’ for shrinking Mekong

Beijing cites dry weather and not aggressive dam building as the driving factor behind the Mekong river's lowest water levels in 50 years

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