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A couple embrace after being reunited at Boston's Logan International Airport, following the arrival of a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt, 20 April
European skies are re-opening to flights after almost a week of paralysis caused by ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland.
An undated photo of the ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico Samaranch (left) was succeeded by Jacques Rogge
US coast guards search the Gulf of Mexico for at least 11 people missing after an explosion and fire on an oil rig.
Long-time Olympic chief Juan Antonio Samaranch, who presided over the commercialisation of the Games, dies at 89.
Rescue workers on the derailed train (Pic: Bathini Mbatha/Sowetan) Rescuers workers pay their respects to the vicitims of last week's earthquake
A South African luxury tourist Rovos Rail train carrying 46 people derails in Pretoria, killing at least two people.
Flags fly at half mast across China as it holds a national day of mourning for the more than 2,000 victims of the Qinghai quake.

Festival Bombing Death Toll Rises

The New Year festival bombing death toll in Rangoon rises to 10 dead.

US Response To Sudan Election Omen for Burma?

The US has recognized the winners in the Sudan parliamentary election and said it will engage the new government even though the electoral process was not judged to be free or fair.

Junta Collects Voter Lists

The Burmese junta canvasses Rangoon and Irrawaddy Division to collect the name and location of potential voters prior to the election.

DKBA Gold Mining Disrupting Lives: KORD

The Karen Office for Relief and Development says gold-mining activities by the DKBA in northern Karen State is severely disrupting villagers' lives.
Rangoon blasts were grenade attacks: army engineer
Hand grenades lobbed into the X2O pavilion in Kandawgyi Park, Rangoon last week ...KIO holds militia courses ahead of army deadline
Kachin Independence Organisation troops are providing military training to people from ...
Rakhine state ethnic party re-registers with poll watchdog
An ethnic minority political party from Rakhine State has re-registered with the Election ...
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Canadian uni ‘spied’ on Burmese students

Leaked emails show attempts by university staff to monitor Burmese students discussing companies investing in Burma, one of which was a university benefactor

Junta raking candidate backgrounds

Authorities begin collecting background information on election candidates as 19 political parties await approval after registering
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Kachin army holds mass public forum

Meeting comes as fears grow about a possible outbreak of fighting in northern Burma with both sides strengthening forces and unable to compromise

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