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Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva and army chief Gen Anupong Paojinda
Thailand's prime minister threatens to retake a camp set up by protesters in Bangkok, but holds off from giving a timeframe.
South African President Jacob Zuma (file image) Okinawans rally at an athletics ground - 25 April 2010
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma says he is HIV-negative, as he launches an Aids testing programme.
Thousands of people in Japan's southern island of Okinawa demand that a US military base be moved off the island.
Tree damage along I-55 south of Durant, Miss Spanish bullfighter Jose Tomas is gored during a bullfight in Aguascalientes, Mexico, 24 April 2010
At least 10 people die as a tornado hits the south-east US state of Mississippi, and officials fear the toll could rise as debris is cleared.
One of Spain's top bullfighters, Jose Tomas, is badly gored during a fight in Mexico, his manager says.
Pope Benedict XVI Alan Sillitoe in 2008
Britain apologises for a "foolish" internal document suggesting the Pope could launch "Benedict-brand" condoms during an official visit.
The author Alan Sillitoe, one of the "Angry Young Men" of British fiction in the 1950s, has died aged 82, his family says.
Stephen Hawking James Milner scores the winning penalty for Aston Villa against Birmingham
Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking cautions against trying to make contact with aliens as it is "a little too risky".
Burnley will be relegated if they lose to Liverpool and Everton entertain Fulham before Chelsea play Stoke later, after Aston Villa keep up their chase for fourth by beating Birmingham.
Algerian policemen patrol a beach Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Algerians keen to leave violent past behind them
The IMF head says Greeks should not fear his agency, which wants to help tackle the country's economic crisis.

After Silom Explodes, Murmurs of a Compromise in Bangkok

Does the brief lull in violence signal an end to Thailand's political crisis, or are sides buying time before another showdown?

Winning the War Against Malaria

The Irrawaddy visits malaria clinics on the Thai-Burmese border where the disease has been reduced by 90 percent over the past 20 years.

Karen Peace Council Rejects BGF Proposal

The Karen Peace Council rejects the Burmese junta's border guard force proposal after meeting with Lt-Gen Ye Myint.

Ethnic Rebel Groups Defy Junta’s Order

Burma’s military regime is facing a formidable challenge from ethnic rebel groups that are refusing to kowtow to its order that they join the country’s army as border guard forces.

Weekly Business Roundup (April 24, 2010)

India’s National Hydro Power Company (NHPC) is looking at increasing its involvement in hydroelectric dam projects in Burma with a spending budget of more than US $5 billion.
Burma accepts first election parties thumbnail

Burma accepts first election parties

Two parties with alleged close ties to the ruling junta become first of 19 parties to be accepted onto next stage of election registration process $1000 offered to catch Rangoon bomber thumbnail

$1000 offered to catch Rangoon bomber

Reward offered despite Burmese media already pointing the blame at opposition groups for alleged grenade attacks that killed 10 Irrawaddy water shortage fuelling disease thumbnail

Irrawaddy water shortage fuelling disease

Water shortage problem compounded by polluted rivers and the termination of water-purification supplies from aid groups Police hold 7 youths amid post-blast crackdown
Seven suspected "activists" in their 20s and 30s have been arrested in central Rangoon ...NLD youth leaders gear up for post May 6 days
Gearing up for activities after the junta’s deadline to register as a political party expires on ...UDP said junta-backed parties will be the main rivals
The junta-backed parties will be the main rivals of the Union Democracy Party ...

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