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President Omar al-Bashir
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir is declared the winner of this month's landmark polls, despite facing war crimes charges.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski (file picture)Boats with oil booms try to contain an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: 23 April 2010
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the twin brother of the Polish president killed in a plane crash, is to run for office to replace him.
Robotic submersibles are being used to try to stop a serious oil leak nearly a mile below the surface in the Gulf of Mexico.
Lalit Modi attends an IPL awards ceremony in Mumbai, 23 April British ambassador in Yemen, Tim Torlot
Indian cricket officials demand suspended IPL chairman Lalit Modi answer corruption accusations, as an interim head is appointed.
A suspected suicide bomber targets the convoy of the British ambassador to Yemen, who was unhurt in the attack.
Ali Suweiti (picture released by Israel Defense Forces)Angela Merkel
Israeli troops surround a house in the West Bank and kill a Hamas militant wanted for the alleged killing of an Israeli soldier.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledges German support to a European financial aid package for Greece, provided "certain conditions" are met.

Suu Kyi’s Lawyer Clarifies Her Comment on Thai Politics

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer tries to clarify a controversial remark by Suu Kyi on Thai politics, saying it was a short, general conversation.

NLD Will Leave Its Flag Raised
The National League for Democracy will not remove its signboard and flag from party headquarters even though it is set to be dissolved on May 6

Mon Refugees Arrive in Hlokhani

For the first time since the 1995 cease-fire, new Mon refugees arrive at the Hlokhani Mon refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border.

War Fears Push Up Prices in Tachilek

The price of many commodities has risen sharply at the Burmese border town as locals stock up in case of war.

EC Approves Three More Party Registrations

Burma’s Election Commission approves the registration of three pro-junta political parties for this year’s election, bringing the total number of approved parties to five.
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 Democratic Party …
One seat for us would benefit Shan State, new party says
A new ethnic Shan party believes winning even a single seat in the forthcoming election …
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Suu Kyi wades into Thailand crisis

Burma opposition leader’s criticism of the Thailand government angers Thai senator who calls for an investigation into financial ties between Suu Kyi and Thaksin
Mon and Wa refugees flee to Thailand
Mon army’s rejection of border guard proposal escalates tension in central Burma while similar resistance by the Wa army forces dozens into Thailand

EU to adopt Burma election statement

Critical statement formalised despite the EU hoping to send an ‘exploratory mission’ to Burma to meet with the ruling generals

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