5.04.2010

Burma's News World's News

Police officers outside Manhattan federal court (4 May 2010)
A US citizen of Pakistani origin is to appear in court in New York in connection with the failed car-bomb attack in Times Square.
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Microsoft's Internet Explorer's share of the browser market drops below 60% for the first time, while Google's Chrome gains strength.
 
A Muslim woman in north-west Italy is stopped by police for wearing a veil covering her face, under a new law.
An Indian soldier surveys the Taj Mahal Palace Tower Hotel in Mumbai, during the attack in November Welders work on the Pollution Control Dome near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, 4 May
The sole surviving gunman who attacked the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) in 2008 should be executed, prosecutors say.
 
Welders work against the clock to build a giant funnel for BP in a bid to halt the huge slick from a Gulf of Mexico well.
A Boeing 747 lands at Frankfurt airport (20 April 2010) Emmanuel
EU transport ministers agree measures they say will help prevent further disruption to air travel as a result of volcanic ash.
 
"Lolly" Jackson, the owner of South Africa's Teazers strip clubs, is found shot dead, police say.

The True Meaning of Shanghai's World Expo

By KAVI CHONGKITTAVORN
Billed as the first developing country to host the event in its 159-year history, the Chinese government is making sure that the "Greatest Show on Earth" projects the correct image of China.

Donors View Civil Society in New Light after Nargis

By MARWAAN MACAN-MARKAR
Civil society organizations who rushed to help victims after the powerful Cyclone Nargis two years ago are reaping rewards for their risky and tireless labor.

Campbell Back to Burma

By THE IRRAWADDY
As the US negotiates with Burma on Campbell's next visit, Burma's trade minister is absent from the Asean trade minister's delegation visiting the US.

Than Shwe a Predator, Says Media Watchdog

By KO HTWE
Snr-Gen Than Shwe has made the Top 40—on an annual list of the world's “Predators of Press Freedom,” released by Reporters Without Borders.

Thai Protesters Welcome PM's Compromise

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
“Redshirt” protesters welcome a proposed compromise by Thai PM to end the violent political crisis that has paralyzed central Bangkok for nearly two months.
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Sunlight Creeping Through the Bangkok Gloom?

By SIMON ROUGHNEEN
Could there be a breakthrough in sight or will Bangkok's war of attrition go on?
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Burma still among worst states for press freedom: report
Burma is still included on the list of the 10 worst countries for violating media freedom ...180,000 need drinking water in Irrawaddy Delta
After more than two years since Cyclone Nargis hit Burma, the lack of drinking water ...

Nargis, two years on
two-year-nargi(Interview) Two years after Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy Delta and killed at least 140,000 people, ...
Troops break from DKBA, head for border
Hundreds of Democratic Karen Buddhist Army troops are reported to have broken ...China’s fears over Wa fighting grow thumbnail

China’s fears over Wa fighting grow

Large deployment of Chinese troops close to Burma border heightens tension as analysts differ over Beijing's possible role in Burma's internal crisis

Burma introduces visa on arrival thumbnail

Burma introduces visa on arrival

Immigration officials warn that notorious blacklist remains in place despite attempts to attract more foreign visitors to the pariah state

Pro-junta Karen militia ‘splits’

Rumours circulate that Democratic Karen Buddhist Army has suffered a 'vertical split' as junta prepares to launch an offensive in eastern Burma

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