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Women queuing to vote The Duchess of York
Ethiopians are voting in the first election since a disputed poll in 2005 ended in protests in which 200 people were killed.
Britain's Duchess of York offered to sell access to ex-husband and UK trade envoy Prince Andrew, a newspaper claims.
china map BA planes at Heathrow
A train hits a landslide and derails in a mountainous area of south-eastern China, with at least 19 people killed.
The Unite union rules out further talks with British Airways and says a five-day strike will go ahead from Monday.
Demonstrators chant slogan against Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed
Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama apologises for not keeping his promise to move a US military base from Okinawa.
Al-Shabab militants fire mortars at Somalia's presidential palace, sparking deadly battles.


Power to the People

With most electricity generated in Burma going to China, ordinary Burmese must rely on cheap Chinese-made devices to help them deal with power shortages.

Burmese Lottery Shut Down by Burning of Thai Stock Exchange

A popular two-digit Burmese lottery based on the Stock Exchange of Thailand Index is the latest casualty of latest week's unrest in Bangkok.

“Donors Have their Limits”

Irrawaddy correspondent Aye Chan Myate recently spoke with Kyaw Thu about the challenges now facing aid workers trying to bring relief to areas hit by severe water shortages.

Writer Combines Love, Criticism of Dictatorship

A generous dollop of poetic chick lit combines surprisingly well with criticism of Burma's half-century of bloody dictatorship in Canadian Karen Connelly's "Burmese Lessons."

Weekly Business Roundup (May 22, 2010)

Indian engineering firm Essar has won a contract to renovate the Burmese port of Sittwe on the Arakan west coast.
Counsel summoned over Suu Kyi home repairs
Burma’s High Court has summoned lawyers for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi ...Engineer held over bomb attack denied legal aid
The electrical engineer in Insein prison linked by police to last month’s Buddhist ...
Junta’s laws make free polls impossible: EU parliament
The European Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution condemning the Burmese regime’s ...
Reporter sues Htet Htet Moe Oo over slap
A reporter from the 7 Day News journal has lodged an assault complaint against ...
Thai soldier shot dead by Burmese corporal thumbnailThai soldier shot dead by Burmese corporal
Private based close to Thailand's northeastern Mae Sariang had reportedly refused to transport injured Burmese troops to hospital

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Cronies of the ruling junta in Burma have been richly rewarded by recent privatisation measures which look set to further blur the line between business and politics Veteran NLD politician dies thumbnail Veteran NLD politician dies

Soe Myint, a member of the opposition party's central executive committee, has died from heart disease aged 87 at his house in Rangoon

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