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Share trader in Paris
Global stock markets fall heavily on continued fears about the debt problems in the eurozone and tensions around North Korea.
The Queen delivers the 2010 speechPolice on patrol in Kingston on 24/05/2010
Plans to reform schools, police, welfare and the political system are at the heart of David Cameron's first Queen's Speech.
Fierce fighting erupts as Jamaican security forces hunting an alleged drugs lord storm his stronghold in the capital, Kingston.
EPRDF rallyThaksin Shinawatra, in Montenegro on 26 April 2010
EU observers say Ethiopia's poll "falls short" of international standards, as the prime minister holds a victory rally.
A Thai court approves an arrest warrant for ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra on terrorism charges linked to recent deadly protests.
It's not an easy job to find institutions or individuals to solve the [current political] crisis, since it has reached the point where people in Thai society no longer trust each other.
— Charnvit Kasetsiri, one of Thailand's most distinguished historians

Than Shwe's Election Dilemma

Everyone is asking why no election date has been set? One explanation might be Snr-Gen. Than Shwe is still not sure how to negotiate his way into a safe future.

Burmese Women Not Allowed to Marry Foreigners

Burmese authorities have been instructed by the government to block marriage ceremonies between Burmese women and foreign men, according to legal sources.

Five Years Added to Student Leader's Sentence

With activist and student leader Kyaw Ko Ko's initial three-year jail sentence set to expire next year, the junta tacks on an additional five years.

Election Witness in Mindanao

A reporter for The Irrawaddy observes the recent election in the southern Philippines.

KIO Leaders Meet with Burmese Commander

The Kachin Independence Organization meets with the commander of the Northern Military Regional Command to discuss the border guard force (BGF) issue and the bomb blasts at Myintsone Dam.

EU to Send Mission to Burma

The European Union plans to send a mission to military-ruled Burma following the passage of a resolution by the Council of the European Union to undertake a dialogue with the junta.
Engineer held over bomb attack denied legal aid
The electrical engineer in Insein prison linked by police to last month’s Buddhist ...Top brass arrive in Naypyidaw for quarterly meeting
Top-ranking military officers gathered in the secluded Burmese capital of Naypyidaw ...
Mingala Market fire restarts after gas blasts
Firemen at 9:30 p.m. were still battling a blaze at Mingala Market that started ...
Journals suspended over Htet Htet Moe Oo alleged assault
The Burmese junta’s state censor has temporarily suspended the publishing licences ...
Bean prices reach record high
The prices of exportable beans in the Burmese market reached record highs mid-May, ...
UN slams ‘persistent’ child soldier use thumbnailUN slams ‘persistent’ child soldier use
Report by UN expert criticises use of child soldiers by both armed ethnic groups and the Burmese army but falls short on wider state-sanctioned crimes

Wa army operations ‘worry junta’ thumbnailWa army operations ‘worry junta’
United Wa State Army boosting troop recruitment and digging trenches but denies that it is preparing for conflict with the Burmese junta
Fire engulfs landmark Rangoon market thumbnailFire engulfs landmark Rangoon market
Eye-witnesses say that up to five people are seen on the roof of Mingalar market as fire completely destroys the fourth floor

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