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Lt Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa
Rwanda's ex-army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa is shot in South Africa in what his wife says is an assassination attempt.
Shanghai Nicolas Anelka and Raymond Domenech
China indicates it will allow the yuan to rise, after Western criticism it is being kept artificially low, but releases no details.
France striker Nicolas Anelka is sent home from the World Cup after reports of a bust-up with coach Raymond Domenech.
Smoke rises from the headquarters of the Political Security Service in Aden (19 June 2010) US soldier in Afghansitan
Gunmen attack Yemen's security headquarters in Aden, killing at least 10 security officers and freeing militants.
Afghanistan has seen a dramatic rise in violence this year, with roadside bomb attacks nearly doubling, the UN says.
Wounded Turkish soldiers are taken to a hospital in Semdinli (19 June 2010) An ethnic Uzbek mother holds her child near the Kyrgyz border with Uzbekistan, 18 June
Eight Turkish soldiers have been killed in an attack blamed on Kurdish rebels near the Iraqi border, reports say.
The UN announces a flash appeal for Kyrgyzstan, where it says 400,000 people have been displaced by inter-ethnic fighting.
A woman carries a container of water in Satkhira, Bangladesh, in May 2010  Justice Thomas Braidwood (L) discusses his final report into the death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski in Vancouver
Up to 77 million people in Bangladesh have been exposed to arsenic from drinking water in recent decades, according to a study in The Lancet.
Police officers in Canada were not justified in using a taser gun on a Polish immigrant who later died, an inquiry finds.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband Prince Daniel at their wedding 19 June 2010 in Stockholm Camels. File photo
Sweden sees one of its biggest public celebrations as Crown Princess Victoria weds her former personal trainer Daniel Westling.
A tiger and two camels are missing after a truck and a trailer they were travelling in were stolen near Montreal.
Usain Bolt England manager Martin Johnson
Double Olympic and world sprint champion Usain Bolt will miss October's Commonwealth Games, his coach confirms.
England earn their first victory in Australia since 2003, and only their third ever, to level the series in Sydney.
Boats in the area over the damaged wel on 17 June Mr Srauss-Kahn and Mr Zapatero
BP remains strong despite the setback suffered as as result of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, its chairman says.
Spain is taking the right measures for economic stability, the head of the International Monetary Fund says on a visit to Madrid.
US President Barack Obama Speedometer, BBC
Barack Obama warns world leaders that cutting national debts too quickly could put the economic recovery at risk.
Web giants and broadband providers are scrapping over plans to change the way the net is regulated in the US.
Ronald Neame Lennon lyrics
Poseidon Adventure director Ronald "Ronnie" Neame dies in hospital in Los Angeles at the age of 99.
John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to Beatles song A Day In The Life sell for $1.2m (£810,000) at auction, well above the price expected.
Library picture of a bushmeat market stall in Africa Artist's impression of mammoths in North America
Some 270 tonnes of illegal bushmeat could be going through one of Europe's busiest airports each year, a study shows.
A "global pattern" of change in the Earth's climate that began 2.7m years ago could be explained by CO2, say scientists.
Image of a mug of tea Incumbent President Yahya Jammeh
Drinking several cups of coffee or tea a day appears to protect against heart disease, a 13-year study from the Netherlands finds.
Two ex-military chiefs in The Gambia are charged over an alleged plot to oust President Yahya Jammeh.
A substance is seen smeared on the sign of a BP petrol station in New York Jorge Taiana in May 2010
BP denies claims by one of its partners that its handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill amounts to "gross negligence".
Argentina's Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana steps down unexpectedly after four years in his post, citing personal reasons.
Activists of the Free Burma Coalition call for Suu Kyi's release in front of the Burmese embassy in Manila, Philippines, on 18 June, 2010. A resident wades through a flooded street in Guilin, south-west China's Guangxi province
Supporters of Burma's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi mark her 65th birthday, as world leaders call for her release.
At least 88 people have died in flooding caused by torrential rain in southern China, officials say.
Aung San Suu Kyi is more beloved than ever among ordinary Burmese and the world views her as one of the great heroes of our time.
—Dalai Lama

Wishing Suu Kyi Happy Birthday

World leaders and Nobel laureates mark the birthday of Aung San Suu Kyi by calling for the release of all political prisoners in Burma and urging genuine democratic reforms.

Isolated, but as Influential as Ever

Aung San Suu Kyi may have spent her 65th birthday cut off from the outside world, but for her supporters, she remains a potent presence in Burma's politics.

Burma Denies Allegations It Is Seeking Nukes

Burma has sent a letter to the U.N. nuclear agency insisting it has no current or future plan to develop a nuclear program in the isolated country's second denial this month after reports emerged it may be seeking an atomic weapon.

Another Opposition Website Shut Down by Hackers

The target of the latest cyber-attack is a Web site that provides an outlet for members of the Burmese military who are dissatisfied with the country's ruling junta.

Weekly Business Roundup (June 19, 2010)

The South Korean government is promoting greater involvement in exploration and production of gas in Burma by Korean companies.
UN working group condemns Suu Kyi’s detention
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s international legal representative, ...Burmese tycoon brokered arms deal with China
Burma’s richest business tycoon and close ally of despotic ruler Senior General ...
Karen-junta troop clashes become online hit
Footage of clashes between Karen rebels and the Burmese Army posted on You Tube ...
Ban Ki-moon called Burma gas pipeline a ‘win-win’
Mizzima has learned that while serving as Korea’s foreign minister, UN secretary- ...
Than Shwe tells military to aid junta’s favoured party
Senior General Than Shwe recently told regional military commanders at their ...
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World unites to honour Suu Kyi

Barack Obama, Desmond Tutu and eminent world leaders mark the Burmese opposition icon's 65th birthday as activists across the world urge her release

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Election ‘training’ given to hopefuls

Politicians and journalists attend workshops on 'how to vote' by civil society group with suspected ties to the Burmese military government
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Unseen photos mark Suu Kyi’s birthday

Images released by her family show the Burmese opposition icon as a newly-wed, doting on her children and traipsing the snowy mountains of Bhutan in the 1970s

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