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Gen McChrystal in March 2010, the main photo in the Rolling Stone article The Runaway General
Stanley McChrystal, the US forces chief in Afghanistan, is to meet President Obama after criticising his top officials.
Japanese whaling ship hauls two minke whales on board (file image) Piracy crackdown (pic Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Attempts to agree a compromise between whaling nations and opponents at the International Whaling Commission meeting fail.
A US group set up to pursue illegal file-sharers has its methods and some of its findings questioned by civil rights groups
Tourists stranded in the port of Piraeus, Greece, 23 June 2010 Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan in Okinawa
Dock workers strike in Greece's main port, Piraeus, preventing thousands of holidaymakers from catching ferries to Greek islands.
Japan's new Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, apologises to the people of Okinawa for "the burden" of US bases, during a trip to the island.

Than Shwe the Third 'Worst of the Worst'

Foreign Policy magazine names Burma's Snr-Gen Than Shwe the world's third worst dictator in an article titled “The Worst of the Worst.”

NLD Leaders Tour Burma

Senior members of the disbanded National League for Democracy are traveling around Burma to discuss the former party's future.

Flood Relief Efforts Continue in Devastated Arakan

With thousands of people still missing and hundreds of thousands of houses and buildings damaged by floods and landslides, relief efforts are ongoing in Burma's Arakan State.

Than Shwe, Laotian PM Discuss Military Ties

Burma’s junta leader Snr-Gen Than Shwe and Laotian Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh discuss intelligence, military issues and strengthening bilateral ties.

Hundreds of Buildings Slated for Destruction in Rangoon

Over 800 government office buildings and three housing compounds are to be demolished to make way for a new road in Rangoon.
Papua Political Prisoner Denied Medical Access
Speaking by mobile phone from his cell, Filep Karma said doctors have repeatedly advised him to be evacuated for surgery, but "I'm still waiting. I badly need treatment ... They don't have the equipment they need here."
Migrant workers in fear amid Thai crackdown
Migrant workers in Thailand are living in fear amid a police crackdown over the past ...
25-inch Burmese boy reaches for world record
At a mere 25 inches (63.5 centimetres) tall, Zaw Bala Aung had lofty dreams of ...Burmese mission official steps on Suu Kyi’s ‘face’
Protests outside Burma’s permanent mission to the UN in New York were victim to ...
Gold prices hit fresh high
The price of gold on the Burmese market hit a fresh high today, at 658,000 Kyats ...
NLD top leaders take roadshow to grass roots
Leaders of the National League for Democracy are conducting a roadshow of ...Burma cyclone film wins top UK award thumbnail

Burma cyclone film wins top UK award

Orphans of Burma's Cyclone, broadcasted on Channel 4's Dispatches documentary strand last year, receives prestigious One World Media Award NDF says election boycott ‘meaningless’ thumbnail

NDF says election boycott ‘meaningless’

New Burmese opposition party likely to anger old guard of the pro-democracy movement after saying that a boycott will play into the hands of the military Thailand launches mass migrant crackdown thumbnail

Thailand launches mass migrant crackdown

Police targeting migrant workers who failed to register for legal status in Thailand but rights groups warn of indiscriminate arrests and extortion

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