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Men carry children blinded by the gas leak in Bhopal. Photo: December 1984
An Indian court hands down the first convictions over the 1984 Bhopal disaster, but campaigners criticise the sentences.
Joe Biden (left) and Hosni Mubarak in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, 7 June 2010 Fans watching an England practice game in South AFrica
The US says it is looking for new ways to address Gaza's crisis, after last week's Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
South Africa deports 10 Argentines who police say were planning to disrupt the World Cup, which starts this week.
"I love my uniform. But I feel shameful to wear the uniform in front of civilians. There is no more honor to be a soldier in Burma."

Alarm Bells Ring Over New Nuclear Evidence

An hour-long documentary film on Burma's nuclear ambitions and tunnel-building program has reawakened alarm throughout the region about the Burmese regime's military relationship with North Korea.

Oppositions Lament Nuclear Program Effort

The Burmese junta's apparent intent to develop a nuclear weapons program is a tragic waste of badly needed money which should be used for the welfare of the people, say opposition political leaders.

Junta Launches New Media Offensive

The Burmese junta is expected to allow some regime-friendly publishers to issue daily newspapers in its latest public relations offensive.

USDA Pulling Down Its Signs in Rangoon

Burma's Union Solidarity and Development Association, the junta-backed social organization, has began dismantling its branch office signs in several Rangoon's townships.

Kachin Party Links to KIO Criticized

The junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Association is criticizing links between the Kachin State Progressive Party and the Kachin Independence Organization.

Burma Snubs Asean Election Offer

The Asean secretary-general says Burma has “not signaled” that it wants regional help in holding its general election.
Four arrested for Kunchankone robbery
Four people have been arrested on suspicion of masterminding the armed robbery ...  
Most trafficking victims in Thailand ‘are Burmese’
Burmese workers rank the highest in numbers of human-trafficking victims in Thailand, ...
Public interest in polls dims: political parties
The Burmese people are losing interest in politics, according to parties approved by ...
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Burma economy in ‘artificial deficit’

Government's culpability in deteriorating fiscal conditions is 'worse than thought' after figures reveal that economy should be 20 percent healthier New ASEAN security forum mooted thumbnail

New ASEAN security forum mooted

10-member forum will look to address competing territorial claims and other security issues in the Southeast Asia region Burmese migrants riot in Malaysian camp thumbnail

Burmese migrants riot in Malaysian camp

Violence flares in the Ajil detention centre as some 200 Vietnamese and Burmese detainees attempt to set the administration office on fire

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