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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at news conference in Istanbul on 8 June 2010
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warns Iran will not agree to talks on its nuclear programme if new UN sanctions pass this week.
China-North Korea bridgeRussian security forces at scene of Polish president's plane crash
China says a guard from its ally North Korea shot and killed three people on the Chinese side of the border last week.
Four Russian soldiers are charged over the theft of credit cards from the wreck of the Polish president's plane, officials say.
Stock market in BarcelonaJerome Kerviel arriving at court
Spanish public sector workers launch their first major strike in protest at austerity measures, including a 5% cut in pay.
The trial of Jerome Kerviel, an alleged "rogue trader" blamed by Societe Generale for 4.9bn euros in losses, begins in Paris.
“We have seen the related articles in the media and we are now assessing the information. And, if necessary, we will seek clarification from Myanmar [Burma].”
– Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

New Political Parties to Start Websites

At least two new political parties in Burma will launch a website as a strategic part of their election campaign.

A nuclear nightmare

Ambassador Denies Nuclear Allegations; UN to Investigate

Burma's ambassador to Singapore dismisses a media report claiming that the country is developing nuclear weapons, as the UN's nuclear watchdog says it will assess the latest evidence.

Police Question Missile Expert Defector's Family

Burmese authorities have questioned members of the family of the defector Maj Sai Thein Win following his televised disclosures of Burma's nuclear program.

Brit Photographer Wins PX3 for Burma Work

British photographer James Mackay wins 1st and 2nd prizes at the Prix de la Photographie Paris Awards for his work on Burma.

Donors Urged to Demand Faster Cambodia Reforms

The majority of the population in Cambodia lacks legal land titles, a result of Khmer Rouge regime that emptied Phnom Penh of its inhabitants and stripped away private ownership.
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IAEA ‘assessing’ Burma nuclear claims

UN atomic agency is investigating reports and 'may seek clarification' from Burmese government about evidence of a nuclear weapons programme
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Civil servants return to Wa region

The return of education workers may signal an easing of tensions between the Wa army and the Burmese government over the issue of border militias
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Paltry payout for mass land grab

Farmers compensated less than one percent of estimated cost of land confiscated in 2006 by the Burmese army in Magwe division

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