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Ship recovering oil from spill site
BP shares drop sharply over its US oil spill's possible fall-out, amid concerns that wider British interests are also at risk.
File photograph of Nato soldiers in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on 13 February 2010 KSLV-1 rocket
Nato's commander in Afghanistan says an operation in Kandahar will move 'more slowly' to give it time to gain local support
A S Korean rocket appears to explode moments after take-off, ending Seoul's latest attempt to join the space-launch industry.
Vujadin Popovic (L) and Ljubisa Beara arrive in court, 10 June 2010 UN Security Council members vote on Iran sanctions in New York on 9 June 2010
A UN court convicts two Bosnian Serbs for committing genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, sentencing them to life in prison.
Iran's parliament is to review the nation's links with the UN nuclear watchdog after the latest UN sanctions, state media says.
As president, we will be in a position to effect the necessary changes. With the backing of the people, I don't think anything is impossible.
— Benigno Aquino III, proclaimed president of the Philippines

Naypyidaw's Pyongyang Ploy

Is the Burmese regime using its putative nuclear weapons program to force the world to engage with it on its own terms?

Private Gas Stations Open in Burma

Non-state-owned gas stations open in Burma for the first time in nearly 50 years, amid concerns about the impact of a recent wave of privatization favoring junta cronies.

UN Envoy Discusses Burma Issues in Singapore

Vijay Nambiar, the special adviser on Burma to the UN secretary-general, is due to discuss Burmese issues with the Singaporean government on Thursday.

US Official to Visit Mae Sot

A US assistant secretary of state will visit the Thai-Burmese border town of Mae Sot to study the situation of Burmese refugees there.

Food Scare as Naga Protesters Block Roads

Commodity prices rise sharply in northern India after Naga protesters block two vital highways connecting Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Mizoram for two months.
Four arrested for Kunchankone robbery
Four people have been arrested on suspicion of masterminding the armed robbery ...US Burma policy 'frozen' by N Korea allegations: Webb
Following last week’s abrupt cancellation of his Burma trip, Senator Jim Webb has written ...
Commission of inquiry inches closer to realization
The formation of a United Nations commission of inquiry into alleged crimes against ...
Arakanese allege bias at UN Malaysia refugee office
More than 50 Arakanese held a protest outside the UN refugee organisation’s office ...
Sim-card sales drop almost 50pc
Sales of single-use prepaid Sim cards have plunged around 50 per cent, a result ...
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PM’s party appoints Chinese businessman

Chinese entrepreneur's appointment as UDSP candidate appears to dodge election laws that ban foreigners from participating in Burma's polls Burma elections ‘on 10 October’ thumbnail

Burma elections ‘on 10 October’

US senator says he expects '10-10-10' to be the date for elections and urges Burmese citizens to vote 'to advance the notions of a fairer society' N Korea specialist eyed as Burma envoy thumbnail

N Korea specialist eyed as Burma envoy

Current US ambassador to Thailand eyed as Washington's possible envoy to Burma given 'long experience' on North Korea and knowlege of East Asian affairs

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