6.28.2010

Burma's News World's News

Wounded passenger on board aid flotilla
Turkey blocked an Israeli military flight from Turkish airspace, in apparent retaliation for Israel's raid on a Gaza aid convoy.
Robert Byrd. Photo: May 2010 IVF
Democrat Robert Byrd, who after 50 years in office was the longest-serving US Senator in history, dies aged 92.
 
Women in their late 30s are freezing their eggs because they are still hunting for 'Mr Right', researchers have found.
Pope Benedict XVI leads the Angelus prayer in Saint Peter Members of a local election commission open a ballot box to count votes
The head of the Belgian Church-backed body investigating clerical sex abuse resigns over a series of police raids last week.
 
International observers say Kyrgyzstan's referendum on a new constitution was largely transparent and peaceful.

Junta Censors News about Inle Lake

By ZARNI MANN
Burma's military junta is instructing public servants not to answer media questions related to the drought-stricken Inle Lake.

'I Will Stop Fighting My Fellow Karen': Chit Thu

By SAW YAN NAING
The DKBA commander marks a ceremony to honor fallen DKBA comrades by declaring he wants an end to warfare between Karen.

European Commission Urged to Fund Cross-Border Aid

By THE IRRAWADDY
Supporters of Burma Campaign UK have written to the European Commission calling for funding of cross-border aid to Burmese refugees.

Junta Starts New Censorship Rules

By BA KAUNG
Burmese media has been given minimum space for election related news recently, but starting next month the space will likely be further restricted by new censorship rules.
Chinese arms maker’s copper mine deal raises queries over Canadian stake
One of China’s biggest arms makers signed a contract with a Burmese junta-controlled ...
No big policy shifts from new Australian PM, activists say
Burmese activists in Australia are not expecting any big foreign policy shifts on Burma, ...
Starting trade union unlawful, police say
Aspiring trade unionists had their request to form a national industrial and farm workers ...
31 Rohingya make day 10 of hunger strike in Australia
Thirty-one Rohingya refugees in a detention centre in Darwin, Australia are entering ...
Rohingya ‘victims of crimes against humanity’ thumbnail

Rohingya ‘victims of crimes against humanity’

Report claims that treatment of minority Muslim group which has 'over decades' been subjected to rape and persecution by Burmese officers is overlooked Suu Kyi’s lawyer warned on reporting thumbnail

Suu Kyi’s lawyer warned on reporting

Nyan Win told to stay quiet on the detained Burmese opposition icon's views on elections this year following her support of Burmese citizens' right to choice
‘Unprecedented’ censorship rules enacted thumbnail

‘Unprecedented’ censorship rules enacted

New unit set up within Burma's censor board will target loopholes in press laws as the government looks to tighten media control in the run-up to elections

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