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Washington remains committed to positive ties with Moscow, Hillary Clinton says, despite the arrest of 10 alleged spies.
A Pakistani soldier stands guards at the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore, Pakistan, 2 July, 2010. Job fair in San Jose, California
Police are on high alert in Pakistan after more than 40 people die in a suicide attack on a Sufi shrine in Lahore.
There were about 125,000 US jobs lost in June, figures show, partly due to the loss of temporary census employees.

Jade, Jewelry Show has Good Sales

Buyers snap up 2,100 lots of jade at a special gems emporium at the Myanmar Convention Center in Rangoon.

Is USDA Handpicking Ethnic Parties?

The forming of a new Kachin party indicates the USDA will back pro-junta ethnic parties at the expense of those loyal to cease-fire groups.

DKBA, KNU Held Secret Peace Talks

Secret peace talks between the Karen National Union and the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army were held in Kanchanaburi Province in Thailand.

Censorship Cause Party Not to Compete

Strict censorship of political party news by Burma's press censorship board causes one party to rethink its decision to compete in the election.

The Kachin State Progressive Party

The Burmese Election Commission has yet to approve the Kachin State Progressive Party (KSPP) to contest in the election. Irrawaddy correspondent Ko Htwe interviews KSPP leader Dr. Manan Tuja.
Indonesia's Last Glacier will Melt within Years
Glaciers worldwide are in retreat, with major losses already seen across much of Alaska, the Alps, the Andes and numerous other ranges. What makes Puncak Jaya different is just how little is known about it.
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Burmese rebels in India plea bargain

34 Karen and Arakanese rebels duped and arrested by Indian intellgence in the Andaman Islands 12 years ago could be released shortly ‘Disinterested’ youths among 30m voters thumbnail

‘Disinterested’ youths among 30m voters

Burmese government announces that 30 million are eligible to vote in elections but concerns arise over the demographic traditionally most likely to cast ballots
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Dhaka delays controversial gas project

Bangladesh postpones plans to explore for oil and gas in the Bay of Bengal until disputes over maritime boundaries with Burma and India are resolved

UN ignores Burma junta’s drugs role

While the UN has finally acknowleged that Burma’s drug problem cannot be separated from ethnic conflict, it still turns a blind eye to official complicity in the tradeJailed student union leader treated for eye condition
A political prisoner and leader of the 2007 generation All Burma Federation of ...
ILO aids child soldier but many march on
Young Thu Zin Oo made his daily trip across the Pun Hlaing River from ...
World Cup fever leaves lottery retailers out of play
State lottery ticket sales have been falling since last week amid the distraction of ...
Indian donates transformers to aid Nargis-hit Rangoon
India’s government has donated power transformers to Burma, according to ...
All Mon Regions Democracy Party rolls out platform
The All Mon Regions Democracy Party formed on April 7 plans to take part in ...

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