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Security forces patrol outside Moscow's Lefortovo prison, 8 July The Solar Impulse plane at dawn (08 July 2010)
Speculation mounts about a US-Russia Cold War-style prisoner swap as 10 suspected Russian spies face formal charges.
An experimental plane powered by solar cells successfully completes a 26-hour flight and lands safely in Switzerland.
Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos in Cuba on 8 July, 2010 Abu Hamza
Spain calls on the EU to soften its position on Cuba after Havana says it will free 52 political detainees.
Europe's Court of Human Rights orders a halt to the extradition of cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to the US on terror charges.
Chinese port workers  File photo of Afghan money changer in Kabul
The International Monetary Fund slightly raises its forecast for global economic growth to 4.5%, driven by China and India.
Corruption in Afghanistan has doubled in the two years since 2007, according to a survey by an anti-corruption charity.
Lance Armstrong David Villa
Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara is in the yellow jersey as the Tour moves from Epernay to an expected sprint finish in Montargis.
Barcelona fail to pay their players in June, their club president reveals.

EU Sanctions on Tay Za's Son Upheld

Pye Phyo Tay Za, the son of junta-linked businessman Tay Za, lost a little-noticed legal bid to have EU sanctions against him overturned.

Regime Separates Assets of USDA and USDP

Amid accusations that the USDP has been using state resources, the Burmese junta has moved to declare the party's assets separate from those owned by the USDA.

Tay Za Enters Cigarette Market

The Burmese military junta changes the tax regulations for tobacco as tycoon Tay Za attempts to dominate the tobacco industry.

Authorities File Suit against New Political Party

The Yangon City Development Committee in eastern Rangoon files a law suit against a new political party that sought donations from people in public markets.

Thais Let Russian Pianist Leave after Rape Charge

Acclaimed Russian pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev has been allowed to leave Thailand after being charged with raping a teenage boy on the condition he return following a concert appearance in Europe.
DKBA truce overtures a cruel trick, KNU says
The Karen National Union leadership today responded with scepticism to a recent ...
Old capital’s roadside vendors meet bureaucratic end
Roadside vendors were banned from yesterday across the 33 Townships of ...
Doubts over motives of trio accused in monastery fire plot
Monks last week tried to stop police in a northwestern Burmese town from detaining ...
Rangoon merchants face tax bill two years in advance
Rangoon’s city authority and the Internal Revenue Department has ordered small and ...
Report: Junta gas profits ‘fuel nuclear schemes’ as pipeline abuses continue
Burmese publications from next week will not be required to print military junta propaganda, ...
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Where life begins at 14…

If comparisons between Orwell's masterpiece, 1984, and modern-day Burma are valid, then Burma's Winston Smith may just reside in a refugee camp in Thailand University students fear surveillance thumbnail

University students fear surveillance

Students in Sittwe who protested against poor bus services now fear they are being watched after Burmese government minister visits university India and Burma join to purge rebels thumbnail

India and Burma join to purge rebels

Delhi asks for the junta's hand in routing Indian northeastern seperatist groups operating along India's porous border with Burma

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