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A Bosnian woman mourns over coffins of a newly identified victims of the Srebrenica massacre. Photo: 11 July 2010
Hundreds of victims of the Srebrenica massacre are being buried at a ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the atrocity.
Election posters in Tokyo Nelson Mandela at the funeral of Zenani on 17 June
The ruling party of PM Naoto Kan will lose control of the upper house of parliament in Sunday's election, exit polls suggest.
Nelson Mandela has indicated that he wants to go to the World Cup closing ceremony to greet fans, his grandson says.
Map Igor Sutyagin (2004 picture)
Eight men are jailed for to up to 12 years in Tunisia after being found guilty of inciting terror, their lawyer says.
Two of the four Russians expelled from Moscow in a spy swap are reported to be staying undercover in a British hotel.
Fidel Castro map
New photographs show Fidel Castro greeting workers in Havana in a rare glimpse of the former Cuban leader.
Police surround the house of Liberia's deputy speaker to arrest him for allegedly ordering the flogging of a policeman.

The Return of the Bicycle

The bicycle alleviates congestion, lowers air pollution, reduces obesity, increases physical fitness, does not emit climate-disrupting carbon dioxide, and is priced within the reach of the billions of people who cannot afford a car.

Burmese Authorities Deny Plague Reports

An announcement published in the state-run media claims the National Health Department has found no evidence of the plague in dead rats taken from areas considered at risk.

NLD Renegades Register for Elections

A new party formed by renegade members of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's disbanded party has received a permit to participate in Burma's first elections in two decades, state media reports.

UN Condemns SKorea Ship Sinking

The UN Security Council condemns a deadly attack on a South Korean warship that killed 46 sailors and pointed a finger toward North Korea but didn't directly blame the reclusive communist nation.

Getting Under the Generals' Thick Skins

A visitor to Rangoon doesn't have to look too deeply to find that beneath the deluded pride of Burma's rulers lies a shameful legacy of neglect.
Rangoon district to file case against party fund-raisers
Rangoon East District municipal committee is to file cases against 10 central ..
Northern battalion arms depot explodes, panicking villagers
Massive blasts from shells exploding at an army ordnance depot in Kachin State ...
Naypyidaw plague and dengue outbreaks infect troops, children
Outbreaks of plague and dengue fever are spreading through military units ...
Political parties open to forming alliances in run-up to polls
Five political parties are trying to build a political alliance as a part of their ... Mentally-ill orphan used in Burma army thumbnail

Mentally-ill orphan used in Burma army

17-year-old with condition that stunts mental and physical development is recruited by notorious Burmese army unit in central Burma Rangoon bomb suspect put in solitary thumbnail

Rangoon bomb suspect put in solitary

Phyo Wei Aung barred from contact with other inmates in Insein prison and complains that he is being denied basic prisoners' rights such as exercise Water returns to crisis-hit regions thumbnail

Water returns to crisis-hit regions

Rainy season arrives and wells start producing fresh water as locals in central and southern Burma wave goodbye to lengthy water shortage

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