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Deadly Israel-Lebanon troop clash

Lebanese soldiers look across the border 3.8.10

Three Lebanese soldiers and a journalist are reported killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli troops in their tense border area.

A man carries a sodden carpet in Nowshera, Pakistan (3 Aug 2010)Pakistan push to flooded villages

Pakistani rescue teams try to reach tens of thousands of people cut off by devastating floods, estimated to have affected three million.

UWSA to Ban Election Campaigns in its Area

The United Wa State Army, Burma's largest ethnic armed cease-fire group in northern Shan State, says it will ban political party campaigns in areas under its control.

Burma's FEC Value Drops

Burma's Foreign Exchange Certificate becomes difficult to trade in the black market in Rangoon since its exchange rate has dropped and fewer people are buying it.

Shan Leader Moved to Mandalay Prison

An ethnic Shan leader serving 106 years imprisonment, Maj-Gen Sao Hso Ten, of the Shan State Peace Council, has been transferred from Hkamti prison in Sagaing Division to Mandalay prison, according to his family.

Election to be in December?

Lt-Gen. Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defense tells authorities to increase national security during December, according to military sources.

Malaysia Tightens Visa Requirements to Curb Abuse

Malaysia will tighten visa requirements for tourists from countries including Burma after many foreigners took advantage of easy entry procedures by overstaying.
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Zarganar’s sister-in-law demands junta revoke bar on jail visits
The sister-in-law of political prisoner and comedian Zarganar, demanded today ...
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UN ‘working behind the scenes’ on Burma

Blasting of Ban Ki-moon's impact in leaked memo forces UN to defend apparent lack of results on Burma and laxity in appointing an envoy China oil refinery to process Shwe imports thumbnail

China oil refinery to process Shwe imports

China announces construction of an oil refinery in Yunnan province at end point of Beijing-backed trans-Burma oil and gas pipeline
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Opposition wavering over election appeal

National Democratic Force leaders convicted of treason after the 1990 elections undecided over whether to contest a ban on them running for office

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