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Taylor 'gave diamonds to model'Charles Taylor and Carole White

Charles Taylor gave Naomi Campbell diamonds in 1997, the supermodel's agent testifies, as prosecutors try to link the war-crimes suspect to illegal gems.

China landslide death toll jumps New

The death toll from landslides in north-west China rises to 337, with 1,148 people missing, state-run Xinhua news agency reports.

BP oil spill costs pass $6bn mark

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has cost BP a total of $6.1bn to date, the company says.

Germany closes 9/11 plot mosque

German police shut down the Hamburg mosque where the 9/11 hijackers met before their suicide attacks on the US in 2001.

Can This Aquino Squash Filipino Corruption?

The Philippines is in love with another Aquino. Will this affair end happily ever after?

Shan Leader Transferred to Three Prisons in One Week

Burmese authorities transferred Shan State Peace Council leader Maj-Gen Sao Hso Ten from remote Hkamti Prison to Sittwe Prison, with two stops in between, in less than one week.

Join the USDP Party, Get a Low-interest Loan

The Union Solidarity and Development Party led by Burma's current prime minister is campaigning aggressively by distributing loans at below-market rates.

New Asean Chair in 2011 Raises Expectations

JAKARTA—Indonesia will take over the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) next year, and many observers have high expectations from the region's largest democracy.

Thailand's Ethnic People to Press for Greater Rights

Leaders of Thailand's hill tribes and other indigenous groups have established an ethnic council to press the government in Bangkok to guarantee their communities the same rights as Thai citizens enjoy.

Burma Security Threat to Region: Panel

The Burmese military junta’s nuclear ambitions are a security threat to the region, particularly to Thailand, says panel of experts.
Rights letters urge British PM to lead world action on Burma
A British Burma rights advocacy has called on the government of the recently elected ...
India, the NLD and realpolitik
(Commentary) Burmese Senior General Than Shwe’s recent state visit to India was ...
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Maternal health boosted by community health programme

New report indicates improvements made in maternal health in eastern Burma as a result of community health programme Shan party eyes own government in election thumbnail

Shan party eyes own government in election

The SNDP, known as the White Tiger party, believes it is supported by 90% of Shan State's six million people, which will have its own parliament along with other states following the election. 2 killed in Myawaddy bomb attack thumbnail

2 killed in Myawaddy bomb attack

Two people were killed and seven were injured when a bomb exploded in the border town of Myawaddy in eastern Karen state on Friday

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