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Deadly attack hits Iraqi recruits

A man injured by a bombing in Baghdad lies in hospital, 17 August 2010

At least 51 people are killed and many more injured in a suicide attack at an army recruitment centre in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

A flood victim holds damaged railway tracks while crossing the floodwaters to reach his village in Sultan Kot, close to Sukkur in Pakistan's Sindh province 

Flood aid slow to reach Pakistan

UN officials say the relief operation in Pakistan remains underfunded and is not reaching victims, as several countries pledge more aid to the rescue effort.

Election Boycott Campaign Heats Up

Stickers bearing the portrait of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and urging people not to vote in the November election are appearing throughout Rangoon.

Shan State Railway to Suppress Armed Ethnic Groups: Rights Groups

Human rights groups say the military is building the new railway to Kengtung in Shan State to suppress ethnic groups

Government Buildings Must be Ready by Election: Than Shwe

Than Shwe orders construction of government buildings in Naypyidaw to be completed by the election.

Junta Buys DKBA Allegiance

A delegation from the DKBA agrees border guard force terms with the Burmese junta after a 10-day visit to Naypyidaw.

Imprisoned Student Leader Denounces Election

Htay Kywe, an imprisoned 88 Generation Students leader, says Burma's election will be “insignificant” without Aung San Suu Kyi.
Majority of Public will not Vote: Survey
A majority of Rangoon residents said they will not vote in the Nov. 7 election, while others are expressing little interest in the political parties contesting the election.
Junta designed poll date ‘to keep Suu Kyi at bay’
BoycottGirlsThe Burmese junta’s choice of November 7 for its elections is designed to marginalise ...
Interview with ABMA member Ashin Issariya
sensSeptember will mark the third anniversary of the brutal crackdown on Burma’s peaceful ...
Journal becomes fourth suspended in six weeks
digitize-censorshipssThe Modern Times journal this week became the fourth publication of its kind in six weeks ...
KIO tries to achieve ‘political conformity’
kio-conformitysThe Kachin’s main political organisation will try to conform to the nation’s current political ...
US probes Transocean over ties to Burmese drug lords
Steven LawUS-Swiss drilling company Tranoscean has admitted it is under investigation by the US Treasury ...
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Barclays fined for breaking US sanctions

UK banking giant pays US$300 million to settle charges of hiding transactions with banks from US sanctions-listed countries, including Burma UN, US and UK slam Burma elections thumbnail

UN, US and UK slam Burma elections

Announcement of election date to be held a week before Suu Kyi's release in November is met with condemnation by the international community
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World’s oldest person found in Burma

Burmese government claims discovery of 118-year-old woman in a monastery in Mandalay division, pipping current record-holder by four years

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