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Pope Benedict beatifies Cardinal

Thousands witness the Pope's beatification of Cardinal Newman on the final day of his four-day state visit to Britain.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny AlexanderLib Dems in tax evasion assault

The government is pledging to raise billions of pounds by clamping down on "morally indefensible" tax evasion, a senior Lib Dem minister says.

Only a Handful of Women to Run in Election

A survey by The Irrawaddy finds that women will make up less than a tenth of the total number of candidates in Burma's upcoming election.

Parties Say Polling Station Increase Makes Fraud More Likely

Burma's cash-strapped opposition parties say they will be unable to monitor vote-counting in many parts of the country, making it easier for better-financed parties to cheat.

Twilight of the DKBA?

Since it acceded to the junta's BGF plan, the DKBA has been derided by Burma observers for wilting under pressure. But others say the group has options.

Thai Red Shirts Begin Coup Anniversary Protests

Anti-government activists in Thailand begin a series of protests marking the fourth anniversary of a military coup with a show of support for their jailed leaders.

Weekly Business Roundup (September 18, 2010)

India is committed to building a railway line up to the border with Burma at Moreh at a cost of almost US $650 million, the New Delhi minister for railways said.
Questioning the EC Definition of 'Free and Fair'
Burma's Election Commission announces “areas where elections will not be held,” saying the areas are “in no position to host free and fair elections.” But where's the evidence?
Journal condemns detention of cadet in flood-hit Magway
weekly11sThe editor of a weekly news journal based in Rangoon yesterday condemned the arrest of a cadet ...
Freedom fighter and mentor to Suu Kyi dies at 93
ohn_myintsFreedom fighter and leftist, Ohn Myint, a close colleague of Aung San and his family who took part in ...

Britain condemns closure of NLD and ethnic parties
WILLIAM_HAGUE_SBritish Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned the November 7 Burmese election, calling it ...
Editors secure release of cadet held for Magway flood photos
weekly-11A cadet reporter for the Weekly Eleven Journal was released on Friday morning after two days’ detention ...
Shan and Burmese Army units clash in state’s north
burmes-armysAn armed clash took place between an ethnic ceasefire group that had rejected the junta’s Border Guard Force ... Jail threat for Suu Kyi’s party thumbnail

Jail threat for Suu Kyi’s party

State media warns National League for Democracy that continued protesting against 7 November elections could result in one-year jail term
US ‘thoroughly disappointed’: Kurt Campbell thumbnail

US ‘thoroughly disappointed’: Kurt Campbell

US official, Kurt Campbell has said the US is disappointed with the results of the Obama administration's policy of engagement, but stands by the approach
UK foreign secretary lashes out at junta’s election thumbnail

UK foreign secretary lashes out at junta’s election

Top UK politicians condemn junta's elections in public statements, with questions however still remaining over their own sincerity

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