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Breakthrough in Chile mine rescueA relative hugs a policeman after news emerged of the breakthrough

Rescuers drill right through to the underground chamber where 33 miners are trapped in Chile, sparking celebrations on the surface.

Truck driver watches as fuel tankers burn after they were set ablaze at Sibi, in the Baluchistan area of PakistanPakistan 'to reopen Afghan route'

Pakistan says it will to reopen the main land supply route for Nato forces in Afghanistan - hours after another attack on fuel tankers.

Nobel Upsets Chinese Diplomacy

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has outraged Beijing, which has recently stepped up its diplomatic efforts in Europe.

Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc Across Burma

Days of heavy rainfall covering much of the country have caused severe flooding and landslides and left nearly a dozen people dead and thousands homeless.

“We'll Scrap Our Party if That's What Suu Kyi Wants”

Khin Maung Swe, the leader of the National Democratic Force, denies links to a regime-affiliated NGO and says his party is willing to disband if Aung San Suu Kyi asks it to after she is released.

No Word from China's Imprisoned Nobel Winner

The world's newest Nobel Peace Prize winner remains unreachable in a Chinese prison, while his wife's mobile phone was cut off and the authoritarian government continued to censor reports about democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo's honor.

Weekly Business Roundup (October 9, 2010)

Trade and investment with Burma should remain cut until the military regime ends all forms of forced labor and restores human rights, said the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
Viktor Bout Files New Appeal Against Extradition
Accused Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout files a last-ditch appeal to try to stall his extradition to the United States, where he faces terrorism charges.
Six-party coalition to join forces on ethnic issues
Six Rangoon-based political parties have agreed to increase co-operation ahead of ...
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Liu-Xiaobo-nobel-10Jailed Chinese dissident Dr. Liu Xiaobo has been named winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian ...
Lecturer's widow hit with brick during robbery bid
Phone-NaingThe widow of deceased writer Tetkatho (university) Phone Naing remained in hospital tonight with head ...
Writer Aung Thin continues to wait for overdue passport
aung-thinA writer in his 80s often critical of the Burmese ruling junta in public talk shows is still waiting for ...
Storm may move towards Arakan State, scientist says
utunlwinA tropical storm in the Bay of Bengal that has caused massive flooding along the Bangladeshi coast might ...
Thai PM gears up for Burma visit thumbnail

Thai PM gears up for Burma visit

Future business relations likely to feature highly on the agenda as Thai MP acknowledges problems with Abhisit's stance on democratic reform Thailand ‘will not’ return Burma refugees thumbnail

Thailand ‘will not’ return Burma refugees

Foreign ministry spokesperson looks to refute reports that claim Thailand will return refugees back to Burma following the 7 November electionsDVB ‘top three’ for Nobel Peace Prize thumbnail

DVB ‘top three’ for Nobel Peace Prize

Others tipped to win the prize include Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, Afghan women's right activist Sima Simar, and Sierra Leone war court

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