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Yemen holds student in jet bomb probeYemeni security forces block a street in the capital Sanaa, 30 October

Yemeni security forces arrest a female medical student suspected of posting bombs found on cargo jets in Dubai and the UK.

Presidential candidates Dilma Rousseff and Jose Serra together in their final televised debate on 29 OctoberBrazil to choose next president

Brazilians are set to elect a president to replace Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, with the governing party's Dilma Rousseff favoured to defeat rival Jose Serra.

Relief Efforts Slow to Reach Arakan's Devastated Coast

Local relief groups report the government is downplaying the extent of the damage from Cyclone Giri.

Hanoi Holiday for the Junta

The Asean Summit in Hanoi publicly appears to have dropped the issue of Burma's controversial elections.

Views Differ on UN Commission of Inquiry on Burma: US

The US is conducting discussions with UN member states regarding differing opinions toward a Commission of Inquiry on Burma.

Weekly Business Roundup (Saturday, October 30, 2010)

BANGKOK—A senior American Senator is urging the US government to more actively engage with the Than Shwe regime in order to avoid pushing Burma into becoming a client state of China.

Philippines: Flawed Burma Vote Will Damage Asean

The Philippines says the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will be undermined if next month's elections in military-ruled Burma are a sham.
Asia Society Urges Vigilant Engagement
An updated report by the Asia Society Task Force recommends the US remains vigilant while pursuing an engagement process aimed at political progress in Burma.

News editor tortured, given 13 years

Editor of Karenni-based news journal had been in Insein prison for one year before being charged under a raft of media laws PM’s party claims 18m members thumbnail

PM’s party claims 18m members

Union Solidarity and Development Party set to win more than 50 seats uncontested as candidate rejects accusations of corruption India cautions on ‘adverse’ UN probe thumbnail

India cautions on ‘adverse’ UN probe

Indian diplomat warns that investigation into war crimes in Burma could be counter-productive and adversely affect Burmese citizens Junta poised to hold power until parliaments convened
Htay-OoBurma’s ruling military junta will hold on to power until the country’s various parliaments are convened ...
Suu Kyi legal team expects her release before election
assk-0ct15sOpposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi looks set for release before nationwide elections to be held in ...
Karenni troops launch attack on Burmese Army outpost
Karenni-Army-training_sKarenni troops launched a full armed assault on a Burmese Army outpost in Loikaw Township, Karenni ...
Win Tin slates UN head’s rights report omissions
win-tin-nld00sNLD co-founder and former political prisoner Win Tin expressed extreme disappointment that UN ...
Protesters target Air Bagan for boycott over junta links
boycott-air-bagan3sA group of westerners launched a boycott against Air Bagan in northern Thailand yesterday over its ...

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