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Bombers target Afghan army basesAfghan soldiers run for cover as a bomb explodes during a gun battle on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday

Suicide attacks on army bases in the Afghan capital Kabul and a northern city leave at least 13 security personnel dead, with one gun battle raging for hours.

Tendulkar hits landmark 50th ton

Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first player in history to hit 50 Test match centuries after scoring a ton in the the first Test against South Africa in Centurion. Sport

Inside KNLA Brigade 5 with the Free Burma Rangers

A reporter for The Irrawaddy crosses the border into Karen State and speaks with the director of the Free Burma Rangers while the ranger trains new teams near the front lines.

Suu Kyi Rules Out Replacing NLD Leadership

Despite complaints from some of the party's youth members, Aung San Suu Kyi says she won't move to sideline senior leaders of her National League for Democracy.

Than Shwe Vows to Build Strong, Modern Military

Burma's junta leader tells cadets at an elite military academy that the armed forces must continue to grow in strength.

Laura Bush Speaks by Phone to Suu Kyi

Former first lady Laura Bush, a longtime advocate of free elections in Burma, speaks with the country's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time.

Weekly Business Roundup (December 18, 2010)

Burma has been accused by the United Nations of dramatically raising cultivation of poppies for opium in 2010.
Local Media Barred from Publishing Suu Kyi Interviews
Burma's censors have been ordered to block efforts by privately owned publications to increase their coverage of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's activities.
KNU Eye Manerplaw
The KNU's Battalion 202 has launched a short attack on the Burmese army base of Manerplaw, which was formerly the KNU's headquarters.
DKBA faction could commence guerilla war in ‘every township’ thumbnail

DKBA faction could commence guerilla war in ‘every township’

Renegade DKBA commander assertive as he tells DVB from the front line that faction is prepared for guerilla war across Burma if the Burmese army continues its 'offensive' Suu Kyi’s ‘time has come and gone’: India thumbnail

Suu Kyi’s ‘time has come and gone’: India

Leaked cable reveals India's views on Aung San Suu Kyi and the junta number 1's extraordinary travel 'arrangements' for his 2004 visit to the world's largest democracyVictim of land confiscation facing jail thumbnail

Victim of land confiscation facing jail

Farmer who claims his land and property was destroyed by Rangoon authorities is being tried on charges of trespassing Report condemns Norway fund’s Burma investments
pipeline-construction-s(Analysis) Norway’s government has been accused of being “complicit in land confiscation, ...
16 political prisoners released
insein-prison-sSixteen political prisoners who had served their full terms were released today from Burmese jails, ... WikiLeaks: Junta ‘might go nuclear for US attention’
mitraMembers of Burmese dictator Than Shwe’s entourage during a 2004 trip to New Delhi, told the Indian ...
Heavy rain spoils rice harvest, Mon farmers say
rice-crop-sUnseasonal heavy rain in the past week during the harvest had spoiled a large portion of the rice crop ...

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