Excitement mounts over World Cup votes

Fifa World Cup trophy

Bidders for the 2018 World Cup make their final presentations as Fifa decides which nations will host the 2018 and 2022 competitions. Sport

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New warrant for Wikileaks founder

Swedish authorities issue a new detention order for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange following a procedural error with the first.

 

Wikileaks Says Burma Passes Asean News to Beijing

By BA KAUNG
Burma might be working for Beijing as a spy within Asean, according to a US cable leak attributed to Singapore’s Minister Mentor, Lee Kuan Yew.

Suu Kyi Offers Compassion to HIV/AIDS Victims

By THE IRRAWADDY
HIV/AIDS Patients meet Suu Kyi on World AIDS Day
 

Kachin Border Post Closes Amid Rising Tension

By KO HTWE
A vital trade link between China and Kachin State has been closed in a further move in the Burmese regime’s campaign to pressure ceasefire groups to join the border guard force.
 

KNU Calls on Burma Army to Withdraw

By LAWI WENG
The KNU’s vice chairman calls on Burma’s government forces to withdraw from KNU-controlled areas to prevent further bloodshed.
 

Wikileaks: Citing Bribe Attempts, US Sought Obama Intervention in Bout Case

By SIMON ROUGHNEEN
The United States Embassy in Bangkok sought the direct intervention of President Barack Obama as frustration grew over the Viktor Bout extradition case, according to two diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks.
 

Thai Police Announce Crackdown on Passport Fakes
By PANYAPAT PIYATHAMSAWAT
Suspects arrested in Spain and Thailand in connection with an international ring that provided forged passports to terrorists may have passed fake documents to the perpetrators of the 2004 Madrid bombings.

Whole movement for better governance needed: Suu Kyi

asskI_DS(Interview)- Pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi talked of a need for …

‘This disease is atonement suffered for my past sins’

thai-burmese-students-s Aids sufferer Ma Phyu had no idea about the condition until she was diagnosed but has reached a level of …

NLD-run HIV treatment centre ‘is like my home’

hiv-aids-home1sHIV/Aids patients who junta officials recently threatened to evict from an NLD-backed Salvation Centre …

NLD urges junta to seek national reconciliation

90anniversary-national-day-sThe opposition National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, today repeated its call for …

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‘Cablegate’ exposes French business concerns

President Sarkozy told US diplomat in 2007 that he had considered disinvesting from Burma before he was dissuaded by advisors

 

 

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Dam projects inked as cronies prosper

Three dams in the pipeline as Burmese tycoons and Chinese companies look set to dominate the lucrative hydropower sector

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Airtime scrapped for ‘political’ artists

A dozen singers, writers and directors are no longer allowed television and radio airtime after order is sent by information ministry