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A group of nearly 200 people has been rescued from a wooden boat adrift off the coast of Aceh after 21 days at sea, Indonesian officials say.
 Rohingya Burma Thailand Indonesia
The dramatic testimony from survivors of a draconian Thai military policy of towing Rohingya boat people out to sea and leaving them there has drawn international attention to the plight of one of the world's most oppressed people.

2009-02-05

 Muslim Rohingya Burma Thailand migration
Burma's government says rebels trained abroad by a "superpower" were behind last week's bombings at three shopping centres in the capital, Rangoon.

2005-05-15

 Burma Myanmar terrorism bombing Rangoon
The Burmese military authorities have released the pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, from house arrest.

2010-11-13

 Burma prison politics democracy opposition freedom Myanmar
He was known as "The Elephant Man" in the newspapers of the time - but only now has the full story of one of World War II's most remarkable rescues come to light.

2010-11-01

 elephant river World War II Burma India refugee video history Japan
An ongoing computer attack has knocked Burma off the internet, just days ahead of its first election in 20 years.
 Burma Internet politics democracy toread
The local farmers call it a flood; an inundation that happens every 50 years. Others believe it to be an act of God, an inevitability. It isn't water flooding the precious farmland in north-eastern India, but rats. A once in a generation, gigantic plague of rats, that ruins crops and leaves people starving. A rat army so big, so mythical, that until now some scientists did not believe it was real.

2010-11-19

 rat India flood overpopulation Burma Myanmar plague pest