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Martin Petty

Martin Petty

    Spotlight on Suu Kyi as Burma enters new territory
    Spotlight on Suu Kyi as Burma enters new territory
    Confined to her crumbling lakeside home, long-detained Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi poses little threat to Burma's first election in 20...
    Can an 'election of generals' help reform Burma?
    Can an 'election of generals' help reform Burma?
    By holding an election to legitimise decades of military rule, Burma's power-hungry generals may have inadvertently created a framework for a...
    Germany beat Uruguay 3-2 to take third place again
    Germany beat Uruguay 3-2 to take third place again
    Germany rounded off an impressive World Cup with a thrilling 3-2 win over a stubborn Uruguay on Saturday in a play-off for third place.
    Spain coach hails 'extraordinary' effort
    Spain coach hails 'extraordinary' effort
    Carles Puyol finally cracked open Germany's stubborn defence with a superb late header on Wednesday to give Spain a deserved 1-0 win and send the...
    Uruguay beat South Korea to reach last eight
    Uruguay beat South Korea to reach last eight
    David Suarez scored a goal in each half to give Uruguay a 2-1 win over South Korea on Saturday and take them to the World Cup quarterfinals for the...
    Chile beat Switzerland 1-0 to lead Group H
    Chile beat Switzerland 1-0 to lead Group H
    Chile kept their place at the top of Group H with a bitterly fought 1-0 win over a stubborn 10-man Switzerland on Monday.
    Plucky Serbia stun 10-man Germany
    Plucky Serbia stun 10-man Germany
    Serbia stunned Germany with a 1-0 win after Miroslav Klose was sent off and Lukas Podolski missed a penalty in a World Cup Group D clash on...
    Côte d'Ivoire hold sluggish Portugal to a draw
    Côte d'Ivoire hold sluggish Portugal to a draw
    Portugal got their World Cup finals off to a stuttering start with a goalless draw against a spirited Côte d'Ivoire on Tuesday, a match that saw...
    South Korea get off to flying start
    South Korea get off to flying start
    South Korea made an explosive start to their World Cup campaign with a fluent 2-0 win over Greece in their Group B opener on Saturday.
    Thai protesters calm as battle raged to an end
    Thai protesters calm as battle raged to an end
    As Thai troops staged a bloody operation to disperse anti-government protesters on Wednesday, thousands of red shirt supporters in a fortified camp...
    What lies ahead for divided Thailand?
    What lies ahead for divided Thailand?
    The controversial founder of a Thailand's "yellow shirts" protest group was elected leader of a new political party on Tuesday, a move likely to...
    Thailand debates Constitution change to end deadlock
    Thailand debates Constitution change to end deadlock
    Thailand's premier urged lawmakers on Wednesday to resolve a seemingly intractable political crisis in a debate on constitutional reforms that...