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Burmese head to polls in historic election

Burma is voting in its third election in half a century -- a test of its reform credentials that could propel its opposition leader into Parliament.

Prisoner release puts Burma’s ball in the West’s court

Burma has freed at least 200 political prisoners in an amnesty that may embolden the opposition and put pressure on the West to lift sanctions.

Political prisoners walk free as Burma comes in from the cold

Burma has begun freeing jailed political activists as one of the world's most reclusive states opens up after decades of authoritarian rule.

Burma lifts ban on foreign news websites

Burma has lifted bans on prominent news websites, including some run by critics of the army-dominated government.

Suu Kyi’s party urges West to keep Burma sanctions

The party of Burma pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi recommended on Monday maintaining Western sanctions on the country.

Burma’s new Parliament appoints junta insider as president

Burma Prime Minister Thein Sein was chosen on Friday to become the military-run country's first civilian president in half a century.

Suu Kyi prepares to address supporters

Burma pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi began her first day of freedom in seven years on Sunday with plans for a major speech.

‘Long live Aung San Suu Kyi’

Burma democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi walked out of her home to rapturous cheers from thousands of supporters on Saturday.

Junta silent as Burma awaits Suu Kyi release

Aung San Suu Kyi was due to be freed from house arrest on Saturday, but there was still no sign the country's army rulers were ready to release her.

Rumours swirl in Burma over Suu Kyi release

Rumour and speculation about the imminent release of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi swept across Burma on Friday.

Burma pro-democracy parties concede defeat

Burma's main pro-democracy parties conceded defeat on Tuesday in the country's first election in 20 years.

Army-backed parties set to sweep Burma polls

Burma's military will keep its grip on power after the country's election, backed by parties that on Monday looked set to win a controversial vote.

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