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/ 10 November 2007

Burmese junta ‘putting energy into reform’

Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi received rare front-page billing on Saturday in Burma’s state-controlled press, which said the ruling junta is ”putting energy” into democratic reforms demanded by the international community. Suu Kyi was allowed to meet leaders of her opposition party on Friday.

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/ 30 April 2006

Strong cyclone batters Burma

A tropical cyclone packing winds up to 240kph battered Burma on Saturday, ripping roofs off dozens of buildings near the country’s biggest city, knocking out electricity and forcing tourists to flee coastal flooding, officials said. There were scattered reports of injuries and deaths, but the government refused to provide any details.