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Burmese refugees cheer the visit of ‘Mother Suu’

Aung San Suu Kyi has been given a rapturous welcome by thousands of Burma refugees forced by human rights abuses to live in a Thai border camp.

Suu Kyi warns against violence after ‘victory of the people’

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for a "dignified victory" after her National League for Democracy party's apparent election win.

Burmese opposition claims historic victory for Suu Kyi

Burma's opposition has claimed an important victory for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in her parliamentary bid, sparking scenes of jubilation.

Burma’s president reaffirms army role

Burma's nominally-civilian president has sought to reaffirm the status of the country's military, praising the army and the former junta for reforms.

Burma’s Suu Kyi poised for political comeback

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition began its formal return to mainstream Burmese politics as it applied to re-register as a political party.

Suu Kyi ‘likely’ to stand in Myanmar by-election

Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is likely to contest an upcoming by-election, paving the way for a political comeback.

Burma military rule ends, but army retains grip

Burma's military handed power to a nominally civilian government after almost half a century of army rule on Wednesday.

Newly freed Suu Kyi gets down to work

Burma's newly freed democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, returned to work for the first time in years on Monday.

Burma’s democracy icon Suu Kyi released

Burma's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest on Saturday, an official said.

Burma’s top court rejects Suu Kyi appeal

Burma's Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal by Aung San Suu Kyi against her extended house arrest, keeping her in detention.

US envoy in landmark talks with Suu Kyi

A top US official held talks with Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday as Burma's ruling junta gave the democracy icon a rare break from house arrest.

Burma junta under new pressure over cyclone victims

Burma's junta on Saturday came under renewed international pressure from rights groups and the United States defence chief, who said its slow response to the cyclone disaster had cost "tens of thousands of lives". US Defence Secretary Robert Gates criticised the delay in allowing in foreign aid, saying US ships could have swiftly brought relief.

Burma: ‘If we don’t act now, more lives will be lost’

The United States sent its first aid flight to Burma on Monday, but experts warned the relief effort was floundering and 1,5-million cyclone survivors were at grave risk from hunger and disease. The US military transport plane laden with emergency supplies was permitted to land by the ruling junta.

Cyclone kills nearly 4 000 in Burma

Burma said on Monday that nearly 4 000 people had been killed in the cyclone that tore into the impoverished and secretive Asian nation at the weekend, and that tens of thousands more could also be dead. The announcement on state television increased the death toll from Tropical Cyclone Nargis more than ten-fold.

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