Forty arrested in Burma

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Burma's military regime has arrested 40 people it accuses of planning to bomb government buildings and embassies and assassinate the country's leaders.

A government spokesman, Colonel Kyaw Thein, said yesterday that the plot was masterminded by the All Burma Students Democratic Front, made up of former students who fled the suppression of a pro-democracy uprising in 1988. Kyaw Thein, a member of the regime's information committee, told a news conference that the student insurgents were linked to the party of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

- AP, Rangoon