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Suu Kyi going online after detention

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is ready to go online to broaden her domestic and international contacts after years of detention when the military regime allowed her virtually no contact with the outside world, her security chief said today. She may even be tweeting soon.

The Suu Kyi effect: A new age of quiet defiance

Two months after her release, Burma's most famous dissident is inspiring a shift among protesters

Freedom from Fear, By Aung San Suu Kyi

This collection of Aung San Suu Kyi's writings, edited by her late husband Michael Aris, begins with an essay on her father, a soldier and politician who fought for Burmese independence, first against the British, then against the Japanese, then against the British again; he was assassinated by a rival politician in 1947, just before Burmese independence was formally achieved. His death was a tragedy for his country, but his ideals live on in his daughter, now happily released from her long house arrest.

February: Political thaw puts Burma back on the map

Where to go, what to do in 2011

The Year in Review: Aung San Suu Kyi

When freedom is no liberty at all

Suu Kyi gets a new companion

There have been many adjustments for Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to make since she was released from house arrest.

In Burma only one in five people with HIV are treated

The first formal visit the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi made on her release from house arrest last month was not to an ambassador's residence or a smart United Nations office, but to a tin-roofed HIV/Aids shelter in one of Rangoon's poorest districts.

Suu Kyi and son reunited after 10-year separation

Phoebe Kennedy witnesses a day of family joy in Burma

Decade of grief ends as son is granted visa to visit Suu Kyi

Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is today poised to enjoy an emotional reunion with one of her sons after the ruling junta granted him a visa for the first time in 10 years. Reports suggest the recently released Nobel laureate will travel to Rangoon's international airport to greet him.

<i>IoS</i> letters, emails &amp; online postings (21 November 2010)

The cholera epidemic overwhelming aid agencies in Haiti highlights a historical and ongoing failure ("Where is the UN? Where is the help?", 14 November). The response of the media and the international community to the earthquake has followed a tragically familiar pattern: shock, an outpouring of compassion, promises by governments and then forgetfulness.

The Feral Beast: Romantic times for Desmond?

Christmas came early for Richard Desmond owner of The Express, Daily Star, and OK!, with news of a royal engagement. But does he have some good news of his own? At an Evening Standard party last week he let slip he was planning a 2 December announcement. In October he divorced his wife of 27 years, and now has a girlfriend – could he be getting married, we asked. "No comment," he said, which is tabloid speak for "yes". We look forward to the stiffy.

Patients face eviction after Suu Kyi visit

Burma's government ordered more than 80 people at a shelter for patients with HIV and Aids to leave after a visit by newly-freed democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the centre's organisers said today.

Simon Calder: The real reason travel bosses are dewy-eyed

The man who pays his way

Aung San Suu Kyi: Determined to build on national euphoria

The Burmese dissident and democracy leader speaks to <i>The Independent</i> after seven years in prison

The Week In Radio: In any language, the BBC World Service does a world of good

In a revealing glimpse it emerged this week that during her house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi spent up to six hours a day listening to the BBC World Service. At a time when we're supposed to be focusing on British exports, the World Service is one export that often gets overlooked. Granted, it costs us money and is provided free to customers, but in terms of power and influence its earnings are unquantifiable. You could say that the BBC, broadcasting to 180 million people around the world, is our biggest brand.

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Homeless Veterans appeal

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Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

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The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

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French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

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