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House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow, calls on Burma to allow Aung San Suu Kyi to run for presidency

John Bercow, House of Commons Speaker, has made a highly unusual intervention in a key foreign policy issue by appealing for Burma’s constitution to be amended to allow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to run in elections for  the country’s presidency next year. 

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Trinkets and jewelry made from ivory are prepared to be crushed. The U.S. accounts for the second largest market for ivory in the world after China

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Burmese town exposed as one of Asia’s biggest markets after thousands of trinkets are seized.

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With pressure mounting and even President Thein Sein urging people to do the right thing, Burma’s favourite daughter may be closer than ever to wresting control from the army in her home country

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Portraits of Ye Htut at his home in Rangoon. He changed his allies but never his loyalty to Burma

Ye Htut, last of Burma’s ‘30 Comrades’ freedom fighters, dies aged 92

Independent Burma’s last human link with its founding fathers was severed this week with the death in Rangoon  of Ye Htut, one of the so-called “30 Comrades”, at the age of 92. He was the last surviving member of a band of students who invaded Burma alongside the Japanese with the aim of overthrowing British colonial rule, in which they succeeded with remarkable ease.

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American guest is injured after device is detonated inside bathroom suite on the building's ninth floor

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Indian authorities warn thousands to leave their homes as the storm system approaches the south Asian coast

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