The NLD won a landslide victory in 1990 but the junta responded by throwing the MPs-elect in jail
The South-east Asian nation heads to the polls next week for a landmark general election
Supporters openly show their colours in first poll without censorship for 50 years - but victory is not guaranteed
In Rangoon, demand for accomodation is higher than the offering, but you can get a room with local art (and a view)
Police are accused of beating the suspects and threatening to "make them disappear" in order to extract confessions
Peter Popham's video diary of life in the former Burmese capital
At a delicate political moment like this, with elections close, there is no political capital to be gained from offering another view
The Wikipedia Voice Intro Project aims to preserve notable individuals' voices, as well as explain how their names are pronounced
Burmese town exposed as one of Asia’s biggest markets after thousands of trinkets are seized.
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
Despite possible appearances some animal charities have got their priorities right
Discovery of genes that confer resistance to the drug artemisinin is major step forward for treatment of the disease
American guest is injured after device is detonated inside bathroom suite on the building's ninth floor
Indian authorities warn thousands to leave their homes as the storm system approaches the south Asian coast
The 16-year-old has been living in Birmingham since being shot on a school bus in Pakistan
Burma's decision to compete in the Miss Universe contest for the first time in 50 years has sparked controversy with activists saying the move is being used by the government to try and convince the world that the country has inexorably changed.