ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday May 11, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 50
Front Page
Financial Times
TV Times
Funday Times
Kandy Times

Referendum in Myanmar despite cyclone chaos
Myanmar held a rare election today to approve a new army-drafted constitution, ignoring calls from the outside world to postpone the vote amid the devastation wreaked by Cyclone Nargis. More than a week after Nargis (Daffodil) swept up the Irawaddy Delta, packing 190 kph (120 mph) winds that whipped up a wall of sea-water pulverising everything it its path, aid was barely dribbling to 1.5 million increasingly desperate survivors.
US Feminists sharply divided between Clinton, Obama
No constituency is more eager to see a woman win the presidency than America's feminists, yet - despite Hillary Rodham Clinton's historic candidacy - the women's movement finds itself wrenchingly divided over the Democratic race as it heads toward the finish. At breakfast forums, in op-ed columns, across the blogosphere, the debate has been heartfelt and sometimes bitter.
The shame of Guantanamo Bay - View from Dubai
My youngest one is as old as the young son of Sami Al Hajj, the Al Jazeera cameraman who was carried home to freedom on a stretcher this week, after seven years in the Guantanamo Bay. Watching a shockingly emaciated Hajj shower kisses on his son at a Khartoum hospital, where he has been admitted after freedom from the high security prison in Cuba, I couldn't help think about my own kids.

Referendum in Myanmar despite cyclone chaos
Lebanon tense after Hezbollah power grab
US envoy returns with nuke documents
US Feminists sharply divided between Clinton, Obama
Karnataka votes in high-stakes election
Japan-US alliance and a rising China
The shame of Guantanamo Bay - View from Dubai

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