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Sunday September 30, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 18
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Junta back in control

A United Nations special envoy flew to Myanmar today, as the ruling junta deployed an overwhelming security presence in the nation's biggest city in a campaign to choke off mass protests.UN chief Ban Ki-moon has dispatched Ibrahim Gambari to broker talks between the military and its pro-democracy opponents, who have mounted two weeks of mass nationwide rallies.

World powers delay action on Iran sanctions

The world's major powers agreed yesterday to delay a vote on tougher sanctions on Iran until late November at the earliest, depending on reports by the U.N. nuclear watchdog and a European Union negotiator. The United States and France had sought swifter action to step up economic and political pressure on the Islamic Republic over its refusal to halt uranium enrichment, which the West suspects is aimed at developing nuclear arms.

Myanmar’s poor turn to prostitution in China
The spaces behind the rusty garage doors are meant for storage but they instead house dozens of young women from Myanmar like Thin Thin Thay, refugees of the bitter poverty afflicting their home country. In the late afternoon, Thin Thin Thay's big brown eyes peer out from the half open garage door onto the street in Jiegao, a Chinese town bordering Myanmar where prostitution has followed on the back of flourishing trade.

Police baton-charge Pak lawyers
Nepal leaders meet to end deadlock on monarchy
Climate change: Bush goes on the attack
Silent Burmese days: Dictators rule on
Vietnam bridge collapse kills at least 47 people
Iraqi Kurds angry over Turkey deal
Coal is still king, but wind energy grows in India
Marie Antoinette's pearls up for auction
12th delivery was a 7.75kg bundle of joy
No need for dissection as see-through frogs jump in
West vows to get tough on junta - but how?
Ravages of Minamata
Armstrong’s race against cancer
The binders of history
Hollywood icon growing old gracefully
Iraqis return to making music at home
Study shows law prompts drop in heart attacks
Clinton’s biggest show in town
Master ranchers
Maldives blast wounds 12 tourists

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