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Suu Kyi taken ill on campaign trail MYEIK: Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was forced to cancel a stop on her by-election campaign trail on Sunday after being taken ill while travelling in a remote part of southernMyanmar. The Nobel laureate vomited and was put on a drip after her boat got stuck on a sandbank for several hours on Saturday during a trip to the town ofMyeikin the far south of the country, according to her personal doctor Tin Myo Win. "She is exhausted because of being on the boat for such a long time," he told AFP, adding that a morning visit to thevillageofKyunsuhad been cancelled. Around 1,000 well-wishers gathered outside the house where the democracy campaigner was being treated, according to an AFP photographer at the scene. Suu Kyi, who has fallen ill once before during her gruelling schedule of rallies and speeches across the country, was due to give a speech in Myeik later Sunday and ...

KANDAHAR: Nine people were killed in an improvised explosive device attack inKandahar, a local official said Sunday. "Last night there was an IED attack," Shah Mohammad, local administration chief of Arghandab district, told AFP. "Four Afghan local police and three national police, one ISAF soldier and one Afghan interpreter were killed." Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012 ...
COLOMBO: The former president of theMaldives, Mohamed Nasheed, ousted last month in what he said was a bloodless coup, said on Saturday his party was willing to work with the new administration to make the constitutional changes needed to hold an early election. Nasheed, who says he was forced out of power at gunpoint on Feb. 7, does not recognize the current government as legitimate. His party has staged weeks of mostly peaceful protests against it ...
Two wounded in Myanmar golf course bombing: official YANGON: Two bombs exploded at a Myanmarhotel golf course on Saturday, wounding two people during a tournament to mark next week's Armed Forces Day, a government official said. The first blast occurred at around 7:00 am at the Regina Hotel golf course in Tachilek, near the border with northern Thailand, followed an hour a later by a second explosion, the official, who did not want to be named, told AFP. Two people were wounded by the second ...
Sri Lanka press slams COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's media reacted angrily on Friday to a US-led resolution demanding a war crimes probe and said the island had done well to go down fighting at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The state-run Daily News said the 24 nations which voted in favour of the resolution urging a credible investigation into alleged war crimes during Sri Lanka's battle against Tamil rebels in 2009 were being destructive. The countries that backed the resolution ...
Indian govt reverses rail hikes in latest policy setback NEW DELHI: The Indian government rolled back many parts of a hike in rail fares on Thursday, underscoring the Congress-led coalition's difficulties in passing tough measures. "I intend to give relief to the already burdened common man," the new Railway Minister Mukul Roy told parliament after his predecessor resigned on Sunday. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012 ...
Myanmar invites international election observers YANGON: Myanmar has invited US, European and other observers for by-elections next month, an official said on Wednesday, allowing international scrutiny of polls seen as a major test of its reform credentials. The vote, which will see Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi stand for a seat in parliament for the first time, comes a year after a quasi-civilian government took power following the end of decades of outright military rule. Observers from the United States, the ...

 



 
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