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Protests mark Tiananmen Square anniversary
Radio Australia, Australia –
Amnesty International has held a demonstration in the eastern Australian city of Sydney to commemorate the 19th anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square …
Tiananmen Square, 19 years on Channel 4 News
Tiananmen Square, 1989 Photo: Jeff Widener/AP guardian.co.uk
China has changed since Tiananmen, but reminders remain Independent
ABC NewsThe Associated Press
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AFP

Tiananmen security tight for China massacre anniversary
AFP – Jun 3, 2008
The Tiananmen Massacre is a taboo subject in China and the country’s state-controlled media was silent on the sensitive anniversary taking place just 66 …
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AFP

US urges China to release Tiananmen prisoners
AFP –
WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States on Tuesday urged China to give a full account of the 1989 massacre at Tiananmen Square and release prisoners taken …
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US lawmakers criticize China’s human rights on anniversary of …
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
«Shame on China,» she said. Republican Sen. Sam Brownback called China the «leading enabler of human rights abusers around the world. …
Hong Kong vigil for Tiananmen Square protesters low-key this year International Herald Tribune
China human rights ‘worse than before Tiananmen Square’ InTheNews.co.uk
Rights group to China: Release Tiananmen prisoners The Associated Press
ABC NewsAFP
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BlackBook Magazine

The IOC Hearts Human Rights Violations!
BlackBook Magazine, NY –
It seems that hosting the Olympics causes the international community to put all your human rights violations under the microscope. Go figure. …

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Thousands attend Tiananmen vigil in Hong Kong (Roundup)

Monsters and Critics.com –
Hong Kong – Around 48000 people attended a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong Wednesday to mark the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing, organizers claimed.
Hong Kong vigil for Tiananmen Square protesters low-key this year International Herald Tribune
Olympics dominates scene at Tiananmen anniversary The Associated Press
Voice of AmericaReutersBBC NewsAFP
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CBS News

China cordons off schools collapsed by quake
The Associated Press –
DUJIANGYAN, China (AP) — Authorities cordoned off some schools that collapsed in last month’s mighty earthquake, keeping out grieving parents and reporters …
China Continues Clamp Down on Protests Wall Street Journal
China quake parents unbowed in pressing complaints Reuters
China clamps down on earthquake protesters and reporters guardian.co.uk
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CNN-IBN

Pranab to take up Sikkim issue with China
Times of India, India –
A part of the area held by China was given to it by Pakistan. New Delhi also wants to discuss the Siachen issue with Chinese leaders. …
India rejects China’s claim over small part of Sikkim Press Trust of India
Indian FM leaves for China for official visit Xinhua
Pranab to begin four-day visit to China from today Sify
The StatesmanPress Trust of India
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Times Now.tv
Security tight as memorials held over 1989 China crackdown
AFP –
BEIJING (AFP) — China stepped up security in Tiananmen Square on Wednesday — 65 days ahead of the Olympics — as relatives of victims marked the 19th …
China has changed since Tiananmen, but reminders remain Independent
China urged to release Tiananmen Square prisoners guardian.co.uk
Rights Group to China: Release Tiananmen Prisoners ABC News
Aljazeera.netNew York Times
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Yahoo! Eurosport
IOC official expects positive change in China
CNN –
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -The buildup to the Olympics has helped bring about positive changes in China that will never be reversed, the head of the IOC panel …
IOC’s Verbruggen in awe of Beijing Games preparations guardian.co.uk
We are not trying to muzzle athletes in China, says IOC Indiatimes
Pro-Tibetan activists pledge worldwide protests during Beijing … International Herald Tribune
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Xinhua

More than 30000 in China’s SW quake zone still without water
Xinhua, China –
CHENGDU, June 4 (Xinhua) — About 30500 people in the mountainous regions of China’s southwestern Sichuan Province are still without a water supply …
China open to foreign assistance in disaster relief Khabrein.info
Soldiers battle heavy fog in China quake helicopter hunt AFP
Decision time near to drain China’s quake-formed lake as water rises Xinhua
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BBC News

Taiwan says time running out on China panda offer
Reuters India, India –
Taiwan, ruled since May 20 by a China-friendly president, hopes to get the two pandas by October, after which they would adapt poorly to a move from their …
Taiwan’s Ma lauds rival China’s openness on Tiananmen anniversary International Herald Tribune
China’s Peace, Luv, and Missile Cut Washington Post
Taiwan torn over ex-leader’s legacy Asia Times Online
The Associated PressRadio Taiwan International
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CBS News

China’s Dangerous Domains
Wall Street Journal Blogs, NY –
In China’s .cn domain, 11.8% of the sites tested were flagged. The third-ranking domain was the generic .info, with 11.7% of its sites identified as risky. …
Web domains cited as “most dangerous NetworkWorld.com
Hong Kong websites found most likely to pose security risk Los Angeles Times
Hong Kong is most dangerous place on the web Times Online
CNET NewsNetworkWorld.com
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China Daily
Hong Kong shares close lower as China telecom, oil, coal firms …
Forbes, NY –
HONG KONG (XFN-ASIA) – Share prices closed lower following falls on Wall Street and Shanghai and continued weakness in China telecom firms after they …
UPDATE 1-PRESS DIGEST – China – June 4 Reuters
Greater China stock market summary Forbes
China A-shares end morning lower as Unicom tumbles over 8 pct – UPDATE Forbes
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 4, 2008 at 8:10 pm

News about US navy aid ships in Burma sea

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US Navy Ships to Leave Myanmar Without Delivering Aid

NewsHour –

US Navy Ships Carrying Aid Leaves Myanmar

AHN –

US: ‘No more time to waste’ to help Myanmar victims

AFP –

International Agencies Regret US Decision to Abort Burma Mercy Mission
Voice of America –

Burma, US ships forced to go back

Avionews, Italy –

US Navy leaves Myanmar without delivering aid

Australian News, Australia –

UN: Burma Cyclone Victims May Need Food Aid for a Year US Military

Washington Post, United States –

UN may get choppers to Burma, US Navy pulls out

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

US Navy Ships Carrying Aid Leaves Myanmar

AHN –

US ships to leave cyclone-hit Myanmar after junta snub

AFP –

Burma Cyclone: US Nay Ships to Leave Myanmar Coast

Enews 2.0, UK –

Myanmar cyclone: Burma’s junta turns away US aid ships

Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

US says Navy ships will leave Myanmar area after failing to get OK

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Unable to help Myanmar relief efforts, US Navy vessels sailing away

International Herald Tribune, France –

US ships carrying aid to leave Burma

InTheNews.co.uk, UK

US aid ships forced to quit Burma

Channel 4 News, UK –

US Navy ships to leave Burma

Scotsman, United Kingdom –

Rejected by junta, US aid ships sail from Burma

Times Online, UK –

Burma junta turns back aid ships

Radio Australia, Australia –

Myanmar: Stubborn junta forces relief ships to leave

Merinews, India –

US Navy vessels to leave Myanmar coast

The Associated Press –

US navy ships to leave Burmese coast

CBC.ca, Canada –

US to Withdraw Naval Vessels from Burma After Aid Refused

Voice of America –

Navy Ships, Aid Depart From Myanmar Waters

WSBtv.com, GA –

US Navy ships leave Burma, still carrying aid

ABC Online, Australia –

Burma cyclone: Regime turns back US aid ships

guardian.co.uk, UK –

US aid ships to leave Burma

BBC News, UK –

US Navy Ships Prepare to Withdraw After Burma Aid Offers Spurned

CNSNews.com, VA –

Navy ships with cyclone relief leaving waters off Myanmar

WLOS, NC –

Snubbed US ships to abort Myanmar mission

CNN International –

US aid ships to leave coast of Burma

Mizzima.com, India –

US Aborts Myanmar Aid Mission

RTT News, NY –

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 4, 2008 at 7:41 pm

World focus on Burma (4 June 2008)

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Latest news on the disaster in Myanmar (Burma)New!

Support the victims of the cyclone in Myanmar (Burma)New!

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One Month after Cyclone Nargis

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… UNICEF, and nongovernmental organizations, including the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Myanmar [Burma] (Adra-Myanmar) and other organizations. …

Human rights group accuses Myanmar military of killing, torturing

International Herald Tribune, France –
Myanmar is also known as Burma. Arbitrary arrests, sudden disappearances, forced labor and portering for the military continue to be widespread, …

VIDEO: Gates Slams Myanmar`s Response to Aid

Javno.hr, Croatia –
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Myanmar’s stonewalling of cyclone aid has led to the deaths of tens of thousands. At an Asian security conference in …

South Korean, Chinese Firms in Talks to Pipe Gas From Burma to China

RedOrbit, TX –
… South Korean trading company, said Wednesday it is in talks with a Chinese state-run energy company to pipe natural gas from Myanmar [Burma] into China. ..

Aid workers tell of time in Burma

BBC News, UK –
“As a foreigner in Myanmar [the official name for Burma] I could not go to certain areas freely and many of the areas that were severely affected couldn’t …

POLITY: WEEK IN REVIEW

Creamer Media’s Engineering News, South Africa –
… the former Burma but left several heavy-lift helicopters in neighbouring Thailand to assist in the relief effort. Myanmar has been promised millions of …

World donations help UN provide food to millions

Jerusalem Post, Israel –
She told the summit that she was just in Myanmar where “there was food in the market” but that many people, left hungry by the cyclone, did not have the …

INTERNATIONAL BRIEFS

Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX –
AP MYANMAR — US Navy ships are leaving Myanmar after failing to get the ruling military junta’s permission to unload aid to “ease the suffering of hundreds …

India to contribute US $ 200000 for restoring Shwedagon Pagoda

Frontier India Current Affairs, India –
India has decided to contribute US $ 200000 towards repairs and renovation work at the holiest of Buddhist shrines in Myanmar – the Shwedagon Pagoda complex …

CORRECTED-Burmese stock up on rice – if they can afford it

Reuters –
… the main rice crop in the delta, the “rice bowl of Asia” in the days when Myanmar was called Burma and administered as part of the British empire. …

UN official: world’s generosity means extra aid for 75 million

International Herald Tribune, France –
Sheeran told a UN summit in Rome on Wednesday that she was just in Myanmar where many people left hungry by the cyclone did not have the money to buy rice …

Inside Burma’s relief efforts

Toronto Star, Canada –
… surgeon and former head of Rangoon’s Pun Hlaing International Hospital, who has returned to help his native Burma, which the junta renamed Myanmar. …

Myanmar cyclone crisis update 3 Jun 2008

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
A cyclone hit the Myanmar delta region in the early hours of Saturday 3 May. State media in Myanmar have reported a death toll of 78000 to date. …

Britain pledges £10.5m more for Myanmar cyclone victims

AFP –
LONDON (AFP) — Britain has pledged an additional 10.5 million pounds in aid for cyclone victims in Myanmar, taking the total to more than 27 million pounds. …

ADB, World Bank joins ASEAN assessment team to provide relief

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
… Task Force Office and meet the members of the ASEAN ERAT said, “ASEAN is committed to helping our friends in Myanmar [Burma] and will continue to do so. …

Still in the pipeline

HardNews Magazine, India –
They are the Myanmar-India, the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India and Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipelines. China has been looking to source gas from the …

State-media: Myanmar people ready to give military a ‘political

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s people have forsaken pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and are ready instead to give the military a «political …

Myanmar Needs `Sustained’ Cyclone Aid, UN Says (Update1)

Bloomberg –
The military, which has ruled the country formerly known as Burma since 1962, says the delta is receiving supplies “without delay,” Agence France-Presse …

This chef has sure hand with a sushi knife

Boston Globe, United States –
Tun, in fact, trained as a physician in his native Myanmar, also known as Burma. But his medical career never came to fruition because the 39-year-old …

Referendum below UN Standards

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“We will continue to closely monitor events in Burma,” he said. Khalilzad said the issue of Burma is expected to be taken up for discussion by the council …

St. Paul teacher becomes a student of the world

Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN –
About 150000 refugees are living in nine camps in Thailand along the border with Myanmar, which the Karen refer to as Burma. So, Hall said, she wanted to …

Irish Independent, Ireland –
THE situation in Burma was last night described as “extremely grave” as only a trickle of aid appeared to have made it to those in the worst-hit areas. …
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Doctors ready for Burma

Parramatta Sun, Australia –
Donate to Myanmar Cyclone Relief at the St George Bank, BSB 112879, account number 057723322. Send cheques to the Myanmar Cyclone Relief Fund, ABCD Network …

Jakarta Post, Indonesia –
Burmese comprise the largest ethnic group in Myanmar. Other ethnic groups, including the Karen and Shan groups, are still involved in armed conflict with …
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Canoe.ca

International Herald Tribune –
Myanmar is also known as Burma. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday that Myanmar’s obstruction of international efforts to help cyclone victims cost “tens of thousands of lives.
Admiral: US ships off cyclone-stricken Myanmar will leave the area The Canadian Press
US ships off Myanmar will leave the area The Associated Press
New York TimesHonolulu AdvertiserInternational Herald Tribune
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The Southern Ledger

Myanmar evicts cyclone victims from schools, so classes can resume

AFP –
HLAING THAYAR, Myanmar (AFP) – The Myanmar authorities ordered schools around Yangon to open on Monday after a long holiday, despite the affects of Cyclone Nargis, which left 133600 dead or missing, with 2.4 million people in need of food, …
Back to school in Myanmar Los Angeles Times
Myanmar reopens schools 1 month after cyclone The Associated Press
guardian.co.ukJerusalem PostElectric New PaperUNICEF (press release)
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Boston Globe

UK still worried over distribution of aid in burma

Nation Multimedia –
“Myanmar [Burma] was able to successfully carry out the relief and rehabilitation operation in a short time although it was hit hard by the severe storm,” said the junta’s mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar. Noppadon urged the UK to continue humanitarian …
Who’s in the Junta?The mysterious generals who run Burma. Slate
Top UN Official Accuses Burma of Obstructing Aid Voice of America
Daily Mirrorguardian.co.ukTelegraph.co.ukSan Jose Mercury News
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ASEAN kicks off Post-Nargis Joint Assessment

Philippine Information Agency, Philippines –
“ASEAN is committed to helping Myanmar and will continue to do so,” said Dr. Surin. “The deployment of ASEAN ERAT is just the beginning of our commitments. …

Double your money with charity appeal

Hemel Gazette, UK –
Cyclone Nargis ripped through Myanmar, known as Burma, on May 2, devasting large areas with 150mph winds. Thousands of people were killed and an estimated …

A month after deadly cyclone, classes resume

UNICEF (press release), NY –
By Angela B. Thaung YANGON, Myanmar, 3 June 2008 – A new school year has begun as children head back to classes, just one month after Cyclone Nargis damaged …

BACK TO SCHOOL, BUT BACK TOO SOON?

Electric New Paper, Singapore –
Both leave teachers, parents and aid workers worried as students head back to school yesterday for the first day of classes since Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar …

More aid is reaching Burma’s cyclone survivors, says UN

The Herald, UK –
… part because the ruling junta of Burma, which also known as Myanmar, refused to allow military helicopters from neighbouring countries to deliver aid. …

Dick Cheney Made Millions with Saddam Hussein

Indymedia Estrecho, Spain –
… partners several brutal dictatorships that have committed egregious human rights abuses, including the hated military regime in Burma (Myanmar). …

Britain pledges 21 million dollars more for Myanmar

Focus News, Bulgaria –
Britain on Tuesday pledged an additional 10.5 million pounds (13.3 million euros, 20.6 million dollars) in aid for cyclone victims in Myanmar, …

Relief on its way

7DAYS, United Arab Emirates –
Nine UN helicopters able to ferry aid to remote cyclone victims should enter Myanmar this week, officials said yesterday, but it was unclear when they will …

Can We Solve the Global Food Crisis?

The REAL TRUTH, OH –
After returning from Myanmar (also known as Burma), Henrietta Holsman Fore, Director of US Foreign Assistance and the US Agency of International Development …

NGO Begins Burma Appeal

Fijivillage, Fiji –
Save the Children Fiji has initiated to extend a helping hand to the disaster struck children and their families in Myanmar. It is believed that at least …

ADRA Mourns Tragic Death of ADRA Worker in Myanmar Cyclone

Reuters AlertNet, UK –
Silver Spring, Maryland–—The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) regretfully bids farewell to April Win, an ADRA Myanmar employee who died …

FM discusses Myanmar crisis

Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka –
Minister of Foreign Affairs Rohitha Bogollagama met the Deputy Defence Minister of Myanmar, Maj. Gen. Aye Myint, during Minister Bogollagama’s visit to …

Asian-Pacific American cultural showcase educates, entertains

Schriever Air Force Base, CO –
You’ve got Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar or Burma, Singapore, India, Pakistan and the Pacific Islands. That really encompasses the biggest region in the …

Appeal for Burma

Fiji Times, Fiji –
SAVE The Children Fiji has launched an appeal for the survivors of Cyclone Nargis which killed thousands and caused widespread damage in Burma. …


Voice of America

Bloomberg –
International agencies say Myanmar’s ruling junta is still delaying full access to the region by imposing travel controls for aid workers.
Burma survivors still lacking assistance: Humanitarian groups Radio Australia
More than 1 million Myanmar cyclone victims have received aid, says UN UN News Centre
Newsroom AmericaReliefWeb (press release)Voice of AmericaNews24.com
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英文中國郵報

UN: Myanmar cyclone assistance reaching more people, but food aid …

Economic Times –
YANGON-MYANMAR: More survivors of Myanmar’s cyclone disaster are receiving assistance, although in many cases the supply has not been consistent and doesn’t meet essential needs, tSoaring Food Prices Seen Pushing Around One Billion People Into Hunger …
More aid is reaching Burma’s cyclone survivors, says UN The Herald
Myanmar junta withholds permission to choppers Merinews
ReutersAsia Times OnlineAFPThe REAL TRUTH
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June 4, 2008 at 4:44 am

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Burma: Updated top news (4 June 2008)

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英文中國郵報

WFP may need rice imports for cyclone-hit Myanmar

Reuters UK –
By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK, June 4 (Reuters) – The World Food Programme might need to import rice for its aid programmes in cyclone-hit Myanmar where farmers in the Irrawaddy delta rice bowl are struggling to plant a new crop, a spokesman said on …
Cyclone-hard-hit townships resume paddy planting in Myanmar Xinhua
UN: Myanmar cyclone assistance reaching more people, but food aid … Economic Times
Monsters and Critics.comMerinewsReutersReuters
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Canada.com

Unable to help Myanmar relief efforts, US Navy vessels sailing away

International Herald Tribune –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: The US military ordered its navy ships away from the coast of Myanmar on Wednesday, after the country’s ruling junta refused to give them permission to help survivors of the cyclone that devastated the country more than a month ago.
US ships to leave cyclone-hit Myanmar after junta snub AFP
US to Withdraw Naval Vessels from Burma After Aid Refused Voice of America
ScotsmanABC Onlineguardian.co.ukBBC News
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US ships to leave cyclone-hit Myanmar after junta snub

The amphibious ships USS Essex and USS Juneau as they steam in the Andaman Sea on May 23. Four US Navy ships which had been stationed off cyclone-hit Myanmar with relief supplies and aircraft will return to normal duties after the junta rejected their help, US officials said Wednesday.(AFP/US Navy/Michael D. Kennedy)

AFP –
YANGON (AFP) – US warships laden with supplies for Myanmar’s cyclone victims will sail away after the junta refused their help, even as aid workers Wednesday pleaded for more help to reach about a million survivors.


Voice of America

Inside Burma’s relief efforts

Toronto Star –
… were there and that nobody has been helping people,” says Dr. James Kong, a Hong Kong-based surgeon and former head of Rangoon’s Pun Hlaing International Hospital, who has returned to help his native Burma, which the junta renamed Myanmar.
Snubbed US ships to abort Myanmar mission CNN International
VIDEO: Gates Slams Myanmar`s Response to Aid Javno.hr
Thanh Nien DailyReliefWeb (press release)Nation MultimediaSlate
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Canoe.ca

US ships to leave cyclone-hit Myanmar after junta snub

AFP –
Cyclone Nargis left more than 133000 people dead or missing as it ploughed across the country formally known as Burma about a month ago, laying waste to vital farmlands and wiping villages off the map.
UN fears food shortage in Myanmar Times of India
US ships abort Myanmar mercy mission The Associated Press
Economic TimesMonsters and Critics.comMelbourne Herald SunAFP
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Voice of America

US to Withdraw Naval Vessels from Burma After Aid Refused

Voice of America –

By VOA News The US military says it will withdraw its warships from the waters off Burma after the ruling military government refused to allow the ships to deliver relief supplies to the victims of last month’s deadly cyclone.

US Navy ships to leave Burma Scotsman
US Navy ships leave Burma, still carrying aid ABC Online
guardian.co.ukBBC NewsRadio AustraliaReuters UK
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Myanmar Needs `Sustained’ Aid for Cyclone Survivors, UN Says

Bloomberg –
International agencies say Myanmar’s ruling junta is still delaying full access to the region by imposing travel controls for aid workers.

U.S. warships to leave Myanmar after aid refused

BANGKOK (Reuters) – U.S. warships will soon leave waters near Myanmar after the ruling military junta refused permission for the delivery of aid supplies to the cyclone-stricken Irrawaddy delta, a top U.S. commander said on Wednesday.

Four US ships to leave Myanmar coast after snub

BANGKOK (AFP) – Four US Navy ships which had been stationed off cyclone-hit Myanmar with relief supplies and aircraft will return to normal duties after the junta rejected their help, US officials said Wednesday.

Myanmar evicts cyclone victims from schools, so classes can resume

HLAING THAYAR, Myanmar (AFP) – The Myanmar authorities ordered schools around Yangon to open on Monday after a long holiday, despite the affects of Cyclone Nargis, which left 133,600 dead or missing, with 2.4 million people in need of food, shelter and medicine.

US ships abort Myanmar mercy mission

AP

BANGKOK, Thailand – U.S. Navy ships are leaving Myanmar after failing to get the junta’s permission to unload aid to “ease the suffering of hundreds of thousands” of cyclone survivors, the top U.S. military commander in the Pacific said Tuesday.

Slideshow: Tens of thousands killed in Myanmar cyclone

Video: Cyclone exposes Myanmar generals’ isolation AFP

Full Coverage: Myanmar

US ships off Myanmar will leave the area

(AP) BANGKOK, Thailand – A top U.S. military commander says American navy ships off Myanmar’s coast will leave the area after failing to get the junta’s permission to help with cyclone relief efforts.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 4, 2008 at 3:53 am