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Election tensions rise between Aung San Suu Kyi and Thein Sein in Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi in Berlin, Germany, where she cautioned that Burma "is not yet a democracy". Photograph: Action Press/Rex Features

Three years after power was handed over to a civilian government, made up of retired military who served under the dictatorship, the reform process in Burma seems to be petering out. President Thein Seinintroduced a series of measures reflecting his determination to turn over a new leaf and move towards democracy. But now confusion and tension are gaining ground, blotting out the memory of the spectacular early progress.


Pentagon Program Succeeds in Matching Military Spouses With Jobs

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 – Despite a national unemployment rate hovering at just under 7 percent, a Pentagon program intended to help unemployed military spouses find jobs -- including positions with Fortune 500 companies -- is surpassing its goals, connecting more than 60,000 military spouses with 220 private- and public-sector partners since the program began three years ago.


Syrian regime accused of chlorine gas attacks

An image from the video shows children being treated [Kafrzita]

Videos said to show victims of fresh attack on Kafr Zita, while residents show remnants of bomb cases marked "CL2".

The Syrian government has been accused of new attacks on civilians with improvised chlorine gas bombs, in the latest reports of chemical weapons use in the Syrian war.


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