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Briefly World: Be sceptical of Myanmar reforms: Suu Kyi tells world

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi received a standing ovation at her first speech before an international audience

Written by Agencies | Published: June 2, 2012 1:31:15 am

Be sceptical of Myanmar reforms: Suu Kyi tells world

BANGKOK: Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi received a standing ovation at her first speech before an international audience Friday,but shifted the focus from herself to Myanmar’s many needs. Speaking at the World Economic Forum here,she urged the international community to exercise “healthy scepticism’’ toward Myanmar’s much-touted reform process.

Two US liaison officers back in Pak: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: After a tense seven month stand-off,Pakistan has allowed two US military liaison officers back on its turf,a move largely seen as a small but “significant” sign of cooperation. Denying reports that US trainers are back in Pakistan,the Pentagon on Thursday clarified that it was two liaison officers,who had returned to Peshawar for coordination purposes,after being removed following a november NATO raid.

UAE prince loses falcons in Pak,to get Rs 36 m

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will pay a UAE prince a whopping Rs 36 million as compensation for four of his falcons that flew away when customs officials mishandled them at the Rawalpindi airport causing him mental and emotional anguish. Sheikh Muhammad Sultan Ahmed Mualla lost his falcons at the airport in Rawalpindi in March.

3 of Indian family dead in Australia house fire

MELBOURNE: Three members of an Indian family died Friday in a suspected case of murder-suicide after a massive fire tore through their Melbourne house. Police said that at the time of the incident two boys aged five and 10 and their 37-year-old mother were present in the house. The father was reportedly in India.

Clash kills Palestinian militant,Israeli soldier

GAZA CITY: A gunbattle along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip Friday killed a Palestinian militant and an Israeli soldier. The Israeli military said the Palestinian militant cut through the border fence separating Hamas-run Gaza from southern Israel and opened fire on troops,killing one soldier. Israeli troops killed the militant later.

Zimmerman must surrender,says court

SANFORD: A judge has revoked the bond of the neighbourhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin,17,and ordered him returned to jail within 48 hours. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said Friday George Zimmerman misled the court about how much money he had available when his bond was set for $150,000 in April.

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