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<P>Just across the border in Thailand, Myanmar dissidents meet to&nbsp;reminisce about the lives they&nbsp;left behind. But&nbsp;there are&nbsp;no regrets.</P>

Last Modified: 6 Nov 2010 07:19

<P>With a&nbsp;Republican comeback likely in&nbsp;the US&nbsp;midterm polls,&nbsp;the outcome of the war in Afghanistan is likely&nbsp;to be crucial to the Democrats&nbsp;as they seek to&nbsp;regain lost support.</P>

Last Modified: 1 Nov 2010 21:30

<P>And so the thing which struck me most on visiting the Shanghai Expo in its last days was not the scale of the four-billion-dollar jamboree, the beauty of some of its architecture, or the (often underwhelming) exhibits in the national pavilions. No. It was the queueing. World-championship-level queueing.</P>

Last Modified: 29 Oct 2010 14:09

<P>About 17,291 life forms&nbsp; face extinction - more than&nbsp;one third of the total 47,677 recognised -&nbsp;and it makes for some very depressing dinner party conversation.</P>

Last Modified: 26 Oct 2010 18:36

<P>Every day some 3,000 more leave the&nbsp; to join the workforce abroad. Already there are some 10 million Filipinos away from home. It's a nation exporting its best resource to stay afloat.</P>

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2010 08:25

<p>People in Pakistan's North Waziristan region live&nbsp;in constant fear as the US-led multinational force in Afghanistan expands its list of targets.</p>

Last Modified: 10 Oct 2010 08:27

<P>Some Aussies pulled out; the Brits seemed to have soldiered on. They asked for the water in the warm-up pool to be tested. Officials said tests showed no abnormalities, but didn't mention the feathers and bird droppings in the pool that, according the the Australian team leaders, came from the pigeons that roost in the rafters.</P>

Last Modified: 8 Oct 2010 17:30