Philippines to allow emergency transit of refugees

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – The Philippines will allow refugees at risk to stay pending their resettlement in a third country under an agreement signed Thursday.

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BBC:US piles pressure on Burma regime

US officials have had a rare meeting with representatives of Burma’s regime.

Unnamed officials told reporters that efforts to improve ties depended partly on the outcome of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial.

The US also pressed Burma to enforce a United Nations resolution imposing an arms embargo on North Korea.

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