Myanmar holds poll despite post-cyclone chaos
Myanmar held a rare election to approve a new
army-drafted constitution on Saturday while many of the 1.5 million
survivors of a devastating cyclone waited in vain for a concerted
aid effort to bring them food and medicine.
Gaza power plant shut down for lack of fuel: Palestinians
The Gaza Strip's sole power plant shut down on
Saturday for lack of fuel, according to a senior Palestinian
official, leading to blackouts across the Islamist Hamas-ruled
Indonesia to raise fuel prices end of May
Indonesia will raise fuel prices at the end of
this month, local newspapers said yesterday, quoting Vice President
Jusuf Kalla. Kalla said the increase would be lower than 30 percent
and the government was preparing a scheme to cushion its impact on
the poor, the Kompas daily reported.