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Detention extended


Myanmar’s military rulers have told the detained deputy leader of the

country’s main opposition party that he will remain under house arrest for another year, relatives said on Tuesday. National League for Democracy vice-chairman Tin Oo, 78, was arrested along with the party’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in May 2003 after Suu Kyi’s motorcade was attacked by a pro-junta mob. — AP

Female guv for Bamiyan


President Hamid Karzai is preparing to appoint Afghanistan’s first female provincial governor, his spokesman said on Tuesday. An all-female shortlist including former women’s minister Habiba Sarobi has been drawn up for the governorship of central Bamiyan province, presidential spokesman Jawed Ludin said, though no decision has been taken. — AP