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China pushes Burma for closer military ties

China's offer to Burma, also known as Myanmar, comes after President Obama visited the region and pledged a continued US presence in the area. Obama, in what was seen as a response to China's growing influence in the region, told Asia-Pacific leaders that the United States was "here to stay."

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Aung San Suu Kyi: Photos through the years

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will re-enter Burmese politics and run for parliament in a by-election, raising hopes among pro-democracy supporters that Burma is progressing toward substantial political reforms after years of tight-gripped rule.

Chelsea Clinton hired by NBC News as a special correspondent

Clinton is the second daughter of a former U.S. president to work for NBC: Jenna Bush Hager works as a correspondent for the Today show.

Dorothy Rodham dead at 92

The Clinton family released a statement saying that Rodham died surrounded by her family in Washington, where she lived with the U.S. secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, and former president, Bill Clinton, Reuters reports.

Libya: Hillary Clinton in Tripoli on surprise visit for talks with NTC leaders

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Clinton backs Ethiopian peacekeepers for Abyei

On Africa tour Hillary Clinton supports a proposed plan for peace in Abyei that sees the withdrawal of northern Sudanese troops and the deployment of Ethiopian-led peacekeepers
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Hillary Clinton, pictured here in Dar es Salaam during her five-day tour of Africa, has backed a plan for north Sudan to withdraw its soldiers from Abyei and for Ethiopian peacekeepers to be deployed to the disputed border region. (Susan Walsh-Pool/AFP/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton has added her voice to calls for Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir to withdraw his troops from Abyei and lent support to a plan for Ethiopia to lead a special peacekeeping mission to the disputed region.

“The United States strongly believes a robust peacekeeping presence should be a central part of the security arrangements in Abyei,” Clinton said. “We would welcome both parties [north and south Sudan] agreeing to ask Ethiopia, which has volunteered to send peacekeepers, to do so as part of the UN mission,” she added.

Bashir has ignored all previous calls – from the United Nations Security Council and others – to pull his troops out of Abyei after they invaded the town last month triggering a humanitarian crisis as 100,000 fled the area.

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