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Burma, Modern France, Caribbean poisoning

Fiona Crack | 10:37 UK time, Wednesday, 19 September 2007

The Independent says that the situation in Burma is "a plight we can no longer ignore". Reports of rape, torture and forced labour as part of Burmese lives.

Hundreds of defiant monks marched through Yangon Tuesday, walking 10 miles through streets in the latest in a series of anti-government protests.

What should be done? Is it time to act? What do you want to see done? Who should be intervening and how?

Local newspapers in the remote Andean plan in Peru - near the boarders with Bolivia - ran 'eyewitness' accounts of a fireball fall from the sky and crash into the ground on Saturday. Thousands have visited the crater but hundreds have fallen ill after breathing in fetid, noxious gases, according to local health officials.

There's a lot of talk about whether is was a meteor, or something more sinister.

And President Nicolas Sarkozy has been outlining his plans to overhaul the pensions and benefits of public sector workers.

He is said to be set on a wide-ranging plan for social reform hoping to boost the country's economy.

But for a country famous for its unions and socialist pricipals, and not adverse to protesting for their rights.......how do you think Sarkozy is going to modernize France? Should it be modernised or is it fine the way it is?

US agrees to further British withdrawal from Iraq. Will it only be US troops left soon?

Unions in Zimbabwe appealed for a two-day strike protesting the wage-freeze and the lack of basic commodities, but the request was mostly ignored, as locals struggle to live with the huge unemployment and rapidly increasing inflation.

And what do you think about this story from the Caribbean?
"The French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique face a "health disaster" with soaring cancer and infertility rates because of the massive use of banned pesticides on banana plantations, a top cancer specialist warned Monday"

Send us your stories by posting on the blog or sending us an email worldhaveyoursay@bbc.co.uk. Don't forget that tomorrow we'll be putting your questions, and questions from our Persian, Pashtu, Urdu audiences, and from Africa to the UK's Foreign Secretary David Miliband.

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