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Pakistani court sentences ex-PM Sharif to 10 years in prison for corruption

Pakistani court sentences ex-PM Sharif to 10 years in prison for corruption

A Pakistani anti-graft tribunal on Friday announced a much-awaited ruling in a corruption case against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sentencing him to 10 years in prison over purchases of luxury apartments in London. Sharif, who is in London with his ailing wife, was not in the courtroom for the verdict and was sentenced in […]

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Hackers expose Asia’s weak cyber defences

Hackers expose Asia’s weak cyber defences

Nov 09, – A rash of website hackings in the Asia-Pacific has exposed weak cyber defences which must be improved to help the region deal with more sophisticated and sinister threats, particularly from criminal organisations, analysts said. Hackers claiming to be from the global activist group Anonymous compromised several government and commercial websites in Australia, […]

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Gunmen kidnap Libyan prime minister in Tripoli

Gunmen kidnap Libyan prime minister in Tripoli

Oct 10, – Zidan’s abduction reflected the weakness of Libya’s government, which is virtually held hostage by powerful militias, many of which are made up of Islamic militants. Militants were angered by the U.S. capture of the suspected militant, known as Abu Anas al-Libi, and accused the government of colluding in or allowing the raid. […]

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Chinese politician Bo Xilai gets life sentence

Chinese politician Bo Xilai gets life sentence

Sep 22, – A court sentenced Bo Xilai to life in prison for corruption Sunday, burying the career of one of China’s most up-and-coming politicians and lowering the curtain on a scandal that exposed a murder and illicit enrichment among the country’s elite. The former Politburo member and Chongqing city party leader was convicted of […]

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Iraqi Kurds vote for regional legislature

Iraqi Kurds vote for regional legislature

Sep 21, – Voters in Iraq’s Kurdish north are making their way to polling stations for parliamentary elections in which smaller parties are hoping to challenge the self-rule region’s two major political movements. Voting got under way Saturday for the Kurdistan Regional Government’s 111-seat legislature, the fourth such election since 1992. The two parties that […]

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Nelson Mandela in ‘serious’ condition

Nelson Mandela in ‘serious’ condition

June 12, AP – Zuma said doctors briefed him thoroughly on the condition of the frail anti-apartheid icon, who has showed no sign of improvement after four days in hospital. South African President Jacob Zuma sought to reassure an uneasy nation that Nelson Mandela, although in a “very serious” condition as he battles a recurrent […]

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