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Suu Kyi selected to remain Myanmar opposition head

Suu Kyi selected to remain Myanmar opposition head

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi was selected Sunday to remain head of Myanmar’s main opposition party, keeping her leadership post even as the party undergoes a makeover to adjust to the country’s new democratic framework. The Nobel laureate was named chairwoman of the National League for Democracy’s new executive board on the […]

March 10, 2013 | By More
Report: Saudis rethinking method of execution

Report: Saudis rethinking method of execution

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi newspaper says a ministerial committee is looking into formally dropping public beheadings as a method of execution in the oil-rich kingdom. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where a death sentence results in beheading in a public square. The authoritative daily Al-Watan says in its […]

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UK military: Planes in Nigeria for Mali operation

UK military: Planes in Nigeria for Mali operation

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — The United Kingdom’s military says its warplanes recently spotted in Nigeria’s capital city were there to move soldiers to aid the French intervention in Mali — not to rescue kidnapped foreign hostages. The Ministry of Defense said Sunday that the planes had ferried Nigerian troops and equipment to Bamako, Mali. An […]

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Syria rebels free 21 UN peacekeepers

Syria rebels free 21 UN peacekeepers

Syrian rebels freed 21 UN peacekeepers on Saturday after holding them hostage for four days, ending a sudden entanglement with the world body that earned fighters a flood of negative publicity. The episode is bound to prompt new questions about UN operations in war-torn Syria. The peacekeepers were part of a force that has spent […]

March 9, 2013 | By More
Two asteroids to pass near Earth

Two asteroids to pass near Earth

Two asteroids, one of them bigger in size than the celestial body that burst over Russia last month, will fly by the Earth on Saturday, though not as close as to threaten collision. The 2013 EC20 was discovered Thursday by the Catalina Sky Survey project, which estimated it size at between 3 and 12 metres. […]

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The women’s day special

The women’s day special

Observation of International Women’s Day has become a routine like eating breakfast. How many of us even know that it was women who invented the technologies that make the so-called indispensable things in our life – computer, mobile/cell phone and wireless gadgets. When Steve Jobs died, the world mourned. When Jean Bartik died the same […]

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Myanmar opposition holds first party congress

Myanmar opposition holds first party congress

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — It is a party dominated by a single strong leader. Top positions are made by appointment. Decision-making is quiet and circumscribed. That party is not Myanmar’s ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party, which grew out of decades of military dictatorship. It is the National League for Democracy, led by democracy icon […]

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Attempts to free UN peacekeepers fail

Attempts to free UN peacekeepers fail

Beirut: Syrian rebels holding 21 UN peacekeepers near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in southern Syria said on Friday no talks were under way to free the men and gave no indication that they would be released soon. The men are part of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which has been monitoring a ceasefire line […]

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Women’s day Special, Women advancing in their careers

Women’s day Special, Women advancing in their careers

Women have certainly moved up the ranks but pay disparity still exists As women all around the world celebrated their strengths and achievements on Friday, the question on many people’s minds is whether the battle for equality of the sexes has been won. There’s no doubt men are still dominating the corporate world by numbers, […]

March 8, 2013 | By More
Russia won’t tell Assad to go

Russia won’t tell Assad to go

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad “is not bluffing” about his determination to stay in power, Russia’s foreign minister said in comments broadcast Friday, as negotiations to free 21 U.N. peacekeepers held by Syrian rebels dragged into a third day. Also, the World Food Program said it aims to feed 2.5 million Syrians by […]

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