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Indian court hands five-year jail term to Lalu Prasad for embezzling funds

Indian court hands five-year jail term to Lalu Prasad for embezzling funds

Oct 03, – A former Indian federal minister and regional ally of the government was sentenced on Thursday to five years in jail over a corruption scam, disqualifying him from parliament under new anti-graft rules, lawyers said. The special court in the city of Ranchi in eastern India convicted Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday of […]

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Italy PM survives vote after Berlusconi about-face

Italy PM survives vote after Berlusconi about-face

Oct 02, ROME — Silvio Berlusconi made a stunning about-face Wednesday and threw his support behind the government of Premier Enrico Letta in a confidence vote, acknowledging defeat on the Senate floor after defections in his party robbed him of the backing he needed to bring down the government. The three-time premier took the floor […]

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Could water ignite the next war in the Middle East?

Could water ignite the next war in the Middle East?

Oct 02, – A few decades from now, nations in the Middle East and North Africa could face potentially catastrophic water shortages that could pose an even greater challenge than the upheavals gripping Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories and elsewhere. Unfortunately, the water crisis over the horizon does not receive much serious attention from […]

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Tameem praises Ban Ki Moon at UN Leaders Summit

Tameem praises Ban Ki Moon at UN Leaders Summit

Oct 01, New York – Speaking on the occasion Tameem Chairman of Human Rights Observers, said United Nations Global Compact, Leaders summit, marks yet another important step to focus an important issue of gender diversity in corporate sector. Tameem said we realize that we have much to say about women’s leadership, Today we have seen […]

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Lighting of Olympic flame sparks start of Sochi 2014

Lighting of Olympic flame sparks start of Sochi 2014

Sep 29, – The Olympic flame has been lit in Ancient Olympia in Greece ahead of its long journey to the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The torch will even take a trip into space before its arrival. The torch was lit on Sunday using a parabolic mirror focusing the sun’s […]

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Miss Philippines crowned Miss World in Indonesia

Miss Philippines crowned Miss World in Indonesia

Sep 28, – Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World on Saturday amid tight security on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, where the contest’s final round was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups. “I promise to be the best Miss World ever,” Young, 23, said after winning the 63rd annual event, as a […]

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Nigerian militants kill at least 159

Nigerian militants kill at least 159

Sep 21, – Boko Haram militants killed 159 people in two roadside attacks in northeast Nigeria this week, officials said, far more than was originally reported and a sign that a four-month-old army offensive has yet to stabilise the region. In the first attack, on Tuesday, Boko Haram guerrillas wearing army uniforms stopped traffic on […]

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Tony Blair’s daughter held at gunpoint in London robbery

Tony Blair’s daughter held at gunpoint in London robbery

Se p 19, – Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s barrister daughter Kathryn escaped unhurt after being held at gunpoint by robbers on a central London street. The 29-year-old came face to face with two muggers as she and her boyfriend were walking their dog on Monday night. The two men, one armed with a […]

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Wave of car bombs, other attacks kill 33 in Iraq

Wave of car bombs, other attacks kill 33 in Iraq

Sep 17, BAGHDAD — A new wave of car bombs rocked commercial streets in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, part of a series of attacks across the country that left 33 dead. Meanwhile, Sunni leaders in Basra said unknown gunmen had shot dead 17 Sunnis in the Shiite-dominated southern city over the past two weeks, […]

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Another female police officer shot in Afghanistan

Another female police officer shot in Afghanistan

Sep 15, KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Gunmen shot and wounded the top female police officer in a troubled southern Afghan province Sunday, just months after her predecessor was killed, officials said. It was the latest in a series of attacks on prominent women in Afghanistan, where just 1 percent of the police force is female. The […]

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