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Maldives President Nasheed resigns after public protests, mutiny


February 8th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by BNO News
MALE, MALDIVES (BNO NEWS) -- Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday announced his resignation after weeks of opposition protests and a mutiny by some police officers. Vice president Waheed Hassan was sworn ... Read more...

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French, UN helicopters attack Ivory Coast presidential palace


April 11th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Abidjan, Apr 11 (ANI): French and United Nations helicopter gunships fired rockets at the Ivory Coast's presidential palace on Sunday, to dislodge a despot hiding in a basement tunnel.According to UN spokesman ... Read more...

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Nepal’s first democratic prime minister Bhattarai dies


March 5th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Lalitpur (Nepal), Mar. 5 (ANI): Nepal's first democratically elected prime minister, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, has died at the age of 87.Bhattarai, one of the founders of the Nepali Congress, was pronounced ... Read more...

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Musharraf has “very slim chances” of winning democratic elections in Pak: Holbrooke


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has "very slim" chances of regaining power in the 2013 elections, and any return to military rule in the country would be ... Read more...

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Brown says Burmese poll sans Suu Kyi “masquerade of an election”


November 1st, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said that the world leaders are not doing enough to highlight the plight of Aung San Suu Kyi, the embodiment ... Read more...

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Mandela never wanted to become South African President, says book


October 12th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Oct 12(ANI): Nelson Mandela never wanted to become the South African President, his new book entitled 'Conversations with Myself' has revealed.Mandela states in the book that he only accepted the ... Read more...

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UN to observe Nelson Mandela Day July 18


July 16th, 2010 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 16 (IANS) The UN will mark the first "Nelson Mandela Day" July 18 in honour of the Nobel laureate regarded as the father of the new South Africa, a ... Read more...

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Former Uruguayan minister gets 20 years for murder


April 22nd, 2010 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Montevideo (Uruguay), April 22 (IANS/EFE) A former foreign minister of Uruguay has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the "politically motivated" abduction and murder of a Venezuelan teacher, court officials ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown compared to Adolf Hitler by artist


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been compared to Adolf Hitler by an artist.Louis Sidoli, who is described as "the UK's foremost contemporary Glass Artist", morphed an ... Read more...

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US Congress extends welcome to Manmohan Singh


November 6th, 2009 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) To welcome Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his upcoming state visit to the US, the first of the Obama administration, a resolution has been introduced in ... Read more...

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Remarks of President Obama on Afghanistan elections


August 22nd, 2009 - 1:54 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Obama delivered the following remarks on Friday afternoon on the elections in Afghanistan. Obama: Good afternoon, everybody. I want to say a few words about this week's ... Read more...

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America in the Iran Elections


June 14th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by GD
The United States of America - both its governments and the citizens - have understandably taken a major interest in the presidential elections in Iran. After the latest farcical claims of victory ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi faces five years in jail after ‘uninvited visit’ from American


May 15th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon (Myanmar), May 15 (ANI): Burma's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, faces a five-year prison sentence after the military regime accused her of breaking the terms of her house arrest. The ... Read more...

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India’s democracy reaches out to lone voter in remote forest (Lead)


April 30th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Banej(Gujarat)/New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A temple priest, the only voter registered at a polling station in the world famous Gir lion sanctuary in Gujarat, said he was proud of Indian democracy ... Read more...

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South African election begins with overseas vote


April 15th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 15 (DPA) South Africa's fourth democratic election since the end of the apartheid era began Wednesday morning with the opening of polls for overseas voters. Some 16,200 registered South African voters ... Read more...

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President Patil reaches Bhutan, given colourful reception


November 5th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravi ShankarThimphu (Bhutan), Nov 05 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil, who is on a four-day visit to Bhutan to attend the coronation ceremony of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, was accorded guard ... Read more...

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President Patil leaves for Bhutan to attend new king’’s coronation


November 5th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
By Ravi Shankar New Delhi, Nov 05 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today left for Thimphu on a four-day visit to attend the coronation ceremony of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, the fifth King ... Read more...

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Pak shouldnt allow terrorists to go scot-free under garb of peace deals, says Rice


June 20th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 20 (ANI): United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reportedly said that Pakistan had every right to deal with militants in its Tribal Areas, but it must ... Read more...

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Lift emergency in Bangladesh: US


May 9th, 2008 - 7:39 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Dhaka, May 9 (Xinhua) The United States Friday insisted that Bangladesh lift the state of emergency to hold a fair and transparent election. "A transparent election is not possible under the emergency. ... Read more...

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South Asia’s tryst with democracy here to stay


April 27th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by admin
(Commentary) By Harold A. Gould In our understandable preoccupation with the political events unfolding in Pakistan, we may be doing an injustice to an equally compelling process that is taking place across much of ... Read more...

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US reviewing its Nepal policy?(Lead)


April 21st, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 21 (IANS) The US is rethinking its policy towards Nepal following the Maoists' certain victory in the crucial election that put its king to vote, US Ambassador to ... Read more...

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US mulls change in Nepal policy


April 21st, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 21 (IANS) The US is mulling a change in its Nepal policy following the Maoists' certain victory in the election that put its king to vote and shows ... Read more...

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Armenian state officials ‘planned post-election coup’


February 24th, 2008 - 9:53 pm ICT by admin
DPA Yerevan, Feb 24 (DPA) Several high state officials loyal to former president Levon Ter-Petrosian planned a coup in Armenia after the defeat of the opposition there in last week's presidential election, the ... Read more...

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Members of BJP, BSP students’ wings brawl at JNU


November 14th, 2007 - 8:14 am ICT by admin
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