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Mali president finally resigns after coup

April 9th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Mali president Amadou Toumani Toure has finally resigned by handing over a letter to an emissary to deliver to the country's new leaders following a coup ... Read more...

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Bhopal victims stripped, thrashed by police, say kin

December 22nd, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 22 (IANS) Bhopal gas victims and their family members Thursday alleged that police beat up, stripped and illegally detained those arrested for rail blockade here earlier this month. ... Read more...

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UN hails Egypt’s pledge for transparent elections

February 18th, 2011 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 18 (IANS) The UN has welcomed Egyptian army's commitments to hold free and transparent elections as part of transition to democratic rule in the country."Turning now to Egypt in ... Read more...

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World leaders welcome end of Egypt crisis

February 12th, 2011 - 8:20 am ICT by ANI
New York/London, Feb.12 (ANI): World leaders and officials have greeted the departure of President Hosni Mubarak with full-throated expressions of support for the people of Egypt along with some measured words ... Read more...

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Image of independent judiciary necessary for Pakistan, says Pakistan’s Chief Justice

February 6th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Feb 6(ANI): Pakistan's Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Sunday said that the image of independent judiciary is necessary for Pakistan to guarantee a democratic system.At the inaugural event of ... Read more...

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“Only Pakistan will determine when to launch North Waziristan operation”: Haqqani

January 13th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13(ANI): Only Pakistan will determine when to launch a military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan, a haven for Taliban and al-Qaeda along the Afghan border, Ambassador Husain Haqqani ... Read more...

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Trapped Chile Miners Joked of Cannibalism

October 16th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 16, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Cannibalism is, indeed, no joke and probably the scariest possible thought for the miners trapped deep underground with little to no hopes of being rescued. ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe PM says Mugabe focused on legacy as career draws to a close

September 17th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.17 (ANI): Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai believes Robert Mugabe's 30-year reign over the country is drawing to a close, and that he is now more focused on securing his legacy ... Read more...

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Fiji courts China to Indian community’s dismay (Comment)

August 15th, 2010 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
By Mohan Balaji Shunned by others for failing to establish democratic rule, Fiji is actively courting China, much to the dismay of its large Indian community.Fiji's and China's mutual attractions are understandable. Fiji ... Read more...

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Washington Post-ABC News poll finds Obama reaching a new low

July 13th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Public confidence in US President Barack Obama has hit a new low, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll.Four months before midterm elections that will ... Read more...

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Chozhar Peravai slams Selva for wrong portrayal

February 6th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Feb 6, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Chozhar Peravai President T V K Azhagiri has filed a petition in the City Civil Court stating that the Chozha dynasty has been wrongly depicted in the ... Read more...

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Sherry declines Pak Cabinet re-induction offer as Foreign Minister

January 22nd, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 22(ANI): Former Pakistan Information Minister Sherry Rehman has reportedly declined to accept the Government's latest offer of re-induction into the Cabinet as Foreign Minister.According to reports, close aides of ... Read more...

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Zardari denies fissures between US, Pak, including drone attacks

January 16th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan.16 (ANI): Rejecting reports about differences with the US over the revamped Afghan policy, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that President Barack Obama had taken him into confidence ... Read more...

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Myanmar junta chief urges ‘correct choices’ in upcoming election

January 4th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 4 (DPA) The chief of Myanmar's ruling military junta Monday instructed people to make "correct choices" in the general election planned for this year. "Plans are under way to hold elections ... Read more...

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5 Maoists held for deadly attack on Nepal journalist

December 13th, 2009 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 12 (IANS) Four days after a woman journalist was savagely attacked in western Nepal and left to die on a desolate hillside, police Saturday arrested five cadres of the opposition ... Read more...

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Nepal erupts in protests at attack on journalist

December 10th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 10 (IANS) Hundreds of journalists staged protest marches across Nepal Thursday, condemning the brutal attack on a young radio journalist in western Nepal and demanding tough punishment for the attackers ... Read more...

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Bhutan takes lead in dialogue on democracy in Asia

October 8th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Paro, Oct.8 (ANI): Bhutan has joined hands with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to bring together high level representatives from twelve countries in Asia to brainstorm on how countries can go ... Read more...

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Nuclear weapons bring respectability, says Brazil’s vice president

September 26th, 2009 - 6:26 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Sep 26 (EFE) Brazil's Vice President Jose Alencar has said possession of nuclear weapons would enable his country to deter potential aggressors and give the South American nation greater "respectability" ... Read more...

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A points-based system to ‘earn’ British citizenship

August 9th, 2009 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
By Anna Tomforde London, Aug 9 (DPA) The British government has come up with a new idea on how to tailor citizenship to political loyalty and the country's economic needs.Under a new points ... Read more...

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Years of democracy brought dividends to India: Pakistani media

May 18th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Years of democracy have brought dividends to India, something Pakistan too can learn from, an editorial in a leading English daily said Wednesday on the Congress-led United ... Read more...

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US ignores Pak demands, says aid will be with strings

April 15th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): The United States has said that financial assistance to Pakistan would have to be with benchmarks, ignoring Islamabad's demands that the US not attach conditions to a non-military ... Read more...

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US calls for continued compromise in Pakistan

March 17th, 2009 - 5:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that Pakistan's political leaders must continue to make compromises to stabilize democratic rule and prevent unrest.Clinton telephoned over ... Read more...

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`Failed Pakistan committing one charade after another

February 19th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.19 (ANI): Pakistans de facto Interior Minister Rahman Maliks admission that the November 26, 2008 terror attack on Mumbai was partially planned on Pakistani soil, could be seen by many ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Dhaka for talks

February 9th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 9 (DPA) Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Dhaka Monday for talks on trade, investment and security with top Bangladeshi officials. "We will work for further improvement of bilateral ... Read more...

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Pak situation really scares Obama

February 9th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Pakistan is the nation that really scares US President Barack Obama and, it will be his administrations greatest foreign policy challenge: A nuclear-armed country hurtling towards chaos. ... Read more...

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Political brick batting, Talibanisation can lead to fall of democracy in Pak: British MPs

January 15th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.15 (ANI): Political brick- batting between the two leading parties, and the rising insurgency in the tribal region of the country with Taliban taking hold in newer areas, is a ... Read more...

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Tackling terror, key to positive Indo-Pak relations: US

January 9th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.9 (ANI): The US National Security Advisor (NSA) Stephen Hadley has said that tackling the terror issue in Pakistan is very important, as it would help the relationship between India ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s state of emergency challenged in court

November 24th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 24 (DPA) A Bangladeshi court Monday asked the interim government to justify its state of emergency that allows fundamental civil rights to be suspended.A Dhaka High Court panel is reviewing ... Read more...

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Bangladesh parliamentary elections on Dec 18

September 21st, 2008 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 20 (DPA) Bangladesh will go to the polls Dec 18 to elect a new parliament, caretaker government chief Fakhruddin Ahmed announced on a nationwide television and radio broadcast Saturday.Ahmed also ... Read more...

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UPA a lame-duck government: Advani

June 20th, 2008 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Nagpur, June 19 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Thursday described the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government as a lame duck one that is just about surviving on a ... Read more...

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Won’t rest till Musharraf is ousted: Nawaz

June 12th, 2008 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif said Thursday that his party will not rest until President Pervez Musharraf is ousted and more than 60 judges he ... Read more...

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US worked with Musharraf to ensure its own safety, Paks return to democracy, says Rice

June 10th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 10 (ANI): In the aftermath of 9/11, the US worked with the military establishment in Islamabad to ensure its own (US) security and also to encourage restoration of ... Read more...

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US removes military coup-related restrictions from Pakistan

April 10th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): The United States has removed military coup-related restrictions from Pakistan, enabling the latter to continue to receive American assistance in the future.A notification published in the US ... Read more...

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Twin blasts in Lahore kill 24, injure 170

March 11th, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by admin
(Fourth lead) Xinhua Islamabad, March 11 (Xinhua) As many as 24 people were killed and 170 injured in twin suicide bombing attacks in eastern Pakistan Tuesday, the Pakistani Interior Ministry said in a statement. ... Read more...

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Fiji likely to hold election in 2009

February 29th, 2008 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Wellington, Feb 29 (Xinhua) Fiji's interim Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has said the country would hold general elections in March 2009 provided the People's Charter, laying down the principles of the island's ... Read more...

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