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Anti-Putin protests sweep across Russia


December 10th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tens of thousands of Russians turned out in cities across the country Saturday in mass peaceful protest over recent elections they claim were rigged in ... Read more...

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Putin’s party fails to acquire Duma majority: exit polls


December 5th, 2011 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 5 (IANS) As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia party failed Sunday to win a majority in legislative elections as per exit polls, he said the vote ... Read more...

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Obama launches plan to help families facing foreclosure


October 26th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama announced a series of measures to make refinancing mortgages easier for families facing the threat of foreclosure, contrasting his administration's efforts with ... Read more...

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Russia to double its ballistic missiles production from 2013 (Lead)


April 20th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) Russia will double its production of ballistic missiles from 2013, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Wednesday in his annual address to the Russian parliament - his ... Read more...

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Popular singer Martelly elected as President of Haiti


April 5th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) -- Popular singer Joseph Michel Martelly on Monday was elected as the new President of Haiti after winning the run-off election, Le Nouvelliste newspaper reported on Tuesday.The 50-year-old ... Read more...

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Tunisian council elections to be held July 24


March 4th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tunisia's interim leader Fouad Mebazaa has announced that nationwide polls to elect a constitutional council will take place July 24.BBC reported that the council will ... Read more...

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Algeria officially lifts emergency


February 25th, 2011 - 6:59 am ICT by IANS
Algiers, Feb 25 (IANS) Algeria has officially lifted the state of emergency, which was in force for 19 years, the official APS news agency reported.The order for lifting the state of emergency ... Read more...

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Palestinian Authority calls elections before September


February 13th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Feb 13 (IANS) The Palestinian Authority has said it will hold long overdue presidential and legislative elections before September. The presidential and legislative elections were originally scheduled for 2010. But they ... Read more...

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Lawmakers come to blows in Venezuela


February 11th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Feb 11 (IANS/EFE) Pro-government and opposition lawmakers came to blows Thursday during a session of the Venezuelan National Assembly devoted to questioning of several of President Hugo Chavez's ministers.Tension had been ... Read more...

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Clown elected to Brazil Congress takes literacy test


November 13th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Nov 13 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian clown Tiririca who was elected to Brazil's lower house of Congress has taken a literacy test to prove that he can read and write. He won ... Read more...

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Congress leader slams Sharad Yadav for use of ‘criminal’ language against Rahul Gandhi


October 28th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Patna/Raxaul (Bihar), Oct. 28 (ANI): Senior Congress party leader B K Hariprasad has criticized Janata Dal United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav for using indecent and inappropriate language in describing Congress General ... Read more...

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Bihar Police unearth arms, ammunition ahead of assembly polls


October 7th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajay KumarMunger (Bihar), Oct.7 (ANI): Ahead of state assembly elections in Bihar, police have unearthed illegal arms and ammunitions.The police have recovered 76 country-made pistols from the house of arms ... Read more...

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Brazil clown may be barred from Congress for being illiterate clown


October 6th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sao Paulo comedian Tiririca won most of the votes in recent Brazil’s legislative elections. The election took place over weekend. He said that he is happy with his victory and residents belief ... Read more...

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Lalu Yadav announces second list of RJD’s candidates for Bihar polls


October 4th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Aditya Kumar JhaPatna, Oct.4 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav announced second list of 60 candidates of his party for the third and fourth phases of the ... Read more...

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1.3 mn Haitians still in camps months after quake: UN


September 3rd, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 2 (DPA) Nearly nine months after a devastating earthquake, an estimated 1.3 million Haitians are still living in temporary shelters while the country struggles with reconstruction and rebuilding a ... Read more...

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Sudan signs ceasefire deal with rebel group


February 24th, 2010 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Doha, Feb 24 (DPA) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Tuesday night signed a ceasefire deal in Doha with a key rebel group, in what could be a key step toward ending the conflict ... Read more...

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Sonia seeks more efforts to de-criminalise elections (Lead)


January 25th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday exhorted political parties to make more efforts to de-criminalise elections in the country. Emphasising the need to reach a consensus to keep ... Read more...

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Sonia seeks de-criminalisation of elections


January 25th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday asked political parties to make efforts to de-criminalise elections in the country. Emphasising the need to reach a consensus to keep candidates ... Read more...

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Brazil’s Green Party to raise funds on the Web


December 16th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 16 (EFE) The Green Party has said that it would be the first political party in Brazil to create an Internet-based fundraising system. Congress amended the election law ... Read more...

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Hugo Chavez’s three-minute shower formula to conserve water


October 23rd, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): In a bid to cope up with the water shortage in Venezuela, Hugo Chavez has advised his fellow countrymen to limit their daily baths to three minutes, saying ... Read more...

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Hamas accepts Egypt’s proposed inter-Palestinian reconciliation


October 17th, 2009 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Oct 17 (DPA) Gaza's Hamas Islamic movement has announced that it accepted Egypt's proposed pact for inter-Palestinian reconciliation and will unilaterally sign it in Cairo Saturday. Ahmed Yousef, a deputy in the ... Read more...

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German exit polls leak via Twitter


August 31st, 2009 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 31 (DPA) Data from exit polls in Germany was widely distributed via the online service Twitter Sunday, breaking a confidentiality law and upsetting electoral officials. The data was embargoed until 6 ... Read more...

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Kurds cast votes in Iraq’s regional elections


July 25th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Arbil (Iraq), July 25 (Xinhua) Iraqis went to polls Saturday in the Kurdish regional parliamentary and presidential elections that will determine the leadership of the country's Kurdish region. Voting started at 8.00 a.m. ... Read more...

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Indonesian asylums prepared for depressed election losers


April 2nd, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 2 (DPA) Mental hospitals across Indonesia are prepared to treat politicians who may need psychiatric therapy after they lose next month's legislative elections, the Health Ministry said Thursday. More than 600,000 ... Read more...

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Citing economic crisis, Argentine president wants early polls


March 14th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, March 14 (EFE) Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has proposed to hold Congressional elections four months earlier than scheduled to allow the government focus more on fighting the economic crisis. But ... Read more...

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Palestinian premier Fayyad resigns in ‘reconciliation’ bid (Lead)


March 8th, 2009 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, March 7 (DPA) Palestinian acting premier Salam Fayyad stepped down Saturday saying he wanted to pave the way for reconciliation between the Hamas movement and President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah. However, Abbas promptly ... Read more...

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Eighty two percent voters to use photo I-cards for Lok Sabha polls


March 5th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 5 (ANI): For the first time, nearly 82 percent electors will usethe Photo identity cards for polling in forthcoming General Elections.Out of 543 Lok Sabha constituencies, 522 constituencies ... Read more...

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UN condemns murders of Guinea-Bissau president, army general


March 3rd, 2009 - 3:20 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 3 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday strongly condemned the assassinations of Guinea-Bissau's President Joao Bernardo Vieira and Army chief General Batista Tagme Na Waie. The UN was preparing ... Read more...

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‘2008 was Kashmir’s most peaceful year since 1990′


January 20th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 20 (IANS) With a sharp decrease in terror incidents last year, which also saw huge turnout during the almost incident-free legislative elections, 2008 remained the most peaceful time in the ... Read more...

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Egypt arrests 23 opposition Muslim Brotherhood members


December 31st, 2008 - 4:45 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Dec 31 (DPA) Egyptian security forces Tuesday arrested 23 members of the banned opposition Muslim Brotherhood group as they prepared to meet to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip, according ... Read more...

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Referendum set to give Greenland more autonomy


November 25th, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Nuuk (Greenland), Nov 25 (DPA) Voters in Greenland went to the polls Tuesday to vote in a referendum on gaining more autonomy within Denmark.A clear majority of the approximately 39,000 voters ... Read more...

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Hamas welcomes Abbas call for dialogue


June 5th, 2008 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS
DPA Gaza/Ramallah, June 5 (DPA) The Hamas movement welcomed Wednesday the initiative by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for holding a comprehensive dialogue to end their dispute. Top Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar told reporters ... Read more...

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Meningitis crisis grips Meghalaya


April 21st, 2008 - 11:14 am ICT by admin
By Sanjoy Hazarika Shillong, April 21 (IANS) A burst of a deadly strain of meningitis has swept the hills of Meghalaya, infecting hundreds, and officials say they are "keeping their fingers crossed" because ... Read more...

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Spain’s new women-dominated ministry sworn in


April 14th, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by admin
DPA Madrid, April 14 (DPA) Spain's first women-dominated government was sworn in Monday, with nine female and eight male ministers promising loyalty to King Juan Carlos and to the constitution at the Zarzuela ... Read more...

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Syrian president to follow up on Palestinian dialogue


March 30th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by admin
DPA Damascus, March 30 (DPA) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will follow up on the dialogue between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Sunday. "President Assad will be in ... Read more...

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