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Ugandan parliament honours Olympic gold winner


August 17th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Aug 17 (IANS) The Ugandan parliament has held a special session in honour of Olympics marathon winner Stephen Kiprotich, the country's sole gold medallist in London.During the session Thursday, ... Read more...

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Myanmar’s first vice president resigns


July 4th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 4 (IANS) U Tin Aung Myint Oo, Myanmar's first vice president, has stepped down from his position because of health reasons, President U Thein Sein informed parliament ... Read more...

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President to visit Switzerland, Austria


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will visit Switzerland and Austria from Sep 30 to Oct 7 in a trip aimed at enhancing bilateral relations with the ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama again turns down Tibetan exiles’ plea


May 25th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 25 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday once again refused to budge from his stand of seeking retirement from political role as head of the exiled ... Read more...

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Tunisians celebrate one month anniversary of president’s toppling


February 14th, 2011 - 8:46 am ICT by ANI
Tunis (Tunisia), Feb.14 (ANI): Tunisians are celebrating the one-month anniversary of the toppling of their authoritarian president, Zine al- Abidine Ben Ali, but the country's travails are showing signs of going out ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda wants to train protesters’ children in Tunisia


January 16th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 16 (IANS/AKI) The North African wing of Al Qaeda has released an audio tape, expressing support for the anti-government protesters in Tunisia and urging them to send their children to ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s ex-speaker booked for corruption


December 29th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed cases against the former speaker of parliament, his deputy and a senior opposition party leader for corruption, misappropriation of public funds and ... Read more...

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Kagame likely to win Rwandan election


August 10th, 2010 - 5:23 am ICT by IANS
Kigali, Aug 10 (IANS) Rwanda's incumbent President Paul Kagame is into an overwhelming lead over his three rivals, the National Election Commission (NEC) said. About 5.1 million Rwandans cast their votes in ... Read more...

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Tibetan leaders urge China to allow international group to meet detained Panchen Lama


April 25th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) April 25 (ANI): On the occasion of 21st birthday of the Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama, the Tibetan leaders-living-in exile here on Sunday urged the Chinese Government ... Read more...

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New Sri Lankan cabinet sworn in


April 23rd, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (DPA) Sri Lanka's new cabinet was sworn in Friday, two days after the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa recorded a landslide victory in the ... Read more...

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Fonseka says he is victim of ‘unlawful detention’ (Second Lead)


April 22nd, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 22 (DPA) Sri Lanka's former army commander General Sarath Fonseka, who was elected to parliament on an opposition ticket, said Thursday he was a victim of unlawful detention and called ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief says his detention ‘unlawful’ (Lead)


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 22 (DPA) Sri Lanka's former army commander General Sarath Fonseka who was elected to parliament on an opposition ticket said Thursday he was a victim of unlawful detention and called ... Read more...

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President Rajapaksa’s brother elected new speaker of parliament


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 22 (DPA) One of President Mahinda Rajapaksa's brothers was selected as the new speaker of Sri Lanka's parliament Thursday, a day after official results confirmed a solid victory for the ... Read more...

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Polish president, a friend of India, dies in air crash


April 10th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Surender Bhutani Warsaw, April 10 (IANS) Polish President Lech Kaczynski, a great admirer of India, was killed Saturday with his wife Maria and more than 90 others, including almost all his ... Read more...

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Iranian opposition leader’s car hit by gunfire


January 8th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 8 (DPA) The car of one of Iran's opposition leaders, Mehdi Karroubi, was hit by gunfire but the cleric was unharmed, opposition websites reported Friday. Karroubi is believed to have attended ... Read more...

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Berlusconi advised to ‘avoid spontaneous walkabouts’ following ‘death threats’


October 19th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19(ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been warned to avoid his spontaneous public walkabouts after an intelligence report on his safety said that there was a risk of "isolated ... Read more...

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Italy’s speaker to sue Berlusconi newspaper over “red light” claims


September 16th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 16 (ANI): Gianfranco Fini, Italy's speaker of parliament, is suing a newspaper owned by Silvio Berlusconi's brother for threatening "red light" revelations about him.Il Giornale had suggested that Fini, the ... Read more...

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Iran’s Karroubi cancels planned mourning ceremony


June 25th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran/Hamburg, June 25 (DPA) Mehdi Karroubi, who came third in Iran's disputed presidential elections, cancelled a ceremony planned for Thursday to mourn the deaths of those killed during the protests against alleged ... Read more...

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Leading Sunni politician killed in Iraq


June 12th, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 12 (DPA) Harith al-Obeidi, the leader of Iraq's largest coalition of Sunni political parties, was assassinated Friday, a party spokesman told the local media. Al-Obeidi, the leader of the Iraqi Accord ... Read more...

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Somali president resigns


December 29th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Dec 29 (Xinhua) Somalia's President Abdulahi Yusuf Ahmed Monday resigned, ending an infighting with Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein which almost brought the transitional government to the brink of collapse. ... Read more...

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Iraqi parliament passes security agreement with US


November 27th, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 27 (DPA) After months of acrimony and delays, the Iraqi parliament Thursday approved the security agreement with the United States to set the timetable for a US forces pullout from ... Read more...

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Mbeki formally resigns, denies role in Zuma prosecution


September 22nd, 2008 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 22 (DPA) Formally announcing his resignation Sunday, South African President Thabo Mbeki rejected allegations that he had interfered in the prosecution of his arch-rival Jacob Zuma and stressed his achievements ... Read more...

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Fehmida Mirza becomes the first female Pak President


September 14th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Sept 14 (ANI): Pakistan s National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza became her countrys first de-facto President, as both President Asif Ali Zardari and Senate Chairman Mohammadmian Soomro are ... Read more...

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Stunning blow for Mugabe following Tsvangirais man being elected Speaker


August 26th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): A MP from Morgan Tsvangirais Movement for Democratic Change was elected as Speaker of Parliament, giving a major blow to Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabes attempts to hold ... Read more...

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Opposition MDC takes speaker post in Zimbabwe parliament (Second lead)


August 25th, 2008 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Aug 25 (DPA) In a landmark victory for Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, the candidate of his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) won the vote for speaker of parliament Monday giving ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe parliament sworn in with reduced MDC numbers


August 25th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Aug 25 (DPA) Zimbabwe's parliament was sworn in Monday five months after it was elected, in a ceremony marred by a police crackdown on the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).Police ... Read more...

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Finnish foreign minister sacked over SMS scandal


April 1st, 2008 - 11:44 pm ICT by admin
DPA Helsinki, April 1 (DPA) Finnish Foreign Minister Ilkka Kanerva was forced Tuesday to quit his job for degrading the dignity of office by sending scores of text messages to a model, who ... Read more...

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Larijani posts big win in Iranian elections


March 15th, 2008 - 11:21 pm ICT by admin
DPA Tehran, March 15 (DPA) Ali Larijani, the former chief nuclear negotiator and political opponent of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, gained a big win in Iran's parliamentary elections, while the conservatives were seen winning ... Read more...

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New Zealand women told to behave like ladies not men


March 8th, 2008 - 11:44 am ICT by admin
DPA Wellington, March 8 (DPA) In their drive for equality with men, New Zealand women have forgotten how to be ladies, the National Council of Women said Saturday. In a statement marking International ... Read more...

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Makhdoom Amin Fahim to be Pakistan’s next premier


February 23rd, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by admin
DPA Islamabad, Feb 23 (DPA) The incoming ruling party of slain Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has chosen the country's next prime minister, who is to be announced when the new parliament convenes ... Read more...

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Pakistanis reject Musharraf, US policies in Feb 18 polls: NYT


February 19th, 2008 - 9:39 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Feb 19 (ANI): The crushing defeat of President Pervez Musharraf in parliamentary elections on February 18 shows that people have rejected his policies since 2001 and those of his close ally, ... Read more...

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