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When might is not right

THE name Muammar al-Jarud, for many across the globe, means little, if anything. In Libya, al-Jarud represents a victim of misuse of global power by Nato, a loose association of countries established in 1949 but remembered more recently for the bombardment of Libya and the callous killing of civilians. Al-Jarud lost his mother, sister, wife and…

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Tributes paid to Mirwaiz Farooq, Gani Lone

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and other ruling National Conference leaders today paid tributes to separatist leaders Mirwaiz Mohammad…

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Tributes pour in for tragic Bee Gees star Robin Gibb

London, May 21 (ANI): Fellow musicians and fans have been remembering Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb, who died on Sunday after his long battle with colon and liver cancer. The singer was 62 when he died and had provided decades of chart hits with the band including ‘Night Fever’ and ‘Stayin’ Alive’. Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini said Gibb was “talented beyond ...

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Conflicts case study: Kenya, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Ethiopia…

The 20th century saw many conflicts in Africa, breaking out along ethnic divisions. For instance, according to an African researcher Abdalla Bujra, it took only the Ibos to start a major civil war in Nigeria – a highly fractionised society. The Ibos were cohesive and well organised. Besides, the civil wars in Uganda, the Sudan, Angola, the Democratic Republic of ...

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Yahoo reaches agreement to sell half of its stake in Alibaba for about $7.1 billion

HONG KONG — Yahoo reaches agreement to sell half of its stake in Alibaba for about $7.1 billion. ___ May 20, 2012 10:56 PM EDT Copyright 2012, The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Share this article: User comments are not being accepted on this article. SHARE THIS PAGE WITH YOUR ...

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Barack Obama warns eurozone to focus on jobs and growth

US President Barack Obama, wrapping up the G8 summit hosted at Camp David, says the euro zone crisis is threatening the world economy, but welcomes Europe’s new focus on jobs and growth as a potential remedy. 560 315 TelegraphPlayer_9277904 11:58AM BST 20 May 2012 Mr Obama, whose re-election chances in November depend heavily on the US economy continuing to shake ...

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Secular or Islamist? Egypt chooses a president

CAIRO – Sixty years after their country came under military dictatorship, Egyptians are for the first time freely electing their president. The voting that begins Wednesday is the greatest prize won by the multitudes who took to the streets to overthrow unpopular Hosni Mubarak in the string of people-power uprisings that upended the Middle East in last year’s Arab Spring. ...

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Lockerbie: David Cameron criticises al-Megrahi release

David Cameron has reacted to the death of the only person convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing by saying he should not have been released. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, 60, has died at his home in Libya. His prostate cancer had led to his 2009…

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Golly: Indigenous leaders warn about racist dolls impact on race relations

THEY were once a much-loved toy, but became a casualty of the worldwide crusade against racism. Now golliwogs are making a comeback, with stores along Queensland’s tourist strips reporting strong sales, particularly to visitors from abroad. Nostalgia-driven Baby Boomers,…

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AU Pushes for Sudan Talks

By NICHOLAS BARIYO KAMPALA, Uganda—The African Union has mounted pressure on oil-producing Sudan and South Sudan as it seeks to bring the two back to the negotiating table amid hostilities along their oil-rich border. Former South African President and African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki traveled to the South Sudanese capital, Juba, on Sunday for crunch talks with President Salva Kiir ...

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