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Kenya election violence: Uhuru Kenyatta at The Hague

Kenya’s deputy prime minister is to testify at the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he and two others are accused of crimes against humanity. Judges will…

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Bus-sized dead satellite may hit Earth on Friday

WASHINGTON: A six-and-ahalf tonne defunct climate satellite that has been circling the Earth for the past 20 years will make a fiery death plunge this week, Nasa…

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Obama meets Erdogan after Ankara bomb blast

US President Barack Obama speaks during a bliateral meeting with Turkey’s P… US President Barack Obama offered condolences over a bomb blast in Ankara Tuesday, as he sat down with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a key Middle East ally. Obama met Erdogan on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, on a day when ...

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Polio strain spreads to China from Pakistan

Polio has spread to China for the first time since 1999 after being imported from Pakistan, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed. It said a strain of polio (WPV1) found in China was genetically linked with the type now circulating in Pakistan. At least seven…

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Italy scientists face trial over L’Aquila earthquake

Six Italian scientists and a former government official are due to go on trial for manslaughter over the 2009 earthquake in L’Aquila. The 6.3 magnitude quake devastated the city and killed 309 people. Prosecutors allege the defendants gave a falsely reassuring statement before the…

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IMF Cuts Global Growth Estimate

The International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for global economic growth and predicted “severe” repercussions if Europe fails to contain its debt crisis or if U.S. policy makers reach an impasse over a fiscal plan. The world economy will expand 4 percent this year and next, the IMF said today, compared with June forecasts of 4.3 percent in 2011 and ...

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Tibetan PM-in-exile announces portfolios of new ministers

Dharamshala, Sep 20 (ANI): The Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, has announced the portfolios of new members who have been inducted in the cabinet during the monsoon session of the 15th Tibetan Parliament in Dharamshala.  Addressing mediapersons on the occasion, Sangay said…

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The one-sided US veto

US President Barack Obama’s decision to use the US’ veto prerogative if the United Nations votes to recognise a Palestinian state will constitute a blow to those seeking peace in the Middle East. His administration’s claim that peace can only be achieved through dialogue and consent rather than through unilateral moves ignores the complex power relations that constitute peace-making between Israelis ...

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Quake hits vast Himalayan region killing 63

Young monks walk past a damaged house after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake in the northeastern Indian city of Gangtok September 19, 2011. Soldiers and rescuers hiked in lashing rain to isolated Himalayan villages on Monday in search of survivors after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake on Sunday which killed 54 people in India, Nepal and the Chinese region of Tibet. Photograph ...

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