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Police say three bombers behind Chechnya attack

GROZNY, Russia – Three suicide bombers were responsible for killing at least nine people in the capital of Russia’s Chechnya region, a police official in the North Caucasus province said on Wednesday. The attack late on Tuesday near Chechnya’s parliament building was one of the deadliest in recent years in Grozny, which has been rebuilt by a Kremlin-backed government after ...

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Gucci-wearing Dalai Lama misleading world on Tibet: China

Calling the Dalai Lama “a small figure”, China today dismissed him as an old Lama who wears Gucci shoes and likes to travel around the world to mislead the international community on Tibet. “Since 1959, the Dalai has been in exile (in India). He is an old Lama, who wears…

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Two More Monks jailed in Tibet, Rights Groups Condemn Unjust Trial

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Dharamshala: – A local Chinese court in Ngaba county of eastern Tibet Tuesday, 30 August, jailed two Tibetan monks of Kirti Monastery after accusing them of “intentional homicide” over Phuntsok’s death by self-immolation, according to a latest report. The US and international human rights organizations have strongly criticized the sentencing of three Tibetan ...

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Syrian forces said to be conducting searches for activists

BEIRUT – Syrian security forces conducted house-to-house raids in the central city of Hama yesterday, hunting for activists involved in the country’s uprising, residents and activists said. Several tanks and military buses were parked on the eastern entrance of the city, they said, while hundreds of soldiers searched two…

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Obama avoids political showdown, reschedules Congress speech

Washington, Sept 1 (PTI) Thursday, September 01, 2011 –> US President Barack Obama has avoided a major political showdown with the opposition Republican as he agreed to address the joint session of the Congress on September 8 instead of September 7 after objections from House Speaker John Boehner. Obama, who wanted to outline his much-anticipated jobs creation plan next Wednesday ...

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Hurricane Irene could hit U.S. as a monster

Add Comment Have Your Say Email StorySend to a Friend Share ThisTell Your Friends Tweet ThisTweet This MoreShare It . Del.icio.us Facebook Stumbleupon Newsvine Yahoo bookmarks Mixx Digg Reddit Google Bookmarks Twitter LinkedIn Hurricane Irene, at bottom right, is seen over the Dominican Republic at 3:45 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 23, 2011, in a satellite image provided by NOAA and ...

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S&P replaces president after US downgrade

Standard & Poor’s said its president is stepping down, capping two weeks of controversy following the rating agency’s downgrade of US government debt on August 5 that sparked a row with the Treasury. S&P’s parent McGraw-Hill Companies Inc , said on Tuesday Deven Sharma, who has served as S&P president since 2007, will be succeeded on Sept. 12 by Citibank ...

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As starving Somalis flood into Ethiopia, UN sends in emergency aid team

A group of Somali women and children wait to be registered at the transit centre in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia23 August 2011 – The United Nations has deployed an emergency team to south-eastern Ethiopia where 18,000 new refugees fleeing drought, famine and conflict in Somalia have recently poured in, compounding a situation already fraught with high mortality from malnutrition and measles. ...

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New Tremors in Egypt-Israel Relations

August 23, 2011 An Interview by Bernard Gwertzman, CFR.org Renewed hostilities along Israel’s border with Egypt’s Sinai are leading to questions about the future of the flailing Middle East peace process, says expert David Makovsky. The political climate in Egypt has shifted in favor of the country’s various Islamist groups, Makovsky says, and the Egyptian military fears “mid-level officers are ...

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Syrian crackdown to be investigated for human rights violations

The United Nations Human Rights Council met in special session yesterday to debate the urgent dispatch of a commission to Syria to investigate possible crimes against humanity in the Government’s “brutal” crackdown on largely peaceful protesters seeking its ouster. “Let me conclude by emphasizing the importance of holding perpetrators of crimes against humanity accountable,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ...

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