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UN Security Council votes to expand Syrian mission

Late in the day, the UN Security Council voted to expand the observer mission to 300 and renewed a call for an immediate halt to violence. The resolution gives Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon authority to decide when to deploy more observers, based on developments including "the consolidation of the ceasefire". Mr Ban has accused Mr Assad of failing to honour the ...

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Europe pressured to reform economy

World powers have pressurised Europe to take strong measures to fix its debt-heavy economy and restore growth to a level that would lift the cloud hanging over the fragile global recovery. The IMF’s governing panel said on Saturday that the euro area must cut government debt burdens, make bold economic reforms and stabilize its financial systems to restore growth, just ...

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Tibetan Political Leader Dr. Lobsang Sangay To Visit US and Canada

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Dharamshala: The political leader of the Central Tibetan Administration, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, will leave Dharamshala on Friday to take part in the upcoming 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago and the 6th World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet in Ottawa, the capital…

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Army probes drug use by soldiers in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army has investigated 56 soldiers in Afghanistan on suspicion of using or distributing heroin, morphine or other opiates during 2010 and 2011, newly obtained data shows. Eight soldiers died of drug overdoses during that time. While the cases represent just a slice of possible drug use by U.S. troops in Afghanistan, they provide a somber snapshot ...

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Police, protesters clash in Bahrain ahead of Grand Prix

April 20 (Reuters) – Pro-democracy protesters clashed with police in Bahrain’s capital Manama on Friday as the Grand Prix event, a showcase for the Gulf state, got underway. Masked youths hurled petrol bombs at police, who had stopped them marching to a traffic roundabout that was a gathering point during an uprising last year, Reuters witnesses said. Police responded by ...

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Berlusconi denies wrongdoing in sex case

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has defended his wild parties, which included strippers, as “elegant dinners” characterised by an atmosphere of “joy, serenity and conviviality.” Berlusconi made a first appearance at his trial for having sex with an underage prostitute on Friday. He said that after dinner his female guests would then hold “burlesque contests and practised” with him ...

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Anders Breivik: ‘All the voices in my head told me not to do it’

Lawyers had warned in advance that day five of Breivik’s trial on charges of carrying out Norway’s worst acts of violence since the Second World War would be the hardest so far for survivors and relatives of the dead. The far-right killer exceeded their worst expectations. He left out none of the chilling details in his grisly account of the ...

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North Korea threatens to ‘blow up’ Seoul

Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea has reportedly threatened military action against South Korea unless Seoul apologises for “insulting” the centenary celebrations of Pyongyang’s late founding leader…

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Cruise ship ‘ignored Panama castaways’

An American cruise company says it deeply regrets that one of its ships failed to stop to help a fishing boat adrift in the Pacific Ocean. Two of the three Panamanians on board the disabled vessel later died. Princess Cruises said that although passengers on the cruise ship had spotted the castaways and alerted staff, the captain…

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Sudan to teach South final lesson by force: Bashir

Khartoum/Juba: Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir all but declared war against his newly independent neighbor on Thursday, vowing to teach South Sudan a “final lesson by force” after it occupied a disputed oil field. South Sudan accused Bashir of planning “genocide” and said it would fight to protect its people. Mounting violence since Sudan split into two countries last year ...

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