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Paes praises Stepanek for crucial role in Aus Open title

MELBOURNE: Indian tennis star Leander Paes had words of gratitude for his Czech partner Radek Stepanek for playing a crucial role in winning the Australian Open men’s doubles title here today. The title is Paes’ 13th Slam overall and first with Stepanek, who is five years younger than…

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Sarah Palin: ‘GOP establishment using Alinsky tactics’ to ‘kneecap’ Gingrich

In a Facebook note posted Friday entitled “Cannibals in GOP Establishment Employ Tactics of the Left,” former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said Republicans “need a fair primary that is not prematurely cut short by the GOP establishment using Alinsky tactics to kneecap Governor Romney’s chief rival.” That chief rival is former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Prior to the South Carolina ...

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8000 protest conservative Islam in Tunisia

AP More than 8,000 Tunisians marched on Saturday through Tunis denouncing violence committed by ultraconservative Islamist groups in recent months. Since the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s secular dictatorship in a popular uprising a year ago, small groups of ultraconservative Muslims known as Salafists have risen in Tunisia calling for greater piety, attacking unveiled women and secular intellectuals ...

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China’s Paradise On Earth in Tibet, Now Under Inhuman Repression: Tibetan Parliament

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Dharamshala, India: – The Tibetan parliament in exile called on China to end its inhuman policy on Tibet, saying all Chinese “policies and programs apart from inhuman political repression are aimed at destroying the identity of the Tibetan people and exploitation of Tibet’s rich natural resources.” This comes after three separate incidents, all ...

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African leaders hold first post-Gadaffi summit

Addis Ababa – African Union leaders meet on Sunday, January 29, 2012 for their first summit since the death of the bloc’s founder Muammar Gadaffi, with intense lobbying for its new top officials overshadowing the run-up to the talks. The leaders will choose the next head of the AU Commission, the 54-nation bloc’s executive council, but South Africa’s Home Affairs ...

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African leaders hold first post-Gadaffi summit

Addis Ababa – African Union leaders meet on Sunday, January 29, 2012 for their first summit since the death of the bloc’s founder Muammar Gadaffi, with intense lobbying for its new top officials overshadowing the run-up to the talks. The leaders will choose the next head of the AU Commission, the 54-nation bloc’s executive council, but South Africa’s Home Affairs ...

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When Tibetan Despair Leads to Self-Immolation

FacebookTwitterLinkedinShareShareCloseRedditTumblrDigg E-mailPrint HONG KONG — Why do they do it, these Buddhist monks and nuns and other young Tibetans? Why would they drink a cup of kerosene, then douse themselves and strike a match? What is behind these horrifying self-immolations, especially since Buddhism forbids suicide and the Dalai Lama himself has preached against it? “The blame lies with the Chinese ...

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When Tibetan Despair Leads to Self-Immolation

FacebookTwitterLinkedinShareShareCloseRedditTumblrDigg E-mailPrint HONG KONG — Why do they do it, these Buddhist monks and nuns and other young Tibetans? Why would they drink a cup of kerosene, then douse themselves and strike a match? What is behind these horrifying self-immolations, especially since Buddhism forbids suicide and the Dalai Lama himself has preached against it? “The blame lies with the Chinese ...

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Police use tear gas on Occupy Oakland protesters

Police said they used tear gas after protesters pelted them with bottles, rocks, burning flares and other objects Members of the Oakland Police department form a line during a confrontation with Occupy Oakland demonstrators near the Oakland Museum of California Photograph: Stephen Lam/REUTERS Police have used tear gas and “flash” grenades to break up hundreds of Occupy protesters after some ...

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Police use tear gas on Occupy Oakland protesters

Police said they used tear gas after protesters pelted them with bottles, rocks, burning flares and other objects Members of the Oakland Police department form a line during a confrontation with Occupy Oakland demonstrators near the Oakland Museum of California Photograph: Stephen Lam/REUTERS Police have used tear gas and “flash” grenades to break up hundreds of Occupy protesters after some ...

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