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UN stops counting Syrian dead

THE United Nations has stopped compiling a death toll for Syria's crackdown on protests because it is too difficult to get information, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said. Pillay gave a toll of more than 5000 dead when she spoke to the…

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UN stops counting Syrian dead

THE United Nations has stopped compiling a death toll for Syria's crackdown on protests because it is too difficult to get information, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said. Pillay gave a toll of more than 5000 dead when she spoke to the…

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UN stops counting Syrian dead

THE United Nations has stopped compiling a death toll for Syria's crackdown on protests because it is too difficult to get information, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said. Pillay gave a toll of more than 5000 dead when she spoke to the…

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Japan posts first annual trade deficit since 1980

TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported its first annual trade deficit since 1980 as it imported expensive energy to offset the impact of its devastating tsunami and exporters grappled with the rising value of the yen. The 2.49 trillion yen ($32 billion) shortfall for 2011 reflects a 2.7 percent decline in the value of Japan’s exports to…

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Obama: Renewed American leadership felt worldwide

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says “America is back” as a world power. The president gives a flag-waving defense of American power and influence as part of the State of the Union address. He said world opinions about the United States are on the rise, and he calls America the “indispensable nation” in world affairs. He talked about extending ...

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‘Big Brother’ concerns over Google changes

An announcement from Google that it is revising how it uses data from users of its services has some worried that the Internet giant is violating its users’ privacy. The California-based internet giant said in an blog post that the changes were designed to improve the user experience across various Google products, which range from web search to Gmail, YouTube ...

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UN’s new Afghan envoy heartened by talk of peace

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.N.’s new representative to war-torn Afghanistan said Wednesday that he was encouraged by widespread discussion about prospects for making peace with the Taliban. Jan Kubis, the new special representative of the U.N. Secretary-General, said that he thinks the Afghan people are tired of the 10-year war and are interested in supporting steps that would bring more ...

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Two Killed in Fresh Protests, World Media Prevented from Covering Tibet

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Dharamshala: – Armed Chinese forces have shot dead more peaceful protesters in Tibet – as a large number of Tibetan civilians are reported to have demonstrated in Serta county, eastern Tibet. The demonstration took place in Serta county, eastern Tibet (Ch: Karze prefecture, Sichuan province). Armed Chinese police opened fired on peaceful demonstrators ...

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US, S. Korean troops ready for joint war games

US and South Korean troops are preparing for their annual joint war games in coming weeks, an official said Wednesday, despite the sensitive power transition underway in North Korea. The two countries “are preparing for the Key Resolve exercise”, a US military spokesman told AFP, adding the schedule was not finalised. South Korea’s defence ministry declined to comment. Media reports ...

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China confirms police shot protester in Tibetan area

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