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India PM says growth hurt by ‘negative comments’

Indian PM Manmohan Singh has said that criticism of government policies by the country’s business leaders was hurting economic growth. Mr Singh told a meeting of businessmen that was disappointed to hear that government policies were to blame for the industrial slowdown. India’s economy…

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Flood victims file lawsuit against Thai government

By REUTERS Hundreds of Thai flood victims have filed a lawsuit with a top court accusing the prime minister, Bangkok’s governor and five state agencies of mishandling the country’s worst flood crisis in five decades. The complaint was presented to Thailand’s Central Administrative Court by a group representing 352 Thais, which blamed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra, ...

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Iraqi PM threatens to drop Sunni bloc for Shiite rule

REBUFFING a plea by the US administration, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has signalled that he is ready to drop his main coalition partner, the largely Sunni Iraqiya bloc, and move towards a government run solely by Shiite parties. At a news conference where he repeatedly emphasised his own powers under the Iraqi constitution, Mr Maliki all but ignored US ...

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Large Hadron Collider Discovers First New Particle

AP European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) scientists control computer screens showing traces on Atlas experiment of the first protons injected in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) during its switch on operation in CERN’s control room, near Geneva, Switzerland. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), famously engaged in the quest for the Higgs boson, has turned up a heavier variant of ...

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France votes on punishment in new genocide law

PARIS — Lawmakers vote on Thursday on a measure that would make it a crime in France to deny that a mass killings of Armenians in 1915 amounted to a genocide, a measure that could put France on a collision course with Turkey, a strategic ally and trading partner which says the conflict nearly 100 years ago should be left ...

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France votes on punishment in new genocide law

PARIS — Lawmakers vote on Thursday on a measure that would make it a crime in France to deny that a mass killings of Armenians in 1915 amounted to a genocide, a measure that could put France on a collision course with Turkey, a strategic ally and trading partner which says the conflict nearly 100 years ago should be left ...

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Britain’s new year resolution: intervene in Somalia

Click HERE to view graphic David Cameron describes Somalia as "a failed state that directly threatens British interests" and will convene a summit in London in February to bring together the countries currently active in the Horn of Africa state. A number of key decisions are expected to be made there, ranging from humanitarian aid to military missions. The Prime ...

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Britain’s new year resolution: intervene in Somalia

Click HERE to view graphic David Cameron describes Somalia as "a failed state that directly threatens British interests" and will convene a summit in London in February to bring together the countries currently active in the Horn of Africa state. A number of key decisions are expected to be made there, ranging from humanitarian aid to military missions. The Prime ...

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Bradley Manning and the miscarriage of justice

Last week, after an astounding 567 days in prison, Bradley Manning – the US Army private accused of leaking the WikiLeaks documents – finally began his pre-trial hearing. In the year and a half since he has been in jail, Manning has been severely mistreated by his jailers, has been assumed guilty by the president and now potentially faces life ...

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Russian University Honours Dalai Lama For His Outstanding Work Of Peace

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Dharamshala: – After three days of teaching and initiation events in Dharamshala, India, today, December 21st, the Russian Federal State Education Institute, Tuva State University, has awarded His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of his outstanding input to freedom, human rights, religious harmony and environmental protection. The Honorary ...

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