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EU decides to withdraw all envoys to Belarus

February 28, 2012 10:54 pm0 comments
EU decides to withdraw all envoys to Belarus

Brussels: The European Union decided to withdraw all of its envoys to Belarus after the latter asked the head of the EU delegation to Belarus and the Polish ambassador to leave the country. Catherine Ashton, the foreign policy chief of the European Union (EU), said Tuesday member states have decided […]

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Russian woman held for trying to sell son

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Russian woman held for trying to sell son

Moscow: A Russian woman has been arrested after she attempted to sell her five-year-old son for 300,000 rubles (around $10,000), officials said. The woman from the far eastern Khabarovsk region was arrested Tuesday, the regional investigation committee said. Investigators said the woman asked for 800,000 rubles (around $27,500) for her […]

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Belarus tells EU, Polish envoys to leave

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Belarus tells EU, Polish envoys to leave

Minsk: Belarus has told the head of the European Union delegation to Belarus and the Polish ambassador to leave the country, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. EU ambassador Maira Mora and Polish envoy Leszek Szerepka were told to “leave for their capitals for consultations to inform their leadership of Belarus’ […]

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Sudan rebels kill 130 soldiers

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Sudan rebels kill 130 soldiers

Khartoum: A rebel group in Sudan Tuesday said it has killed 130 Sudanese army soldiers in an attack along the Sudan-South Sudan border, Xinhua reported. “The attack launched by the Revolutionary Front on Buhairat Al-Abiyad resulted in the killing of 130 government soldiers,” said a statement by the Revolutionary Front, […]

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India, Italy agree to ease business visa norms

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India, Italy agree to ease business visa norms

New Delhi: India and Italy Tuesday agreed to liberalise business visa norms in a bid to boost bilateral trade and investments. Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma discussed the visa issue with visiting Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Maria Terzi di Sant’ Agata. “Implementation of a liberalised business visa regime will […]

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One dead in Ohio school shooting

February 27, 2012 10:38 pm0 comments
One dead in Ohio school shooting

Washington: One student died in a shooting incident Monday at a high school in the US state of Ohio. The shooting took place at Chardon High School, Chardon, around 7.30 a.m. All the victims were students, Xinhua reported. The shooter, also a student, was apprehended “some distance from the school”. […]

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Five militants killed, 22 held in Afghanistan

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Five militants killed, 22 held in Afghanistan

Kabul: Five suspected Taliban militants were killed and 22 arrested in joint operations in eight Afghan provinces, the interior ministry said Monday. The Afghan National Police, army, the National Directorate of Security and NATO-led coalition forces launched operations in Kandahar, Kunduz, Balkh, Nimroz, Wardak, Khost, Ghazni and Logar provinces, Xinhua […]

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Monkeys suffer shocking tests in Britain

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Monkeys suffer shocking tests in Britain

London: More than 2,600 monkeys in Britain have became targets of “horrifying experiments” that included sawing open their skulls while still alive, putting electrodes in them and forcing them to watch TV, a report said. According to the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), scientists at a university […]

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Houston’s secret ‘son’ to get share in wealth

February 26, 2012 10:44 am0 comments
Houston’s secret ‘son’ to get share in wealth

Los Angeles:Late singer Whitney Houston’s secret “son” will get a share of her 20 million pounds-worth of fortune, according to family sources. The pop superstar took Nick Gordon, 22, into her home in Atlanta, Georgia, as a youngster to save him from his own troubled background. Though she never adopted […]

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Britain’s economy to “zigzag” this year

February 25, 2012 12:54 am0 comments
Britain’s economy to “zigzag” this year

London: Britain’s economy shrank 0.2 percent in the last quarter of 2011, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Friday. The figure marks a sharp drop in economic growth in Britain from the third quarter of 2011, when its GDP saw an increase of 0.6 percent. Meanwhile, the economic […]

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