Mining officials loyal to President Robert Mugabe are stashing profits from diamond fields amid fears the money could fund political violence ahead of proposed elections, it was claimed yesterday.
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Almost a year after the start of the Libyan uprising that led to the ousting and killing of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, new research suggests more than a third of its citizens would rather return to being ruled by a strongman than embrace democracy.
Millions of Iranians demonstrated on Saturday (11th) to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, amid growing external pressures and the Government’s assertion that it will not yield to…
Hundreds of prisoners are reported dead after a fire broke out late Tuesday night in a prison in Comayagua, north of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, central America. Of the 853 inmates, 300 are confirmed
YPF SA, Argentina’s largest energy company, lost eight potential investors in South America’s biggest shale deposits after government measures made oil investments less attractive, according to a person familiar with the talks.
A large batch of Russian T-90 tanks that received appraisal from Vladimir Putin and criticism from the officials of the General Staff, will be delivered
A town near Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear station offered to build a site to store contaminated soil, the first municipality near the plant to accept radioactive waste from the atomic disaster, the Nikkei newspaper reported.
Hundreds of Hong Kong people attracted by instant fourfold returns lined up overnight for banknotes commemorating the Bank of China Ltd.’s 100th anniversary.
South Africa’s Competition Commission asked the Competition Tribunal to impose a 3.5 billion rand ($454 million) penalty on Telkom South Africa Ltd. for abusing its dominant position by charging excessive prices, Business
An Iranian man was seriously wounded in Bangkok today when a bomb he was carrying exploded and blew one of his legs off.
Armed with little more than the faithful support of his dog Snowy, Tintin’s journalistic exploits have seen him tackle ruthless drug smugglers, wild animals and even take a rocket to the moon.
The funeral of Alan McMenemy took place in a bitterly cold, rainy day at a parish church near Glasgow last week. His body was the final one of four British hostages in Iraq to be returned. The murdered security guard’s distraught father, Dennis, has accused the British Government …
European finance chiefs get the second chance in a week to pull Greece back from the brink of collapse after lawmakers in Athens approved the austerity measures demanded for a financial
European finance chiefs get the second chance in a week to pull Greece back from the brink of collapse after lawmakers in Athens approved the austerity
Transport staff will hold protests across the UK this week over plans to close dozens of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency offices.
During the first two days of February four terrorist attacks were committed in Colombia. The government immediately blamed leftist rebels of FARC. The FARC group has fully recovered after being
The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, reiterated the need to keep fighting and keep the population informed, in a meeting with intellectuals of the Network in Defense of Humanity.
Feb 13, Colombo: Private bus operators in Sri Lanka called off their strike Monday after the government agreed to their demand for a fare hike following the increase in fuel prices.
Feb 13, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that the contribution of the Sri Lanka Customs t to the development of the country is significant and it is the duty and a responsibility of the customs officials to see that the country receive the due revenue
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Defending champion Tigres moved into first place in the Mexican Clausura championship with a 2-0 victory over San Luis. Tigres’ victory coupled with a 3-1 loss over the weekend for Santos Laguna against Morelia leaves both clubs with 13 points after six rounds.
Troops of bag-snatching, truck-looting baboons are causing chaos at a border post between Zimbabwe and Zambia in daily raids for food, NewsDay reported yesterday.
British police have arrested five senior staffers at News Corp’s The Sun.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who yesterday announced plans to visit the U.S. in March, said turmoil in neighboring Arab states and threats from Iran show that Israel must build up its military.
Malaysia defends deportation of Saudi accused of prophet insult, says it is not a safe haven
FORMULA ONE: Seven members of the UK House of Lords and a leading MP called on Formula One’s governing body today to cancel this year’s Bahrain grand prix.
Piyush Gupta, chief executive officer of DBS Group Holdings Ltd., Southeast Asia’s largest bank, picked banking over a passion for bird-watching three decades ago. Now his plans for regional expansion are taking
The greatest public health issue facing the people of Japan today is not cancer. It is not vascular diseases than can cause heart attacks and strokes. It is not the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in the ever-…
Panasonic Corp. (6752) had its best week in more than two years of Tokyo trading, following its forecast for a record $10 billion loss, showing some investors are betting
Panasonic Corp. had its best week in more than two years of Tokyo trading, following its forecast for a record $10 billion loss, showing some investors are
Chinese heir-apparent Xi Jinping’s trip to the U.S. this week will focus on building relations with local officials clamoring for investment and export markets, expanding a second front for bilateral ties as anti-China rhetoric rises in Washington and on
Donald Trump has more reason than most to fear the Scottish wind.
Much of eastern England remains in a state of drought, despite winter rain and snow, the Environment Agency warned yesterday.
Ex-columnist from Ecuador facing prison, fines over presidential libel case requests US asylum
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will announce changes to Spain’s labor laws today in a test of his two month-old government’s resolve to revamp the shrinking economy and tackle
The Pakistan Supreme Court rejected Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s appeal against a contempt of court order in a case that may force him from office
AFP/Sydney Australia has denied as “nonsense” claims in a British newspaper that it played an “integral” part in illegally detaining prisoners of war at a secret Iraqi desert jail in 2003.
From an unusual method, the study concluded that stripes serve as the best insect repellent…The stripe pattern of three species of zebra was copied to categorically study the reflection of light
Feb 11, Colombo: Fuel suppliers in Sri Lanka have raised fuel prices in line with the rising global fuel prices.
Government concessions for essential transport services, private buses to strike against fuel price hike
Feb 11, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has announced that concessions will be given to essential transport services in the country to maintain the services without any interruption due to the fuel price hike that goes into effect from midnight Saturday.
The Bank of Japan is set to refrain from additional monetary easing next week because of signs of strength in the global economy and the boost from reconstruction work after last March’s earthquake.