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Malaysia athletes face ban after B samples test positive

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 — The B samples of two Malaysian competitors who failed dope tests during November’s Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia have also returned positive results, local media reported today. The Indonesian SEA Games Organising Committee confirmed…

U.S. raid frees American hostage in Somalia

A team of U.S. Navy SEALs parachuted into Somalia this morning to rescue an American woman and a Danish man from pirates.

Putin made Russian corruption "civilised" – campaign chief

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin has tamed the gangster capitalism which accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union to make Russian corruption “normal and civilised,” his presidential election campaign chief said in an interview published on Friday. Russia is ranked as the most corrupt major power and in leaked documents …

Malaysia’s image tarnished in BBC’s apology — A. Kadir Jasin

FEB 11 — Under the headline “BBC to issue global apology for documentaries that broke rules”, UK’s The Independent newspaper reported that “The BBC will today apologise …

The idol's mom, the underage boy and the media

The recent arrest of the mother of a Japanese pop idol for sex with a minor raises questions on how the media here handles such high-profile cases. Usually, if someone who is related to a tarento (TV personality), …

Obama praises Italian leader's economic efforts

Eager for Europe to contain its economic troubles, President Barack Obama praised Italian Premier Mario Monti on Thursday for his efforts to lead Italy out

Google considers opening retail store in Ireland

RETAIL Google may open store in Ireland Google may open its first stand-alone retail store at its European headquarters in Dublin, according to a filing by the world’s most popular search engine. The Google Store would… Presented By: Chicago Booth Business Forecast http://dlvr.it/18Nx0g”   Ads …

Greece warns bailout rebels of disaster

ATHENS, Feb 12 — Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos yesterday told lawmakers to back a deeply unpopular EU/IMF rescue in a vote today or condemn the country to a “vortex” of recession. He spoke in a televised address to the nation, ahead…

UK Lords, MP call for Bahrain F1 rethink

Seven member of the House of Lords appeal for April’s Grand Prix to be cancelled

Media: Results, Not Terry, Put Paid To Capello

Fabio Capello’s decision to quit England dominated the Italian newspapers and was splashed on all the front pages as well as on the TV.

FreeDating.co.uk Survey Reveals Lib Dem Supporters Are Most Romantic

LONDON, February 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –A survey by dating site FreeDating.co.uk asked users how positive or negative they were to Valentine’s Day, and combined their answers with anonymised data from …

Daniel Wagner: China-Bashing Is a Tiresome Sport in American Politics

Instead of following predictable (and boring) scripts, why not turn the page on Cold War-esque rhetoric and find ways to join hands with China so as to mutually benefit from each other’s comparative advantages?

Europe Foresees "Positive Stability" with Putin Re-Election

VENICE, Italy, February 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –International conference calls for closer bilateral ties between Europe and Russia following the return of Vladimir Putin as President of the Russian FederationA …

Libya expels Syrian diplomatic mission

Libya is expelling Syria’s top envoy and his staff from the country to protest Damascus’ crackdown on dissent.

On Afghanistan War, U.S. Debate Inflamed By Vague Goals, Shortage Of Facts

WASHINGTON — After 10 years of fighting in Afghanistan, the American public has no way to know if the United States is winning the war or not.

The politics behind the world’s hard rock mining industry

With “fracking” and coal mining disasters dominating the news cycles, it seems hard rock mining gets less attention from the media. For communities across the globe, however, hard rock mining is a loaded issue. From Northern Michigan to Mongolia, mining the earth for scarce minerals …

Lack of Internet Cuts Off Afghan Province

Education, journalism and other areas held by technology gap in Uruzgan. Programme:  Afghanistan read more

World Trade Center cost rises by $4B over 4 years

The agency building the new World Trade Center has let costs get out of control, with the estimated price tag soaring nearly $4 billion over the last four years, auditors said Tuesday.

World Trade Center cost rises to $14.8B

The agency that is building the new World Trade Center is “dysfunctional” and has let costs get out of control on the $14.8 billion project, auditors said Tuesday.

World beer market 2011 growth picks up to 2.7 percent: report

LONDON (Reuters) – Growth in the world beer market picked up to reach 2.7 percent in 2011 as growth continued to strengthen driven by emerging markets, and is predicted to…

Perfect World Announces Recent Business Developments

BEIJING, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ – Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD – News) (“Perfect World” or the “Company”), a leading online game developer and operator based in China, today …

MediKeeper Selects High-Tech BtoB PR and Marketing Firm Arketi Group for Marketing Engagement

Arketi Group, a high-tech business-to-business public relations and digital marketing firm, has been chosen by MediKeeper, a leading health information integration company, to

ForeverGreen’s CEO Eyes Japan for International Growth

ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation , a leading provider of nutritional foods and other healthy products, today announced that company CEO Ron Williams traveled to J

Research and Markets: Metro in Japan: Local Profile

Research and Markets has announced the addition of iCD Research’s new companyprofile “Metro in Japan: Local Pr

IMF, Greece continue talks to finalize bailout

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund and Greek authorities continue talks to finalize details of a new rescue package following an agreement among the country’s …

Asia stocks slip as Greek bailout remains in limbo

Asian stock markets dropped Friday after Europe’s finance ministers demanded more spending cuts from Greece before clearing a euro130 billion ($170 billion) bailout to stave off the country’s bankruptcy.Benchmark …

Pakistan court throws out PM contempt appeal

Pakistan’s top court Friday threw out a last-ditch appeal from embattled Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, ordering him to appear in court on Monday

Jason Apuzzo: The Most Provocative Filmmaker in the World: A Conversation With Mads Brügger on The Ambassador

He’s punk’d both the North Korean communist government and in his new film, the Central African Republic and its corrupt diplomatic culture. Mads Brügger is one of Europe’s funniest and most controversial filmmakers, although

Vizrt Signs Broadcast Graphics Deal with a Newspaper in the Middle East

Bergen, Norway, February 09, 2012. Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)Vizrt Ltd., a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, announced today that the Company has signed …

Unity begins media campaign to get people to vote “against” in language referendum

RIGA – The leading coalition party, Unity, has begun a media campaign to get people to vote “against” Russian becoming an official language in the upcoming referendum.

Tax fears in Italy make a Fiat better than a Ferrari

Out with the Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Maseratis! Italy’s crackdown on tax cheats has many well-heeled drivers spurning their hot wheels for more prosaic cars to avoid unwelcome attention.

Australia's richest person Rinehart shakes up media

A shock move by Australia’s richest person Gina Rinehart into quality newspaper group Fairfax is likely designed to build her influence and reflects the rise of the nation’s mineral wealth, analysts say.

New Book Clearly Bares the Commercialisation of Proteas and Cape Greens

Author Maryke Middelmann gathers all the factual and relevant information relating to this interesting industrySOUTH AFRICA (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 Within the realm of South Africa lies over 21,000 species of plants. The…

List of World Press Photo winners

A list of winners of the 2010 World Press Photo contest:

Mugabe general ‘killed in blaze’ cannot be exhumed, says court

Testimony at an inquest into the death of one of Zimbabwe’s most powerful men has ended with the court refusing appeals from his family for his body to be…

Witchcraft fans mob man claiming to be reincarnated singer abducted by zombies

A South African man who claims to be a famous Zulu folk singer returned from the dead after being held captive by zombies for the past two years has been detained on suspicion of fraud.

Agenda 21 Is Repackaged Socialism, Unsustainable Development …

Agenda 21′s four main pillars of action are (1) combating poverty, promoting health, making consumption sustainable (2) assuring atmospheric protection, protecting fragile environments, conserving biodiversity, preventing …

Mason Inman: The Climate Post: Maldives President and Climate Advocate Forced at Gunpoint to Step Down

Meteorologist Jeffrey Masters said it’s not clear if global warming is the culprit behind the U.S. weather, but “… over the last couple of years, it’s really not the atmosphere I know anymore.” Read more: Wind Power , Energy , Greenhouse…

500 elephants killed in DR Congo’s national park

Over 500 elephants have been killed by poachers at DR Congo’s Virunga national park since 2010, a senior government official has revealed.

Billions of tons of water lost from world’s glaciers, satellite reveals

The total volume of water that has melted from all of the world’s polar ice sheets, ice caps and mountain glaciers over the past decade would repeatedly fill Britain’s largest

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