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UN's 2C goal on global warming 'optimistic', say French scientists …

Agence France’Presse, by Staff Posted By: Photoonist- Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:55:32 GMT French scientists unveiling new estimates for global warming said yesterday the 2C goal enshrined by the UN was “the most optimistic” …

Nigeria ruling party wins in president’s home state (Reuters)

Reuters – Nigeria’s ruling party candidate has been elected governor of President Goodluck Jonathan’s home state, election officials said on Sunday, ending months of political uncertainty over who is in charge of the oil-producing state.

Men jailed for killing South African lesbian

Gay rights advocates in South Africa hailed a judge’s sentencing of four men to 18 years each in prison for brutally slaying a 19-year-old lesbian.

Dirty Harry vs Scorpio in Chandauli

The home district of two former chief ministers – Kamlapati Tripathi and Rajnath Singh – is in the limelight during the poll season for the presence of mafia don Brijesh Singh in the contest.

Fire sweeps Peru drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, killing 27 and critically injuring 5

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A fire swept through a two-story private rehabilitation center for addicts in a poor part of Peru’s capital Saturday, killing 27 people and critically injuring five as firefighters punched holes through walls to rescue residents locked inside.

French retailer Auchan eyeing India JV: report

MUMBAI (Reuters) – French retailer Auchan has held talks with Dubai-based Landmark Group for a possible joint venture in India, the Times of India reported on Monday…

Canada's ethnic media to request cash for training from PMO, premiers

MONTREAL – Canada’s increasingly influential ethnic-press industry will seek a financial boost from the upper levels of government to better its business and journalistic know-how.

Hilo business leader selected as Hawaii state representative for Japan delegation

Ten Japanese American leaders from across the country will travel to Japan March 3rd – 10th to meet with top officials to further develop the U.S.-Japan relationship

Whitney Houston dies at 48

Whitney Houston dies at 48

The silky-smooth voice, Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston has died at age 48, a family spokesman said on Saturday. “Unfortunately she is…

Press must face tougher penalties

The British Cabinet minister responsible for the media says the press must face tougher penalties for breaches of standards in the wake of the tabloid phone-hacking scandal.

Over 100 pigeon die in Shillong

At least 100 pigeon have died in this north-east hill city in the past one week, though none of the samples have been tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

Over 100 pigeons die in Shillong

At least 100 pigeons have died in this north-east hill city in the past one week, though none of the samples have been tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

Egypt detains Australian journalist, U.S. student (Reuters)

Reuters – Egyptian authorities have detained an Australian journalist and an American student on suspicion they had distributed cash to workers and incited them to take part in a strike demanding an end to army rule, the state news agency said.

First Arab woman in top golf event

In many ways, Maha Haddioui is the archetypal young professional women’s golfer, desperate to make a breakthrough on one of the major tours in Europe

Caste, community major factors in east UP

In east UP’s badlands, known for mafia dons and low voting percentages, people again sprung a surprise, with 59% of the electorate casting their vote on

Gorakhpur witnesses a voting high

The de facto capital of Poorvanchal followed the trend of high voting percentage in the first phase, registering a 58% turnout on Saturday. In 2007, the district had registered an

Outcry over Taiwan ex-general China comment

TAIPEI (AFP) – A retired Taiwanese general came under fire on Friday after he allegedly claimed that Taiwanese and Chinese armies are both “striving for unification” during a recent trip to China.

French Rafale UAE deal back on – report

PARIS (Reuters) – France could seal a long-awaited deal for Dassault to sell at least 60 Rafale fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates by April, turning around what appeared to…

Wegelin boss gives up NZZ role after US tax probe

ZURICH (Reuters) – The head of Wegelin — Switzerland’s oldest private bank and which the United States has indicted for helping clients dodge taxes — is standing back from his role as chairman of the country’s influential Neue Zuercher Zeitung daily. Konrad…

China says 29 workers still captive in Sudan

BEIJING (Reuters) – Rebels in the Sudan border state of South Kordofan are still holding 29 kidnapped Chinese workers, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday, contradicting a Sudanese report that 14 of them had been

Families of Somalia kidnap victims grateful for rescue, relieved American and Dane are safe

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The families of an American woman and a Danish man rescued by U.S. Navy SEALs from their Somali captors say they are grateful for all the efforts made to rescue the two.

Winter Classic at Big House

The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will begin 2013 by renewing their rivalry at one of North America’s most iconic stadiums.

New Maldives leader stresses "no coup" in paradise islands

MALE (Reuters) – The new president of the Maldives stressed on Wednesday that he did not take power in the Indian Ocean resort islands in a coup and said that his succession was in line with the constitution.

New Wave contest to leave Jurmala

RIGA – The international pop-music contest and festival ”New Wave” will not take place in the Latvian coastal resort city of Jurmala anymore, because all cooperation possibilities with Jurmala City Council have been exhausted and its organizers will choose some other city as the festival venue; Riga is …

Are Latin American Media Being Bullied?

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa sued the wrong guys

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…

Americans take lessons from France on raising bébé

At 10 weeks, babies in France sleep through the night.

On first anniversary of Mubarak's ouster, unease reigns in Egypt

Hosni Mubarak’s fall from power a year ago stunned the world — three decades of iron-clad rule ended in 17 days by an unexpected groundswell of popular protests.

Sun newspaper staff among eight arrested in police probe

Authorities arrested eight people Saturday — including five journalists of Britain’s bestselling Sun newspaper — as part of an inquiry into alleged illegal payments to police and officials.

Argentineans angry after Falklands paper calls President Kirchner a 'bitch'

Buenos Aries (Argentina), Feb.10 (ANI): Argentineans have reacted with fury after a Falkland Islands’ newspaper accidentally called their president Cristina Kirchner a ‘bitch’.

Romania's appointed government passes Parliament vote

The new Romanian government passed a confidence vote in Parliament on Thursday, with 237 votes for and two against. Opposition members of Parliament refused to vote.

Greek austerity bill submitted to parliament

Draft legislation in Greece for new austerity measures needed for a euro130 billion ($170 billion) bailout deal has been submitted to parliament.

Politics › Japan protests to China over undersea gas drilling

Japan on Wednesday accused China of unilaterally exploring gas deposits in the East China Sea, in violation of an agreement to jointly develop disputed areas. Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura told reporters Japan protested to China after a flare was seen Tuesday at a

Mixing porn and politics in India?

It isn’t everyday that video from inside a routine legislative session causes an uproar big enough to force three politicians to resign all at once but that is just what happened in South India after video surfaced of Indian ministers watching what appeared to…

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 time to honor Iraq vets is now

The Iraq War ended in December, and veterans and other citizens throughout the country have begun clamoring for local parades to celebrate the return of our Iraq veterans — yet

New bank notes to bear Mandela image: Zuma

New South African bank notes will bear the image of former president Nelson Mandela, President Jacob Zuma announced in Pretoria on Saturday.

World stocks rise as Greece debt deal appears near

World stocks rose Wednesday as Japan’s powerhouse exporters got a boost from hopes of new moves to weaken the yen while a deal appeared within reach between Greece and its creditors to cut the country’s massive debt load.

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.

EU to pressure India over Iran

NEW DELHI (AFP) – The European Union looked to push India at a summit on Friday to use its commercial and diplomatic influence to try to bring Iran back to

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