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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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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…
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…
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
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.
The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will begin 2013 by renewing their rivalry at one of North America’s most iconic stadiums.
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.
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 …
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…
Buenos Aries (Argentina), Feb.10 (ANI): Argentineans have reacted with fury after a Falkland Islands’ newspaper accidentally called their president Cristina Kirchner a ‘bitch’.
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
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 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 South African bank notes will bear the image of former president Nelson Mandela, President Jacob Zuma announced in Pretoria on Saturday.
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.
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.