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Iran to host high-level UN team

Iran is to host a high-level team from the UN nuclear watchdog on Monday as part of efforts to defuse dire international tensions over its atomic activities through dialogue.

India Ink: Iran Not Funding Coverage, Urdu Editors Say

Allegations in an American diplomatic cable are “nonsense,” editors say.

Tang Should Quit Hong Kong Leader Bid Over Property Scandal

More than half of Hong Kong people say Henry Tang, the front-runner to be the city’s next leader, should end his campaign because of a scandal over an illegal addition to a property owned by his wife, according to a poll.

Honduras Prison Fire That Killed 350 Is Blamed on Crackdown Against Gangs

Honduras’s crackdown on violent gangs has led to a surge of inmates in poorly controlled and dilapidated jails, a policy that may have caused the world’s

Alert On Possible Epidemic After Honduras Prison Fire

TEGUCIGALPA, CUBA, Feb 20 (BERNAMA-NNN- PRENSA LATINA) – Prisoner survivors of the fire at the Farm Prison of Comayagua, Honduras, are now at risk of an epidemic due to the lack of cleanliness in the place

Political junkies, find all the latest headlines on our Politics/Election 2012 page

As election season ramps up, from this month’s Michigan Republican primary through November, we’ll be updating freep.com/politics around the clock with the latest news, analysis, reaction and polls.

US backs new IMF loan to Greece

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has thrown Washington’s support behind the new austerity measures agreed by Greece and said the US backed the idea of a new IMF loan for Athens.

China paper says West stirring up civil war in Syria

BEIJING (Reuters) – Western countries are stirring up a civil war in Syria with their wholehearted support for the opposition, a top Chinese newspaper said Monday, slamming calls for the …

Singapore PM Sends Lawyer's Letter Over Post On Website

SINGAPORE, Feb 20 (Bernama) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has sent a lawyer’s letter to the editors of the TR Emeritus (TRE) sociopolitical website, asking for a post alleging cronyism in the appointment of Madam Ho Ching as head of Temasek Holdings

Gillard Vows to Stay Australia Leader Amid Rudd Speculation

Julia Gillard predicted she will survive 2012 as Australia’s leader and Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd played down speculation he is planning a challenge, after days of wrangling that has

Efforts on to destabilize UP: Mayawati

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has alleged efforts were underway to destabilise the state once again for political motives.

Dr Johan Franzén: The Fallacy of the Arab Spring

There was no Arab Spring – nor is there necessarily an Islamist Winter. Ongoing events in Syria, and recently across the Middle East, are the last in a long historic process of protest, opposition and revolution. But the outcome will not be democracy as we know it in the West. …

Iran is not Our Enemy! Let’s Stop this War Insanity!

Everybody “knows” that Iran is thinking of developing nuclear weapons, but no one seems to have solid information to back it up. Okay, they’ve been enriching uranium to 20%. That’s pure enough for use in hospitals and medical…

Showdown in Syria

The architects of the Libyan disaster in France, the UK, the United States and Qatar have decided that Syria is the next step in replacing dictators with Muslim Brotherhood allied “democratic” …

The drum beat of an unwanted war

The drum beat of an unwanted war The Israeli foreign minister’s visit to Washington comes amid heightened tensions with Iran Related Stories Iranian president summoned by MPs Obama: ‘We need diplomatic solution’ Q&A:

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.

Theodore D. “Teddy” Roosevelt, Jr. (September 13, 1887 – July 12, 1944), was an American political and business leader, a Medal of Honor recipient who fought in both of the

Three Extremely Costly False Flags

Proof Israel Did 9/11 (Video: CIA Asset Susan Lindauer Speaks 10 years after 9-11) False-flag #1 was 9/11 – its upfront cost being 3,000 lives and billions of dollars in commercial losses. Losses continue to pile up on a massive scale, both in lives (mostly civilian) estimated to be well past a mill …

US officials tie terror group to Syrian bombings

Top U.S. intelligence officials pointed to al-Qaida in Iraq on Thursday as the likely culprit behind recent bombings in Syria, the deadliest attacks against the Syrian government in the 11-month uprising. Though the U.S. has called for…

The war on science

The president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, agricultural scientist Nina Fedoroff, has spoken out about a rising anti-scientific mood, largely triggered by corporate-funded populist attacks against science: As Fedoroff pointed out, university and government researchers a …

NATO's Double Game In Libya Under UN Cover Revealed « Stop …

NATO double game in Libya under UN cover revealed. Suitcase size drones played decisive role. Akhtar Jamal. Islamabad: A Canadian newspaper has revealed an account of NATO’s double-game in Libya and disclosed …

Open Your Eyes News » UN: Production of Afghan heroin jumps by …

Last year, levels increased by 61 percent, with more than 90 percent of heroin found on British streets being traced back to opiates cultivated in Afghanistan , according to UN figures. The UN figures make grim reading for …

US bill on Balochistan violation of UN Charter … – The Frontier Post

US bill on Balochistan violation of UN Charter , says Rahimdad. Posted on February 20, 2012. PESHAWAR (APP): Khyber Pakthunkhwa Senior Minister Rahimdad Khan on Sunday condemned the bill on Balochistan

Fas-A-Fas » UN peacekeepers not about to leave Haiti – Aljazeera …

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – A bas Kolera, a bas Minista,– Creole for “down with cholera, down with MINUSTAH,” the United Nation peacekeeping force in Haiti – can be seen spray-painted across Port-au-Prince. One national …

Agenda 21 for dummies: Population control or do they really want to …

… control or do they really want to kill of 6 billion people. Here is a link to a very interesting website about Agenda 21 written and conceived by the Club from Rome and here is a video called Agenda 21

Rhino calf sight restored after op

An orphaned rhino calf’s sight has been restored after surgery to remove cataracts, according to a newspaper.

General : JPJ Transformation Programme Nation Wide In April

ALOR SETAR, Feb 20 (Bernama) — The Road Transport Department’s (JPJ) Transformation Programme or JTP which was started in mid-2010 is expected to be implemented nation wide this April.

Katzenberg takes DreamWorks to China

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation is moving into China with…

Lin shines as Knicks rebound to beat Mavs

The New York Knicks rebounded from their first loss of Jeremy Lin’s magical run to defeat the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks 104-97 on Sunday. Just two days after committing a season-high nine turnovers in a loss to New Orleans, …

Economist: Render Unto Caesar

The Economist writes that China’s conservative wing finds religion within its ranks–and dislikes it.

NKorea to hold special party conference in April (AP)

AP – North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party has announced it will convene a special conference in mid-April.

NKorea threatens to attack SKorea over drills (AP)

AP – North Korea will launch “merciless” strikes if South Korea goes through with planned live-fire drills Monday in a disputed front-line area near their disputed sea border, a North Korean officer warned in an interview with

Samba time on the streets of Rio

Rio de Janeiro is set dazzle Sunday night when the city’s top samba schools will send extravagant floats and hundreds of singers, dancers and musicians towards the newly renovated Sambadrome, the “temple of samba”.

Dozens die in Mexico prison as rival drug gangs fight

Over 40 people have died in a prison fight in northern Mexico. Security…

Wind flips plane landing Puerto Rico; 4 injured

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A powerful gust of wind has flipped over a small plane trying to land at an airport in Puerto Rico. Authorities say the four people on board survived with…

FP: Iran Man

Uri Friedman discusses the evolution of Rick Santorum’s hard-lined aproach to Iran, drawing from the potential candidate’s time at the Ethics and Public Policy Center to his current polemic.

The rise and rise of the American Sugar Daddy

There is nothing particularly subtle about the sales patter. “We make mutually beneficial relationships,” goes one pitch. “We are where the attractive meet the affluent,

New approach urged for late-talking bilingual babies

AFP – Babies who are raised in homes where two or more languages are spoken may appear to talk later than those learning just one language, leaving parents puzzled and concerned as to the reasons why. Conventional wisdom often suggests …

Bomb near car explodes in Nigeria, wounding 5 (AP)

AP – A bomb planted by an abandoned car exploded outside a church in the middle of a worship service Sunday near Nigeria’s capital, wounding five people amid a continuing wave of violence by a radical Islamist sect, authorities and witnesses

World leaders plan crackdown on Somali pirates

Special courtrooms in the Seychelles and Mauritius and purpose-built “pirate prisons” are among measures to be outlined this week as world leaders gather to plan a crackdown on Somali pirates.

5 kids buried alive under sand mound

Five children, including four girls, were buried alive under a sand mound near the coastal village of Agatariya, 9 km away from Mahuva town in Bhavnagar district.

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