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Palestinian's Hunger Strike Challenges Detention by Israel

A lawyer for Khader Adnan, a Palestinian prisoner who has refused to eat since being detained two months ago by Israel, said he could die “at any minute.”

Daly says he hurt right elbow in India

John Daly (Dardanelle, Arkansas Razorbacks ) says he may have torn ligaments in his right elbow during the first round at the Avantha Masters. Daly wrote on Twitter that his “elbow snapped” when he played a shot Thursday on the ninth hole. He finished at 7-over-par…

South Africa: Nation in Trade Row With Brazil

[Nation] Cape Town – A trade war between South Africa and Brazil is set to intensify, with the latter now threatening to lodge a complaint to the World Trade Organisation.

SAFERWORLD REPORT: Chinese Growing Role in African Peace & Security

Africa Portal (an online knowledge resource for policy related issues in Africa) has just released a 115-page research report on the increasing presence and growing role of China in Africa. The report

South Africa: Budget Should Be Business-Friendly – Sacci

[BuaNews] Pretoria – The upcoming Budget Speech should be business-friendly and reduce hindrances to job creation and economic growth, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said.

FS Cricket holds clinics

By Molefi Sompane BOTSHABELO – The Free State Cricket Union (FSCU) is holding clinics for selected under 11 and 13 children to prepare them for provincial trials scheduled for September…

Cheetahs ‘Go Big’

… As cheap tickets go on sale By Molefi Sompane BLOEMFONTEIN – Free State Rugby Union (FSRU) and Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd on Wednesday, February 9 launched a campaign to make the…

MP Mustafa calls the people come out to overthrow the govt on 17 feb

Thimarafushi MP and opposition MDP member Mohamed Mustafa has called the people to come out to the streets and join the MDP members to topple the current government. Speaking at the public rally of the former ruling party held last evening at Artificial beach area, MP Mustafa …

Government likely to go, but when?

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan It is almost sure that this government led by Dr Baburam Bhattarai is not going to last for long. The Mohan Vaidya camp in the Maoist party has demanded for the resignation of PM Bhattarai. According to a Maoist …

Cameron Promises More Powers To Scotland In Bid To Stop UK Falling Apart

In a desperate attempt to ensure that Scotland does not leave the United Kingdom, Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he will consider offering Scotland more powers if its people vote against the referendum to secede, The Telegraph reports. “I’m very

Roundup: U.N. human rights chief criticizes Security Council …

Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted with the permission of the Council on Foreign Relations. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said the Security Council’s failure to pass a resolution condemning Syrian …

Hand-reared tigress gives birth in wild

A five year-old tigress, tagged T-4, has become the world’s first feline reared in captivity and shifted to the wild to spawn two cubs at Madhya Pradesh’s Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR).

Drought kills 5.6 mn trees in US state

An estimated 5.6 million trees were killed by last year’s devastating drought in the US state of Texas, authorities said Wednesday.

Spain admits doping issue after Contador ban

Spain’s sports minister has acknowledged that the country has a problem with doping that needs fixing, after its record in the fight against drugs came under further scrutiny following Alberto Contador’s ban from cycling.

U.S. commandos free two hostages in daring Somalia raid

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Elite U.S. Navy SEALs swooped into Somalia on Wednesday and rescued two hostage aid workers after killing their nine kidnappers, a rare and daring raid in the Horn of Africa nation

Seeking Kremlin return, Putin pledges spending

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin set out plans to increase spending on healthcare, education and social services on Monday, trying to woo protesting middle-class voters before a presidential election he is expected to win. Putin acknowledged …

Portugal heads for short-term borrowing test

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal seeks to sell 1.5 billion euros in treasury bills on Wednesday, in a test of its ability to raise short-term funds after a recent surge in its long-term bond rates have raised fears it may be forced to follow Greece and seek

The newspaper biz used to be so cool

Journalism reached its zenith when Robert Redford made kids want to be the next Bob Woodward

France probes Nazi-themed party that cost UK MP his job

LYON, France (Reuters) – A French public prosecutor opened an inquiry Wednesday into a Nazi-themed party at a ski-resort restaurant which cost conservative MP Aidan Burley his job as a parliamentary aide. The 11 participants in the December party in the resort of…

Egypt state press escalates dispute over US NGOs

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian state-run newspapers escalated a dispute with the United States over an inquiry into civil society groups on Tuesday by splashing across their front pages accusations of an American plan to spread…

China paper says foreign meddling in Syria risks global economy

BEIJING (Reuters) – Meddling in Syria by foreign powers risks stirring up a hornets’ nest of bloodshed and instability in the Middle East which could shock markets and derail the weak global economy, China’s top newspaper said on Thursday. The commentary in the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist …

The 6th Floor Blog: Fighting Their Way to the Olympics

Days 1 and 2 of this week’s Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxers are done, and all three subjects who appeared in the magazine’s recent portfolio “Bout Time” still have a shot

Amnesty: Libyan militias commit war crimes (AP)

AP – Armed militias now rule much of Libya, Amnesty International said Wednesday, accusing them of torturing detainees deemed loyal to the ousted regime of Moammar Gadhafi and driving entire neighborhoods and towns into exile.

Pollaveri Di: Goa politicians find party song

Kolaveri Di is now a party song, the poll way. Goan imitations of the hit Tamil-English number are propping up party messages.

Perspectives on the revolution

One year on from the 25 January Revolution, an activist and a police officer explain their hopes and fears to Dena Rashed

Patched up plans

One year on and the injured in the January Revolution are still hurting, Sarah Eissa listens to their woes

Shimlas shame Ikeys

By Molefi Sompane BLOEMFONTEIN – The FNB Varsity Cup has gathered pace since the opening match was played last week with games now coming thick and fast. The highly competitive annual tournament has so far seen at least three matches being played so far, with some slated in…

Foreigners are safe amidst Maldives political crisis

Despite the recent wake of political turmoil in Maldives, the foreigners are safe and there is no trouble for them. Since the international airport and luxury resorts are located on separate islands the tourist resorts are operating as usual. No tourists have been affected by the political tension and unrest…

Tourists unaffected despite political turbulence in Maldives: Tourism Ministry

Ministry of Tourism has assured that Maldives and its hospitality still remains perfectly safe to visitors to enjoy their holidays despite the wake of recent political turbulence in the capital island Male’ due…

Proteas win tour opener

Proteas win tour opener

CHRISTCHURCH – Left-arm fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe took a hat-trick as South Africa beat Canterbury Province by 20 runs in Wednesday’s Twenty20 match on their New Zealand tour. Tsotsobe had opener George Worker caught by Morne Morkel for four with the fifth ball of his…

Sports minister: Spain has doping problem

Spain’s sports minister acknowledged Tuesday the country has a doping problem that needs fixing after its record in the fight against drugs came under scrutiny with Alberto Contador’s ban from cycling.

Man arrested in connection with 2011 Peru School burglary

Police say DNA links Scott L. Bascom of Plattsburgh to the crime.

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