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Mexico female presidential candidate Vazquez Mota embraces role

Josefina Vazquez Mota, candidate of the ruling PAN, doesn’t hesitate to play the so-called gender card at chosen times. She trails the leader by a wide margin. Reporting from Mexico City — “I will be the first woman president of Mexico.”

Mexico gangs blamed for deadly prison riot

APODACA, Mexico, Feb. 20 (UPI) — Fighting between feuding drug-cartel rivals appears to have killed at least 44 and as many as 70 inmates in an overcrowded Mexican prison, an official said.

COMMENTARY: Asylum must not be denied

Petaling Jaya (The Star/ANN) – The deportation of a Saudi Arabian journalist to his home country, where he faces charges for alleged religious crimes, is turning out to be yet

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Malaysia deports Saudi blogger behind Prophet Mohammad tweets

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia deported a Saudi Arabian blogger on Sunday, police said, despite fears voiced by human rights groups that he could face execution in his home country over…

Torn between factions, Lebanon a potential powder keg as neighbor Syria descends into chaos

BEIRUT (AP) — The tensions between the two neighborhoods were building for days in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. On one side live Sunni Muslims who hate the Syrian regime. On the hill above

Family feud over royalties could silence Lebanon's most-beloved diva

Across four decades, Fairuz’s songs of freedom, justice and love transfixed Arab audiences, moved millions to tears and gave hope to the Lebanese during the darkest days of their 15-

Jordan- Unemployed youths in Tafileh renew protest

(MENAFN – Jordan Times) Dozens of unemployed men in Tafileh on Sunday gathered outside the governorate headquarters to renew their calls for job opportunities. Gendarmerie forces intervened, …

Rizzle Kicks want to make a "weird" record with Olly Murs

The duo – Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule – collaborated with the ‘Thinking of Me’ hitmaker on UK number one single ‘Heart Skips a Beat’, and are keen to team up with him for a different

Japan shuts down nuclear reactor

Japan on Monday began a process that will see another one of the country’s nuclear reactors go offline, leaving just two of 54 in operation.

Bank of Tokyo opens Phnom Penh office | Business | The Phnom Penh Post – Cambodia's Newspaper of Record

Japan’s second-largest bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, officially opened a represent-ative office in Phnom Penh on Friday.

Italy says it should handle Indian shooting case

ROME (Reuters) – Italian authorities should be allowed to deal with allegations its forces killed two Indian fishermen, the foreign ministry said on Monday, criticizing Indian police for arresting servicemen acting to protect a cargo ship from pirates. The two Italian marines were part of a security detachment assigned to protect…

William Hague: Israel attack on Iran 'would not be wise'

William Hague issued a blunt warning to Israel that launching a strike against Iran would not be “a wise thing” as worldwide concern over the prospects of a full-blown conflict grew.

Ireland welcomes China’s leader-in-waiting

IRELAND: China’s leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping arrived for a three-day visit to Ireland on Saturday after pledging continued support from the Asian power for the EU’s efforts to tackle its

Now's not a good time to bomb Iran, US tells Israel

The head of the US military has warned Israel against attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities, saying such a strike would be destabilising “at this time”.

Iran Halts Oil Exports to Britain and France

PARIS — Iran’s government on Sunday ordered a halt to oil exports to Britain and France, in what may be only an initial response to the European Union’s decision to cut off Iranian oil imports and freeze central bank assets beginning in July.

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.

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.

Tensions grow over 'mainlanders' giving birth in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (USA TODAY) — The full-page newspaper ad depicts a giant locust towering over the Hong Kong skyline, with the words: “Do you want Hong Kong to spend one million (Hong Kong) dollars every 18 minutes to raise the children born to mainland parents?”

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

Video: CBS This Morning headlines: Mid-air collision in California

“CBS This Morning” takes a look at some of the day’s headlines from around the globe.

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 around the clock with the latest news, analysis, reaction and polls.

Greece no threat to world economy

BERLIN: Greece, which is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, is “no threat to the world economy,” European Central Bank (ECB) executive board member Joerg Asmussen said in newspaper interview on Monday.

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.

Iran Suspends Shipments of Oil to Britain and France

The targeting of two countries that depend little on Iranian oil may be a mostly symbolic response to their positions on Iran’s nuclear program and on Syria, an ally of Tehran.

Iran Halts Oil Shipments to Britain and France

Iran’s government ordered the halt on Sunday in what may be only an initial response to the European Union decision to cut off Iranian oil imports and freeze assets.

Monday newspaper round-up: Greece, Lloyds, RSA

Lloyds Banking Group is to strip five directors of more than £1m in bonuses as a penalty for a financial scandal that cost the taxpayer-backed bank £3.2bn last year. It will be the first time a British …

Europe's Iron Lady

Angela Merkel is having a Margaret Thatcher moment

Braun: Leukemia-stricken girl overcomes odds, U.S. immigration red tape to beat disease

A bone marrow transplant from her 7-year-old sister from El Salvador has saved the life of Yarelis Bonilla, 5

Egypt to accept $2.97 billion IMF loan

EGYPT’S finance minister said his government will sign a memorandum of understanding with the International Monetary Fund in March for a previously spurned $US3.2 billion ($2.97 billion)

Egypt Announces I.M.F. Loan

The country’s transitional government said it would accept a deal largely like the one the country’s military rulers had turned down last spring.

Storytelling tombs come to Denmark

A stonemason in northern Jutland has sold the first gravestones with scannable QR codes on them, reports Berlingske newspaper.

GM Joseph Sanchez 11th in Cannes chess

Grandmaster Joseph Sanchez of the Philippines wound up tied for 11th to 18th places in the 26th Cannes Chess Festival at the Lerins Island in Cannes, France, Monday.

Croatia Says 'Yes' to EU Membership

Nearly 66% of all Croatians who voted in Sunday’s referendum are in favor of their country’s accession to the EU, according to preliminary data. Approximately 33 percent were opposed and 1 percent of the ballots were invalid. The voter turnout was estimated at about 44% of the eligible population, …

China paper says West stirring civil war in Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) – China’s main newspaper accused Western countries of stirring civil war in Syria and two Iranian warships docked at a Syrian naval base, underscoring rising international tensions over the near year-long crisis.

Canada’s British Columbia to Beat Deficit Targets, Finance Minister Says

British Columbia’s budget deficit will narrow faster than forecast as the Canadian province returns to surplus in the next two years, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon said.

Thais win hockey event | Sport | The Phnom Penh Post – Cambodia's Newspaper of Record

Thailand cruised to victory at the 4 Nations Friendly Field Hockey Tournament played over the weekend at the Vietcam Sports Centre in Pur Sen Chhey district.

Khmarnaval hits coast | Lifestyle | The Phnom Penh Post – Cambodia's Newspaper of Record

This week is a better time than any to pull a sickie at work and book a bus ticket to coastal Sihanoukville. Hundreds of brightly costumed children, circus acts, traditional performers and musicians will liven the streets of Sihanoukville in a four-…

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