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Saudi king names Salman as crown prince

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RIYADH: Saudi King Abdullah named his half-brother Prince Salman as heir to the throne on Monday following the death of crown prince Nayef, state television Al-Ekhbariyah reported. The monarch appointed Salman “crown prince and deputy prime minister” while also keeping him on as defence minister, it said, adding that Prince Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz would take over […]

June 18th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Giant leap: China’s woman astronaut put into orbit

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BEIJING: China’s launched its manned space mission with Shenzhou-9 spacecraft whose crew includes its first woman astronaut, Liu Yang. After a successful blast-off at 6.37 pm on Saturday, Shenzhou-9 spacecraft entered itsorbit accurately. It carried three astronauts, including a woman, and was powered by Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert in […]

June 17th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Saudi crown prince Nayef, next in line to throne, dies

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: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has died in Geneva, Saudi state television said on Saturday, citing a royal court statement. Nayef, interior minister since 1975 and thought to be 78, was the heir to Saudi King Abdullahand was appointed crown prince in October after the death of his elder brother and predecessor in the […]

June 16th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Safety fears restrict relief work after Myanmar riots

Soldiers patrol through a neighbourhood that was burnt during the recent violence in Sittwe

Armed troops patrolled the northwest Myanmar city of Sittwe on Friday after days of sectarian violence that has stoked nationalist fervour and displaced 30,000 people, with many feared dead. Heavy rain kept many residents indoors in the Rakhine state capital and police and aid groups struggled to get food to thousands of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists […]

June 15th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Not in talks on post-Assad Syria: Russia

Russia is not discussing plans for a Syrian political transformation that would follow the exit of President Bashar al-Assad, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, emphasising Moscow’s vocal opposition to external interference. Russia and China, both permanent members of the UN Security Council with veto power, have blocked efforts by Western powers to condemn […]

June 15th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Euro exit threat hangs over Greek election

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ATHENS: Greeks readied for their second election in six weeks with all the top candidates now calling for renegotiation of a bailout deal despite warnings thatGreece must toe the line or leave the euro. Sunday’s election will be watched around the world amid concern over the shockwaves that a Greek euroexit would send through the global economy […]

June 15th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Aung San Suu Kyi begins first leg of European tour


On her arrival in Geneva Suu Kyi stepped off the flight “smiling and seemingly in great form,” an airport spokesman said. The lakeside city is the starting point for the more than two-week trip taking the opposition leader to Britain, France, Ireland and Norway, where she will give a speech acknowledging the 1991 Nobel award. […]

June 14th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

8 killed in Vizag steel plant explosion


Eight people were killed on Wednesday night in a major explosion and fire that broke out at the state-owned Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, security sources said. The explosion occurred at the oxygen control unit near the Steel Melting Shop at the plant of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), sources at the plant said. A technical problem […]

June 13th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

100 feared dead in Afghanistan after tremors trigger landslide

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KABUL: As many as 100 people are feared dead in an earthquake and landslide that buried more than 20 houses in northern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said. Rescuers have so far pulled two women’s bodies from the rubble of the landslide in Baghlan province, said provincial governor Abdul Majid. The UN confirmed one other death and said houses […]

June 12th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

They want to kill me: Mubarak


EGYPT’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak, now serving a life sentence over protester killings, said the authorities “want to kill” him in jail as his health deteriorated, his lawyer says. “He says: ‘They want to kill me. Save me, Mr Farid, find me a solution,” said Farid al-Deeb, his chief lawyer in the murder and corruption […]

June 12th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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