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Ban Ki-moon calls for assistance to indigenous people
Here is the text of a message from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on the eve of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, being observed on August 9, 2009: The world’s indigenous peoples ...
Low turnout in Jaffna polls
Just 25 per cent of the electorate cast their ballots
Pakistani Taliban meet turns deadly
ISLAMABAD: Two Taliban commanders positioning themselves as successors to Beithullah Mehsud were killed, apparently in fighting that broke out during a shura or council meeting of the militants in South Waziristan, according to unconfirmed ...
Recognition is final, says Medvedev
MOSCOW: As Russia marked the first anniversary of its brief war with Georgia, President Dmitry Medvedev vowed to defend the breakaway Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which Moscow recognised as independent states in the wake of ...
Trial of Iran protesters resumes
DUBAI: Iranian authorities have resumed the trial of several opposition figures accused of rioting and attempting to topple the Islamic system amid deepening dissonance within the establishment in the aftermath of the disputed June ...
More papers to follow Murdoch
LONDON: Days after Rupert Murdoch announced plans for his newspapers to start charging for their web news content, signalling an end to the era of free online access, other British newspapers were reported to be considering following the ...
Victory complete, says Colombo
Sotomayor sworn in
WASHINGTON: Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in on Saturday as the Supreme Court’s first Hispanic justice and third female member in the top U.S. court’s 220-year history. She is also President Barack Obama’s first ...
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