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Full-scale attacks launched in Libya
BENGHAZI: Pro-Qadhafi forces have launched a full-scale offensive against Opposition forces, as the latter appeared to retreat from several locations which had previously been held by them in Libya's oil-rich east. Opposition forces are ...
Blow to union rights in Wisconsin
Washington: In a dramatic, 30-minute legislative procedure that caught their Democratic opponents entirely off-guard, Wisconsin Senate Republicans passed a Bill on Wednesday that pared back the rights of unions to negotiate pay rises to ...
Libyan opposition seeks recognition from India
French recognition for opposition
Paris: France on Thursday announced it was officially recognising the Libyan National Council as the sole representative of the Libyan people, further increasing the pressure on Muammar Qadhafi. Two representatives of the council who are ...
Trick to deceive international community: China
BEIJING: The Dalai Lama's announcement on Thursday that he would relinquish his role as a political leader of the exiled Tibetan movement has cast doubts over the future of his ongoing talks with the Chinese government. The Tibetan ...
Illinois abolishes death penalty
Washington: Illinois became the 16th State of the United States to abolish the death penalty when its Governor, Pat Quinn, announced the decision on Wednesday. Mr. Quinn, a former supporter of capital punishment, said he believed a ban ...
Hillary to visit Egypt
WASHINGTON: U.S.Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Egypt and Tunisia next week to press democratic reforms in the wake of rebellions that ousted the two countries' long-time autocratic rulers. She will also meet members ...
Russian warning on Libya
MOSCOW: Russia warned against foreign meddling in Libya and called for an “independent assessment” of the situation in the North African country. “Intervention in internal affairs, especially military interference, is ...
LONDON: There is growing concern about the safety of international journalists in Libya following reports that they are being targeted by the Libyan regime and its supporters. While a BBC team was beaten and allegedly tortured, The ...
24 killed in China quake
BEIJING: An earthquake toppled more than 1,000 houses and apartment buildings in China's southwest near the border with Myanmar on Thursday, killing at least 24 people and injuring more than 200, said officials and state media. Photos ...
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