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  • Merkel Asks Russia to Accept OSCE Verdict on Ukraine Vote

    May 23, 2014 4:27 AM 5

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a newspaper interview published Friday, called on Russia to accept the OSCE verdict on Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine. The vote is meant to stabilize Ukraine after mass street protests toppled Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovych in February, but pro-Russian separatists have vowed to prevent the poll going

  • India says consulate in western Afghanistan attacked

    May 23, 2014 4:26 AM 6

    NEW DELHI: Gunmen attacked India's consulate in the main western Afghan city of Herat Friday before being repelled by security forces, the foreign ministry in New Delhi said. “Earlier this morning, the Indian consulate in Herat was attacked,” foreign ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin told the news channel NDTV. “One gunman was shot by the ITBP (Indo-Tibetan

  • Ukraine presidential election campaign marred by deaths of 17 soldiers

    May 23, 2014 4:07 AM 7

    Ukraine's presidential candidates will hold their final rallies on Friday as pre-election clouds darkened after the army lost 17 soldiers in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the country's east on Thursday. Thursday's attacks in the eastern industrial belt near the Russian border underscored the difficulties of the embattled Kiev government in resolving

  • Can Egypt's presidential candidates transform economic fortunes?

    May 23, 2014 4:02 AM 3

    Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- Since the 2011 revolution, Egyptians have seen near non-stop protests, the toppling of two presidents, six elections, and a seemingly endless political crisis. But what they haven't witnessed yet is what has been demanded all along -- a better economy. As the country goes to the polls next week to elect a new president, both candidates

  • Re-settlement programme needed for refugees - Nauru MP

    May 23, 2014 3:31 AM 4

    A Nauru MP says there are questions over refugees now being released by Australia into the community will fit in and find work in Nauru. Roland Kun says the programme of bringing Australia's asylum seekers to Nauru for the processing still has merit but rules around it must be clarified. Mr Kun, who is one of three MPs suspended from Parliament in a dispute

  • Pakistanis among first refugees resettling in Nauru, PNG

    May 23, 2014 3:28 AM 2

    SYDNEY - More than 20 asylum-seekers have become the first refugees to resettle on Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea as part of Australia’s tough boat-people policies, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday. Thirteen asylum-seekers, nine from Iran and four from Pakistan, spent their first night outside detention on the Pacific island

  • 54pc of Egyptians back Sisi, 38pc favour Brotherhood: poll

    May 23, 2014 3:21 AM 6

    CAIRO: A poll released on Thursday by the US-based Pew Centre showed a slim majority of 54 per cent view former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi favourably, and 45pc unfavourably, with comparable figures on views for Morsi’s ouster. Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood was viewed favourably only by 38pc — suggesting that the dislike of el-Sissi goes beyond the hardcore

  • Egyptian militant leader killed

    May 23, 2014 3:08 AM 5

    Published: 1:02 pm, Friday, 23 May 2014 Security forces have killed the leader of Egypt's deadliest militant group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, along with three senior members overnight, officials say. Several high-ranking security officials confirmed the death of Shadi el-Menei, considered to be the head of the Sinai-based Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Partisans

  • Inmarsat data on MH370 to be reviewed again, says Aussie head of search ops

    May 23, 2014 3:03 AM 3

    Angus Houston, head of the Canberra-based Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC), has ordered a review of all the data on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER. – Reuters pic, May 23, 2014.The head of the search operations for missing flight MH370 has ordered a review of all the data on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER, as doubts increase over whether

  • Over 30 killed in series of attacks on pilgrims in Iraq capital

    May 23, 2014 2:32 AM 8

    FILE PHOTO. A soldier stands near destroyed vehicles at the site of a car bomb attack in Sadr City district of Baghdad May 15, 2014.(Reuters / Wissm al-Okili ) At least 32 people were killed in three attacks on Shiite Muslim pilgrims in Baghdad on Thursday ahead of a major religious holiday, Reuters reports citing police and medical sources. In eastern