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  • Syria government predicts high turnout as voters go to polls

    June 3, 2014 9:15 AM 2

    Voters have been going to the polls in government-held parts of Syria in an election that few doubt will hand a resounding victory to President Bashar al-Assad. The ballot has been castigated by rebels, government opponents and the West as a sham, amid a civil war that has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions. For the first time in half a century

  • Gopinath Munde: A Mass Leader and Fighter, the BJP Will Badly Miss Munde in Maharashtra

    June 3, 2014 9:07 AM 8

    MUMBAI: With Gopinath Munde's sudden death, the BJP has lost its only leader in Maharashtra who commanded a rural mass base. In a party generally dominated by urban and Brahmin leaders, Munde was seen as the only BJP face that truly represented the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and could pose a challenge to the established Maratha-dominated Congress

  • War-torn Syria goes to the polls in 3-way 'sham' election that only Assad will win as rebels promise to attack polling stations and 'burn the land under their feet'

    June 3, 2014 9:00 AM 1

    Polls have opened in Syria's government-held areas amid massive security for the country's presidential election, a vote Bashar Assad is widely expected to win. Polls have opened in Syria's government-held areas amid massive security for the country's presidential election, a vote Bashar Assad is widely expected to win. The balloting, Syria's first multi-candidate

  • Bashar al-Assad eyes crushing win in controversial Syria elections

    June 3, 2014 8:32 AM 5

    DAMASCUS: Voting offices opened Tuesday in Syrian regime-held areas for a presidential election that Bashar al-Assad is certain to win, and that has been slammed as a "farce" by the opposition. Voting began at 7:00 am (0400 GMT) in 9,000 voting offices open only in areas under regime control, for an election boycotted by the opposition and which experts

  • Syrians vote in presidential poll

    June 3, 2014 8:04 AM

    Damascus - Syrians voted on Tuesday in an election expected to deliver an overwhelming victory to President Bashar al-Assad in the midst of a civil war that has fractured the country and killed more than 160 000 people. Assad's opponents including rebel fighters, the political opposition in exile, Western powers and Gulf Arabs have dismissed the election

  • Rural development minister Gopinath Munde dies in road accident

    June 3, 2014 7:42 AM 56

    He met with the accident on his way to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, where he was scheduled to take a flight to Mumbai and from there to Aurangabad. The accident happened at around 6.30 a.m. when a vehicle rammed into his car at Moti Bagh area. Later, he was admitted at AIIMS Trauma Centre, where he died. According to reports, though there

  • Pall of gloom in Munde’s hometown

    June 3, 2014 7:22 AM 7

    A pall of gloom descended on this town in Beed district of Marathwada region as news of the demise of its most illustrious son Gopinath Munde trickled here Tuesday morning. People came onto the streets in small groups as news of the accident spread. Many prayed on the roads, including the senior BJP leader’s supporters from the minority community. They hoped

  • Tiananmen Square anniversary: Search for last prisoner

    June 3, 2014 7:01 AM 12

    3 June 2014 Last updated at 07:57 BST Twenty-five years ago, Tiananmen Square in central Beijing was the scene of pro-democracy demonstrations. Crowds of protesters, including students and factory workers, had been camped out in the square for weeks before Chinese security services made their move on 4 June 1989. Estimates of the death toll range from several

  • Tiananmen anniversary: China tightens crackdown

    June 3, 2014 6:55 AM 119

    China has tightened security and widened a clampdown on dissent, ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre on Wednesday. Internet search terms related to the 1989 massacre and the protests have been blocked, and access on Google has reportedly been restricted. The protests were the biggest rally against Communist rule since the People's

  • 15,000 foreign troops likely to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014

    June 3, 2014 6:54 AM 9

    KABUL- Some NATO officials say it seems about 15,000 foreign troops, including American, will remain in Afghanistan after the formal withdrawal by the end of this year. US President Barack Obama last week announced he plans to keep 9800 troops in Afghanistan until 2016 if the Afghan government signs the bilateral security agreement. NATO officials in Brussels