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Kiiya JK - It’s been long since I last wrote several years ago when I was still an excellent literature student. Well that was then, this is now. Girls! How did I end up here? Seriously…About a week ago I was in Chandigarh in India attending an International Youth Peace Festival (IYPF 2013). There were about four discussion topics divided each into four groups, a topic per group. Out of over 100 visiting yo ...

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Panama: Weapons in Nkorean Ship are Operational

Panama City - Two Cuban fighter jets seized from a North Korean ship in July were in perfect condition to operate and the 15 plane engines that were found along with them were relatively new and could be used as replacements, a Panamanian official said Friday.The comments by Belsio Gonzalez, director of Panama's National Aeronautics and Ocean Administration, appear to contradict the explanation of the cargo ...

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Africans Say Heads of State should not be Tried at ICC

Johannesburg - Africa has agreed that sitting heads of state should not be tried by the International Criminal Court where Kenya's leaders are in the dock, ministers said before African leaders opened a summit on Saturday.Foreign ministers of the 54-member African Union also called for deferring the cases of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, after a meeting to discuss Africa's re ...

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Shutdown: Obama would Sign Short-term Debt Rise

Washington - US President Barack Obama is willing to sign a "clean" short-term increase to the US borrowing limit that is free from Republican budget and policy demands, his spokesman has said.Jay Carney's remarks came amid talks aimed at ending the twin fiscal crises threatening the US and world economies. The US is in the 11th day of a partial government shutdown.But the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyo ...

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Britain’s Osborne to sign Nuclear Plant Deal with China: FT

London - British finance minister George Osborne will sign a deal in China next week allowing a Chinese state-run nuclear power company to help build a new plant in Britain, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.The paper, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, said Osborne would sign a memorandum of understanding to back the Chinese General Nuclear Power Group (CGNPG) entering a deal with Fran ...

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U.N. Panel Says Japan Nuclear Workers may have got Higher Radiation: Report

New York - Japanese authorities may have underestimated by 20 percent the radiation doses workers got in the initial phase of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, a Japanese newspaper reported on Saturday, citing a U.N. panel.A big earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 damaged the power station north of Tokyo, operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co, causing three partial reactor meltdowns. The company ha ...

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Afghan President Karzai’s Brothers to Offer him Role if Elected

KABUL - As President Hamid Karzai's brothers began a campaign this week to take power in war-shattered Afghanistan, they left open the prospect that the incumbent will be able to use family ties to remain in government after his second term ends next April. Despite the years of feuding that has riven the hugely wealthy clan, the Karzai brothers plan to offer the outgoing president, who is constitutionally b ...

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Us Officials Say Progress Made in Afghan Talks

Washington - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry extended talks on Saturday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the contentious security deal to allow American troops to remain in the country after the NATO-led military mission ends next year.Talks on a bilateral security agreement that the United States wants by the end of October were extended by at least two hours and a spokesman for Karzai's office s ...

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Karzai Should Act Responsibly on BSA

President Karzai’s recent outburst at his US and NATO allies does not bode well for the ongoing negotiations over the Bilateral Security Agreement between Afghanistan and the United States. It indicates that the president may act irresponsibly in the ongoing efforts for signing a security with the United States and lead the negotiations into a stalemate which could virtually result to complete withdrawal of ...

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Azerbaijan’s President Set for Easy Re-Election

Baku - Oil-rich Azerbaijan is booming and the wealth is trickling down to its poorest people. It all means that its president doesn't even need to clamp down too hard to ensure he extends a decades-long dynastic rule in elections this week. IlhamAliyev appears to be so certain of his popularity that his government has magnanimously eased tight restrictions on the opposition and allowed it to freely convene ...

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Putin Demands Dutch Apology for Diplomat’s Alleged Beating

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded an apology from the Netherlands on Tuesday after what Moscow says was an attack on a Russian diplomat in The Hague by armed men over the weekend.Russia has lodged a formal diplomatic protest over the incident, in which it said a minister-counselor at its embassy in the Netherlands, Dmitry Borodin, was badly beaten in his home in front of his children by the ...

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India Says Pakistan Pushing Fighters into Kashmir before 2014

New Delhi - India's army said on Tuesday that Pakistani troops had helped a group of 30 to 40 insurgents stage the biggest incursion in Kashmir in years, linking it to a plan to push fighters into the region as foreign forces withdraw from neighboring Afghanistan.Army chief General Bikram Singh's remarks were the first direct allegation against Pakistan since the heavily-armed fighters crossed the Line of C ...

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Prisoners Still Tortured in Afghan jails: Sima Samar

KABUL - Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC) chief Sima Samar has said that the prisoners are still tortured in National Directorate of Security (NDS) cells.Sima Samar urged to immediately halt prisoners torture and those involved behind the torture should be tried and introduced to judiciary institutions. While speaking during a press conference, Sima Samar said that prisoners are torture ...

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Electoral Process Satisfactory: UNAMA

HERAT CITY - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday hailed the ongoing electoral process as successful and involved no serious concerns.UNAMA’s spokeswoman NilabMubarez told a news conference in Herat City, the capital of western Herat province, the mission was optimistic the Afghan government would be able to improve the environment. While hoping that people would be enable ...

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Senate Supports Loyajirga on Security Pact

KABUL - The Meshrano Jirga, or upper house of the parliament, on Monday said the proposed bilateral security agreement (BSA) was in favour of Afghanistan, supporting a Loya Jirga on the subject.A day earlier, President Hamid Karzai insisted on the acceptance of his government’s conditions, indicating a Loya Jirga would be called in a month’s time to discuss the agreement. Negotiations on the security pact w ...

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Turkey’s First Nuclear Power Plant Likely to be Delayed

Ankara - Turkey's first nuclear power plant is likely to be delayed by at least a year, a source close to the plans said on Tuesday, as bureaucratic hurdles hamper the $20 billion project. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has been an advocate of the country's ambitious nuclear program, meant to help reduce its dependence on costly hydrocarbon imports by providing 10 percent of its electricity needs by 2023. Bu ...

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U.S. to Move 200 Marines to Italy Base after Libya Raid

Washington - The United States will move about 200 Marines to a U.S. base at Sigonella, Italy from one in Spain in the next day or so, U.S. military officials said on Tuesday, bolstering the U.S. ability to respond to any crises after its raid in Libya.The move comes after a U.S. special operations forces captured a senior al Qaeda figure in Libya on Saturday and whisked him to a warship for questioning. On ...

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Britain’s Cameron ‘Playing with Fire’ over EU: Deputy PM

London - Prime Minister David Cameron's promise to reform Britain's relations with the European Union is an ill-fated attempt to unite his party that could lead to the "economic suicide" of leaving the bloc, his coalition partner said on Tuesday.Deputy Premier Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, the pro-EU party that shares power with Cameron's larger Conservatives, accused him of starting a chain ...

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White House ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Egypt Violence

Washington - The White House says it is "deeply concerned" by the recent violence in Egypt and is calling on the government there to protect all Egyptians.National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan says the Egyptian government has a responsibility to create an atmosphere where all Egyptians "can exercise their universal rights, including free assembly, expression, and press." She says the U.S. ...

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Libya PM Says U.S. Raid will not Hurt Ties

Tripoli - Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Tuesday that relations with the United States would not be affected by a U.S. military raid that captured an al Qaeda suspect in Tripoli, but he said Libyan suspects should be tried in their own country.His comments reflected a desire to keep on board a key foreign ally in the fight to control worsening violence at the same time as appeasing Islamist milit ...

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