Friday, April 25, 2014
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India’s Modi looks back, Indonesia’s Jokowi ahead

INDIA and Indonesia, relegated to the ranks of the “fragile five” economies, have witnessed a sudden uptick in...

What Tony Blair gets wrong on Egypt and Islamism

TONY Blair, the former British prime minister, says the world fails to understand the challenge posed by radical...

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Norway split on Dalai Lama’s visit

OSLO: A planned visit by the Dalai Lama has Oslo torn between its will to warm up frozen ties with China and ...

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Bad ideology mars Garcia Marquez’s legacy

STATESMEN eulogised Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died at age 87 on April 17. “The ...

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Obama backs Japan in China island row

TOKYO: US President Barack Obama vowed on Thursday to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial ...

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China frees Japanese ship seized over row dating to 1930s

SHANGHAI: China on Thursday released a seized Japanese ship after its owner paid $28 million in compensation, a ...

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Ukraine launches deadly assault to retake rebel-held towns

SLAVYANSK (Ukraine): Ukraine’s military launched assaults to retake rebel-held eastern towns on Thursday in which...

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Armed pirates rob Thai tanker of oil

KUALA LUMPUR: Heavily-armed pirates hijacked a Thailand-owned tanker off the eastern coast of Malaysia, injuring the...

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Ukraine crisis could spin out of control, warns Ban

UNITED NATIONS: UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned on Thursday that the crisis in Ukraine threatened to “spin out of...

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International school under fire over child abuse

JAKARTA: A prestigious international school in Indonesia said on Thursday it was cooperating with police in their...

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Israel suspends peace talks

JERUSALEM: Israel on Thursday suspended US-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians in response to President...

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South Africa’s ombudsman listed on Time’s top 100

JOHANNESBURG: Time magazine named South Africa’s hard-hitting ombudsman as one of the world’s 100 most...

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Thousands mob Modi as campaign starts in Varanasi

India is halfway through the world’s largest-ever election, in which 815m people are eligible to vote over 10 stages.

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Poll violence claims nine lives in India

The deceased were poll officials and police personnel who were killed on Thursday in two attacks in Jharkhand, Kashmir.

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Syrian warplanes kill 27 civilians in raid

DAMASCUS: Syrian warplanes killed 27 civilians in a raid on a village market on Thursday, as President Bashar...

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Bahrain asked to stop harassment of Shia leader

UNITED NATIONS: A UN human rights expert called upon Bahrain to stop the harassment and persecution of a Shia ...

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