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US court reverses gay marriage ban

A US federal appeals’ court has struck down a California law that strips gays and lesbians of the right to marry, in the latest round in America’s long-running battle over same-sex marriage. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court judge’s ruling that an amendment to the California state constitution banning same-sex marriage violated principles of ...

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Suu Kyi hits the campaign trail in Myanmar

AYE AYE WIN Associated Press= PATHEIN, Myanmar (AP) — Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi hit the campaign trail Tuesday as an official candidate for upcoming elections, traveling to the Irrawaddy delta for the first time in two decades. Cheering crowds greeted Suu Kyi’s convoy at every major town and city along her four-hour drive south from Yangon to ...

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Germany’s Angela Merkel vows support for Sarkozy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged her support for President Nicolas Sarkozy’s re-election bid, 80 days before French voters go to the polls. In a joint TV interview, Mrs Merkel said it was “natural” to back a fellow conservative. Mr Sarkozy said he was pleased to receive her endorsement. He is yet to confirm he will stand in April, and ...

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Obama campaign urges fundraisers to back super PAC

KEN THOMAS Associated Press= WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging his top fundraisers to support a Democratic super political action committee which can spend unlimited amounts of cash to influence elections. Obama campaign manager Jim Messina says in an email to supporters Monday that the president’s campaign “can’t allow for two sets of rules” in which the Republican ...

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All eyes on Russian minister’s Syria trip

As Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov heads to Syria for talks with President Bashar al-Assad, BBC Moscow correspondent Daniel Sandford assesses what he might hope to achieve from his visit. Tuesday’s visit by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the director…

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‘No contradiction in India’s ties with Iran, US’

Washington: Amid mounting pressure from the US to reduce its dependence on Iranian oil, New Delhi has said its ties with Tehran do not contradict its relationship with Washington and stressed that it was opposed to the spread of nuclear weapons in West Asia. “Our relationship with Iran is neither inconsistent with our non-proliferation objectives, nor is it in contradiction…

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Phone hacking: Met Police failed to warn victims, says review

The Metropolitan Police failed to warn people that they had been the victims of possible phone hacking by the News of the World, a judicial review has said. Ex-deputy prime minister Lord Prescott, Labour MP Chris Bryant and ex-Scotland Yard deputy assistant commissioner Brian Paddick had all pushed for the review, along with Ben Jackson, the former assistant to actor ...

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British outrage as radical cleric gets bail

BRITAIN’S Home Office has clashed openly with judges after a court decision to free on bail the radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada, who is accused of posing a grave threat to British national security. The decision by judge Sir John Edward Mitting will see Abu Qatada (pictured), once described by Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon as Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man ...

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