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I was ousted in a coup: Nasheed

After a day of surreal calm following President Mohammed Nasheed’s resignation, the Maldivian capital witnessed a few skirmishes between his supporters and the police and the military. Challenging days are ahead as Mr. Nasheed tries to reclaim his position, while the new government is yet to be established. Well-wishers of the Maldives have advised both Mr. Nasheed and the new ...

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Egypt’s army deploys troops to reinforce police

CAIRO — Egypt’s state news agency says the military has deployed troops to the country’s streets to reinforce the police, restore security and state “prestige.” Egyptian investigative judges Sameh Abu Zeid, right, and Ashraf el-Ashmawi, who are investigating the case of foreign funding of NGOs, enter a press conference at the Ministry of Justice in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 8, ...

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Hacker ‘in terror’ over extradition

Janis Sharp said the treatment of her son, who admits hacking into military computers but claims he was looking for evidence of UFOs, was "barbaric". This afternoon, she met supporters outside Number 10 to hand over poems of support for her son to mark the 10th anniversary of his first arrest. She urged Prime Minister David Cameron to raise the ...

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Argentina Is Complaining To The UN About The UK ‘Militarization’ Of The Falkland Islands

In the continually escalating Falklands crisis, Argentina has decided to lodge a formal complaint with the UN over alleged British “militarization” of the Islands, the BBC reports. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner made the announcement at a meeting of MPs, senior officials, and veterans of the 1982 Falklands War against Britain. Last month, the UK said it was sending ...

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A World At Risk

In a world that is filled with continued atrocities against man and nature how can any one individual survive, let alone prosper? A sobering question considering the complexities of today. The 21st century began with horrific acts of violence against man, continued from the 20th century. Destructive acts against man and nature continue to unfold on the worlds stage. The ...

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China morning round-up: Xi Jinping’s US visit

Wednesday’s Chinese newspapers discuss the forthcoming visit to the US by Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping. Experts believe that Mr Xi’s visit “will help China-US ties fly clear of US election year turbulence”, says the China Daily. “Media coverage of Xi’s visit will bring him to the attention of millions of US households,” says the paper’s editorial, “which will help the ...

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U.S. Skeptical about al-Assad’s Reconciliation Initiatives

The United States fears that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s national reconciliation initiatives will lead to nothing, a Department of State spokeswoman said. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday held talks with Assad in Damascus to seek resolution of the Syrian crisis. He also said after the talks that Assad will declare a date in the near future for a…

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UK rules out military action or arming Syrian rebels

David Cameron chaired a meeting of the National Security Council which agreed to increase sanctions against the regime and to strengthen links with opposition leaders. The Government also reacted sceptically to claims from the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, who visited Damascus yesterday, that Mr Assad was ready to end the violence…

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