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Two Killed in Fresh Protests, World Media Prevented from Covering Tibet

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Dharamshala: – Armed Chinese forces have shot dead more peaceful protesters in Tibet – as a large number of Tibetan civilians are reported to have demonstrated in Serta county, eastern Tibet. The demonstration took place in Serta county, eastern Tibet (Ch: Karze prefecture, Sichuan province). Armed Chinese police opened fired on peaceful demonstrators ...

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US, S. Korean troops ready for joint war games

US and South Korean troops are preparing for their annual joint war games in coming weeks, an official said Wednesday, despite the sensitive power transition underway in North Korea. The two countries “are preparing for the Key Resolve exercise”, a US military spokesman told AFP, adding the schedule was not finalised. South Korea’s defence ministry declined to comment. Media reports ...

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Scores killed in car bomb blasts in Baghdad

At least 170 people have died in attacks since the beginning of the year, many of them Shiite pilgrims attending religious commemorations. The last American soldiers left the country on December 18. Suspected Sunni insurgents have frequently targeted Shiite communities and Iraqi security forces to undermine public confidence in the Shiite-dominated government and its efforts to protect people. Today’s first ...

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Marine’s plea deal for Haditha massacre sparks outrage

Dubai: Many Iraqi politicians yesterday reacted with absolute shock to reports of a deal under which a US Marine squad leader facing trial over the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in 2005 will get a few months in prison at the most. American military prosecutors offered Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, 31, a deal according to which the proceedings against ...

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Strongest Solar Storm Since 2005 Hitting Earth

Storm can impact GPS, air travel WASHINGTON (AP) — Space weather officials say the strongest solar storm in more than six years is bombarding Earth with radiation with more to come. The radiation is mostly an issue for satellite disruptions and astronauts in space. It can cause communication problems for polar-traveling airplanes. The Space Weather Prediction Center in Colorado observed ...

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EU ministers press Greece for budget cuts

Eurozone finance ministers have pressed Greece to prepare new budget cuts and conclude negotiations with bank creditors on a massive debt writedown within days to avoid a damaging default. The ministers called on Greece and its EU-IMF auditors “to agree the key parameters of an ambitious adjustment programme as soon as possible,” Jean-Claude Juncker, the prime minister of Luxembourg and ...

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US slaps sanctions on major Iranian bank

Washington: The US Tuesday slapped sanctions against a major Iranian bank, which followed the additional tough sanctions against Tehran by the European Union. The US Treasury Department designated Iran’s third-largest bank, Bank Tejarat, for providing financial services to several Iranian banks and firms already…

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Meryl And Michelle To Battle It Out For Oscar

Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Margaret Thatcher is expected to earn her another Oscar nomination when they are announced later. The actress, who has won two Oscars in her career, is strongly tipped to pick up the Best Actress statuette for her performance as the former prime minister in The Iron Lady. But she could face competition from Michelle…

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