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Libya pledges ‘fair trial’ for Saif al-Islam

Libya’s prime minister has promised a fair trial for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the influential son of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, following his capture in the southern desert town of Obari. In the first official announcement of Saif al-Islam’s capture late on Saturday, Abdurrahim El-Keib said he thought the capture would “turn the page on the phase of revolution”. El-Keib also ...

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‘Inflation to decline from Dec’

Chennai, Nov 19, PTI: Saturday, November 19, 2011 –> Inflation will start declining from December and the Reserve Bank expects it to come down to 7 per cent by the end of the financial year in March, Chief Economic Adviser to Finance Ministry Kaushik Basu said….

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Revealed: Mark Duggan was not armed when shot by police

IPCC investigation into death that triggered riots finds man was not carrying handgun when killed in Tottenham Mark Duggan was not armed when shot by police in Tottenham on 4 August, according to the IPCC. Photograph: Rex Features The investigation into the death of Mark Duggan has found no forensic evidence that he was carrying a gun when he was ...

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Pope ends first day of Benin visit with cathedral service

COTONOU, Benin – Pope Benedict XVI concluded day one of a three-day visit to West Africa’s Benin by addressing a cathedral service in Cotonou, the economic capital. The trip to Benin is the pope’s second trip to Africa since becoming the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in 2005. “By (the church’s) her presence, her prayer and her various works ...

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Obama heading back to DC after Asia trip

BALI, Indonesia (AP) – After a nine-day trip through Asia in which he showed command on the world stage, President Barack Obama is headed back to debt-deadlocked Washington, where he’ll confront fresh reminders of the limits of his power at home. Obama departed from Bali’s international airport Saturday afternoon for a 21-hour flight that, factoring in time-zone changes, was to ...

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Not encouraging self-immolations in Tibet: Dalai Lama

Dharamsala, Nov 19 (IANS) Saturday, November 19, 2011 –> Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has expressed concern over self-immolation protests in Tibet, saying he was not encouraging such action, a report said Saturday. He said he was very worried about the growing number of monks and nuns setting themselves afire. In an…

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Thousands protest in Egypt’s Tahrir against army rule

CAIRO (Reuters) – About 50,000 mainly Islamist protesters flocked to Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday to press Egypt’s military rulers to transfer power to elected civilians after the cabinet launched a move to exempt the army from parliamentary oversight. The protesters chanted Islamic songs before Friday prayers while others handed out flyers demanding the withdrawal of the constitutional proposal and ...

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