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North Korea Arrests Christian Missionary From Australia – New York Times

New York TimesHONG KONG — North Korea has arrested a Christian missionary from Australia, his family said on Wednesday, taking him into captivity even as it continues to face pressure to release an American missionary it has held for more than a year. The Australian …Australian Christian missionary arrested in North KoreaReutersFamily says Australian man […]

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Andhra CM Reddy quits, says UPA passed Telangana bill like a ‘thief’ – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesAndhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday said that he is going to step down from his post and quit Congress to protest the UPA government’s decision to bifurcate the state and create India’s 29th state Telanagna. Andhra Pradesh …Both houses of Parliament repeatedly adjournedThe HinduTelangana LIVE: Bill passed by throwing […]

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Delhi just a stepping stone for Arvind Kejriwal? – BBC News

BBC NewsThe only surprise about Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation as Delhi’s chief minister would have been if he hadn’t gone. His actions since taking over the job only six weeks ago have all pointed this way – including the final showdown over his anti-corruption bill.Lokpal or JokepalHindustan TimesAAP announces nationwide anti-graft campaign from February 23Times of […]

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Court Rejects Musharraf’s Request to Leave Pakistan for Treatment – New York Times

New York TimesISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A special court on Friday rejected a request by the former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to leave Pakistan for medical treatment and instead issued arrest warrants in the treason case against him, according to lawyers in the case.Court rejects plea by Musharraf for treatment abroadArab NewsNo treatment abroad for MusharrafOman […]

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Japan to Address Territorial Claims in Schools – ABC News

ABC NewsThe Japanese government announced Tuesday it is revising official teaching manuals to emphasize Japan’s territorial rights to islands which are also claimed by China and South Korea. The Education Ministry says the decision was made to reflect the …Japan revises school manuals to set out territorial claimsBBC NewsJapan revises teaching manuals, says islands its […]

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AFIC report helps Musharraf but degrades its image – The News International

The News InternationalISLAMABAD: The VVIP accused of the most heinous crime in the book of country’s statutes — high treason — is seeking the exceptional luxury of getting a basic diagnostic test, angiography, from abroad, apparently to escape from the most critical trial in …AFIC report adds to Musharraf’s strategyBusiness RecorderMusharraf wants to leave Pakistan […]

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US envoy tweets concern at Japan dolphin hunt – Press Trust of India

Press Trust of IndiaTokyo, Jan 19 (AFP) US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has tweeted her concern at the “inhumaneness” of a Japanese village’s traditional dolphin hunt. “Deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing. USG (US …Japan’s annual dolphin capture and slaughter, as depicted in ‘The Cove,’ has …The Province250 Dolphins Await Imminent […]

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‘Over a million iPhone 5Ss shipped to China Mobile’ ahead of launch – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukApple supplier Foxconn has reportedly shipped about 1.4 million iPhone 5Ss handsets to China Mobile, ahead of the mobile operator’s launch on Friday 17 January. A person familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal’s Digits blog that while the initial …Apple’s China Mobile deal to extend beyond handsetsMarketWatchApple CEO Tim Cook upbeat about […]

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China: Filmmaker Zhang Yimou fined $1.2M for breach of one-child policy – CNN International

CNN InternationalHong Kong (CNN) — Oscar-nominated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou has been fined 7.48 million yuan ($1.2 million) for breaching China’s one-child policy, authorities say. A letter sent to Zhang by the family planning bureau of Binhu District of Wuxi City, …Baby-trafficking doctor given suspended death sentenceXinhuaChina: Baby-Stealing Obstetrician Gets Suspended Death PenaltyVoice of AmericaChinese […]

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BJP secretly happy over PM Manmohan’s jibe at Modi – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesBesides their visible angry reactions, there was a sense of glee within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s unprecedented attack on its mascot Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses a press conference …‘Disastrous Modi’ irks BJPTimes of IndiaIndian Prime Minister Won’t Seek Third TermWall Street JournalIndia’s ‘powerless leader’ bows […]

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Manmohan’s attack on Modi ‘unfortunate and condemnable’, says BJP – The Hindu

The HinduResponding to the sharpest ever attack on its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the BJP on Friday dubbed his comments as “unfortunate and condemnable”. BJP President Rajnath Singh said: “It is unfortunate …Modi would be dangerous for Congress, not for country: BJPIndian ExpressIndian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announces retirementgulfnews.comIndian […]

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Modi is the only hope, Yeddyurappa says – Times of India

Times of IndiaBANGALORE: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, who announced his party KJP’s decision to merge with BJP, on Friday flayed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s comment that Narendra Modi as PM would be “disastrous” for the country and …Manmohan’s attack on Modi ‘unfortunate and condemnable’, says BJPThe HinduModi would be dangerous for Congress, not […]

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An operation has begun in Antarctica to rescue passengers from ice-bound … – BBC News

BBC NewsA Chinese helicopter arrived close to the vessel, bringing in a crew to assess the landing situation. The aircraft is expected to return within the hour to begin ferrying the first passengers out to another vessel. The Shokalskiy has been trapped since Christmas …Helicopter Rescue Delayed for Stranded Antarctic ShipVoice of AmericaPassenger Rescue From […]

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Lokpal out of way, Rahul seeks longer Winter Session to pass six more anti-graft … – Indian Express

Indian ExpressRahul Gandhi is seeking for an extension to the Winter Session of Parliament to pass more anti-corruption laws. The Congress vice president is of the view that the Lokpal Bill alone cannot be expected to fight corruption effectively (Reuters) …Lok Sabha passes lokpal bill, Anna ends fast; Rahul says more anti-graft bills in …Hindustan […]

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Gay sex verdict: These are matters of personal freedom, Rahul says – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi on Thursday expressed himself against the Supreme Court order which declared homosexuality as illegal, saying he agrees with the Delhi high court which had decriminalized gay sex. “I personally believe that these are matters of …India’s Ruling Party to Fight Ban on Gay SexWall Street JournalSonia disappointed with SC […]