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Did UK warn Mugabe and Nkomo about assassination attempts?

Successive British governments have accused Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe of brutal, corrupt and incompetent rule, but new evidence suggests that without British help, he might not have lived long enough to come to power according to a Radio 4 documentary presented by Mike Thomson.
 

Dollar higher after US debt ceiling deal

THE Australian dollar was higher at noon after a deal was reached to raise the US government's borrowing limit.

Australian PM: Force may be used to ensure asylum seekers move offshore

CANBERRA, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday indicated that federal police on Christmas Island will be authorized to use force to make sure asylum seekers will be moved offshore. Australian Navy on Sunday morning intercepted the first group of asylum seekers to be sent to Malaysia.

Over 130 die in clashes between opposition and government in Syria

Some 100 people are dead as a result of Sunday clashes in the Syrian city of Hama. According to activists and local residents the confrontation was between anti-government activists and the army troops that entered the city on Sunday. Elsewhere in Syria, over 36 people were killed after similar....

Train crash hits stocks

The high-speed train crash on July 23 may cast a shadow over train-making and railway technology companies in the coming months.

Telkom Kenyas revenues drop despite rising subscriber numbers

Telkom Kenya recorded a decline in revenues for the half-year ending June 30 despite growing its subscriber number by almost a million in the period between August and December last year.

Thousands mourn Larry Bimi

The final funeral rites of the late Chairman of the National Commission for Civic Education, Mr. Larry Bimi has been held in Accra, with thousands including top politicians turning out to pay their last respects.

Redmond to set her own agenda

OPPOSITION Leader Isobel Redmond says Premier Mike Rann's "assassination" will not accelerate her planned frontbench reshuffle.

Ukraine mourns after 37 die in mine accidents

KIEV (Reuters) - Rescue work ended on Sunday at two Ukrainian coal mines where accidents killed 37, and the former Soviet republic held a national day of mourning.

Hundreds of doctors rally at Knesset

As hospital strike continues, doctors hold march, rally in capital urging PM to 'save collapsing health system'

Culture at HSE criticised as 'appalling'

The head of the HSE's Child and Family services has strongly criticised the culture of his organisation, describing it as ‘appalling’.

SAARC Summit invitation conferred to Bangladeshi Prime Minister

Special Envoy to the President Ibrahim Hussain Zaki (L), and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (R). PHOTO/ FOREIGN MINISTRY MALE, July 31 (HNS) – A special invitation to the 17th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit from President Mohamed Nasheed was delivered to....

Protesters vent anger at Netanyahu

Tens of thousands of Israelis took to the streets nationwide to protest rising housing prices in the largest turnout in a grass-roots movement that began two weeks ago and is demanding steps from the government to ease the burden.

Afghan leaders fear execution in Taliban birthplace

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, July 31, 2011 (AFP) - After a spate of Taliban assassinations in the key Afghan city of Kandahar, top politicians and police are stepping up security in a desperate bid to ensure they are not next to die. President Hamid Karzai's powerful half-brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, was....

Additional news "Education News"

In Pskov, continuing work on the rescue of flood Unique frescoes of the XII century in the Transfiguration Cathedral Mirozhsky. Like today, April 11, reported BakuToday the press service of regional administration, as of 12:00 today, the frescoes are in no danger, the flood waters flow into the cathedral suspended.

Rebels focus on Libya general's death and security

Benghazi. Libyan rebels sought to stamp out rumours by providing details on the assassination of army chief General Abdel Fatah Yunis while tightening security in their eastern stronghold of Benghazi, AFP reported. National Transitional Council Chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil said on Saturday that....

Killing of rebel leader a 'slap to the face' of Britain, says Gaddafi regime

The Gaddafi regime hailed the assassination of a Libyan rebel leader as a "a nice slap to the face of the British", coming just days after the UK formally recognised the opposition. ...

Tropical Storm Nock-ten kills 1 person in Vietnam

Tropical Storm Nock-ten has slammed into north-central Vietnam, killing one person, after leaving a path of destruction in the Philippines.

Government desperate, says Unions

The govt is considering scrapping ethics classes because it wants upper house support for its proposed public sector workplace laws, Unions NSW says.

Killing of rebel leader a 'slap to the face' of Britain, says Gaddafi regime

The Gaddafi regime hailed the assassination of a Libyan rebel leader as a "a nice slap to the face of the British", coming just days after the UK formally recognised the opposition.

Attwood in bid to save blaze mill

Environment Minister Alex Attwood vows to help "save and protect" the historic listedTyrone mill badly damaged in a fire on Saturday.

Rogue landlords flourish as would-be buyers forced to rent

Shelter warns that many disreputable landlords are taking advantage of the major changes sweeping the property market Slum landlords of the type that enjoyed a boom in the 1980s are again doing brisk business because of major changes sweeping the property market, say housing experts.

Deutsche Welle: Death toll rises to 32 in Ukraine mine accidents

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych named Sunday a national day of mourning on Saturday after two mining accidents left at least 32 people dead. An explosion at the Sukhodolskaya-Vostochnaya coal mine in the Luhansk region early Friday killed at least 24 people. Two miners are still missing. Read more here.

Paul Little: School system success

Like Christmas, NCEA-bashing season starts earlier every year and is now in full swing. Usually the complaints involve accusations of grade-rigging and jiggery-pokery behind the scenes to make schools appear to be doing a better job...

What led to 'Project Gunwalker'?

Ten days before Christmas, ATF agent John Dodson awoke, got his morning coffee, switched on the TV news - and heard the words he had dreaded every day of every month he had been a member of the gun-trafficking investigative...

Death toll rises to 32 in two Ukraine mine accidents

KIEV (Reuters) - President Viktor Yanukovich ordered a national day of mourning on Sunday as the number of dead in two separate Ukrainian coal mine accidents rose to 32.

Death toll rises to 32 in two Ukraine mine accidents

30 Jul 2011 16:44 Source: reuters // Reuters * Coal mine blast kills at least 24 people * Collapse of heavy machinery at separate mine kills eight * Five remain missing; Sunday set as national mourning day (Updates number of dead) KIEV, July 30 (Reuters) - President Viktor Yanukovich ordered a....

Death toll rises to 27 in two Ukraine mine accidents

KIEV (Reuters) - President Viktor Yanukovich ordered a national day of mourning Sunday as the number of dead in two separate accidents in Ukrainian coal mines rose to 27.

2G scam: Jaya seeks explanation from PM, Sonia on Raja's charges

Jaya demanded explanation on Raja's charges dragging PM, ex-FM on issue of sale of equity.

U.S. review finds Iraq deadlier now than a year ago

BAGHDAD (AP) - Frequent bombings, assassinations and a resurgence in violence by Shiite militias have made Iraq more dangerous now than it was just a year ago, a US government watchdog concludes in ...

UN Peacekeepers to Stay in Darfur Another Year

Additional time to allow for review of how many troops needed in Sudan's volatile region
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