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Japanese nuclear plant to halt operations

The operator of Japan’s ageing Hamaoka nuclear plant, located near a tectonic faultline southwest of Tokyo, said today it would temporarily shut down its last two running reactors.

Court hearing resumes in GoSS minister's murder case

The second court hearing in the killing of the Government of Southern Sudan's Minister for Cooperatives and Rural Development, Jimmy Lemi Milla, in February, resumed in Juba on Monday. During the hearing, the defense lawyer demanded more evidence, and asked that his client's mental state be examined.

Two out of ten: Coalition's family policies 'a failure'... By Iain Duncan Smith's think-tank

The Centre for Social Justice, which Mr Duncan Smith set up when the Tories were in opposition, delivers a scathing assessment of the Coalition’s record.

13 presidents to attend swearing-in

THIRTEEN heads of state have confirmed that they will attend the swearing-in ceremony for President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday at Kololo Independence Ground.

British Islamist Anjem Choudary in Interview on Bin Laden's Death: Bin Laden 'Is the First... of a Whole New Generation... Who Believe Very Firmly In Their Hearts in the Concept Of Jihad' – And Obama Is 'At the Head of the Camp Of Disbelief'

On May 2, the day after the U.S. announced that it had killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a video titled "CNN Interview with Anjem Choudary: Reflection on Life and Death of Sheikh Usamah bin Laden," was posted on[1] and ... No. 3824 - May 9, 2011

For tiny Samoa, a great leap forward in time

S. Arun Mohan NEW DELHI: December 28, 2011, will not be a red-letter day for Samoans. In fact, it will not be a day at all. Samoa, currently positioned to the east of the International Date Line, has decided to forego a day and shift to the time zone on its west to facilitate trade with Australia and New Zealand.

BREAKINGVIEWS-Libya rebel funding will require legal creativity

09 May 2011 14:24 Source: reuters // Reuters By Una Galani DUBAI, May 9 (Reuters Breakingviews) - The international community has two ways to funnel cash to Libyan rebels. One is to lend against the regime's frozen assets. Another would be to build new pipelines diverting oil to terminals in rebel control.

Egypt: Inter-Religious Clashes Flare

09 de mayo de 2011, 09:53 Cairo, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Lethal inter-religious clashes with a toll of 12 deaths, 232 wounded, 190 arrests and two Coptic Churches burnt Saturday by Salafi extremists, made Egypt´s interim government and the military junta reinforce security around Christian Churches, especially in Cairo.

Integration, Watchword for Latin Americans and Caribbeans

01 de mayo de 2011, 00:03 For Waldo Mendiluza Caracas, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's capital hosted during the ending week two high-level meetings to advance the documents and actions that will ensure in July the birth of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

Tight election security in hotspot provinces

Police operations will be intensified in four "hotspot provinces" ahead of the May 18 local government elections, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Monday.

MTN resolves dispute with Guinean government

South African mobile operator MTN says it has resolved a fee row with the government of Guinea that resulted in the seizure of its assets.

Samoa jumps back to future

Samoa will move back to the future in December when the Pacific nation switches time zones to do business with Australia more easily.

23:23 on 08 May, 2011 UTC

PNG volleyballers make strong start Posted at 23:23 on 08 May, 2011 UTC Papua New Guinea have made the perfect start to the defence of their Arafura Games men’s volleyball title. After a straight sets victory over the Australian Defence Organisation in their first match on court, the 2009 champions outclassed South Australia in game two.

PNG confirms Australia's detention plans

Liam Fox and staff Last Updated: Fri, 6 May 2011 21:00:00 +1000 Papua New Guinea's foreign minister has confirmed Australia has asked his country to house a regional processing centre for asylum seekers. The Australian Government is yet to publicly confirm it has approached PNG with a proposal.

Bribes, delays on the increase in African borders – Report

Incidence of bribes and delays has significantly increased across African borders, a report on road governance has said. The observation is contained in the report of a survey conducted on road governance, jointly published by USAID and West Africa Economic and Monetary Union, UEMOA. The survey was conducted between October and December 2010.

Mobs set fire to Egyptian church

5/8/2011 - 5:21:11 PM Hundreds of Christians and Muslims are hurling stones at each other in central Cairo hours after mobs set fire to a church in violence that killed 12 people and injured more than 200. Christian activist Bishoy Tamri says Muslim youths attacked a large crowd of Coptic Christian....

Syrian tanks enter coastal town in new crackdown

Troops in tanks and armoured vehicles entered a key oil-industry city on Syria's Mediterranean coast, taking up position in a hilltop Crusader castle and cutting off power and phone lines. An activist said three women protesting the...

The Texas Tribune: Mixed Reviews for Brownsville Ban on Plastic Bags

Brownsville is the first Texas city to ban plastic bags. Not everyone is pleased with the policy, but the mayor says it has significantly reduced the trash in the city.

Chicago News Cooperative: Never Mind the ‘Vast Wasteland.’ Minow Has More to Say

Exactly 50 years after he made his famous “vast wasteland” speech, Newton Minow may have had more influence in other areas of television — and the Internet.

Chicago News Cooperative: Group Homes to Nurture At-Risk Youths

A Roman Catholic priest is leading the plan to build five group homes in the Back of the Yards neighborhood for at-risk children who expect to reunite with their parents.

Bangladesh’s Yunus fears for microlender

DHAKA: Yunus said on Saturday he fears for the survival of his pioneering microlender Grameen Bank, days after his removal as its chief was upheld by the country’s highest court. The 2006 Nobel winner said the future of the Grameen Bank - the world’s largest microlender which he founded - is at....

Singapore's ruling party wins majority

Singapore's ruling party won an overwhelming parliamentary majority in elections, but the opposition made historic gains, according to partial returns released today.The ruling People's Action Party won 81 of the 87 parliament...

Sudanese-Chadian command embarks on transporting Sudanese refugees

Khartoum, May 7 (SUNA)-The Sudanese-Chadian Command and the Commission of Refugees are coordinating to transport Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad back into the Sudan The joint force is also coordinating with West Darfur and local authorities to transport the Sudanese refugees to their homeland,....

Dominican Republic invited to observe referendum in Ecuador

Quito.– About 45 guests from international organizations and 16 countries, including the Dominican Republic, are in Quito to observe the referendum taking place today. Delegates from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru,....

India to supply power to Bangladesh

INDIA will supply some 250 megawatts of power to Bangladesh by 2013 as it moves to cement relations between the South Asian neighbours.

Rs. 1-cr. international Tagore award planned

Priscilla Jebaraj PHOTO: SHANKER CHAKRAVARTY Towards global amity: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee at the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore in New Delhi on Saturday. Describing Tagore as a multi-faceted genius, Dr.

26 killed as passenger bus crashes in Togo

At least 26 people were killed and 42 others injured in an accident involving a passenger bus on a road linking Burkina Faso and Togo.

AP IMPACT: China's spying seeks secret US info (AP)

AP - The young man stood before the judge, his usually neatly trimmed hair now long enough to brush the collar of his prison jumpsuit. Glenn Duffie Shriver had confessed his transgressions and was here, in a federal courtroom with his mother watching, to receive his sentence and to try, somehow, to explain it all.

Japan utility delays reactor-halt decision

( - A Japanese power company postponed its decision Saturday on a government request that it halt three reactors at a coastal nuclear plant until safety measures can be improved to guard against future earthquakes and tsunamis.

Nigeria: NHIS Plans to Begin Rural Health Scheme

The National Health Insurance scheme (NHIS) has announced that it would soon introduce a Community Social Health Insurance Scheme, that would help to improve health services for those living at the local communities.

Angola: Governor Hands Over Various Goods to Population in Kamicula

The governor of the southern Cunene province, António Didalelwa, handed over on Thursday various goods to population of Kamicula locality, victims of floods.
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