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  • Strong quake rattles Papua New Guinea: USGS

    A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no immediate threat of a tsunami. The quake struck at a depth of 32 kilometres (20 miles), 37 kilometres northeast of Kandrian in the New Britain region, USGS said. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, which monitors […]

    Egypt’s Brotherhood pulls out of election

    Egypt’s top two opposition movements on Thursday pulled out of parliamentary elections, citing widespread fraud, after they were all but shut out in a first round of voting. The move by the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood, the strongest opposition force in the country, and the smaller, secular liberal Wafd party is a blow to this top […]

    Albania to Donate Weapons to Afghanistan

    Albania’s government will give 30, 000 Kalashnikov automatic weapons and 50 million bullets to Afghanistan for its national police in an effort to contribute in the fight against terror, the authorities said on Wednesday. Albania has already contributed to the U.S.-led offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan by sending 44 combat troops in July, its […]

    Obama’s Advisory Commission Expresses Support for DREAM Act

    An advisory commission of U.S. President Barack Obama expressed support for a measure to give tens of thousands of young illegal immigrants a path to legal status. The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders said in a statement that the DREAM Act, which grants citizenship to children of illegal immigrants if they […]

    Pakistanis, Nigerian held in Spain over terror links

    Six Pakistanis and a Nigerian suspected of providing forged passports to Lashkar-e-Taiba and groups linked to Al-Qaeda, in particular those behind the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, have been arrested by Spanish police, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. Three others — two Pakistanis and a Thai national — were held in Thailand as part of […]

    Kayani mulled toppling Zardari who had named successor

    The Pakistani Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had mulled toppling Asif Ali Zardari and the civilian President had even made preparations for a possible coup or assassination, leaked US diplomatic cables have said. The latest tranche of WikiLeaks published in the media has revealed that Zardari had made extensive preparations in case of his […]

    US working with Aus to put out risks to people after WikiLeaks

    The US administration is in talks with Australia to work out ways to take “people out of harm’s way” following the damaging WikiLeaks scandal that Washington said could endanger many lives. US ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich said he has been talking to the Julia Gillard government over the issue. Bleich described the release of leaked […]

    Malaysia tests vaccine as dengue fever deaths rise

    Malaysia is testing a dengue fever vaccine as deaths from the mosquito-borne disease rise. Director General of Health Ismail Merican says clinical trials that started midyear involved 300 volunteers. Further trials starting this month are expected to end by the middle of next year. Malaysia is working with vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur. Ismail says in a statement that […]

    Australia launches crackdown on fraudulent visa applications

    Australia Wednesday announced its decision to join the global initiative on fraudulent visa applications by expanding its collection of biometric data to onshore applicants. Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said the move would reduce identity fraud and fraudulent claims. “Around the world identity fraud and fraudulent visa applications are on the rise. We need to make sure […]

    Egypt’s Ruling Party Wins Most Seats in Parliamentary Vote

    Egypt’s ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) won the most seats in Sunday’s first round of the People’s Assembly elections, the High Elections Commission (HEC) said Tuesday night. The NDP won 209 out of the 508 seats for contesting in the lower house of Egyptian parliament. Opposition parties secured five and independents seven, according to the […]