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  • Nigerian Presidential Election on January 22, 2011.

    Nigeria will hold the presidential election on January 22, 2011, the national electoral commission announced on Tuesday. Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attahiru Jega said in Abuja that the country’s general elections would start in January 2011 just as it had concluded plans to compile fresh voter registers beginning from Oct. 18. […]

    London Underground Strike over Jobs Affects 3 Million Passengers

    Workers on the London Underground were on strike Tuesday, closing many of the system’s lines and affecting about 3 million passengers. The strike was called by two unions — the Rail Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) and the Transport Salaried Staff Association (TSSA) — over plans by London Underground to cut 800 jobs. Many of […]

    Plane crash on Nevada Street kills 1, injures 3

    A small plane crashed and burst into flames on a street in a southern Nevada residential neighbourhood, killing one person and badly injuring three others, authorities said. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sgt. John Sheahan said two males and two females were aboard the single-engine Piper Cherokee when it crashed in Henderson, just south of Las […]

    Kyrgyzstan election could be cancelled

    Upcoming parliamentary elections in troubled Kyrgyzstan could be cancelled if politicians use the process to escalate tensions in the ex-Soviet state, President Roza Otunbayeva said on Tuesday. Fighting between ethnic majority Kyrgyz and minority Uzbeks in June that left hundreds dead and tens of thousands homeless has been followed by rising ethnic tensions that many […]

    Aus independents back Gillard to form next govt

    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Labor party on Tuesday won the support of two king-maker independents and would be forming a minority government with their support. Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott, the two independent lawmakers, said that they will support the Labor party, ending weeks of political instability following a hung parliament, first since 1940. […]

    Water Experts Meet to Tackle Global Water Challenges

    About 2,500 leading water experts, government officials and businessrepresentatives met here Monday for the 20th c, calling for more coordinated efforts to address the escalating global water challenges. “Bad water kills more people than HIV, malaria and wars together, affecting the lives of families and the economic development of many countries around the world,” Anders […]

    PNA, Hamas Cooperate to Reduce Power Outage in Gaza

    The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and Islamic Hamas movement started applying a joint project to reduce electricity shortage in the Gaza Strip, officials said Monday. The project is one of rare signs of cooperation between the two rivals since Hamas routed security forces of President Mahmoud Abbas, ousted his Fatah movement and seized Gaza in […]

    Prachanda step’s up effort to woo smaller parties

    On the eve of the seventh run off, Maoist chief Prachanda on Monday stepped up efforts to woo smaller parties in his attempt to cobble up a majority in the parliament to become Nepal’s Prime Minister for second time. Prachanda who has lost the race of premiership for six times in the Constituent Assembly, will […]

    Majority Prefers Kan as Japan PM: Polls

    More than six in 10 Japanese want Prime Minister Naoto Kan to win his party leadership battle with powerbroker Ichiro Ozawa, polls showed Monday. In a survey conducted at the weekend by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, 66 per cent of voters said Kan would be a better choice than Ozawa, with just 18 per cent […]

    New Zealand Cabinet Approves Quake Funding Package

    New Zealand cabinet on Monday made an initial 5 million NZ dollars (3.5 million U.S. dollars) contribution to the mayoral fund set up to help those affected by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake on Saturday near Christchurch. The welfare fund is to assist people not covered by other agencies such as Work and Income. Prime Minister […]