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  • 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 […]

    One Dead, 38 Injured in German Flight Show Crash

    One woman was killed and 38 people injured on Sunday as a small plane crashed in a flight show near the city of Nuremberg, south Germany. A pilot lost control of his small propeller-driven biplane during takeoff and crashed into a group of spectators at the Lillinghof airport, about 25 kilometers northeast of Nuremberg, the […]

    Egyptian Journalist Faces Trial over Insulting Foreign Minister

    Egypt’s general prosecutor referred a celebrated journalist to the criminal court over charges on Sunday of insulting the country’s foreign minister, state-run MENA news agency reported. Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit had sued Hamdi Qandil for slander after he published an article in an independent newspaper on May 3 which the top diplomat said […]

    Again fails Nepal Parliament to elect new PM

    In Nepal, the seventh round of voting will be held on the 7th of this month after the sixth round of polling failed to elect a new Prime Minister on Sunday. Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda secured 240 votes, while his rival Nepali Congress parliamentary party leader Ram Chandra Poudel got 122 votes, short […]