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  • 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 […]

    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 […]

    Israeli PM Says Ready to Make “Historic Peace” with Palestinians

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he is willing to reach an historic compromise with the Palestinians, “so long as it maintains the national interests of the State of Israel with security first and foremost.” Speaking at the weekly political-security cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, in which he debriefed his ministers on the direct peace […]

    Iran Says Not to Abandon its Nuclear Rights Despite Pressures

    Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast reiterated Sunday that Iran will not bow to pressures meant to discourage the country from pursuing its nuclear rights, the English language Press TV reported. “The sanctions and resolutions are illegal approaches as our nation is being tried for a crime it has not committed,” Mehmanparast was quoted as […]

    Death Toll from Guatemala Landslides Rises to 54

    Over one hundred were still missing after several mudslides struck a highway in Guatemala Satuarday and the fatalities had risen to 54, according to Guatemalan officials. “We are told that there are 150 missing … Under the earth there is a bus that carried we don’t know how many people,” said Major Otto Mazariegos of […]