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  • Blago trial deadlocked; finds him guilty for lying to FBI

    Ousted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was on Wednesday convicted on one count of lying to the FBI, but the federal jury was deadlocked on 23 other charges, including auctioning off Barack Obama’s senate seat for a fundraising offer by an Indian-American businessman. The jury deliberated 14 days to come to a decision after an 11-week […]

    Gay couples have equal inheritance rights: top German court

    Gay couples in Germany who have formally registered their partnerships must have equal inheritance rights to married couples, the country’s top court said Tuesday. Germany introduced “registered partnerships” for same-sex couples in 2001 but stopped short of granting them the full rights and privileges afforded to married couples. The ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court […]

    Afghan president formally orders security firms to disband

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai   issued a decree ordering that all private security firms in the country should be disbanded within four months. “I approve the full disbandment of private security companies, both national and international, within four months,” Karzai said in the decree. The decision aims “to better provide security for the lives and […]

    7 Injured in Undersea Earthquake on Sicilian Island

    Seven people were injured on Monday in an undersea earthquake that hit the Aeolian island of Lipari in Italy’s Sicily and caused several landslides. The quake, with a magnitude of 4.5, rocked the beach where many people were sunbathing and swimming, making a rock cliff fall off into the water and causing the injuries, according […]

    Australia Should Be a Republic: PM

    Australia should move to be a republic when reign of Queen Elizabeth II ends, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Gillard also planned to lead a national debate on republic after the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, 84, ends. The prime minister said that despite being a republican, she understood that Australians had a “deep […]

    Australia to Provide over 21 Mln USD to Flood Victims in Pakistan

    Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith Tuesday urged Australians to get behind the Pakistan aid effort after announcing another 24 million Australian dollars (21.5 million U.S. dollars) government money to be provided to the flood victims in the country. Smith confirmed that the Government will provide the extra funds on top of the 11 million Australian […]

    Obama Makes Case for Clean Energy Manufacturing

     U.S. President Barack Obama  renewed efforts to sell his clean energy initiatives to Americans, saying those ideas not only have short-term benefits, but also help the economy in the long run. Obama made the comments while addressing an audience at ZBB Energy Corp., a battery factory at Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. The company is now expanding […]

    Gunmen Seize Chinese Trader in S.Philippines

     Muslim rebels in the southern Philippines joined state security forces in pursuing the gunmen who seized a Filipino-Chinese trader Monday. “Our men on the ground are monitoring the incident. We will relay to government authorities whatever information we have from our end,” Von Al Haq, spokesman for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, said Tuesday in […]

    Obama, Ground Zero Mosque and U.S. Politics

    U.S. President Barack Obama drew harsh criticism over the weekend for voicing his support of a Muslim group’s right to build a controversial community center near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York. While liberals applauded Obama’s sentiments, conservatives billed the project as insensitive, and the episode is stirring speculation over whether […]

    Six Killed when Truck Crashes into House in SW China

    Six people were killed and four were injured when a truck crashed into a house in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality Monday afternoon, local authorities said early Tuesday. The accident occurred at 2:30 p.m. Monday when the truck collided with a car and then crashed into the four-storey house. The house in Chongqing’s Zhongxian County was […]