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  • US-Colombia Bases Agreement Unconstitutional: Court

    Then Colombian Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that an agreement between the United States and Colombia on the use of military bases in Colombia was unconstitutional. The agreement, signed by Bogota and Washington last October, gives U.S. military access to seven Colombian bases. The court made the ruling with a vote of 7-2. Justice Jorge […]

    Indonesia Sends Protest Note to Malaysia OverTerritory Breaching

    Indonesia Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said on Wednesday that the government has sent a diplomatic note to Malaysian government over the country’s territory breaching conducted by Malaysian apparatus and the recent arrest against three Indonesian officials. Marty said that through the diplomatic note sent to Malaysian embassy here on Wednesday, Indonesia protests the violations […]

    Visa fee increase could impact Indian co’s: US

    The United States has conceded that the steep hike in H-1B and L1 visa fee will have adverse impact on Indian companies as well as those from the US, but exuded confidence that its long-term economic partnership with India would continue to deepen and strengthen. “We understand the Government of India’s concerns. We realise it […]

    Nepal PM’s election postponed to 22nd Aug amid deadlock

    Nepal has postponed by four days the fifth round of parliamentary vote for a new Prime Minister, amid indication that both Maoist chief Prachanda and his rival R.C Poudyal do not have a majority support in the 601-member House. A meeting between the Constituent Assembly chairman Subash Chandra Nembang with the chief whips the main […]

    Bus accident in Philippine 35 dead

    Thirty-five people were killed when a packed passenger bus plunged into a deep ravine in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, rescuers said. The bus, carrying 47 people, had just left the mountain resort city of Baguio, about 200 kilometres north of Manila, when its brakes failed, local fire chief Senior Superintendent Richard Villanueva said. National […]

    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 […]