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  • Australian Opposition Ahead of Labor Party in Latest Poll

    The Opposition has edged ahead of Australian Labor government in the latest polls released on Tuesday. The Newspoll published by The Australian daily found the Opposition leads Labor 52 percent to 48 percent on a two-party- preferred basis. Two weeks ago the parties were locked together on 50 percent each. It is believed to be […]

    US ‘skeptical’ of Iran’s role in Afghan

    The United States said it was “skeptical” of Iranian role in Afghanistan given its “history of playing a destabilising role with its neighbours” after Afghan President Hamid Karzai publicly admitted receiving bags of cash from Tehran. However, the State Department, hoped that Iran, just like other governments of the region, will play a constructive role […]

    Nigeria Says Committed to Biological Weapon Convention

    Nigeria reiterated Monday its commitments to the Biological Weapon Convention (BWC). Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Yayale Ahmed made the announcement at a regional workshop in Abuja on implementation of BWC for West and Central Africa. Biological agents posed a high risk that should not be toyed with, he added. The BWC […]

    Chilean President Vows to Improve Miners’ Work Conditions

    Chilean President Sebastian Pinera reaffirmed Monday his government’s commitment to improve work conditions of the mining industry through legislation. “We learnt the lesson and in these days we are going to announce new treatments on labor,” Pinera said at a ceremony for the 33 rescued miners of San Jose copper mine. “You have taught us […]

    Researchers Find Oil on Bottom of Gulf of Mexico

    U.S. scientists said Monday that large amounts of oil have accumulated on the Gulf of Mexico seafloor, contradicting earlier statements by federal officials that the oil leaking from BP’s damaged underwater well had largely gone. Researchers aboard the research ship Cape Hatteras, which ended its research trip to the spill site last week, found oil […]

    UN fears nationwide cholera crisis in Haiti

    The United Nations has said it fears that Haiti’s cholera crisis could spread across the country, infecting tens of thousands of people. “A nationwide outbreak with tens of thousands of cases is a real possibility,” said a UN statement yesterday which confirmed five cases in the capital, Port-au-Prince. “This is an extremely serious situation and […]

    SIT submits fresh status report on Gujarat riots

    The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the 2002 Gujarat riots, including the killing of ex-Congress MP Ehsan Jafri in which Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been questioned for his alleged role, submitted a fresh status report in the Supreme Court. SIT’s chief and former CBI Director R K Raghavan submitted the report, the second, in […]

    PM concludes Japan visit, leaves for Malaysia

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday concluded his 3-day visit to Japan during which the two sides decided to hasten negotiations on a civil nuclear deal and agreed on a range of other issues to take their strategic partnership to new heights. India and Japan also announced the firming up of Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement, […]

    Group of interlocutors to wind up valley visit today

    The Group of three interlocutors, appointed by Centre on Jammu and Kashmir, will wind-up its first visit to the valley today. During the four-day stay in Srinagar, the group interacted with various groups of people, particularly students and youth, to ascertain their views and expressions. The group headed by senior Journalist Dileep Patgaonkar, also interacted […]

    Karzai admits receiving ‘bags of money’ from Iran

    Afghan president Hamid Karzai admitted on Monday that his chief of staff had received “bags of money” from Iran but insisted the payment was transparent and a form of aid from a friendly country. Cash payments “are done by various friendly countries to help the presidential office and to help the expenses…” said Karzai at […]