Archive for August, 2012

Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 11:39pm

Iran urges non-aligned nations role in Syria

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that emerging nations have a greater right than the West or the UN to help resolve Syria’s escalating civil war. His comments on Friday came at the end of a meeting in Tehran of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the grouping of 120 nations whose annual conference was […]

Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 11:39pm

Thousands join peaceful protest in Bahrain

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Tens of thousands of people chanting anti-government slogans and holding up pictures of jailed activists took part on Friday in Bahrain’s first authorised opposition protest since June. No clashes occurred at Friday’s march along a 3 km stretch of a highway west of the capital of Manama. Protesters carried Bahraini flags and held up images […]

Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 11:39pm

SA minister questions mine murder charges

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South Africa’s justice minister has demanded an explanation after 270 miners were charged with the murder of their colleagues who were shot by police. Jeff Radebe said the decision “induced a sense of shock, panic and confusion” among South Africans. “I have requested the acting National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), advocate Nomgcobo Jiba to furnish […]

Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 11:36am

Abramovich wins in UK court oligarch feud

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The exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky has lost his legal battle with Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich. Judge Elizabeth Gloster ruled in Abramovich’s favour on Friday and described Berezovsky as an “unimpressive and inherently unreliable witness” after a trial that started in October last year and ended in January. Berezovsky, 65, claimed to have been a business […]

Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 11:36am

South Africa miners charged with murder

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Miners arrested at South Africa’s Marikana mine have been charged in court with the murder of 34 of their colleagues shot by police. The decision to charge the miners comes under “common purpose law” used under the former apartheid regime, and it suggests President Jacob Zuma’s government wants to shift blame for the killings from […]

Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 11:36am

Romney vows to ‘restore promise of America’

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White House hopeful Mitt Romney spoke of the struggles of the working class, the importance of family life and American exceptionalism in a key speech aimed at winning the confidence of American voters. As he accepted the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday night, the former Massachusetts governor said President Barack Obama had failed to deliver […]

Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 11:36am

Several killed in New Jersey shooting

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At least seven people have been killed in a multiple shooting in New Jersey, US. Police reportedly shot and killed the man suspected of being involved in Friday’s shootout inside a shopping plaza. Several employees were inside the store, which was preparing to open at 6am Two windows near the entrance to the Pathmark have been […]

Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 11:36am

Romney vows to ‘restore promise of America’

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White House hopeful Mitt Romney spoke of the struggles of the working class, the importance of family life and American exceptionalism in a key speech aimed at winning the confidence of American voters. As he accepted the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday night, the former Massachusetts governor said President Barack Obama had failed to deliver […]

Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 11:36am

Australia ends hunt for asylum seekers

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Australian officials have given up hope of finding survivors after nearly 100 asylum seekers vanished in choppy seas off Indonesia when their overcrowded vessel sank en route to Australia. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said on Friday it was pulling out of the rescue operation after determining there was no “realistic prospect of survivability” for […]

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 11:33pm

Angola opposition members arrested

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Angolan police have arrested several members of an opposition party on the eve of national elections after they tried to enter the national electoral commission (CNE) building to demand credentials to observe the vote at polling stations, a party official and police have said. William Tonet, a candidate for the new opposition Broad Convergence for Angola’s Salvation-Electoral Coalition (CASA-CE) party, told the Reuters news […]

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