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Iran bus crash kills 23 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Reuters, Tehran,- Twenty-three people died when a passenger bus and a truck collided in western Iran on Sunday, two days after a similar crash elsewhere in the country killed or injured 34 people, a news agency said on Monday.

The latest collision took place in Hamedan province on a road to the capital Tehran, the semi-official Fars News Agency said.

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Iran-Turkey gas flow halted after blast PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Reuters, Ankara - The flow of Iranian natural gas to Turkey was halted early on Monday after an explosion hit a gas pipeline in Turkish territory, a Turkish energy ministry official told Reuters.

"There is a good chance that the cause of the explosion on the pipeline was sabotage. The explosion occurred 13 kilometers (8 miles) inside Turkish territory," said the official, who declined to be named.

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‘Mugabe would accept defeat in run-off’ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Agency

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will respect the will of voters if they end his 28-year rule in a run-off election against opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, the state-run Herald newspaper reported on Monday.

Tsvangirai beat Mugabe in the March 29 presidential poll but failed to win an absolute majority. His Movement for Democratic Change, which has accused Mugabe's government of cheating in past elections, fears it will rig the results of the June 27 run-off.
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Haitian president nominates adviser as PM PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

REUTERS, PORT-AU-PRINCE - Haitian President Rene Preval nominated his longtime friend and adviser Robert Manuel on Sunday to become prime minister of the impoverished Caribbean nation, where the previous government was toppled by food riots in April.

Preval named Manuel in a late-night meeting with the presidents of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies, the lower house in Haiti's parliament. Both chambers must vote on the nomination.

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Labour heavyweights back Britain`s Brown as leader PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

REUTERS, LONDON- Two senior members of Gordon Brown's government backed the British prime minister on Sunday to remain in charge of the ruling Labour Party, curbing speculation of a high-level plot to oust the embattled leader.

Labour lost a mid-term parliamentary seat last week to the opposition Conservatives for the first time since 1978. Coming after a drubbing in local elections earlier in May, media talk about a challenge to Brown has been rife.

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Asian economies: swapping one dependency for another? PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

REUTERS, BEIJING- The Asian economy has shown a remarkable immunity to slowing U.S. growth, so it would be richly ironic if the region were to trip up now over a byproduct of its resilience -- sky-high oil and commodity prices.

A long period of turbo-charged growth, led by China and India, has boosted global energy demand, helping to drive crude to record highs above $130 a barrel. Metals and grains, most recently rice, have also been on a tear.
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India fuel price rise unlikely this week – source PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

REUTERS, NEW DELHI - India is unlikely to raise fuel prices this week, a senior oil ministry official told reporters on Monday, despite pressure from oil companies which are losing millions of dollars a day due to surging crude prices.

"No decision is likely this week as the prime minister is unwell. There is no political consensus on price increase. Ministries are ready but politicians are not," the official, who did not want to be identified, said.

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China oil giant in takeover talks with Canadian energy firm PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Chinese oil giant CNOOC is in talks with Canadian-based Talisman Energy over a possible takeover deal, a report in Hong Kong said Monday, reports AFP.

CNOOC, China's third largest oil company, is in discussions that could lead to asset sales or a complete takeover, the South China Morning Post said citing unnamed sources.

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India's Reliance in 'exclusive talks' with MTN PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

AFP, NEW DELHI - India's Reliance Communications said Monday it was in tie-up talks with MTN after rival mobile operator Bharti Airtel hung up on discussions with the South African phone giant in a dispute over control.

MTN Group, Africa's biggest cellular operator, and Reliance Communications, India's second largest mobile firm by subscribers, were discussing a "potential combination of their businesses" to "achieve a unique and global platform for exponential growth," the Indian company said in a statement.

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RBI: fiscal pressures not fully reflected PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

REUTERS, NEW DELHI - India's fiscal deficit continues to be among the highest in the world and underlying pressures are not entirely showing up in headline fiscal numbers, Reserve Bank of India Governor Yaga Venugopal Reddy said on Monday.

"We are seeing the centre's fiscal situation is improving but I think there are several underlying fiscal pressures not entirely evident in the numbers," Reddy told a conference in New Delhi.
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Queiroz could succeed Ferguson at Man Utd, Gill says PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

AFP, LONDON - Manchester United chief executive David Gill has said that Alex Ferguson's deputy at Manchester United, Carlos Queiroz, could take over from him as coach once he stands down.

That possibility came into focus after Ferguson made it clear that he will leave his post within the next three years.
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Capello demands dedication PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

England manager plans to 'change the mentality' of his side

Sky Sports

England manager Fabio Capello has demanded 'courage and strength' from his players in their forthcoming friendlies as he looks to 'change the mentality' of the side.

Capello's men go head-to-head with the United States at Wembley on Wednesday before taking on Trinidad and Tobago the following Sunday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

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Terry ´haunted´ by Champions League penalty miss PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

AFP, LONDON - John Terry, whose penalty miss cost Chelsea the chance of winning the Champions League final, said he will be "haunted forever" by the memory of that moment.

Terry said in an open letter to the fans published on the club's website he had been sleeping very badly and, at some level, was hoping it was all just a bad dream.

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2008 Cannes film market morose PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

AFP, CANNES  - Business at Cannes' billion-dollar market was morose this year, dampened by too many films on offer and a grim global economic climate, organisers said.

Participation in the world's largest film market saw a slight increase,
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Indian tribal clashes kill dozens PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

At least 36 people have died in two days of clashes between security forces and ethnic Gujjar protesters in the Indian state of Rajasthan, police say, report agencies.

Police opened fire on demonstrators on Friday in Bharatpur district killing at least 15. One policeman also died.

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China: 69 dams in danger after earthquake PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

AP, CHENGDU, China - Nearly 70 dams scarred by the force of China's most powerful earthquake in three decades were in danger of bursting, rattled again Sunday by one of the strongest aftershocks since the initial disaster.

Meanwhile, soldiers carrying explosives hiked to a lake formed by a blocked river near the epicenter, hoping to blast through debris to alleviate the threat of floods.
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Barack Obama wants Bill to heal Hillary Clinton wounds PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

An assassination remark is the latest twist to sour relations between the two rivals

The Sunday Times

Barack Obama, the probable Democratic presidential nominee, wants Bill Clinton to help him heal the deep party rifts created by his wife Hillary’s divisive campaign – culminating in her dramatic claim this weekend that the 1968 assassination of Robert F Kennedy was a reason not to be pushed out of the race.
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UN chief tells Myanmar to focus on saving lives PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

AFP, YANGON - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday the world must focus on saving the lives of desperate cyclone survivors in Myanmar, which is pushing for billions of dollars to start rebuilding efforts.

Making a high-profile bid to press the reluctant military regime to allow a full-scale disaster relief operation, Ban opened a donor pledging conference here by rejecting Myanmar's insistence that relief work is already over.

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Man pulled out alive after 11 days under China quake rubble PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Times Online

For everyone camped around in the wreckage of Mianzhu, it was a miracle that seemed too reckless even to dream of.

But 11 days after the devastating earthquake that demolished many of the buildings in China's SIchuan province, just when the idea of finding any further survivors had slipped beyond public imagination, an 80-year old man was reclaimed from the rubble of his home – unhurt and alive.
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General Suleiman to be Lebanon president PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

REUTERS, BEIRUT - Lebanon's parliament is set to vote in army chief General Michel Suleiman as the country's 11th president on Sunday, filling a post left vacant for six months by a crisis that threatened a new civil war.

A Qatari-brokered deal between rival Lebanese leaders last week defused 18 months of political stalemate that erupted into street fighting this month. Iranian-backed Hezbollah fighters briefly seized parts of Beirut, routing government loyalists.

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At least six killed in Colombian earthquake PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

REUTERS, BOGOTA - At least six people were killed when a shallow, 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit Colombia on Saturday, destroying homes and shaking buildings in the capital Bogota, where panicked residents fled into the streets.

Three people, including a small baby, were killed when an avalanche crushed their car and three more died in landslides. The quake blocked a highway out of Bogota and flattened ten houses and a church near the epicentre, authorities said.

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