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Mugabe clings desperately to power PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

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Robert Mugabe's officials claimed to have reached a deal to form a coalition government with a minor opposition faction yesterday in the hope of winning international legitimacy after talks with the president's main rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, collapsed when Zimbabwe's leader refused to relinquish power.

An agreement between Mugabe and Arthur Mutambara, leader of a breakaway group from Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, to form a national unity administration could give the president control of the new parliament.

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Three western aid workers killed in Afghanistan ambush PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

Three western women working for a US aid organisation have been shot dead in an ambush in Afghanistan, reports AP.

The women, so far identified only as a British-Canadian national, a US citizen and a Trinidadian were travelling by car in the eastern Logar province when they were attacked this morning at around 11am (0830 BST).
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Philippine rebels say peace deal on shaky ground PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

AFP, JOLO, PHILIPPINES -- Efforts to revive a landmark peace deal could collapse if renewed fighting between government forces and Muslim rebels spreads in the southern Philippines, the guerrillas warned Tuesday.

Skirmishes between Philippine troops and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front continued in the southern region of Mindanao as government forces drove rebels from Christian villages that the guerrillas seized last week.

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Three foreign female aid workers die in Afghan ambush PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

KABUL, Aug 13 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Suspected Taliban insurgents killed three women international aid workers and their Afghan driver in an ambush in Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said.

It was the bloodiest single attack on foreign aid workers in recent years in Afghanistan. Rising violence has already forced aid agencies to restrict humanitarian work at a time when drought and high prices are putting more people under pressure.
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Pressure mounts but Musharraf won't quit: spokesman PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

ISLAMABAD, Wed Aug 13, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday to resign or face impeachment but aides rejected media speculation he was about to step down.

Musharraf has been at the centre of a political crisis since early last year that has raised fears among the United States and its allies for the stability of the nuclear-armed Muslim country, which is also a hiding place for al Qaeda leaders.
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India's Diesel demand soars, no fuel price cut: Govt PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

NEW DELHI, Wed Aug 13,(bdnews24.com/Reuters) - India's diesel demand is growing at an unexpectedly high rate of 23-24 percent, the oil minister said on Wednesday, causing shortages in some regions.

In the April-June quarter diesel sales by oil firms rose sharply, registering annual growth of nearly 18 percent, largely due to use of diesel for power generation.
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Lebanon bus stop bomb kills 18, including 9 soldiers PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

TRIPOLI, Lebanon, Wed Aug 13, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - A bomb killed at least 18 people, including nine soldiers, as they boarded a bus in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Wednesday, security sources said.

The bomb, which also wounded at least 45 people, was the deadliest attack on the army since its battle with al Qaeda-inspired Islamist militants in the north last year.
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Britain accuses Russia of `blatant aggression' PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

LONDON, Wed Aug 13, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Britain accused Russia on Wednesday of blatant aggression in its military incursion into Georgia and warned that it faced political consequences if it failed to uphold its international responsibilities.

"The sight of Russian tanks rolling into parts of a sovereign country on its neighbouring borders will have brought a chill down the spine of many people," Foreign Secretary David Miliband told BBC radio. "That is simply not the way in which international relations can be run in the 21st century."
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Malaysia's Islamists to back Anwar, alliance PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, Wed Aug 13, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Malaysia's Islamist party is set to back Anwar Ibrahim at an assembly on Friday, despite his looming trial on sodomy charges, and downplay its traditional commitment to Islamic laws.

But other members of Anwar's "rainbow coalition" -- Chinese parties and urban reformers -- remain suspicious of their electoral partner, Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS), and its Islamic agenda in this multicultural nation of 27 million people.
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Mourners riot in Indian Kashmir over protest deaths PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

SRINAGAR, India, Wed Aug 13, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Angry Muslims mourning at least 20 protesters killed by police torched security bunkers and rioted in Indian Kashmir's main city on Wednesday, as a land row with Hindus revived calls for independence.

Police fired teargas shells to disperse thousands of Muslim protesters who defied a curfew at several places across Kashmir Valley, police said.
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Missile strike kills nine militants in Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

WANA, Pakistan,Wed Aug 13, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - At least nine militants were killed in a missile strike on their training camp in Pakistan's South Waziristan region, near the Afghan border, security officials and residents said on Wednesday.

In a separate incident, a militant faction leader was shot and killed by a gunman at his office in a mosque in a northwestern town.
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Sudanese army attacks rebels in North Darfur PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

KHARTOUM, Wed Aug 13, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Sudan's army has begun a massive operation to wipe out rebel bases in Darfur's far north, two Darfur rebel factions said on Wednesday.

The army attacked with more than 200 vehicles in Wadi Atron, near the Sudanese-Libyan border on Tuesday and took control of areas which had for years been under the control of rebels who want more autonomy for the region.
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Mbeki leaves Zimbabwe without power-sharing deal PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

HARARE, Wed Aug 13, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - South African President Thabo Mbeki left Zimbabwe on Wednesday after failing to secure a power-sharing deal between its main rivals during marathon talks, adding to doubts over chances of an agreement.

Mbeki brokered three days of negotiations between President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on ending a post-election crisis that has worsened Zimbabwe's spiral of decline.
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Guns fall silent in Georgia ahead of talks PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

Moskow/Tbilisi, Aug 13 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Russia and Georgia proclaimed a day of mourning on Wednesday for the dead in five days of fighting over separatist South Ossetia before difficult negotiations on the details of an EU-brokered peace plan.

The breakaway region and adjacent areas of Georgia were reported quiet overnight after the warring sides signed up in principle to a six-point plan delivered on Tuesday by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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India's Kashmir mourns deaths from protests PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

Srinagar, India, Aug 13 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Indian Kashmir on Wednesday began a three-day mourning for at least 20 Muslim protesters shot dead by police this week as the region simmered over a land row that has revived independence calls.

Shops and businesses were closed in Kashmir's summer capital of Srinagar and special prayers were being held in mosques and homes. Police and soldiers dressed in battle gear patrolled deserted streets, often blocked with barbed wire.
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Homes burn as Hindu-Muslim anger grows in Kashmir PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

Garkhal, India, Aug 13 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - When a mob shouting praises for a Hindu god torched this Muslim hamlet, any hopes of religious peace in India's Kashmir state may have been destroyed along with these charred homes and scarred drums of ruined wheat.

"We never had a problem like this before," said Bashir Ahmed, a farmer from the Muslim Gujjar community. In oppressive humidity of a dark cattle shed with scorched brick walls, he revealed crescent-shaped scars on his back from the mob's beating.
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Fresh floods in Vietnam kill teenager, toll 120 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

Hanoi, Aug 13 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Fresh floods triggered by rains swept away a teenager in northern Vietnam and several boats were destroyed, the government said on Wednesday, as it struggled to deliver aid to thousands of people hit by the worst floods in four decades.

At least 120 people have been killed after days of heavy rains triggered by the remnants of a tropical storm. Another 44 are missing.
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Hungarian lifter dislocates elbow PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

BEIJING, Aug 13 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Hungarian weightlifter Janos Baranyai dislocated his elbow while trying to snatch 148kg in the men's 77kg Olympic competition on Wednesday, a sports official said.

"He injured his elbow, it's a dislocation. He'll be alright but it's just an ugly thing," said Sam Coffa, president of the jury at the competition and first vice-president of the international weightlifting federation.
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Lebanon bomb kills 9, including 7 soldiers PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

Tripoli, Lebanon, Aug 13 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - A bomb targeted a bus in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Wednesday, killing at least nine people, including seven soldiers when it exploded in a busy square, security sources said.

At least seven more people were wounded by the bomb, which was planted either inside the civilian bus, or just by it.
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Fifteen killed as Kashmir land row boils PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

Srinagar, Aug 13 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Police shot dead at least 13 people in Kashmir on Tuesday as Muslim protests against what they termed an economic blockade by Hindus over a land row began to morph into independence calls, officials said.

Violence swept up the neighbouring Hindu-dominated Jammu region as well, where two people were killed and several injured when thousands of Hindu and Muslim protesters clashed with each other and with police.
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Peacekeepers may have committed sex abuse in Congo: UN PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

United Nations,Aug 13 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - An internal UN investigation has found evidence that some Indian peacekeepers may have engaged in "sexual exploitation and abuse" in Congo, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday.

In a statement issued by his spokeswoman's office, Ban said he was "deeply troubled" by the outcome of the UN investigation and said "disciplinary action to the maximum degree permitted by Indian law should be taken as soon as possible against those found to be involved."
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