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PAKISTAN: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif Warns India War Brings Unbearable Damage

Raheel Sharif Pakistan Army Chief General: “Let me reiterate our armed forces stand fully capable to defeat all sorts of external aggression.” Read more.

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INDIA: Mahatma Gandhi Kinder Epithets Are ‘Racist’, ‘Pro-British’

INDIA: Mahatma Gandhi Kinder Epithets Are ‘Racist’, ‘Pro-British’

If one is determined to recount weaknesses of Gandhi’s life, ‘racist’ and ‘pro-British’ would count among the kinder epithets. Read more.

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THAILAND: Junta-Appointed Reform Council Rejects Controversial New Constitution

“They’re worried about political problems in the future,” council member Paiboon Nititawan told reporters. Read more.

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MYANMAR: Aung San Suu Kyi Urges Ethnic Rebel Groups Not To Rush Ceasefire Deal

“The most important thing is that it’s a long-lasting ceasefire deal,” said Suu Kyi. Read more.

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RUSSIA: US Intelligence, Satellite Images Show Vladimir Putin Aiding Bashar Assad In Civil War

“It’s obviously a big concern,” one official said. Read more.

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RUSSIA: President Vladimir Putin Says United States Caused Europe Refugee Crisis

“It’s primarily the policy of our American partners,” Vladimir Putin said, accusing Europe of “blindly following America’s orders.” Read more.

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RUSSIA: President Vladimir Putin To Establish International Coalition On Extremism

President Vladimir Putin had talked with U.S. President Barack Obama about the initiative. Read more.

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MALAYSIA: Swiss Freeze Malaysian Fund Linked To Najib Razak Money Laundering

Najib denies any wrongdoing, describing criticism of his leadership as a “political conspiracy.” Read more.

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AZERBAIJAN: Because Khadija Ismayilova Exposed Government Corruption She’s Jailed For Over 7 Years

Khadija Ismayilova told the court that the government “won’t be able to force me to stay silent, even if they sentence me to 15 or 25 years.” Read more.

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THAILAND: Police Claims Erawan Shrine Bomb Case Has Progressed 70 Percent

“It’s natural the suspect will deny it, we still have to continue to look into that,” Thailand deputy national police chief Chakthip Chaijinda. Read more.

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RUSSIA: Russians Say United States Immoral, Racist – Poll

Russians believe the United States is an immoral and unequal country where people are not warm to each other or are openly racist. Read more.

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RUSSIA: Amnesty Reveals Russia’s Prostitution Grim Crisis

RUSSIA: Amnesty Reveals Russia’s Prostitution Grim Crisis

Fyodorov, a member of the ruling United Russia party: Pressure on sex workers has increased lately, said Danilov. “[Police raiding sex workers] wasn’t that common before.” Read more.

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NEW ZEALAND: Here’s New National Flag Final Shortlist

NEW ZEALAND: Here’s New National Flag Final Shortlist

Speaking in Auckland, Prime Minister John Key said it was no secret he was a fan of the silver fern design. Read more.

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RUSSIA: Iosif Davydovich Kobzon ‘Russia’s Sinatra’ EU Visa Takes Center Stage

“If I’m recommended by doctors to undergo surgery in a country that sanctioned me, I’ll appeal to the president and he will help me,” Kobzon. Read more.

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MYANMAR: Aung San Suu Kyi Biography And Profile

MYANMAR: Aung San Suu Kyi Biography And Profile

Aung San Suu Kyi is opposition leader in Myanmar and winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Peace. Read Aung San Suu Kyi Biography And Profile.

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Ukraine Reveals Russian Generals Fighting With Separatists

Oleksandr Turchynov says the Russian generals are Andrey Serdyukov, under code name Sedov; Alexey Zavizyon (aka Pilevin), Evgeniy Nikiforov (aka Morgun), Sergey Yudin. Read more.

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MYANMAR: Thein Sein Signs Monogamy Bill Championed By Radical Buddhists

Myanmar’s president Thein Sein signed into law the last of four controversial bills championed by radical Buddhists but decried by rights groups. Read more.

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MALAYSIA POLITICS: Najib Razak Calls Protest Organisers ‘Haram’

MALAYSIA POLITICS: Najib Razak Calls Protest Organisers ‘Haram’

Najib Razak said the protests revealed the “shallowness of patriotism”. Read more.

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INDIA: Over 130,000 People Signed Petition Against Ruling That Two Sisters Be Raped, Paraded Naked For Their Brother Sins

The village council has ordered that 23-year-old Meenakshi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister should be gang raped. Read more.

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MALAYSIA: Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Biography And Profile

MALAYSIA: Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Biography And Profile

Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib was appointed as Malaysia’s sixth Prime Minister on 3 April 2009. He succeeded Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Read Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Biography And Profile.

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