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Give up your weapons, Russian troops demand

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Kiev, Ukraine  — Ukraine’s new Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned Sunday his crisis-hit country was on the “brink of disaster,” accusing neighbor Russia of declaring war. Ukraine’s shaky new government mobilized troops and called up military reservists Sunday, even as ...

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In Lucknow, Modi attacks ‘secular parties’ over communal riots

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NEW DELHI: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked Samajwadi Party and Congress over their “secularism” plank. Slamming SP, BSP and Congress, Narendra Modi on Sunday said they are misleading people by wearing a veil of secularism to hide their ...

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James Tague, key JFK assassination witness, dies

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A material witness whose testimony contributed to the controversial “magic bullet theory” in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has died.  James Tague was standing in Dallas’s Dealey Plaza when the shots were fired on Nov. 22, 1963. A ...

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SC verdict on death sentence commutation patently illegal: Govt

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NEW DELHI: The Centre on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its verdict holding that undue delay by the government in deciding mercy plea can be a ground to commute death sentence of a condemned prisoner. The Centre submitted that ...

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Yanukovych insists ‘not overthrown’, will fight on

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ROSTOV-ON-DON (Russia) (AFP) – Deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych insisted Friday in his first public appearance since fleeing to Russia that he had not been overthrown and would continue to fight for the future of Ukraine. Yanukovych told reporters in ...

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Corrupt Chinese officials flee overseas, some bound for Australia

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Beijing: Corrupt Chinese officials are fleeing overseas in increasing numbers to countries including Australia as an intensifying crackdown on graft takes hold within the ruling Communist Party, according to a new government think tank report. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ...

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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption

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A jury convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Wednesday on 20 of 21 federal corruption counts, including bribery, marking a stunning fall for the feisty official who gained a national profile following Hurricane Katrina. The 57-year-old Democrat, who led ...

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