Democratization

First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 14 reports

Iraq attacks kills nine as bomber hits university

Related Attacks in Iraq, including a at a university in north Baghdad, killed at least nine people on Sunday, security and medical officials said.The attacks, which come as Iraq suffers a prolonged surge in bloodshed, took place less than two weeks before ... [Published Al Ahram - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Bomber, Iraq, Security, Car Bomb
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 9 reports

Russia Bashing Continues

by Stephen LendmanWashington bears full responsibility for Ukrainian crisis conditions. Russia alone has gone all-out to resolve them responsibly.Putin and Sergei Lavrov deserve Nobel Peace Prize recognition. War criminals alone get it. Obama is Exhibit ... [Published San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center - 2 hours ago]
Entities: Russia, Kiev, Ukraine
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

Japan building military site near disputed Senkaku islands

Japan has begun construction work on a military radar station near the disputed Senkaku islands.The move will anger China as it may allow Japan to expand surveillance near the Chinese mainland.According to the BBC, the new base, on Yonaguni island, . ... [Published Business Standard India - 1 hour ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 4 reports

Palekar seeks cops’ help

Actor Amol Palekar, who was unable to vote in the Lok Sabha election on Thursday because his name was deleted from the voters list, has approached the Deccan police in Pune and asked it to investigate as to why his name was deleted. The Election Commissi-on ... [Published Asian Age - 2 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 7 reports

US condemns attack on prominent Pakistani journalist

WASHINGTON, April 20 (KUNA) -- The US urged Pakistan's government to track down the gunmen who shot a prominent journalist in Karachi."The United States condemns the vicious attack on television journalist Hamid Mir ... the latest in a series of worrisome ... [Published Kuwait News Agency - 4 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 5 reports

Case Against Geelani for Election Boycott Call

A case has been registered against hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani under the Unlawful Activities (prevention) Act for allegedly calling for a boycott of the ongoing elections.Geelani had given the alleged boycott call during ... [Published Outlook India - 2 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 7 reports

US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

No specific date for the deployment of an Army company, which usually consists of 150 soldiers, has been set but an announcement is expected next week, the official said.Kirby’s statement about additional measures didn’t offer specifics. “Some of those ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 hours ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 8 reports

ASEAN, Chinese Cultural Ministers Meet In Vietnam

Chinese cultural minister Cai Wu attended the 2nd meeting of China-ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts (AMCA+China) and the 6th meeting of cultural ministers of ASEAN and its dialogue partners China, Japan, and South Korea (AMCA+3) in Hue ... [Published Live Trading News - 10 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 19 reports

Ukraine calls Easter truce in east

Ukraine's foreign minister has said that operations against pro-Russian militants in the east of the country have been suspended over Easter.Andriy Deshchytsia told the BBC the security services would resume military action if the separatists continued ... [Published BBC - Apr 19 2014]
Entities: Ukraine, Russia, Illegal
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 20 reports

Algeria's president wins fourth term

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the voteWheelchair-bound Bouteflika votes in Algerian electionPresident Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office with 81.53 percent of ... [Published MaltaToday - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 33 reports

Iran marks Armed Forces Day

TEHRAN,Apr.19(MNA) – Iran commemorated National Armed Forces Day on Friday at a ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani and a number of high-ranking military officials. ... [Published Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 24 reports

Crisis in Ukraine

Re: Harper attacks Putin to burnish legacy, April 16Re: West’s good intentions being botched in Ukraine, Opinion April 15Harper attacks Putin to burnish legacy, April 16Thomas Walkom has a more realistic view of the Ukrainian crisis. There are plenty ... [Published Toronto Star Online - Apr 19 2014]

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"Fans should understand we have to look after Lionel Messi. He has to lead the future of this club" confirmed the president
"We somehow managed to get Aadhar cards for some of them so that they can avail benefits such as widow pension but none of them have voter identity cards" Santosh Chaturvedi, the manager of Maitri ashram, told PTI
"Fuel prices are planned to be increased by 60 percent on the average and it will not lead to a hike in the inflation rate" Mohammad Kordbacheh was quoted as saying
"Also using liquid armor, a bulletproof jacket has been built by experts which has reduced the weight of the jacket to one tenth of its predecessors" Pourdastan added

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