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  1. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs: US Election, November 8, 2012

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Twitter users get busy with 20 million posts WASHINGTON - Election day became the most tweeted about event in US political history with internet users firing off 20 million poll-related ... The number far surpassed the 10.3 million tweets sent during the first presidential debate last month - an event the social network had at the time billed a record in US political history. AFP ...

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    Briefs: US shooting, December 17, 2012

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Police arrest school shooting plotter BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma- Hours before a gunman opened fire at a Connecticut elementary school, police in Oklahoma arrested a teenager for allegedly plotting to attack his high school and trying to recruit classmates to ...

  3. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, January 18, 2013

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... the political rights of its citizens significantly last year by holding successful elections and Egypt's progress was "modest", according to Freedom House, a US-based advocate ... by Pakistan, the US ambassador to Kabul said. Pakistan said 26 prisoners were freed late last year to kick-start peace talks ahead of the withdrawal of US-led Nato troops from Afghanistan. "We ...

  4. News - Asia - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 24, 2013

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... of power when he was in office and India sent an envoy to try to end the political stand-off. Nasheed is accusedof abusing his powers after he won the first free elections in 2008 in the Maldives. ... of a friend, who had asked her to check on the property while she went travelling. AFP   US firms can work with banned banks WASHINGTON- The Treasury is allowing US companies to do business through ...

  5. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, December 24, 2012

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... governor of the US state of South Carolina, is considering a campaign for his former seat in Congress. Sanford is a former two-term governor, who was a rising Republican star before he vanished ...

  6. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, October 15, 2012

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... on the country's future, with Flemish nationalist leader Bart De Wever seeking a big breakthrough. If he wins there, it could destabilise the fragile political consensus which allowed the Socialist Party of Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo to finally form a government in December 2011 after some 500 days of bitter haggling. AFP   US knew stolen body was cartel leader's MEXICO CITY- US officials ...

  7. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, December 28, 2012

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... George H. W. Bush in intensive care AUSTIN - Former US president George H. W. Bush, who led a coalition that ejected Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991, was in intensive care at a Houston, ... 'fiscal cliff', warns Reid WASHINGTON - Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid warned the US looks to be headed over the "fiscal cliff" of tax rises and spending cuts that will start ...

  8. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, November 28, 2012

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Li Keqiang sees 'big' potential for US ties Executive Vice-Premier Li Keqiang said China and the US have "big" potential for co-operation and should break "unreasonable" business barriers. Li, who will be premier in March, was speaking in the Zhongnanhai compound to visiting executives from the US. "It will be important for the world economy if China ...

  9. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, December 8, 2012

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by -

    ... with one lawyer saying he had suffered two mild heart attacks. He was later discharged and taken back to his cell. McAfee announced on Tuesday that he would be seeking political asylum and feared for his life in Belize. AFP   US citizen admits plot to attack army recruits SEATTLE- A man accused of plotting to storm a military recruitment centre with machine guns and grenades in retaliation ...

  10. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, December 30, 2012

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF, WIRE

    ... ore mine, which straddles Cameroon and the Republic of Congo. Hanlong is seeking a tie-up with Chinese state-owned firms and invested US$5 billion to develop the Mbalam project and build ... of the Nanjing military command, in its report after Deputy Chief of General Staff Zhang Qinsheng, but before three other deputy heads from its politics, logistics and armament departments. Meanwhile, ...




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