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UK newspapers rail against new regulation deal
UK newspapers rail against new regulation deal LONDON - Britain's newspapers on Tuesday railed against a new system of press regulation agreed by political leaders, which the biggest media groups have warned raises "deeply contentious issues".
British woman injured fleeing feared sex attack in India
British woman injured fleeing feared sex attack in India NEW DELHI - A female British tourist suffered leg injuries after she jumped out of a hotel window Tuesday over fears of a sex attack in the Indian city of Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, police said.
Inde: des inondations font 121 morts et six millions de déplacés
Plus de 120 personnes sont mortes dans les inondations dues aux pluies saisonnières de la mousson dans le nord-est de l'Inde et six millions ont dû fuir leur maison, selon un nouveau bilan des autorités samedi.Le service de météorologie a prévenu que la pluie continuerait à balayer la région pendant les prochaines 24 heures.L'Etat de l'Assam a été le plus affecté par les fortes précipitations qui ont fait déborder le fleuve Brahmapoutre.
AFP Journalists on Twitter | Prashant Rao
More and more AFP journalists are on Twitter, to the point where a simple old #FollowFriday is difficult, so I've set about compiling a list with as full descriptions of titles as possible.
Shiite Muslim rituals climax in Iraq
Shiite Muslim rituals climax in Iraq KARBALA, Iraq, July 6, 2012 (AFP) - Millions of Shiite pilgrims commemorated the birth of a central figure in Shiite
Mynanmar hardliners toppled in reshuffle
Mynanmar hardliners toppled in reshuffle NAYPYIDAW - Myanmar's reformist regime will drop several hardliners in an imminent reshuffle, a government official said Wednesday, as parliament confirmed the resignation of the army-backed vice president. Around three senior ministers are expected to be replaced by more moderate figures in the new line-up, a government official told AFP, in the latest sign of positive change in the long military-dominated country.
Eleven people killed in new Iraq attacks
A car bombing at a market in central Iraq killed eight people on Wednesday and three others were murdered in Baghdad, the latest in a spike in nationwide unrest ahead of Shiite rituals. The violence came a day after a series of attacks across Iraq killed 38 amid preparations for ceremonies on Friday to commemorate the birth of a key figure in Shiite Islam.
Iraq attacks kill 32
By Iman Radhi Diwaniyah, Iraq, July 3, 2012 (AFP) - A truck bomb at a crowded market in central Iraq killed 25 people on Tuesday while attacks elsewhere in the country claimed seven lives, the latest victims of a spike in nationwide unrest.
Syrian regime TV reporter defects
Ghatan Sleiba, from the pro-Assad al-Dunya channel, says he has been providing intelligence to the rebels for months A presenter from the Syrian regime's main television channel has defected to the opposition and revealed he had secretly provided intelligence to rebels for the past seven months.
Women in Iraq face court-ordered virginity tests
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Women in Iraq face court-ordered virginity tests that often show they were virgins until marriage but shame them nonetheless, doctors at an institute that carries out the tests and a lawyer told AFP.Remaining a virgin until marriage can be an issue of life or death for women
After I claimed, two Sundays ago, in this column that Bombay was now getting ahead of Delhi when it came to Western food, I have had angry responses from Delhi loyalists who insist that their city still remains the capital of good food.
Controversial Conviction: Dr Shakeel Afridi | News & Politics | Newsline
The authorities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) may have thought they could defuse the latest stand-off between Pakistan and the United States over the fate of Dr Shakeel Afridi, the 48-year-old physician who doubled as a CIA informer and played a role in tracking down Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad through a fake anti-polio vaccination campaign.
Iraq sentences three 'Qaeda' members to hang
BAGHDAD, June 28, 2012 (AFP) - An Iraqi court on Thursday sentenced three alleged members of Al-Qaeda front group the Islamic State of Iraq to death for a bombing near Iraq's parliament building at the end of last year.
Iraq's Sadr wants alleged Hezbollah member freed
NAJAF, Iraq, June 27, 2012 (AFP) - Powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday called for the release of an alleged member of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah who is jailed in Iraq.