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Massacre victims found as Ivory Coast standoff continues

ABIDJAN(IVORY COAST): The Ivory Coast’s internationally recognised President, Mr Alassane Ouattara enforced a blockade today around his rival Mr Laurent Gbagbo’s Abidjan residence, as the UN said it had found more than 100 bodies in the west of the country.

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Massive earthquake jolts Japan again

TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: Japan’s quake-devastated northeast was shaken again by a massive 7.4 magnitude temblor, triggering a tsunami alert, as engineers at the troubled Fukushima nuclear facility pumped in nitrogen into a reactor in their desperate bid to prevent another hydrogen blast.

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Gaddafi paid millions to US firms to polish his global image

BOSTON: The Libya’s strongman, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was spending over USD 3 million annually to mount a secret media campaign and PR effort to spruce up his global image as a statesman and a reformer, confidential documents show.

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Hopes fade for 150 Libya boat people lost at sea

ITALY: The search goes on for some 150 African refugees fleeing Libya, whose boat capsized in the middle of the Mediterranean in stormy weather, a day after 53 survivors were plucked from the sea.

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NRIs in Canada throw weight behind Anna Hazare

TORONTO: Non-resident Indians in Canada have come out in support of the Gandhian leader, Mr Anna Hazare for his fast unto death demanding the enactment of a comprehensive Jan Lokpal bill to eradicate corruption in India.

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New immigration rules to hit Indian professionals in UK

LONDON: Several Indian professionals will be adversely affected by Britain’s new immigration rules that come into effect tomorrow as part of the David Cameron government’s efforts to reduce migration from non-European Union countries.

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Than Shwe retires as Myanmar military chief

YANGON: Myanmar strongman Than Shwe, who ruled with an iron fist for almost two decades, has retired as head of the military after handing power to a nominally civilian government, officials said Monday.

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Gaddafi’s sons propose a transition to democratic setup

TRIPOLI/WASHINGTON: Hundreds of rebel fighters were pulled out by sea as Muammar Gaddafi’s forces were on the verge of overrunning the key western city of Misrata after routing all opposition attacks on the eastern front, as the country’s strongman and his sons appeared to be looking for a way out of the conflict.

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