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Cholera spreads in Haiti, 200 people dead

PORT-AU-PRINCE: At least 200 people have died in a cholera outbreak in earthquake-shattered Haiti, the government said. Another 2,500 people were fighting for their lives in hospital, sickened with fever, vomiting and diarrhoea, in the Lower Artibonite region, 80 km north of capital Port-au-Prince.

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Malaysian PM may opt for early parliamentary poll

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Prime Minister, Mr Najib Tun Razak may opt for parliamentary polls - nearly two years ahead of schedule, a media report said Sunday. Addressing the 61st general assembly of United Malays National Organisation, the ruling party that he heads, Mr Najib gave “the clearest indication yet” that the 13th general election was imminent, The Star newspaper said.

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Netanyahu warns Palestinians against unilateral acts

JERUSALEM: The Prime Minister, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu urged the Palestinians on Sunday not to take unilateral steps toward statehood, saying Israel was working closely with Washington on ways to restart peace talks.

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UN asks US to probe rights abuses after WikiLeaks’ exposé

NEW YORK: The United Nations has asked the US administration to probe the involvement of American forces in human rights abuses, summary executions and war crimes in following the “largest classified military leak” detailing accounts of torture and killing of over 66,000 civilians.

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No aid for Pakistani army unit suspected of rights abuses: US

WASHINGTON: The US has withheld military assistance to a unit of the Pakistan Army after allegations of human rights abuses against it, saying such violations are taken "seriously" and security assistances were subject to American laws and regulations.

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Amartya Sen attacks India on its Myanmar policy

WASHINGTON: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen today rapped India over its Myanmar policy, saying the country “completely abdicated” its responsibility on morality after getting a “bit of power” and pleaded for global scrutiny of the November 7 general elections under the military junta.

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