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French Strikers restore blockade

MARSEILLE: The cat and mouse game between strikers and police continued in France early Monday, with dockers restoring their blockade on a big fuel depot in the south and a central depot being unblocked.

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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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