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Archive for February 8th, 2008

Survivors of Khmer Rouge regime are looking for justice. For the first time they have addressed a UN-backed genocide court. They spoke at a bail hearing for Nuon Chea, one of five senior Khmer Rouge officials awaiting trial, charged with crimes against humanity. Nuon Chea was the so-called Brother Number Two to Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot. (more…)

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National elections will take place on 13-14 April, only two years after the last parliamentary vote, said a cabinet minister. The italian president dissolved the Parliament on Wednesday, because of unsuccessful talks in order to form an interim government.

These elections will most probably see the return of former prime minister and one of Italy’s richest man : Silvio Berlusconi (photo). He is largely ahead in the opinion polls and has already started his campaign, unofficially.

Leave comments on what you think about that political situation and what you know…

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Thursday was the end of the 40-day period of mourning after the assassination of Pakistan’s former PM, Benazir Bhutto. To mark that day, her supporters pledged to win this month election.

Asif Ali Zardari, her widower and political heir, talked to thousands of people who came from all over the country to attend the prayer service. They gathered at the Bhutto mausoleum, in Sindh province. Asif Ali Zardari claimed he was ready to be “martyred” to fulfil Benazir Bhutto’s “mission”. (more…)

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Last month the Maharishi announced his retirement and retreat into silence at his home in Vlorop, in the Netherlands, were he died on Tuesday evening, in his sleep.

When he died, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi thought to have been 91 years old. The Indian guru was presented as the man who introduced the Beatles and others stars to ancient Hindu meditation methods. (more…)

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