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Archive for July 21st, 2008

Aung San Suu Kyi (photo, from smh.com), the country’s detained opposition leader, could be freed within six months, has hinted Myanmar’s military government.

It is Nyan Win, Myanmar’s foreign minister, that made the suggestion, which came as members of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) issued a strong rebuke, expressing their “deep disappointment” at Aung San Suu Kyi’s continued house arrest. (more…)

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Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir (photo) met the head of the Arab League, to discuss accusations against him, by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

To solve the crisis, the Arab League has drawn a plan that has been well received in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, said Amr Moussa. (more…)

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Some people are shunning the sun altogether because of worries over skin cancer, which could endanger their health, a poll has found. The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) says that the chances of brittle bone disease could raise, because of the lack of vitamin D, part-made by being in the sun. (more…)

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At the end of his visit to Australia, pope Benedict XVI has met victims of child abuse by Catholic clergy, the Vatican has said. (more…)

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After an Israeli rights group released footage that appears to show a soldier shoot a Palestinian detainee, Israel says it has launched an inquiry. Though when the gun fires the video is blurred, the Palestinian man says a rubber bullet hit his left big toe, and he was treated by an army medic. (more…)

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Barack Obama and Iraqi prime minister have met, during the US Democratic presidential candidate first visit to Baghdad, as part of a major foreign tour.

If he is elected president in November, the Illinois senator will advocate pulling out US combat troops within 16 months. (more…)

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To elect the country’s first president since the abolition of a 240-year-old Hindu monarchy, Nepal’s governing assembly has begun voting in a run-off. Thanks to the selection of the first head of state, the ruling Maoist politicians could get a step closer to forming a coalition government. (more…)

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