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Archive for March 10th, 2011

The Dalai Lama (photo) announced a plan to transfer his political responsibilities to an elected figure, saying it would be to the long-term benefit of Tibetans.

Tibet’s spiritual leader and head of government-in-exile will start the formal process of stepping down next Monday, at a meeting of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile. (more…)

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Nobel laureate and former head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency, Mohammed El Baradei (photo, from aljazeera.net) said he will run for president in Egypt, urging for a new real democratic system. (more…)

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10,000 homes cannot be rebuilt in Christchurch, New Zealand, announced the country’s prime minister John Key, after the 22 February earthquake (map). (more…)

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