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BRASïLIA: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is a former leftist guerrilla once imprisoned and tortured by the country’s military regime who has upheld her reputation for toughness in a hard-fought re-election campaign.
Rousseff, Brazil’s first ...
 
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BUKEDEA, Uganda: When Ugandan farmer’s daughter Rose Akurut became engaged to a man from a village far from her own, her parents could not be more thrilled.
But the dowry she would bring — cows, goats and cash — soured the marriage and brought ...
 
 

BERLIN: Syrian refugees are bedding down in the converted classrooms of a former Berlin high school as Germany grapples with being Europe’s number-one destination for asylum seekers.
Among the newcomers is Mohammed Nabil, 28, who after a ...
 
 

NEW YORK: A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said.
The officers were on foot patrol when ...
 
 

KIEV: Ukraine wraps up campaigning Friday for a weekend vote that will dramatically reshape parliament after a year of upheavals, as the deadly conflict with pro-Russian rebels drags on into its seventh month.
Sunday’s snap poll was called by ...
 
 

WASHINGTON: A Russian held for years by the US military in Afghanistan will be flown to the United States to face trial, marking the first such transfer for a foreign fighter from the country, officials said on Friday.
The detainee is one of 13 ...
 
 

LAURA, Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a “unilateral diktat” on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West.
In a ...
 
 

TUNIS: A raid by Tunisian security forces on an armed group near the capital on Friday left six suspected militants dead, including five women, fanning tensions days ahead of a landmark election.
Tens of thousands of soldiers and police will be ...
 
 

STOCKHOLM: Sweden called off a massive hunt on Friday for at least one mystery foreign submarine in its waters that had worrying echoes of Cold War stand-offs, after calling the incursion “unacceptable”.
The search, which stirred up memories of ...
 
 

KATHMANDU: An overloaded bus plunged down a hill in central Nepal on Friday, killing at least 14 people including three foreigners, police said.
The bus was crowded with tourists and Nepalese people travelling for the Hindu festival of Tihar ...
 
 

LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sent her first ever tweet during a visit to a museum on Friday, signing it “Elizabeth R” — and even removing a glove to post it.
The 88-year-old’s Twitter debut came during a visit to London’s Science Museum ...
 
 

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s democracy activists are planning a street vote to gauge protesters’ views on conciliatory offers from the government, as the city’s former leader on Friday called on them to clear the streets.
The leaders of the mass ...
 
 

ADEN: Thousands of southern Yemenis turned out in Aden on Friday to demand independence for their once sovereign region, as rebels from the north press to expand their control over more of the impoverished country.
Yemen continues to reel under ...
 
 

LONDON: One million doses of an Ebola vaccine will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organisation has announced.
Vaccines, “several hundred thousand” of which will be produced in the first half of the year would be initially made ...
 
 

ISMAILIA: Two attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killed at least 28 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst violence against the state since Islamist president Mohammed Mursi was overthrown last year.
More ...
 
 

MONS, Belgium: Russia still has troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal, Nato’s military commander said on Friday.
“We’ve seen a pretty good withdrawal of the Russian forces from ...
 
 

WASHINGTON: It is too premature to talk about reducing American forces in the Korean Peninsula without “authentic and credible” negotiations with Pyongyang about ending its nuclear programme, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on ...
 
 

BANGKOK: A 24-year-old British woman has died during cosmetic surgery at a clinic in Bangkok, prompting Thai police to arrest her surgeon for criminal negligence, officials said on Friday.
The Briton died during a corrective procedure on ...
 
 

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was shoved into a closet when a gunman stormed parliament, local newspapers said on Friday.
According to MPs cited anonymously by the daily Globe & Mail and others, Harper spent as much as 15 ...
 
 

TALLINN: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that 1,300 Free Syrian Army fighters would join Kurds in defending the key Syrian border town of Kobane from an assault by Islamic State Jihadists.
The Syrian Kurds have “accepted ...
 
 

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, United States: US and allied aircraft have flown nearly 6,600 sorties in the air war against the Islamic State group and dropped more than 1,700 bombs, the American military said late on Thursday.
The flights for ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Australian surgeons said on Friday they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in what they said was a world first that could change the way organs are donated.
Until now, doctors have relied on using the ...