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Nelson Mandela

Fake Mandela memorial sign language interpreter hospitalised

Dec 19 2013, 5:56am CST

Johannesburg, Dec 19 (IANS) The sign language interpreter, who grabbed headlines across the world for allegedly using a fake sign language at the Nelson Mandela memorial last week, has been admitted to a hospital in South Africa.


$13 bn needed in 2014 for humanitarian aid, says UN

Dec 16 2013, 2:46pm CST

Geneva, Dec 17 (IANS) The United Nations and humanitarian partners Monday appealed for some $13 billion in 2014 to help millions of people in humanitarian need around the world, with half of the funds going to Syria and the neighbouring region.

Barack Obama

U.S. Academics, Experts Urge Obama to Press Saudi Officials on Egypt Repression

Mar 29 2014, 3:26pm CDT

U.S. Thinkers, Experts Urge Obama to Press Saudi Officials on Egypt Repression; Noam Chomsky and others call on President to keep his promise to support democracy and human rights

Silvio Berlusconi

Berlusconi could face new bribery probe, trial

Nov 30 2013, 12:56am CST

Rome, Nov 30 (IANS/AKI) Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi could face a new criminal probe and trial after judges accused him of bribing witnesses at the trial of three of his aides.

Stephen Harper

Sri Lanka refuses to give timeline on human rights issues (Roundup)

Nov 17 2013, 8:16am CST

Colombo, Nov 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sunday refused to give a timeline on resolving his country's human rights issues despite an ultimatum by British Prime Minister David Cameron that he would push for an international probe if credible investigations are not held by March next year.

Nawaz Sharif

Sharif offers to bring home Musharraf's ailing mother

Dec 27 2013, 5:38am CST

Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) The Pakistani government Friday offered to send a special plane or air ambulance to bring former president Pervez Musharraf's mother to Pakistan from Dubai.

Minimum wage

Germany to introduce national minimum wage: Merkel

Nov 21 2013, 5:26pm CST

Berlin, Nov 22 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has indicated that the country will introduce a national minimum wage as demanded by her prospective coalition partner.

Enrico Letta

Greater stability after Berlusconi party split: Italian PM

Nov 18 2013, 8:14am CST

Rome, Nov 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy's coalition government is more stable after the centre-right party of Silvio Berlusconi split at the weekend, Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta said Monday.

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