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A damaged road is marked with flags after an earthquake struck an area near Kyauk Myaung, Myanmar on Sunday. Photo: Reuters Aftershocks rattled central Myanmar after an earthquake that killed at least 11 people, with that toll likely to rise on Monday as several workers were missing after a half-built bridge collapsed on the Irrawaddy […]

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President Obama will be in Myanmar from November 17th-21st. By contacting Congressman, Senators, and the State Department, we can let our voices be heard. Allowing the Rohingya to be expelled simply to placate the ruling Burmese junta is unacceptable. More information on the current situation is here. A long form analysis of the Rohingya’s history […]

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Israeli forces say they have fired warning shots into Syria after a mortar round fired from Syria hit an Israeli post in the Golan Heights. It is the first time that Israel has fired on Syrian forces since the Middle East war of 1973. The latest incident comes days after Israeli troops were put on […]

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(RNS) American Muslims are celebrating the ouster of two congressmen known for their anti-Islamic rhetoric, and heralding the outcomes as a sign that Muslim voters, at least in some districts, are a political force to be reckoned with. “These encouraging results clearly show that mainstream Americans reject anti-Muslim bigotry by candidates for public office and […]

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George Entwistle and BBC Chairman Lord Patten give their statements outside Broadcasting Hou “To have been the director general of the BBC even for a short period, and in the most challenging of circumstances, has been a great honour. “While there is understandable public concern over a number of issues well covered in the media […]

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Formation of Syrian National Coalition announced amid reports of deaths in explosions in Deraa and air raids in Douma. Syrian opposition groups meeting in the Qatari capital have agreed to form a united group called the Syrian National Coalition. The biggest group, the Syrian National Congress, had been under pressure to join a broad-based government-in-waiting. […]

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Several days after the US election, some Republicans are still struggling to accept the result.   So many believe that the media in the US is biased against them – dubbed the ‘lamestream’ media by the darling of the right, Sarah Palin – that they turn to right-wing news channels and blogs and radio commentators. […]

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A Syrian family is seen after crossing from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to Turkey in the border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province on Saturday. At least 20 soldiers have been killed in twin explosions in the southern Syrian city of Deraa, activists report. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said two […]

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PLAINSBORO — The exactly official yet, but incumbent Neil Lewis is celebrating an early victory for himself and incumbent Nuran Nabi. Together, the Democratic duo won by a landslide by nabbing more than 70 percent of the votes on election night. While the mail-in and provisional ballots are still being added, the large margin makes […]

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Washington, Nov 9 — Ami Bera, a Los Angeles-born physician son of Indian immigrants, is tantalisingly close to making history as the third Indian-American to be elected to the US Congress. Running for the second time for California’s 7th Congressional District around Sacramento, Bera is ahead by a razor-thin 184 votes against Republican incumbent Dan […]

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CONTACT A SENATOR  REPRESENTATIVE AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT ROHINGYA CITIZENSHIP IN MYANMAR The UN human rights chief called on Myanmar today to allow Muslim Rohingya to become citizens after deadly sectarian violence in recent months in the western state of Rakhine. The group’s statelessness is at the heart of two major outbreaks of unrest […]

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The UK is to end financial aid to India by 2015, international development secretary Justine Greening has said. Support will be phased out between now and 2015, saving about £200m ($319m), and the UK’s focus will then shift to offering technical assistance. Greening said the move, which will be popular with Tory MPs, reflected India’s […]

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