Tuesday, February 19, 2013

World:2/19/2013 8:12:39 AM

Hugo Chavez's return to Venezuela raises questions

Three messages appeared on Chavez's Twitter account early Monday saying he was back, and the government announced that he had arrived at 2:30 am.

Fiji regime to shut down 14 political parties

The move means the Pacific nation will potentially have only three political parties involved in elections scheduled for next year, the country's first move toward democracy since a military coup in 2006.

Assassinations soar in Afghanistan: UN

Insurgent attacks on Afghan government employees soared last year by a staggering 700 per cent.

Nestle finds horsemeat in pasta meals

Swiss food giant Nestle has become the latest retailer hit by Europe's horsemeat scandal, announcing it is removing pasta meals from supermarket shelves in Italy and Spain due to contamination.

Chavez back home 2 months after surgery

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home to Venezuela early on Monday after more than two months of medical treatment in Cuba following cancer surgery.

Obama's draft immigration plan faces flak

A day after Obama administration's ambitious immigration plan that can pave way for some 11 million illegal immigrants, including nearly 2.5 lakh Indians, to become legal permanent residents in the US, was leaked, the proposal was labelled "dead on arrival".

Nepal parties OK interim government

Nepalese political parties on Monday agreed to have a chief justice Khilaraj Regmi-led interim government to hold general elections by mid June for a constituent assembly.

Eyes on India as court orders Nasheed arrest

India's diplomatic conundrum in Maldives compounded on Monday after a magistrate's court issued an arrest warrant against deposed President Mohamed Nasheed who has taken refuge in the Indian high commission in Male.

Obama's plan sees 8-year wait for illegal immigrants

A plan by President Obama for an overhaul of the immigration system would put illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship that could begin after about eight years.

Prisoner X was arrested for 'leaking Mossad work'

A suspected Mossad agent known as Prisoner X was arrested by his own spymasters after leaking detailed information about his work to Australian intelligence services, according to sources cited by broadcaster ABC on Monday.

Trial of man who beheaded Briton begins in Spain

The trial opened on Monday of a Bulgarian man who allegedly beheaded a British woman with a carving knife in a random attack inside a supermarket on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

Time to refer Syrian war crimes to ICC: UN probe

United Nations investigators said on Monday that Syrian leaders they had identified as suspected war criminals should face the International Criminal Court.

Ecuador's Correa breezes to re-election

A landslide second re-election secured, President Rafael Correa immediately vowed to deepen the "citizen's revolution" that has lifted tens of thousands of Ecuadoreans out of poverty as he expanded the welfare state.

North Korea nuke test is lesson on Iran: Israel PM

Israel's prime minister says North Korea's recent nuclear test shows that "sanctions alone will not stop" Iran's atomic program.

EU launches military training mission in Mali

European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels are officially launching a mission to train the military in the African country of Mali.

Indonesia floods, landslides kill 17

Four children were among 17 people killed over the weekend in central Indonesia after heavy rains triggered floods and landslides, officials said on Monday.

Three killed in Bangladesh violence

At least three persons were killed in sporadic clashes in Bangladesh on Monday during a nationwide general strike called by fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) to protest their leaders' ongoing trial for 1971 war crimes.

North Korea uses cash couriers to outwit sanctions

Kim Kwang-jin says that when he worked for North Korea's state insurance company in Singapore in 2003, he stuffed $20 million into two suitcases one day and sent it to Pyongyang as a special gift for then leader Kim Jong-il.

Furore over Obama's leaked immigration plan

Amid a furore over a leaked Obama administration plan to put America's 11 million illegal immigrants, including some 250,000 Indians, on a path to citizenship, the White House has reaffirmed its commitment to a bipartisan plan.

Barack Obama tees it up with Tiger Woods

US President Barack Obama played a round with Tiger Woods on Sunday, crowning a buddies golf trip with his long-awaited first match-up with the 14-times major champion.

Ecuador's Correa declares victory in poll

President Rafael Correa declared victory in the first-round of Ecuador's presidential poll on Sunday, celebrating with thousands of supporters in the capital.

Iran bans Buddha statue sales

Buddha statues have joined Barbie dolls and characters from "The Simpsons" telvision cartoon as banned items in the conservative Muslim nation.

F-16s intercept planes for airspace breach near Obama's resort

US F-16 fighter jets intercepted two small planes that separately violated flight restrictions set up in Florida for US President Barack Obama's visit, according to a media report.

For Maldives govt, Nasheed is India's problem

Three days after deposed Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed took refuge in the Indian high commission in Male fearing arrest, a special committee of the Maldivian government (Sitcom) had a confidential meeting at President Waheed Hassan Manik's house on Thursday, a Maldivian home ministry source told TOI.

Sheikh Hasina's India visit may seal Teesta pact

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina will make her second visit to India in September, when the two countries will complete the Teesta agreement two years after it was originally scheduled.

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