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Maldives ex-leader arrested in abuse of power case

BY KRISHAN FRANCIS, Associated Press | March 5, 2013 | Updated: March 5, 2013 5:58am Comments (0) E-mail Print Tweet Page 1 of 1 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The former president of the Maldives was arrested Tuesday on charges of abuse of power during his tenure, setting off violent protests in the capital which saw at least three policemen ...

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China’s defense spending to increase while U.S. cuts back

Facebook Follow @washtimes Secretary of State John F. Kerry released $250 million in economic and budgetary aid to Egypt. Should the U.S. help fund a government run by the Muslim Brotherhood? View results China’s Communist Party leaders Tuesday announced their spending plans for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) this year, repeating last year’s double-digit growth…

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Kenyan election: Uhuru Kenyatta maintains lead after early results

Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s deputy prime minister, has maintained an early lead over his rival Raila Odinga with more than 25 per cent of ballots in from polling stations in the country’s presidential election. Kenyan Presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta casts his vote Photo: AP By Mike Pflanz, Nairobi 5:40AM GMT 05 Mar 2013 With 25.03 per cent of polling stations reporting, ...

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  Bird Flu Outbreak In Mexico: Over Two Million Birds Killed

Posted: March 4, 2013 A devastating bird flu outbreak has attacked central Mexico, requiring health authorities to move quickly to control the spread of the disease. Carlos Navarro, reporting for The Poultry Site, said that more than two million chickens in the central state of Guanajuato had been destroyed by the end of February — and the number is growing. ...

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Kenyatta takes early lead as Kenya counts votes

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Uhuru Kenyatta had an early edge as Kenya continued the count on Tuesday in a presidential election that brought out millions of voters despite pockets of violence that killed at least 15 people. Kenya’s Deputy Prime Minister and presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta (C) casts his ballot inside a polling station in Kenya’s town of Gatundu, March 4, ...

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Netanyahu: Iran closer to nuclear ‘red line’

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said that diplomacy has so far failed to deter Iran from pursuing its nuclear programme, warning it was getting closer to crossing a crucial “red line.” “Iran enriches more and more uranium, it installs faster and faster centrifuges,” and it is “running out the clock” on diplomatic efforts to prevent the Islamic republic from ...

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Kenya awaits presidential election results

Kenyans are awaiting results in their country’s presidential election, after millions cast their votes on Monday. With 25% of polling stations reporting, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta held an early lead over his main rival, Prime Minister Raila Odinga. The head of the electoral commission emphasised these were provisional figures and urged Kenyans to wait patiently for the final outcome. ...

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Biden, Netanyahu set tone on Iran for Obama visit to Israel

WASHINGTON – US Vice-President Joe Biden insisted on Monday that President Barack Obama was not bluffing about using force to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions if all else fails, even as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a “credible military threat” against Tehran. Seeking to reassure Israel and its US supporters just weeks before Obama visits the Jewish state, Biden ...

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