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Myanmar’s Labor and Social Welfare Minister Aung Kyi, right, …

(AP) - Myanmar's Labor and Social Welfare Minister Aung Kyi, right, reads a statement to the media after meeting with Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, left, at Seinlekhanthar government guesthouse Friday, Aug.12, 2011 in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Ph...

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Syria unrest: US calls for wider sanctions

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for wider international sanctions on Syria as the government’s violent crackdown on dissent continues. Mrs Clinton said China and India in particular could significantly increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad because of their energy investments. She said the US did not want to call for Mr Assad to stand down without getting ...

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UK’s Cameron under pressure over cuts after riots

LONDON – Prime Minister David Cameron risks his government’s austerity drive, particularly its plans to cut police funding, becoming the focus of Britons’ fears about the future after the worst looting and rioting in decades hit English cities this week. The Conservative party leader took a hardline approach to the violence on Thursday, vowing “the lawless minority” would be hunted ...

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Somalia Famine: Parents Facing Horrendous Choice

DADAAB, Kenya — Wardo Mohamud Yusuf walked for two weeks with her 1-year-old daughter on her back and her 4-year-old son at her side to flee Somalia’s drought and famine. When the boy collapsed near the end of the journey, she poured some of the little water she had on his head to cool him, but he was unconscious and ...

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British PM Cameron vows crackdown on rioters

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron, facing a defining crisis of his premiership, promised on Thursday to crack down on street gangs as a national priority and said rioters behind Britain’s worst violence in decades would be hunted and punished. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street in London August 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett) “The fightback has ...

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Somali children struggle in famine-struck Mogadishu

In drought-ravaged Somalia where food is scarce, three-year-old Ibrahim is so severely malnourished he weighs less than eight kilos (18 pounds), about the same as an eight-month-old baby. “My child is very sick, he’s had a fever, vomiting and got diarrhoea,” said his mother Rukyo Abdullahi, sitting worriedly by her tiny son’s bedside, his skin stretched tight against his small ...

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U.S. Banks and Ruling Elites Are Still Starving Troops

Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. Whereas Revolutionary soldier Joseph Martin wrote in the winter of 1777 at Valley Forge, “We were absolutely, literally starved…I do solemnly declare that I did not put a single morsel of victuals into my mouth for four days and as many night, except a little black birch bark which I gnawed off a stick ...

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MPs due to return to parliament to debate riots

An emergency session of Parliament will be held today to discuss the rioting and looting which has caused devastation across England and left three men who attempted to protect their community from the violence dead. MPs have been recalled to the Commons by Prime Minister David Cameron who yesterday declared a fightback against those responsible for causing widespread destruction during ...

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Saleh to look at restarting Yemeni peace plan

RIYADH (Reuters) – Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has agreed to look at restarting a Gulf Arab initiative aimed at ending the country’s violent political standoff with a peaceful transfer of power, a Yemeni government official said on Wednesday. Saleh has already agreed to the plan brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) three times, only to back out of ...

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