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Court disqualifies Pakistan PM Gilani from office

Pakistan’s top court on Tuesday disqualified Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in a stunning move likely to throw the country into fresh turmoil two months after the premier was convicted of contempt. The Supreme Court on April 26 convicted Gilani for refusing to ask Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases…

Panasonic’s Android-based ‘toughpad’ unveiled in Asia

Panasonic’s first Android-based computer tablet designed for tough environments such as battlefields was unveiled Tuesday at a major regional telecom fair in Singapore. It was the first time the “Panasonic Toughpad A1″ was showcased in Asia, where company officials said there is a huge demand for such a rugged device.…

Environmental activists ‘being killed at rate of two a week’

The struggle for the world’s remaining natural resources is becoming more murderous, according to a new report that reveals that environmental activists were killed at the rate of more than two a week in 2011. The death toll of campaigners, community leaders and journalists involved in the protection of forests,…

Mike Tyson to take one-man show to Broadway

NEW YORK — From the boxing ring to Broadway — Mike Tyson said he’s teaming up with director Spike Lee to take his one-man show “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” to the New York stage. Tyson, the former heavyweight world champion and self-styled “baddest man on the planet”, debuted the show…

Obama’s pick for Iraq ambassador withdraws after racy emails uncovered

LOS CABOS, Mexico — President Barack Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Iraq has withdrawn from the running, a US official said Monday, following claims of impropriety and opposition from Republicans. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said the White House regretted seeing Brett McGurk “withdraw his candidacy” but praised him…

McCain urges U.S.-led air war in Syria

WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain renewed calls Monday for US military action against Syria’s regime and said President Bashar al-Assad’s forces are increasingly deploying attack helicopters against rebels. Regime infantry and snipers have given way to tanks, artillery and attack helicopters as Assad seeks to crush a 15-month uprising, McCain…

South Korea warns of social unrest without job growth

LOS CABOS — South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak called Monday on world leaders to address the gap between rich and poor, warning that growing disparities could lead to social unrest. Speaking before a summit of the Group of 20 economies, Lee drew lessons from South Korea’s experience during the 1997…

U.S. denounces attack on Yemeni general

WASHINGTON — The United States denounced a suicide attack Monday that killed a Yemeni general who had led a major offensive against Al-Qaeda militants in the country’s south. General Salem Ali Qoton was killed when a suicide bomber threw himself on the officer’s vehicle as he blew himself up, officials…

Wall Street gives tepid response to Greek election

NEW YORK — Wall Street stocks ended Monday mixed as traders rapidly digested the victory of pro-euro parties in Greece’s election and focused on the next hurdle in Europe’s marathon economic crisis. An earlier rally in Asia and Europe on the back of Greece’s election results Sunday had petered out…

Obama, Putin discuss Syria differences

LOS CABOS, Mexico — Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin said Monday that Syrians must be free to choose their future, but there was little sign they eased differences on ending the brutal violence. The two presidents, in a closely watched first meeting since Putin returned to the Kremlin, did…

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