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Pakistani wins Oscar for acid attack film

A Pakistani director won her country’s first Oscar for a filmmaker for “Saving Face,” a short documentary about acid attacks on women, and those who help them recover. The film by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy follows survivors among hundreds of people attacked every year, and focuses on British Pakistani plastic surgeon Mohammad…

Yemen’s Saleh formally steps down after 33 years

Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down after 33 years at the helm on Tuesday at a ceremony at the presidential palace in Sanaa, formally handing power to his deputy, Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi. “I hand over the banner of the revolution, of the republic, of freedom, of security and of stability……

Russia averts plot to assassinate Putin: state TV

Russia’s secret service has arrested two men in connection with a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Vladimir Putin after the March 4 presidential elections, Channel One state television said Monday. The station showed two men who said they were acting on the orders of Chechen warlord Doku Umarov. They said…

Putin warns against ‘truly catastrophic’ attack on Iran

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Russia is concerned about the “growing threat” of an attack on Iran over its nuclear program, warning that the consequences would be “truly catastrophic.” In an article on foreign policy for publication on Monday, six days before a March 4 presidential election…

Colombia’s FARC promises to free all hostages

BOGOTA — Colombia’s FARC rebels pledged Sunday to end decades of kidnapping civilians, a historic shift for Latin America’s longest-fighting leftist guerrillas, who also vowed to release remaining police and military hostages. While dramatic in tone, the FARC promise did not include a potential cessation of hostilities, which the government…

Afghan president calls for calm over Koran-burning

KABUL — Afghan President Hamid Karzai went on television Sunday to appeal for calm after five days of violent anti-US protests across his country over the burning of Korans at a US military base. Karzai “condemned with the strongest words” the treatment of Islam’s holy book and said the perpetrators…

Nigeria suicide attack targets church service

LAGOS — A suicide bomber smashed his explosives-laden car through the gates of a packed church during Sunday service in Jos, central Nigeria, killing three people and injuring dozens, church leaders said. Witnesses said a black car crashed through the gate of a perimeter fence and exploded a few metres…

Anti-Putin human chain protest hits Moscow

MOSCOW — Thousands of Russians linked hands around Moscow on Sunday in a protest against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s expected return to the Kremlin for a third term in elections next weekend. A din of endless honking descended on Moscow’s 16-kilometre (10-mile) Garden Ring Road as drivers expressed support for…

BRICS call for open selection of next World Bank chief

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A meeting of BRICS major emerging countries discussed the selection process of the next head of the World Bank and emphasized it should be open to all countries, rejecting the tradition that the job automatically goes to an American, a senior BRIC official said on Saturday.…

American democracy activists to go on trial in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – Dozens of democracy activists including 16 Americans go on trial in Egypt Sunday in a politically charged case which has set off a crisis in relations between Cairo and Washington and threatened $1.3 billion in annual U.S. military aid. Forty-three foreign and Egyptian non-profit workers – including…

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