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China grapples with revolutionary past, 100 years on

When the army of the Qing Dynasty turned its guns on the state on October 10 1911, it signalled the end of 2,000 years of imperial rule in China and the promise of a democratic republican government. The first shots were fired in Wuchang — part of today’s city of…

More bodies turn up in Veracruz gang war

Ten more bodies have been found in the Mexican Gulf coast city of Veracruz, just a week after authorities found another 32 cadavers stashed in two homes, authorities said Saturday. “The bodies of seven people” were located late Friday stacked in the back of a pickup truck, a state government…

Secret memo ‘justified’ killing of US-born Awlaqi

President Barack Obama’s administration crafted a legal document in secret ahead of the assassination of US-born Al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaqi, which permitted the killing of an American citizen without trial, a report said. The secret memorandum was written in 2010 to justify the action despite a legal framework that prevents…

E.U. ‘Indignants’ camp out in Brussels park

About 150 anti-capitalist “Indignants” who marched from France, the Netherlands and Spain, defied a ban to set up camp in a Brussels park Saturday to protest EU-ordered austerity measures. The marchers, joined by Belgian protesters, arrived at Elisabeth Park in the rain by late afternoon, and started immediately to pitch…

Chavez slams ‘horrible repression’ of U.S. protests

CARACAS (Reuters) – Socialist firebrand Hugo Chavez condemned on Saturday the “horrible repression” of anti-Wall Street protesters and termed a Republican presidential candidate “crazy” for his criticism of Cuba and Venezuela. Although still convalescing from cancer surgery in June followed by four rounds of chemotherapy, the 57-year-old Venezuelan president is…

Iraq postpones handover of city security to police

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq is delaying handing over security to police in major cities over concerns that some forces were not ready to take on a stubborn insurgency as the last U.S. troops prepare to withdraw at the end of 2011. With its armed forces now more able to contain…

Muslim, Christian tombs defaced in Israel

Vandals defaced graves in two cemeteries, one Muslim and the other Christian, with anti-Arab graffiti in Jaffa south of Tel Aviv, Israeli police said on Saturday. The vandals wrote “Death to Arabs” and “Price Tag” on 22 graves in the Muslim cemetery and on four in the Christian burial ground,…

Leaders meet on crunch weekend for European banking

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagardearrived in Paris on Saturday for talks with President Nicolas Sarkozy on a crunch weekend for the European debt crisis. She made no comment as she went into the Elysee palace. After their talks, Sarkozy was to head to Berlin on Sunday to meetGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel,…

Top Kurd killed in Syria, U.S. calls on Assad to go

A top Kurdish activist and 16 other people were killed Friday as thousands rallied in support of a new opposition front, activists said, as Washington called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to “step down now”. The latest violence came as Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Assad will have to leave…

U.S. apologizes for sex tourism remark: Philippines

The US ambassador to the Philippines has apologised for his controversial remark that 40 percent of male tourists visit the country for sex, according to the foreign department. Harry Thomas sent the apology through a cell phone text message to Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Friday, a spokesman…

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