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  • Mandela is a personal hero, his legacy will stay: Obama 28-06-2013 09:25 AM

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela's health has "improved" overnight but he is still in critical condition and on life support. US President Barack Obama began his week long visit to South Africa in Senegal where he told the press that Mandela was a personal hero of his and also...
  • Nelson Mandela on life support system, SA remains on the edge 26-06-2013 07:50 PM

    Johannesburg: South Africa's ailing peace icon Nelson Mandela has been put on a life-support system following deterioration of his health, three weeks after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was hospitalised with a recurring lung infection. "Mandela is on life support in the Pretoria Heart Clinic where he has been fighting a...
  • Investors eyeing BRIC countries in 2013 21-12-2012 02:51 PM

    London: With a whiff of global recovery in the air and central bank liquidity abundant, investors in 2013 are packing their bags for China, fellow 'BRICs' Brazil and Russia, long-dormant Japan and even some Mediterranean sun. Of course, seeking consensus on the top country destinations for the year ahead is...
  • Higgs boson discovery biggest scientific breakthrough of 2012 21-12-2012 01:39 PM

    London: The capture of the most wanted sub-atomic particle in physics - Higgs boson - has topped the chart of the year's ten biggest scientific breakthroughs. Scientists had been chasing the Higgs boson, nicknamed the 'God particle' for more than four decades. In July the team from the European nuclear...
  • Russian President opposes head-scarves in schools 21-12-2012 12:01 PM

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken out against the wearing of hijabs at schools in the country, and said the practice runs counter to Russian traditions. "Why should we adopt outside traditions?" Putin said during a marathon question-answer session with Russian and foreign reporters. A test case of Russia's...
  • South Korea: President Park talks tough after poll win 20-12-2012 06:20 PM

    Seoul: South Korea's President-elect, Park Geun-hye, used her first major speech on Thursday to warn of the risks posed by a hostile North Korea and also fired a political shot across the bows of Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Speaking after a visit to the country's national cemetery, which...
  • Nelson Mandela is recovering, but to stay in hospital 20-12-2012 04:48 PM

    Johannesbur: Nelson Mandela, South Africa's 94-year-old former president, is "looking much better" after being treated for a lung infection and gallstones, but will remain in hospital for the time being, the government said on Tuesday. The country's first black president was admitted to a Pretoria hospital on December 8 after...
  • Romanian PM and President pledge no insults 19-12-2012 06:58 PM

    Bucharest (Romania): Two of Romania's top leaders have agreed to set aside their bitter rivalry for the good of the country and stop insulting each other, the prime minister said Wednesday. Victor Ponta said that he and President Traian Basescu signed an agreement to cooperate last week after Ponta's center-left...
  • Ex-Israeli military chief and minister dies at 68 19-12-2012 06:23 PM

    Jerusalem: Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, a former Israeli military chief who later became a Cabinet minister, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 68. Revered in Israel as the ultimate "officer and gentlemen," Lipkin-Shahak was a daring commando, admired general and moderate peace negotiator. Even while still serving in...
  • US offers aid to Myanmar; Haqqani banned from leaving Pak 02-12-2011 09:01 AM

    Hillary Clinton offers US aid to Myanmar if signs of reform were visible. Meanwhile the Pakistani Supreme Court has banned former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani from leaving the country until the investigation into the case is completed. ...