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Syrian foes meet face to face in Geneva

Syrian civilians walk as they are evacuated during a humanitarian operation in the besieged Syrian city of Homs on Monday. — AFP photo
The Syrian government and the opposition met face to face on Tuesday and observed a minute of silence for people killed in the three year conflict after a first round of talks last month failed to make significant progress, delegates said. ‘I hope that the minute of... Full story

Grenade attack on Pakistan cinema kills 12

A triple grenade attack on a cinema showing pornography in northwest Pakistan killed 12 people on Tuesday as government and Taliban negotiators met for a second round of peace talks. Full story

Homes swamped by flood in England

Fire services personnel assist in the evacuation of a family from their home in Wraysbury, west of London on Tuesday. — AFP photo
Hundreds more homes risked being swamped by floods in southeast England on Tuesday after the River Thames burst its banks and one of the country’s busiest rail routes was severely disrupted. Affluent towns and villages along the Thames to the west of London... Full story

Spain seeks arrest of Jiang Zemin over Tibet

A Spanish judge on Monday sought the arrest of China’s former president and premier over accusations of genocide in Tibet in an eight-year-old case that prompted a sharp rebuke from Beijing. Full story

TVs, cars, computers linked to obesity in poor nations

In low-income countries, people with cars, televisions and computers at home are far more likely to be obese than people with no such conveniences, researchers said Monday. Eating more, sitting still and missing out on exercise by driving... Full story

China, Taiwan hold highest-level talks since 1949

China and Taiwan began their highest-level official talks since 1949 on Tuesday, negotiations that could lead to the two setting up representative offices, though sensitive political issues are not likely to be broached. Full story

NY to issue undocumented immigrants papers

New York mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday that the city would give undocumented immigrants identity papers to allow them to live more normal lives. ‘To all of my fellow New Yorkers who are undocumented, I say: New York City... Full story

Rouhani calls for ‘fair’ talks as Iran marks revolution

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The president, Hassan Rouhani, called for ‘fair and constructive’ nuclear talks Tuesday as Iranians marked the 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution amid recent progress in negotiations with world powers. Rouhani, a moderate elected last year... Full story

Kejriwa in row with Mukesh Ambani

Delhi’s ‘political revolutionary’ chief minister on Monday took on India’s wealthiest tycoon Mukesh Ambani, ordering a probe into allegations of price-fixing of gas supplies. Anti-corruption fighter Arvind Kejriwal, who took over the national capital... Full story

Thailand to hold election re-runs in April

Thailand will hold election re-runs in April in constituencies where voting was obstructed by opposition protesters earlier this month, poll officials announced on Tuesday. Millions were denied the opportunity to cast ballots, with blockades by... Full story

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US ambassador to India Nancy Powell is to meet the politician who could become India’s next prime minister, Narendra Modi, signalling a softening of the US position since the Hindu nationalist was denied a visa over religious riots. Full story


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