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South Sudan’s president says 2015 election to be delayed

JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudan will postpone the 2015 presidential election to give warring factions time to reconcile, President Salva Kiir said on Monday, but his rival in a conflict that is threatening to tear apart the world’s newest nation said the vote should go ahead. The conflict pits Kiir’s Dinka people against the Nuer of his former deputy Riek ...

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German hacker club offers Snowden membership

BERLIN (AP) — A German hacking group says it is offering honorary membership to NSA leaker Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning, a U.S. soldier convicted of providing classified documents to…

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Bengal records nearly 80 percent turnout amid violence

Tweet Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Political violence left 24 injured as over two crore people – nearly 80 percent of the electorate – voted Monday in 17 Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal in the general election’s final phase. Dubbing the clashes “stray and isolated”, chief electoral officer Sunil Gupta termed the polls – the fifth phase in the state ...

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Finding family in a war zone

NORMAN — America’s longest war — you know, the one we are still fighting in Afghanistan — hardly seems the place to piece together a movie about families and the shared experiences that tie them together. Journalists Mike Boettcher and his son, Carlos Boettcher, traveled there to chronicle American soldiers and their missions. They ended up finally getting to know ...

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African invoice fraud hampers development of poorest nations

Kenyan children play at the sprawling Mathare slum, one of the largest and poorest in Africa. Photograph: Antony Njuguna/Reuters More than $60bn (£36bn) has been illegally siphoned out of Uganda, Ghana, Mozambique, Kenya and Tanzania over 10 years, with most of it squirrelled away in tax havens, according to a report by financial transparency campaigners. Washington-based group Global Financial Integrity ...

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A modern pope gets old school on the Devil

A darling of liberal Catholics and an advocate of inclusion and forgiveness, Pope Francis is hardly known for fire and brimstone. Yet, in his words and deeds, the new pope is locked in an epic battle with the oldest enemy of God and creation: The Devil. After little more than a year atop the Throne of St Peter, Francis’s teachings ...

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A speech by José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission: Considerations on the present and the future of the European Union (Delegation of the European Union to Turkey)

(Source: Delegation of the European Union to Turkey) José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission On Europe Considerations on the present and the future of the European Union A speech by José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission Humboldt University of Berlin, 8 May 2014 ‘Nós estamos na Europa e é na Europa que nós nos ...

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Clippers’ Sterling apologizes, says he’s ‘not a racist’

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologized Sunday for racist comments captured on tape, saying they were a “terrible mistake.” “I’m not a racist,” Sterling told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in excerpts posted from an interview taped Sunday and set to air Monday. “I made a terrible mistake. I’m here to apologize.” In his first public comments since ...

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Jordan reports new MERS death

AMMAN: A man has died in Jordan after being infected with the MERS virus, the government said today, on the eve of a World Health Organisation emergency meeting on the disease. The latest death brings to five the number of fatalities in Jordan from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome…

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