NEW DELHI - India and China Monday played down a recent border stand-off and agreed to maintain peace along their disputed boundary as well as boost economic relations. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, who decided to make India the first stop of his maiden foreign jaunt as premier, stressed that the population of the two nations comprised one third of the world. Both countries have ...
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf was Monday granted bail in a case related to the assassination of ex premier Benazir Bhutto. Musharraf has been under house arrest because he is accused of failing to provide adequate security for Bhutto who was murdered in a bomb and gun attack in December 2007 while campaigning for elections. The assassination ...
BAGHDAD, Iraq - More than 60 people, including Iranian Shia pilgrims, were killed in a series of car bombings and shootings across Iraq Monday, officials said. The worst hit in Monday's violence was Baghdad where eight car bombs and a roadside bomb ripped through bus stops, marketplaces and other crowded areas in Shia neighbourhoods. The attacks left 12 people dead and 109 wounded, a senior ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon - At least 23 elite fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, fighting alongside the Syrian government troops, were killed near the Lebanese border Monday, an activist group said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks Syria's war, said more than 100 Hezbollah members also have been wounded in the fighting around the opposition-held ...
Andres Iniesta says Spain cannot yet claim to be on the same pedestal as Brazil in football's international hierarchy. The Barcelona midfielder has been a key member of a Spain team that has won the two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup. In an interview with Brazilian daily O Globo, Iniesta said Brazil had maintained a unique aura owing to the country's rich football history. "To ...
The Invasion is the fourth cinematic incarnation of Jack Finney's 1954 novella The Body Snatchers, and its tortured production history (bad test screenings, sitting on the shelf for a year, secret reshoots by The Wachowski Brothers to punch up the action) is unfortunately muc ... ...
The completion date for Zenit St. Petersburg's $1.1 billion stadium has been put back again and it may not open until 2017, a decade after construction work began, the head of the government agency auditing the project said. The stadium is to host a 2018 World Cup semifinal, but the new date means there could be a rush to prepare it for scheduled Confederations Cup games in 2017. "The ...
Riding on its extensive cinema industry, which produces one of the largest number of films in India, the government of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is keen to use the latest technological innovations in the industry to create skill development and employment opportunities for its youth. "We are planning to set up a GAME city which will serve as the hub for Gaming, Animation, ...
Music reality TV show "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Maarty Broekman says he wants to make music with judge Alesha Dixon. The eccentric Dutchman auditioned shirtless - he came dressed in a red leather jacket and sequinned leather trousers. He impressed the judges when he sang classic tune "Backdoor Lover". "Maybe Alesha and I can write music together. I'll wait for that day, after I win the ...
Russia's federal government will pay out roughly $5,400 to Russian gold medallists at this summer's University Games in the Russian city of Kazan, according to a decree signed Tuesday by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Silver medallists, meanwhile, will receive a bonus of just over $2,600, while bronze medallists will earn about $1,600, as Russia looks to finish first in the medal table for the ...
Singer Kesha attended the Billboard Music Awards 2013 in a little black dress, but without an underwear. She says it was a conscious decision. "I'm rolling with my by out. It's a different look for me. I like to mix it up," eonline.com quoted the singer as saying. "I wanted to be really naked in every sense of the word, so I went bare with the makeup, bare with the by," she ...
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The World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will make a joint visit to Africa's Great Lakes region, a World Bank statement said Monday.
The visit is to be undertaken in support of a landmark peace agreement and to push for economic development in the troubled region.
"The visit will draw attention to the plight of fragile and conflict-affected countries struggling to meet the Millennium Development Goals.
"It will highlight the commitment of the two international organisations to jointly tackle global conflict and poverty," reported Xinhua citing the statement.
Kim and Ban will travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from May 22-23, Rwanda from May 23-24, and Uganda May 24.
Their trip follows a ground-breaking agreement signed in February by 11 African nations to end conflict in the DRC and bring peace to the Great Lakes region.
Kim and Ban will meet with the DRC leaders and government officials and discuss how the UN and the World Bank can best support the agreement.
The African Great Lakes are a series of lakes constituting the part of the Rift Valley lakes in and around the East African Rift.
The African Great Lake region is used in a narrow sense for the area lying between northern Lake Tanganyika, western Lake Victoria, and lakes Kivu, Edward and Albert. ...
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