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NEWSMAKER-Noda seen safe choice to lead quake-hit Japan

(Updates item that first ran on Monday to add bullet points)
* Position: Prime minister
* Incumbent: Yoshihiko Noda
* Date of Birth: May 20, 1957
* Term: Took office in September 2011 after predecessor, Naoto Kan, resigned.
By Leika Kihara
TOKYO, Sept 2 (Reuters) Japans new prime minister Yoshihiko Noda compares himself to an eel-like fish and admits his [...]

Cameron pledges support for Libya

Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged that the Nato operation in Libya would continue for as long as necessary as deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi vowed his forces would fight on every street.
As international leaders gathered at the Friends of Libya summit in Paris to discuss future support for the interim government, Gaddafi attempted to rally [...]

Jalil May Lack Support to Lead Libya After Helping to Spark Its Revolution

Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the first cabinet minister to break ties with Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, has won praise from his countrymen and Western leaders. Even so, it is unlikely that he will lead Libya after its transition from a dictatorship to a promised democracy.
The 59-year-old former judge who created a government- in-waiting from a [...]

Cameron bid to build Libya support

David Cameron is joining leaders of Libyas National Transitional Council (NTC) at a meeting in Paris in an effort to build international support for the fledgling rebel administration.
The Prime Minister and French president Nicolas Sarkozy are jointly hosting the conference, aimed at helping the NTC establish a free and democratic Libya.
The international conference will also [...]

Prayers, feasts and family

BANGALORE: The ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan, is about a lot of things — purity, happiness, togetherness, charity, good food and above all, acceptance. Eid ul Fitr is a festival which ushers in the message of universal brotherhood and compassion to fellow human beings.
Said, Dr Ayesha Nikhat, an educationist, “Id al-Fitr often abbreviated [...]

NTC delivers deadline for surrender for Gaddafis home town

Libyas National Transitional Council says Colonel Gaddafis supporters in Sirte have until Saturday to surrender or face military action. The NTC says theyre increasingly confident that theyll be able to capture Colonel Gaddafi, but NATO is sounding a note of caution.
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Gaddafi son Khamis dead: Libyan rebels

Libyanh leader Muammar Gaddafis son Khamis, whose death has been prematurely announced several times during the Libyan conflict, was killed south of Tripoli and buried, a rebel spokesman said.
“One of the rebel leaders confirmed to me that Khamis was killed somewhere near Tarhuna, about 80 kilometres south of Tripoli,” the opposition justice and human rights [...]

Japan PM-designate eyes steps to battle strong yen

TOKYO — The man designated to be Japans next prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda, said Tuesday he would announce steps to deal with the strong yen once he has announced his new government.
After forming a new structure, Id like to quickly put together and announce my thinking, including the use of (yen) reserves as well as [...]

Irene remains threat to U.S. even the worst is gone

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) Reduced to post-tropical cyclone, Irene is heading toward Canada Sunday night after inflicting less-than-expected damage on the eastern U.S. coast.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has already announced that the worst of Irene had passed for much of the East Coast.
Still, U.S. officials warned the storms spell could remain with deadly [...]

Evidence Mounts of Atrocities After Tripolis Fall

Survivors and rights groups say pro-Gadhafi forces committed possible war crimes as rebels moved into the Libyan capital last week, killing scores of detainees and arbitrarily executing dozens of civilians.
Human Rights Watch said Sunday its researchers have documented more than 110 corpses in four locations in Tripoli, many of whom appear to have been killed [...]

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