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'Dispute' over top job main sticking point in Sudan talks: protest leader

Khartoum - A "dispute" over who should lead Sudan's new governing body was the key sticking point in overnight talks between army rulers and protesters, a protest leader said Monday.

Far from front line, volunteers prepare to rebuild Raqa

Ak - As US-backed forces fight to oust the Islamic State group from its last hideouts in Syria's Raqa, a city council-in-exile is already working to bring life back to its devastated home town.

Saudi advisory council rejects study of women driving

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, has turned down a proposal to study the issue of women's driving, a Shura member told AFP on Wednesday.

'Concerned' UN pushes South Sudan's Machar to return to Juba

New York - The UN Security Council expressed "serious concern" on Tuesday over delays in the return of South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar to the capital Juba as part of a peace deal.

UN Security Council to meet Friday on Syria: diplomats

New York - The UN Security Council will meet Friday for consultations with UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura on the breakdown in Syria peace talks, diplomats said Thursday.

UN Security Council demands release of Burkina Faso president, PM

New York - The UN Security Council strongly condemned the detention of Burkina Faso's interim president and prime minister by the presidential guard and demanded they be released.

UN Security Council to vote Saturday on Ukraine resolution

New York - The UN Security Council will meet in an emergency session Saturday to vote on a Western-backed resolution denouncing the upcoming referendum in Ukraine's Crimea on switching over to Kremlin rule, diplomats said Friday.The meeting, which is set to begin...

Al-Qaeda groups reap $100 million in ransoms

New York - The UN Security Council on Monday demanded that countries not pay terrorist ransoms which the British backers of the move said have reaped Al-Qaeda and its allies more than $100 million.

Berlin Council authorizes first cannabis café

Berlin - Berlin council voted in favor of the first cannabis café, with the hope of impeding illegal drug dealing. However, accompanying problems remain unsolved.

UKIP launches County Council election video ‘My Britain’

UKIP launches a credible challenge to the three old parties as it puts forward its biggest ever field of candidates spanning the whole country for the County Council elections on 2 May.

Marrickville sex workers protest against blanket ban on brothels Special

Marrickville - At midday today sex workers from the Marrickville area of Sydney rallied to protest against mayoral candidate Morris Hanna's anti-sex work policies in the lead up to the council elections.

City of Edinburgh Council unveil emergency evacuation plan

Edinburgh - The City of Edinburgh Council has today published information on what to do if parts of the city needed to be evacuated in the event of a major incident.

Op-Ed: UK contractor misspells 'clear', warns public to 'keep claer'

Kingswinford - While council workers often gain criticism up and down the United Kingdom, especially after numerous strikes, employing a contractor who misspelled the word 'clear' probably won't do their image any favors.

Council suggests using crematorium to heat pool

Redditch - A council has proposed that heat generated by a crematorium be used to heat a swimming pool and leisure centre, in an effort to reduce carbon emissions and save money.

Op-Ed: The insanity that is municipal politics in Toronto

Toronto - All signs point toward a rough and tumble ride for newly elected Mayor Rob Ford and the 44 new and returning councillors in the City of Toronto.

EU to give 90 million Euros in assistance to Republic of Moldova

Brussels - The Republic of Moldova will start receiving 90 million Euros in macro-financial assistance in the following weeks, after the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union declared the readiness of the block to continue supporting this country.

Meet the Toronto city council candidates: Mohamed Dhanani Special

Toronto - Toronto city council candidate Mohamed Dhanani is running in Ward 26 Don Valley West on a platform to build the city of Toronto as a "compassionate city" and to make it bold to be the best metropolis in the world.

Op-Ed: Canada's UN fiasco Special

Vancouver - In what may be considered a serious diplomatic blow, Canada has withdrawn from the contest to have a seat on the prestigious security council of the United Nations.

War heroine will now be honoured at funeral

Torquay - After an 89-year-old woman living in a small flat in Torquay died, no family members could be found and a council funeral was planned. A family member has since been found and people have learned that the woman had been a British spy during World War ll.

Nude gardener concerned about new housing plans

Steeton - A UK man who likes to do his gardening while nude is worried that residents of new houses being planned in his area will be able to view him in his garden.

Eight year old dies in council pool

Northallerton - The lifeless body of an eight year old boy was pulled from the water in a North Yorkshire pool yesterday with his mother questioning "where the hell were the life guards."

Council bans short skirts

Southampton - Southampton City Council has banned staff from wearing mini-skirts, but unions have vowed they will fight rules on what is appropriate to wear.

U.S. government partners with Ad Council on swine flu PSAs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services partnered with the Ad Council to produce a number of public service announcements to help govern awareness on H1N1 swine flu prevention and vaccination.

D.C. set to pass same-sex marriage bill

The “Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009" will be presented to the Washington, D.C. city council shortly. While council authorization is likely, the bill must have congressional approval in order to become law.

NFL Players form council to Aid Commissioner Goodell on Conduct Issues

The NFL players have decided it is time to take action on the conduct of fellow players before the NFL's image is permanently tarnished.

Council brats nix pic -- Mayor threw 'hissy fit'

Just to let the rest of you know what a bunch of idiots Torontonians have on their city council. This is a city with a budget of around $8 billion and a population of around 3 million. Just think, we are stuck with them for another 4 years!

Young couple in India killed on the orders of village council

Villagers in northern India beat a young couple to death and burned their dismembered remains after a local council ordered the killing.

Durham Council Votes To Continue Saying Lord's Prayer

Once again a politically correct decision by Ontario Supreme Court in 1999 has been in practice until today when council voted 21 to 4 in favour of saying the Lord's Prayer.
 

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Returning Officer for the City of Sydney announces the declaration of the poll.
Returning Officer for the City of Sydney announces the declaration of the poll.
Hedgerow alongside local park was twelve feet high. During January 2011 the council chipped it back ...
Hedgerow alongside local park was twelve feet high. During January 2011 the council chipped it back to just three feet high
Lord Mayor Clover Moore with the newly elected Councillors in front of Sydney Town Hall. Left to rig...
Lord Mayor Clover Moore with the newly elected Councillors in front of Sydney Town Hall. Left to right, back row: Edward Mandla (Liberal), Christine Forster (Liberal), Robert Kok (Clover Moore Independent Team), Robyn Kemmis (CMIT), Angela Vithoulkas (Living Sydney), Irene Doutney (Greens), John Mant (CMIT), Jenny Green (CMIT), Linda Scott (Labor). Front row: Lord Mayor Clover Moore.
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore speaking in front of Sydney Town Hall
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore speaking in front of Sydney Town Hall
Lord Mayor Clover Moore and the newly elected Councillors pose for a photo in front of Sydney Town H...
Lord Mayor Clover Moore and the newly elected Councillors pose for a photo in front of Sydney Town Hall.
In an historical civic tradition that the City retains  Town Crier  Graham Keating  officially decla...
In an historical civic tradition that the City retains, Town Crier, Graham Keating, officially declares the new City of Sydney Council for the next four years; including Lord Mayor Clover Moore and nine Councillors.
The Town Crier  Graham Keating  leads the citizens of Sydney in giving three cheers.
The Town Crier, Graham Keating, leads the citizens of Sydney in giving three cheers.

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