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Kazakhstan to boost president's 'ruler-for-life' status

Astana - Kazakhstan's parliament on Wednesday passed a bill that would cement its veteran ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev's status as the country's top power broker even if he decides to retire as president.

Hong Kongers must stand up for China, says leader Lam

Hong Kong - Hong Kongers have a duty to stand up for China over threats to its sovereignty, the territory's leader Carrie Lam said Wednesday, months after Beijing warned against any challenge to its control over the semi-autonomous city.

Turkmenistan leader sworn in after almost uncontested electoral win

Ashgabat - Isolated Turkmenistan's strongman Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was sworn in Friday in a grand ceremony after securing over 97 percent of an almost uncontested vote at the weekend.

IS leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan killed in US strike: official

Washington - The Islamic State group's leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed, was killed in July in a strike in the border region between the two countries, a US defense official said Friday.

PM-in-waiting May wants 'best deal for Britain' with EU

London - Theresa May, who will become British prime minister on Wednesday, said she wanted the "best deal" possible on leaving the EU in her first comments since her leadership victory was confirmed Monday.

In crisis-hit Tajikistan, a personality cult blossoms

Dushanbe - Along the road passing through an impoverished district of ex-Soviet Tajikistan near the capital Dushanbe, strongman President Emomali Rakhmon's presence is ubiquitous.

Burkina's ex-military honcho Diendere emerges from the shadows

Ouagadougou - General Gilbert Diendere, named Thursday as head of a new ruling council in Burkina Faso after a military coup, has long been considered one of the most influential military figures in the country.

Mobile ads are dramatically under-priced, says marketing leader

Last week, the leader of the Mobile Marketing Association advised advertisers that they were being dramatically under-charged for ad videos on mobile platforms. He suggests that supply outweighs demand and that the current low prices cannot last long.

Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg dies suddenly

Famed Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg has died suddenly at the age of 47. Described by Mark Zuckerberg as "an amazing person," Goldberg was married to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and has long been a key player in Silicon Valley.

Mein Kampf to be republished by academics in 2016

Seventy years after the author's death, Adolf Hitler's famous but obviously controversial autobiography is to be republished by a collection of academics next year once the copyright on the work expires in a two-volume new addition.

Former leader of Al Qaeda used in hair removal ad

A company in Turkey decided to use the former face of terrorism, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, to sell its hair-removal spray.

Shebab's new leader 'a devout, ruthless hardliner': Sources

Nairobi - The new leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels is thought to be a devout and ruthless hardliner who was one of the most trusted lieutenants of the group's late chief, according to experts and analysts.

Op-Ed: Great leaders need great followers

Think of some of today's political leaders. Can you name one who is held in high esteem? I think most people would find this difficult because by and large political leaders are held in low regard.

N. Korean leader enjoys 100% 'poll' win

Seoul - North Korea's state media confirmed Monday what was never in doubt -- a 100 percent, no-abstention poll victory for leader Kim Jong-Un in the country's stage-managed parliamentary election.Every single vote cast on Sunday in Kim's constituency was for ...

Nelson Mandela remains very ill and still cannot speak

According to ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former leader of South Africa and civil rights icon, Nelson Mandela, is still quite ill after a strong bout with pneumonia.

Pakistani Taliban appoint new leader

The Pakistani Taliban have appointed a new leader to head the organisation, just a day after former leader, Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by a U.S. drone strike.

Not only the Catholic Church set to elect leader

Sofia - In the midst of all the hype over who will be the next Pope, another ancient church is deciding on its leader. The little-known Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod has tied two candidates who will likely be elected in a runoff at a later date.

Senior LRA leader captured: News welcomed by US

Kampala - Major General Caesar Acellam Otto, one of the highest-ranking members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has been captured by Ugandan security forces who then flew him to the headquarters of forces fighting the LRA in South Sudan.

Civil Rights Leader Die at Age 89

Birmingham - Bombed, beaten and repeatedly arrested in the fight for civil rights, Rev. Martin Shuttlesworth has died at the age of 89

Libya: Rebel Commander Assassinated- updated

Following much confusion and unrest it has been confirmed that General Younes, rebel Chief of Staff was killed by other militia men and not pro-Gaddafi forces.

5 Questions with New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton Special

Ottawa - If any of the leaders of Canada's federal parties are performing strongly in this election, then the surprise for election 2011 is that leader of the NDP;Jack Layton seems to be gathering popular momentum day by day.

5 Questions with Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff Special

Ottawa - In an interview with Michael Ignatieff, the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada speaks to Digital Journal about equal opportunity, his party's Canadian Learning Strategy and the country's role in Afghanistan.

New pictures of a healthy Fidel Castro show him out and about

Havana - He's 83-years old, and he's been very sick for the past few years, but now there are new photos showing Fidel Castro in fairly robust condition, laughing and talking with workers at a Scientific Think Tank.

Gang leader arrested in fatal shooting of U.S. official

A U.S. consular that was slain back in March was targeted because she was giving out visas to rivals, according to Jesus Ernesto Chavez, the leader of a Ciudad Juarez street gang.

Is Osama Bin Laden hiding in Washington?

Washington - Is Osama bin Laden hiding under the noses of the United States government in Washington, DC? The Iranian President says so in an interview on Good Morning America.

Top Taliban commander captured, U.S. official says

He is billed as the most significant Taliban figure since the start of the U.S war in Afghanistan. He was captured days ago and is currently in Pakistani custody.

Burmese democracy leader appears in court following visit from US man

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese democracy leader has today appeared in court. She said she did not go against the terms of the house arrest after an American man went to her home.

China is looking to plug in as world leader in electric cars

China is looking to cash in on the American Automobile Industry misfortune as it sets a goal to become the world leader in electric auto production.

Last Respects Paid to Turkish BBP Leader Yazicioglu

The Turkish BBP leader died in the helicopter accident last week, and he was buried after his funeral at Kocatepe Mosque, Ankara. His followers carried him on their shoulders.

Afghanistan leader embraces new US strategy

The President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai has welcomed the United States new look at the plan for the area which. Barack Obama gave details of this on Friday.
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