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Yearly News 2013

Ex-South Sudanese vice president urged to accept ceasefire
Ex-South Sudanese vice president urged t...

Ex-South Sudanese vice president urged to accept ceasefire

Khartoum – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Monday that leaders would join hands against forces allied to South Sudanese ex-vice president Riek Machar , if he failed to respond to a ceasefire agreement offered to him. The inter-governmental authority for development, a regional body,... read more »

Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners
Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners

Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners

Jerusalem – Israel has freed a group of 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a US-brokered agreement for resuming direct peace talks, BBC reported Tuesday. They released prisoners, making up the third tranche of a total of 104 prisoners set to be freed, were greeted by cheering crowds on... read more »

Israel keen to increase trade with China
Israel keen to increase trade with China

Israel keen to increase trade with China

Jerusalem – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the country has set a goal to consistently increase trade with China. “This is one of the main horizons for ensuring the continued growth of the Israeli economy,” reported Xinhua citing Netanyahu during a... read more »

US disappointed over Shinzo Abe's visit to war shrine
US disappointed over Shinzo Abe’s ...

US disappointed over Shinzo Abe’s visit to war shrine

Washington – The US is disappointed at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to a controversial war shrine, the State Department said Monday. “We were disappointed that Japan’s leadership has taken an action that will exacerbate tensions with Japan’s... read more »

44 Iraqi lawmakers resign over anti-Sunnis government actions

44 Iraqi lawmakers resign over anti-Sunnis government actions

Baghdad – As many as 44 members of Iraqi parliament announced their resignation Monday to protest against the government’s latest moves on Sunni Arabs, including the demolition... read more »

Julia Roberts was asked to remove freckles

Julia Roberts was asked to remove freckles

London – Actress Julia Roberts, 46, says once a fussy director had asked her to remove her freckles for a movie role. “One director wanted me to have two freckles taken off... read more »

Bieber names puppy Karma

Bieber names puppy Karma

Los Angeles – Pop star Justin Bieber has named his new bulldog puppy Karma. Justin managed to zero in on the name after his father Jeremy Bieber, asked his fans to come up with a... read more »

China to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam

China to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam

Beijing – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday that the country is willing to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam, Xinhua reported. The development of China-Vietnam relations... read more »

South Africa win by 10 wickets, clinch series

South Africa win by 10 wickets, clinch series

South Africa won the second and final cricket Test in Durban on Monday by ten wickets. A 59-run quickfire opening partnership between Graeme Smith (27) and Alviro Petersen (31) ensured that the... read more »