Iran plugs first nuclear power plant into grid

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TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s first nuclear power plant has finally begun to provide electricity to the national grid, official media reported on Sunday, a long-delayed milestone in the nuclear ambitions of a country the West fears is covertly try to develop atomic bombs. A view of the reactor at the […]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrives back on French soil

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Former IMF chief faces uncertain political future after New York prosecutors drop charges of sexually assaultinghotel maid Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters Dominique Strauss-Kahn has returned to France for the first time since attempted rape accusations by a New […]

Tropical Storm Lee soaks New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Lee was drenching New Orleans on Sunday as the Southern city, inundated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, faced a test of its flood defenses from the slow-moving system. Jeannie Breuer and her husband George walk by the Mississippi River as Tropical Storm Lee slowly […]

Libya warned smugglers are looting Gaddafi’s guns

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West fears heatseeking surface-to-air missiles will fall into terrorists’ hands Rebel fighters plunder arms and ammunition from an army base in Ajdabiya, Libya, in March 2011. Photograph: Sean Smith for the Guardian Libya must urgently secure weapons hoarded by the Gaddafi regime amid growing fears that smugglers are exploiting the […]

Obama backs down over plans to impose cleaner air laws

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In a surprise move which risks consolidating the growing perception of him as a back-down, back-off leader, President Barack Obama announced yesterday he was giving up his plans to impose stricter air quality regulations for fear it would add to the country’s economic and employment woes. Waving the white flag […]

Exiled Tibetans Celebrate their 51st Tibetan Democracy Day

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Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Dharamshala:- Dharamshala: Thousands of Tibetans including officials, students, monks and nuns living in exile celebrated their 51st Democracy Day Friday, September 2. The ceremony was graced by Prem Kumar Dhumal, India’s Himachal Pradesh State chief minister at the main temple, the Himalayan town […]

Gordon Brown issues challenge over Sunday Times recordings

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Gordon Brown has stepped up his campaign against Rupert Murdoch’s News International media group, sending tape recordings to the Metropolitan Police earlier today which he says challenge the Sunday Times’s assurances that it broke no laws when investigating his personal financial affairs. In a letter to Sue Akers – the […]

Libya intervention: British forces played key role, says Cameron

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Prime minister suggests further military actions may lie ahead as Arab League members ‘toughen stance’ against Syria Libyan rebels stand on a missile at a military base destroyed by a Nato airstrike this week. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters David Cameron has said “armchair generals” who criticised the government’s strategy in Libya […]

NASA urges space junk clean up

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The amount of junk in space is rising exponentially, with continuous collisions between abandoned equipment, spent rockets and other debris creating ever growing clouds of dangerous fragments, an influential report warned on Thursday. The report, commissioned by NASA, says the quantity of hazardous material circling the Earth has reached a […]