Zimbabwe/Congo-Kinshasa: Pasuwa Dismisses A.S Vita Link

[The Herald]DYNAMOS coach Callisto Pasuwa last night quashed rumours linking him with a surprise move to Democratic Republic of Congo outfit AS Vita, insisting he is fully committed to his job with the Glamour Boys and will see out his contract at the Premiership champions.

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Costa Rica government’s presidential candidate withdraws – 6 March 2014
Costa Rica government’s presidential candidate withdraws – 6 March 2014 Costa Rica government’s presidential candidate withdraws – 6 March 2014

Costa Rican presidential candidate Johnny Araya, from the governing party, says he is abandoning his campaign for April’s run-off election. The surprise move…

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Follow the money: Sunlight’s Real-Time FEC tracker now includes a page that trac…

Follow the money: Sunlight’s Real-Time FEC tracker now includes a page that tracks the most competitive primary races based on the candidates’ fundraising. Money talks: Introducing Real-Time’s new competitive primaries page | Follow the money sunlightfoundation.com Sunlight’s Real-Time FEC tracker now includes a page that tracks the most competitive primary races based on the candidates’ fundraising. Click on the image to go to the page.

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Prosecution of Forced Sterilisations in Peru Still Possible

LIMA, Feb 03 (IPS) – Shelving the case of the forced sterilisation of more than 2,000 women in Peru during the Alberto Fujimori regime was a surprise move by the prosecutor in charge.

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Ukraine: Sweeping new restrictions take aim at protesters

David M. Herszenhorn, NY Times, January 17, 2014 The new anti-protest law, hustled through Ukrainian Parliament in a surprise move by supporters of President Viktor F. Yanukovich, drew immediate criticism from opposition leaders in Ukraine and from Western nations.

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Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for May 10th to May 13th, 2013

Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of the Fukushima Reactors In a surprise move, the Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations has delayed

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Arrest warrant for Pakistan’s PM over corruption

www.euronews.com Pakistan’s Supreme Court has issued an arrest warrant for the country’s prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for corruption. The surprise move came as thousands marched in the capital Islamabad calling for reforms to clean up government. Authorities have 24 hours to detain the prime minister and 16 others. Big crowds showed their dissatisfaction with the current administration as they massed around the parliament complex. The anti-corruption protests had been convened by a populist cleric, Tahirul Qadri, who wants the judiciary to ban corrupt politicians from standing in upcoming elections. A spokesman said they would not leave until the current regime, which is backed by the United States, stands down. At one point security forces fired into the air and used tear gas to try to control the crowd. But though Qadri can mobilise large gatherings, he is not universally popular. Some see him as too close to the army, which has a history of military coups and interference in elections. Find us on: Youtube bit.ly Facebook www.facebook.com Twitter twitter.com

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Twitter sides with Occupier

Last month, Occupy Wall Street participant and Brooklyn Bridge arrestee Malcolm Harris was unable to quash a subpoena demanding Twitter hand over information about his account to the authorities. But in a surprise move this week, Twitter has come out batting for their user. When a New York judge ruled in April that Harris did not have the standing to fight the subpoena (arguing that his tweets actually belonged to Twitter) and that there were no privacy grounds on which the individual user could refute the demand for his Twitter records, this seemed to suggest something worrying: that we have little jurisdiction over our online identities and can’t even fight for our online speech in court. Harris’ lawyer, Martin Stolar, told me at the time that he planned to file another motion against the judge’s decision — to re-argue that his client indeed has a standing in fighting the order, and there are strong privacy grounds to resisting the authorities obtaining records of someone’s accumulated Twitter activities (including deleted messages) without a warrant. But now it seems Stolar doesn’t need to file this motion; Twitter has stepped in. Continue Reading…

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Aung San Suu Kyi ‘Wins Landslide Landmark Election’ as Burma Rejoices

Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy has claimed a landslide victory in a series of election contests which hold the key to Burma’s return from international isolation. The Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ms. Suu Kyi, along with other leading NLD figures spent much of the last two decades under arrest, but was freed in 2010 in a surprise move by the regime, followed by a series of political reforms. Suu Kyi won her own election contest with 99 percent of voter support in the poor Kawhmu t…

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