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12 Years a Slave’ makes history with best picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES: The slavery drama “12 Years a Slave” won the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first movie from a black director to win the film industry’s highest honor in 86 years of the Oscars. British director Steve McQueen’s unflinching portrayal of pre-Civil War American slavery won two other Oscars, including best supporting actress …

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Oil prices edge higher as Ukraine tensions mount

New York (AFP):  Global oil prices pushed higher Thursday as tensions mounted over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. New York’s main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for April delivery, added 11 cents, finishing at $101.56 a barrel. Brent North Sea crude for April gained 34 cents at $108.10 a barrel in London deals. WTI prices were lower in early …

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Two Bahrain children wounded planting bomb: police

DUBAI (AFP): Two children, aged 10 and 11, were wounded while planting a roadside bomb in a Shiite village in Bahrain where a blast killed three policemen this week, police said Thursday. “A group of terrorists exploited these children by asking them to plant a home-made bomb” in Daih, state news agency BNA quoted a police official as saying. He …

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Attacks in Baghdad area kill 21 people

BAGHDAD (AFP): Bombings mainly targeting Shiite areas of Baghdad and attacks on security force checkpoints in and around the capital killed at least 21 people Wednesday, officials said. Iraq has been hit by a year-long surge in bloodshed that has reached levels not seen since 2008, driven by widespread discontent among its Sunni Arab minority and the bloody civil war …

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China ‘will not stop increasing’ military spending: Media

BEIJING (AFP): Chinese state-run media backed the country s military spending Thursday, after the government announced a 12.2 percent increase in its defense budget for 2014. The plans should not be regarded as evidence of a mounting “China threat”, newspapers said, arguing that Beijing s steady raises in the defense budget were rooted in a desire for peace rather than conflict. Beijing …

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Crimea parliament ask to join Russia as EU leaders met

SIMFEROPOL (AFP):  The local parliament in Crimea took another step towards seceding from Ukraine on Thursday, asking to become part of Russia as EU leaders held an emergency summit to deal with the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. Pro-Moscow lawmakers made the request to Russian President Vladimir Putin and said they would put the question to a referendum …

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Fatima Bhutto nominated for fiction prize

LONDON (AFP) – Fatima Bhutto, the niece of assassinated Pakistani former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, has been nominated for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the judges announced Friday. Bhutto is among 20 women on the long list for the award, which was formerly known as the Orange prize and is open to English-language novels from anywhere in the world. She …

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Army should not become part of govt-Taliban talks: Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Wednesday opposing involving the army in negotiations with the Taliban said that they should not become part of the process under any circumstance. Talking to newsmen at the Parliament House after the PAC meeting, Shah said the government should not involve the army in the dialogue process with the Taliban …

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Chinese woman world’s youngest billionaire

HONG KONG (AFP) – A 24-year-old Hong Kong-based woman has been named the world s youngest billionaire, replacing a former Facebook co-founder and spurring gossip in the city. Perenna Kei, a graduate from the University of London who lives in Hong Kong, was ranked by Forbes as the world s youngest tycoon in its annual super-rich list, with a net worth of …

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European Youth Event – take part online

Brussels: Thousands of people from every corner of Europe, including neighbouring and candidate countries, have applied for the EYE2014 event. They come from schools, universities, youth organisations as well as spontaneous groups formed with the help of EYE social media platforms, as individual applications could not be accepted However, this event is not only for those who can be there …

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