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Hagel seeks root cause of nuke missile problems

WASHINGTON — In taking a deep look at trouble inside U.S. nuclear forces, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is searching for the root causes of recent Air Force missteps but also for ways to make the nuclear warrior’s job more attractive at a time when the military has turned its attention away from such weapons. Nuclear missile duty has lost its ...

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Hagel seeks root cause of nuke missile problems

WASHINGTON — In taking a deep look at trouble inside U.S. nuclear forces, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is searching for the root causes of recent Air Force missteps but also for ways to make the nuclear warrior’s job more attractive at a time when the military has turned its attention away from such weapons. Nuclear missile duty has lost its ...

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Thai protest leader shot dead

Tweet Bangkok, Jan 26 (IANS) Thai anti-government protest leader Suthin Tharathin was shot dead and three others injured in an attack at a polling station Sunday in Bang Na district of Bangkok. Suthin was a leader of the opposition party People’s Democratic Force to Overthrow Thaksinism. He led a group of protestors under the…

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Thai protest leader shot dead

Tweet Bangkok, Jan 26 (IANS) Thai anti-government protest leader Suthin Tharathin was shot dead and three others injured in an attack at a polling station Sunday in Bang Na district of Bangkok. Suthin was a leader of the opposition party People’s Democratic Force to Overthrow Thaksinism. He led a group of protestors under the…

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AU summit: Too little, too late

Marking the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development, the African Union Summit is due to be held from 21- 31 January 2014 with the theme, “2014 Year of Agriculture and Food Security”. The theme of the summit will be overshadowed by other current and emerging peace and security crises. Recently, South Sudan has been added ...

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AU summit: Too little, too late

Marking the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development, the African Union Summit is due to be held from 21- 31 January 2014 with the theme, “2014 Year of Agriculture and Food Security”. The theme of the summit will be overshadowed by other current and emerging peace and security crises. Recently, South Sudan has been added ...

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Thailand elections can be postponed, court rules

Tweet Bangkok, Jan 24 (IANS) Thailand’s general elections, due early next month, can be postponed in view of the ongoing political unrest following anti-government protests that began in November last year, the country’s constitution court ruled Friday. Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had called the elections Feb 2. The court said the caretaker prime minister should discuss a new…

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Protesters settle in for the long haul

Three glossy brown cows, looking somewhat bewildered, gaze out from a large photograph hanging in the reception of Ukraine’s ministry of agriculture. On the wall underneath, fresh graffiti proclaims: “Power to the People.” “We took the building last night, without resistance. It will be the headquarters of a new national guard,” says Oleksandr Danylyuk, whose civic organisation Spilna Sprava (common ...

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Ukraine anti-government protesters try to seize energy ministry in Kiev

Demonstrators deny ministry’s claim they are holding two police captive as clashes continue in capital A protester throws a molotov cocktail during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, on Saturday. Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP Ukrainian anti-government protesters have tried to seize the energy ministry in Kiev and detained two policemen, according to the government. Eduard Stavytsky, the energy minister, said ...

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Cairo bombings: militant group claims responsibility as new blast hits city

Tension high in Egyptian capital as al-Qaida inspired group says it will carry out more attacks Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi clash with police on Friday. Photograph: Nameer Galal/NurPhoto/REX An al-Qaida-inspired group has claimed responsibility for four bombings targeting police in the Egyptian capital that killed six people. As another bomb went off without any casualties next to ...

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