Nepal bus crash kills 39 hundu pilgrims

KATHMANDU, INDIA: An overcrowded bus carrying Hindu pilgrims has skidded off a slippery highway in southern Nepal, killing at least 39 people, officials say, Associate Press reported. Police official Gyan Bikram Shah said the bus was so packed that some... more »

New UN campaign against organised crime

THE UN’s drugs and crime office launched a new media awareness campaign on Monday to highlight the threat posed by the multi-billion dollar operations run by organised crime groups worldwide. International crime rackets pull in an estimated annual turnover of $870... more »

S.African elected first female AU Commission head

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma won a closely fought election to become the new head of the African Union Commission, the first woman to hold the post, African leaders said. She beat the incumbent, Jean Ping of Gabon, after several rounds of voting. “Now we have the... more »

East Timor moves closer to coalition government

THE ruling party of East Timor resistance hero Xanana Gusmao on Sunday said it was inviting two smaller political parties to form acoalition government. Gusmao’s centre-left National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) won 30 seats in parliament in polls earlier this month, three seats shy of the 33... more »
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