Context: Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, US diplomat, War in Afghanistan (2001-present), exit strategy
Mining giant BHP Billiton Monday abandoned its 39 billion US dollar takeover bid for fertiliser-maker Potash Corp after it was rejected by Canada, acknowledging its second major failure in recent weeks.
Chinese state media report that unlicensed welders accidentally started a fire in a high-rise apartment building in Shanghai that has so far left 53 dead.
Context: India, New Delhi
Context: Pakistan, United States, devastating floods
Context: Human rights, Iran, Iranian human rights, post-election riots
Context: Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, Myanmar government, general elections, human rights record
Context: A. Raja, India, Telecommunications Minister, mobile phone
Deadly violence flares in Guinea hours ahead of results of its first democratic presidential election since independence from France over 50 years ago.
The 16th Century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe is being exhumed in Prague to clarify the cause of his death, after previous tests showed high levels of mercury in his hair.
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