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  • Bolivia urges citizens to save energy

    2011-06-02 15:05

    Bolivian citizens were encouraged Wednesday to save energy in the winter season, despite the government's promise that reserves will be enough for national supply.

  • Children's suffering increases amid Yemen instability

    2011-06-02 14:36

    As many kids around the world celebrated International Children's Day, children in Yemen were experiencing hard times due to the instability in the country.

  • Major panel: Drug war failed; legalize marijuana

    2011-06-02 14:12

    The global war on drugs has failed and governments should explore legalizing marijuana and other controlled substances, according to a commission that includes former heads of state, a former UN secretary-general and a business mogul.

  • New laws to protect New Zealand's oceans

    2011-06-02 13:35

    A new ocean law that will control oil and gas exploration and seabed mining in New Zealand's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) will come into effect next year, Environment Minister Nick Smith announced Thursday.

  • Russia bans EU vegetables due to E.coli fears

    2011-06-02 13:33

    Russia banned imports of raw vegetables from the European Union on Thursday because of the E.coli outbreak centred in Germany, Russian media cited the head of the consumer protection agency as saying.

  • 25 Pakistani forces killed after cross-border raid

    2011-06-02 13:14

    Twenty-five Pakistani security forces have been killed in fighting in northwest Pakistan after about 200 militants crossed over from Afghanistan and attacked a security checkpost.

  • Smoking gun elusive in deadly E. coli outbreak

    2011-06-02 10:01

    European health officials tracking one of the worst E. coli outbreaks on record might never know where it came from. It's a sad fact of life in food poisoning cases: There often is no smoking gun.

  • 'Cooperative' Mladic to face tribunal on Friday

    2011-06-02 07:43

    Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic used his power to commit atrocities that tore a nation apart and destroyed communities, and he must be held to account, a UN war crimes prosecutor said on Wednesday.

  • 41 killed in deadly Yemen street battles

    2011-06-02 07:17

    Street battles between Yemeni government forces and armed tribesmen killed dozens of people Wednesday in this country teetering on the brink of civil war, forcing residents to cower in basements or brave gunfire to fetch bread and water.

  • Egypt's Mubarak set to go on trial August 3

    2011-06-02 07:04

    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, overthrown by a popular uprising this year, was ordered on Wednesday to stand trial in August for the killing of protesters on charges that could carry the death penalty.

  • Egyptian official denies 'virginity tests'

    2011-06-02 06:55

    A high-ranking Egyptian military official denied comments carried by CNN saying the military had conducted forced "virginity tests" on female protesters in March, state al-Ahram newspaper reported on Wednesday.

  • European food contamination kills 17

    2011-06-02 06:49

    The number of people hit by a massive European outbreak of foodborne bacterial infections is one third higher than previously known and a stunningly high number of patients suffer from a potentially deadly complication than can shut down their kidneys, officials said Wednesday.

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Scholars from Beijing and Moscow called for emerging economies to make their voice heard more at the G20 summit, as they exchanged views in a telephone conversation.