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Ghana Doctors on Strike

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) says it is waiting for the written commitment of government before the striking doctors could resume work fully. The commitment letter should instruct Controller and Accountant Generals’ to restore the payment of conversion difference and refund to them the arrears with a payment schedule. A statement jointly issued by the President, Dr Kwabena Opoku Adusei and the General Secretary Dr Frank Serebour and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the doctors are neither demanding for immediate payment nor one lump payment of the conversion…

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Officials: Dutch prince severely injured in Austrian avalanche

(CNN) — A member of the Dutch royal family was severely injured in an avalanche at an Austrian ski resort Friday, local authorities told CNN. Prince Johan Friso, 43, a son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, was skiing outside the bounds of the ski resort with friends at the resort of Lech am Arlberg when he was hit by an avalanche, a spokesman for the surrounding county of Vorarlberg said. No one else in the group was affected, the spokesman said. The prince was under the snow for a “short…

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Greek PM survives confidence vote

Athens, Greece— Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou won a confidence vote in Parliament early Saturday by a narrow margin, giving his country’s stricken economy some breathing room, but no panacea. The 153-145 vote victory came minutes after Papandreou announced that he will seek a coalition government, though it was not immediately clear whether he would lead it. “Tomorrow, I will go see the president and inform him that I am willing to hold talks with other parties in order to form a coalition government,” the leader said late Friday in…

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British PM under attack in Ghana

British Prime Minister David Cameron has come under a salvo of attacks over his comments that Britain would withhold aid to countries that do not reform legislation banning homosexuality. Cameron, in a recent interview with BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, threatened to cut aid to anti-gay countries, declaring that nations receiving British aid should “adhere to proper human rights.” Cameron said he raised the issue with some of the states involved at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia. The comments received bitter criticism from Ghanaians, especially religious…

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Assange loses fight against extradition

London (CNN) — Wikileaks editor Julian Assange lost a court battle to stay in the United Kingdom Wednesday and will be extradited to Sweden to face questioning over sex charges, a court ruled. Apeals court judges Lord Justice John Thomas and Justice Duncan Ouseley rejected all four of the arguments Assange’s defense team used to fight the extradition. They will hold another hearing later this month to determine whether he can appeal. Assange has been under house arrest for nearly a year as he waited to find out the results. He…

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Feds pressure African dictator’s son to surrender Ferrari, Michael Jackson’s glove

The U.S. government may soon own one of Michael Jackson’s white gloves, a $530,000 Ferrari and a $30 million Malibu estate if it succeeds in seizing them from the son of a corrupt African dictator. In a case kept hidden from public view until last week, theU.S. Department of Justice says it’s pursuing more than $32 million in assets from Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, whose father Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has ruled over oil-rich Equatorial Guinea for 32 years — and has been accused by authorities around the world of illicitly siphoning hundreds of millions of dollars for himself…

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Suspected Russian spies arrested in Germany

A married couple have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of spying for Russia. It is believed to be the first such case on German soil since the cold war. The alleged spies are suspected to have worked undercover for the Russian secret service for more than 20 years. A commando unit from the Federal Office of Criminal Investigation (BKA) raided their home in Marburg last week. Germany’s public prosecutor confirmed the arrests, saying the couple were suspected of “secret service agent activity” and of using false documentation. “The accused are strongly suspected to…

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Iraq’s Government, Not Obama, Called Time on the U.S. Troop Presence .

President Barack Obama’s announcement on Friday that all 40,000 U.S. troops still in Iraq will leave the country by New Year’s Eve will, inevitably, draw howls of derision from GOP presidential hopefuls — this is, after all, early election season. But the decision to leave Iraq by that date was not actually taken by President Obama — it was taken by President George W. Bush, and by the Iraqi government. In one of his final acts in office, President Bush in December of 2008 had signed a Status of Forces…

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Don’t you know right from wrong? Irony of doomed Gaddafi’s last plea to his captors

DOOMED Colonel Gaddafi gasped before he was shot in the head: “Don’t you know right from wrong?” The merciless dictator — who slaughtered thousands of his countrymen for defying him — also tried to claim he was protected under Islamic law, it emerged yesterday. His desperate pleas after he was captured hiding wounded in a sewer pipe came as Libyan revolutionaries paraded the bloodied Mad Dog through his home city by dragging him along its dusty streets. The tyrant — surrounded by baying crowds — is seen in gruesome mobile…

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Gaddafi’s grisly end: Rebels parade body of Libyan dictator after he is cornered in a concrete pipe begging for his life

Libyan prime minister confirms that former dictator is dead Gaddafi tried to flee in a convoy hit by American drone Vehicles were also shelled by Nato fighter jets… … before being driven back to his compound in Sirte Gaddafi in final attempt to flee before final push by rebels ‘Found in a hole’ wearing military-style clothing, shouting ‘Don’t shoot’ Rebel forces executed him in front of a baying mob His body was paraded through the streets of the city Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2051361/Gaddafi-dead-Picture-Libya-dictator-captured-killed-Sirte.html#ixzz1bL5ptm4T

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