Musharraf quits as chief of army staff in Pakistan

Thursday, November 29, 2007 President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan gave up his uniform in a ceremony yesterday in Rawalpindi. He handed power over to General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at the headquarters of the Pakistani Army, after being the leader of the army for nine years. In his final address as leader of the army, he said that the army was the saviour of Pakistan and that the army was his life....

Protesters rally for a second time against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal

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Australian man to be executed in Singapore

Saturday, November 19, 2005 Supporters of convicted Australian drug trafficker, Van Nguyen, gathered outside the State Library in Melbourne yesterday to display thousands of messages of opposition to his death sentence. Callers to talkback radio in Melbourne were overwhelmingly against the death penalty of Nguyen, who immediately admitted his guilt and has cooperated with authorities since being...

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Interview with US political activist and philosopher Noam Chomsky

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Warner Music sees large growth digital music revenue

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 Warner Music Group first quarter earnings rose sharply mostly from growth in digital music sales offsetting falling CD sales. Warner Music sells digital music to several online services including Apple's iTunes at wholesale. The company's first-quarter revenue from digital music sales doubled to US$69 million, accounting for 7% of overall revenue. Madonna, Green Day,...

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On the campaign trail in the USA, September 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020 The following is the fifth edition of a monthly series chronicling the 2020 United States presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month's biggest stories. This month's spotlight on the campaign trail: the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee secures ballot access in all 50 U.S. states, the...

Past Eurovision contestants give advice to this year’s performers, speculate on who will win

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Restrictions imposed in China textile trade with U.S.

Saturday, May 21, 2005 In an effort to ease complaints by the U.S. and Europe about a heavy influx of low priced Chinese goods, China will raise export tariffs on 74 categories of textile products in June. This follows plans from the U.S. to impose quotas on Chinese textiles and clothing. Products likely to see an increase from the Chinese move include synthetic fiber shirts, trousers, knit...