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Chinese say country still not 'world power': poll
Chinese say country still not 'world power': poll

More than 80 percent of Chinese say they do not yet see their country as a "world power", according to a newspaper poll published Monday.

Chinese say country still not 'world power': poll
Iran sympathises after 'tragic' US school shooting
Iran sympathises after 'tragic' US school shooting

Iran was quick on Saturday to express condolences after the "tragic" shooting rampage that left 26 people dead, including 20 small children, at an elementary school in the United States.

Iran sympathises after 'tragic' US school shooting
Many Americans see hint of Apocalypse in extreme weather
Many Americans see hint of Apocalypse in extreme weather

A third of Americans believe the intensity of recent natural disasters is linked to the Apocalypse described in the New Testament, according to a poll released Thursday.

Many Americans see hint of Apocalypse in extreme weather
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Apocalypse... but not as we know it

The End Of The World As We Know It -- TEOTWAWKI -- is littered with predictions that didn't quite pan out.

Apocalypse... but not as we know it
December 21: End of Mayan calendar, or end of the world?
December 21: End of Mayan calendar, or end of the world?

Gonzalo Alvarez, who had just arrived in Cancun for two weeks of revelry linked to a major milestone in the Mayan calendar, seemed reasonably cheerful for a man about to swallowed up by the Apocalypse.

December 21: End of Mayan calendar, or end of the world?
Gaza 'war not an option,' France's Fabius says in Israel
Gaza 'war not an option,' France's Fabius says in Israel

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants was an urgent necessity and France was willing to help broker a truce.

Gaza 'war not an option,' France's Fabius says in Israel
Former leader of the Liberal Democrats Paddy Ashdown. ©REUTERS
Britain should withdraw from Afghanistan 'quickly': Ashdown

Britain should accept defeat and move all of its soldiers out of Afghanistan as quickly as possible, former Liberal Democrat party leader Paddy Ashdown wrote in Friday's The Times newspaper.

Britain should withdraw from Afghanistan 'quickly': Ashdown
Obama banks on Hollywood friends, whatever Clint says
Obama banks on Hollywood friends, whatever Clint says

Film legend Clint Eastwood claims that Hollywood's image as a Democratic bastion is exaggerated -- but the evidence says otherwise, with stars like George Clooney leading an A-list Obama cast.

Obama banks on Hollywood friends, whatever Clint says
US president Barack Obama and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Photo courtesy of homocreativus.es
Venezuela's Chavez would 'vote for Obama'

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says that if he were a US citizen, he would vote for President Barack Obama in the November 6 presidential election -- and if Obama were Venezuelan, he'd vote for Chavez.

Venezuela's Chavez would 'vote for Obama'
Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico. ©REUTERS
Slovak PM says eurozone will not survive in current form

The eurozone is unlikely to survive in its current form and one or more countries will probably have to leave the 17-nation single currency bloc, Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico said Sunday.

Slovak PM says eurozone will not survive in current form