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I'm no saint or icon, says Myanmar's Suu Kyi
I'm no saint or icon, says Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday insisted she was no saint and no icon, saying she disliked the titles and had always seen herself as an honest politician.

I'm no saint or icon, says Myanmar's Suu Kyi
The caricature of the Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan Asylzhan Mamytbekov. ©Marat Abilov
Caricatures of famous Kazakhstan figures presented in Astana

Caricatures of prominent Kazakhstan figures have been presented at the exhibition in Astana.

Caricatures of famous Kazakhstan figures presented in Astana
US marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination
US marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

With flags fluttering at half-staff, the United States paused Friday to mourn President John F. Kennedy and a generation's shattered dreams, cut down 50 years ago by an assassin's bullet.

US marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination
High-stakes Iran nuclear talks to resume
High-stakes Iran nuclear talks to resume

Iran and world powers resume talks on Wednesday seeking a landmark breakthrough over Tehran's nuclear programme that also satisfies sceptical hardliners in Washington, Israel and the Islamic republic.

High-stakes Iran nuclear talks to resume
Turkish parliament lifts ban on women lawmakers wearing trousers
Turkish parliament lifts ban on women lawmakers wearing trousers

Turkish parliament has lifted a ban on women lawmakers wearing trousers in the assembly, shortly after a major government reform allowed them to don Islamic headscarves.

Turkish parliament lifts ban on women lawmakers wearing trousers
Amid poison claims, ex-Brazil president exhumed
Amid poison claims, ex-Brazil president exhumed

The remains of Joao Goulart, ousted as Brazilian president ahead of the 1964-85 military dictatorship, were Wednesday exhumed to determine if he was poisoned.

Amid poison claims, ex-Brazil president exhumed
Photo © Ria Novosti
Putin and Nazarbayev sign Treaty on Good-Neighborliness and Alliance in 21 Century

The Treaty on Good-Neighborliness and Alliance in the 21 Century was signed by Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin.

Putin and Nazarbayev sign Treaty on Good-Neighborliness and Alliance in 21 Century
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin. Photo © Ria Novosti
Putin acknowledges that Kazakhstan outinvestes Russia

President of Russia Vladimir Putin told Nursultan Nazarbayev that Kazakhstan invested $700 million more into Russia than Russia did into Kazakhstan in 2012.

Putin acknowledges that Kazakhstan outinvestes Russia
US, Israel 'lose UNESCO voting rights'
US, Israel 'lose UNESCO voting rights'

The United States and Israel lost their UNESCO voting rights Friday after suspending funding to the organisation in 2011 over Palestinian admission, a source from the UN agency.

US, Israel 'lose UNESCO voting rights'
Bakhyt Sultanov. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
New Finance Minister appointed in Kazakhstan

Bakhyt Sultanov has been appointed the new Minister of Finance in Kazakhstan.

New Finance Minister appointed in Kazakhstan
Bolat Zhamishev. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Zhamishev appointed Minister of Regional Development of Kazakhstan

Bolat Zhamishev has been appointed Minister of Regional Development of Kazakhstan.

Zhamishev appointed Minister of Regional Development of Kazakhstan
©Reuters/Jon Woo
China official suspended over $115,000 pig trotter tab

A Chinese Communist Party official has been suspended after running up unpaid bills of $115,000 at a speciality pig trotter restaurant.

China official suspended over $115,000 pig trotter tab
©Reuters/Peter Barnes
Top Labor figure lashes out at 'bastard' Australia ex-PM

Australia's former attorney-general has launched a scathing attack on Labor colleague and ex-prime minister Kevin Rudd, calling him a rude and disorganised "bastard" who should quit parliament.

Top Labor figure lashes out at 'bastard' Australia ex-PM
Bo trial shows obedience is the goal for Beijing: analysts
Bo trial shows obedience is the goal for Beijing: analysts

The conviction of disgraced top politician Bo Xilai was less about eradicating ubiquitous corruption in China and more about warning Communist Party cadres to stay loyal to the new leadership or suffer the consequences.

Bo trial shows obedience is the goal for Beijing: analysts
McCain op-ed to Russia: Putin 'doesn't believe in you'
McCain op-ed to Russia: Putin 'doesn't believe in you'

US Senator John McCain penned a blistering column for Russian media, telling the Russian people that their President Vladimir Putin is a dissent-quashing tyrant who "doesn't believe in you."

McCain op-ed to Russia: Putin 'doesn't believe in you'
Twitter a crucial political tool, despite risks
Twitter a crucial political tool, despite risks

Presidents and prime ministers, South American strongmen and nearly the entire US Congress have used Twitter to press their political platforms.

Twitter a crucial political tool, despite risks
Poker face: McCain plays phone game at Syria debate
Poker face: McCain plays phone game at Syria debate

Perhaps he was thinking about doubling down in the Middle East?

Poker face: McCain plays phone game at Syria debate
Former Argentine President Carlos Menem. ©REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian
Argentine ex-president Menem back on trial at 83

Argentina's ex-president Carlos Menem was back in court for a new trial Monday, this time for allegedly falsifying his personal tax returns.

Argentine ex-president Menem back on trial at 83
Askar Beisenbayev. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Vice-Speaker of Kazakhstan Senate elected

Askar Beissenbayev has been elected Vice Speaker of the Kazakhstan Senate.

Vice-Speaker of Kazakhstan Senate elected
Photo courtesy of torange-fr.com
China graft fight goes higher, and more political

China's anti-corruption campaign is ensnaring ever more senior figures, with speculation now swirling about the powerful former security tsar.

China graft fight goes higher, and more political