Has Narendra Modi lived up to expectations?
Full Article BBC News
25 May 2015

Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent 25 May 2015 From the section India Mr Modi swept to power by inflicting a heavy defeat on Congress Is a year in power long enough to evaluate the performance of a new government? Possibly difficult in a country with many unresolved social and economic issues like India, but it is a good time for some stock-taking....

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Congress workers burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a demonstration in Kolkata, India, May 16, 2015.
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updated 06 Apr 2015; published 06 Apr 2015
India News Exclusive survey on Narendra Modi government completed 300 days : Part-1
updated 11 Jan 2015; published 11 Jan 2015
Jana Gana Mana: Is America impressed by Narendra Modi's government?
updated 17 May 2014; published 17 May 2014
Gandhi rule ends as Narendra Modi takes power in India
updated 07 Aug 2014; published 07 Aug 2014
Positive About India’s Growth, Owing To Narendra Modi Coming Into Power
updated 03 Jul 2014; published 03 Jul 2014
Narendra Modi smart action plan to develop infrastructure of India
updated 12 Jan 2015; published 12 Jan 2015
Why Narendra Modi Don't Understand Pakistan is Superpower - Hilarious Pakistani Media
Nasrallah: Hezbollah to increase presence in Syria
Full Article Al Jazeera
25 May 2015

More to this story Nasrallah declares victory in Syria's Qalamoun Nasrallah vows to defeat Syria 'extremists' Nasrallah: Hezbollah in Syria for long haul The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah has said his fighters would expand their presence in Syria, saying the group was engaged in an existential battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...

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In this Aug. 2, 2013, file photo, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah gestures during a rally to mark Jerusalem day or Al-Quds day, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon.
photo: AP / Hussein Malla

updated 15 Nov 2013; published 15 Nov 2013
Nasrallah Hezbollah in Syria for long haul
updated 17 Jun 2014; published 17 Jun 2014
Hezbollah presence in Syria stemmed flow of militants into Lebanon
updated 01 May 2013; published 01 May 2013
Hezbollah are True Friends of Assad's regime said Hassan Nasrallah
updated 14 Nov 2013; published 14 Nov 2013
Nasrallah says Hezbollah will carry on backing Bashar al-Assad
updated 07 Apr 2014; published 07 Apr 2014
Nasrallah says the foreign-backed insurgency against Syria has failed
updated 16 Aug 2013; published 16 Aug 2013
Lebanon caught up in the Syrian civil war
Polish Opposition Wins Presidency as EU’s Best Growth Not Enough
Full Article Bloomberg
25 May 2015

Polish opposition candidate Andrzej Duda defeated Bronislaw Komorowski in a presidential runoff, setting up a showdown for a fall election that may unseat one of Europe’s most economically successful governments. Handing his Law and Justice party its first national victory in a decade and a head start before the parliamentary ballot, Duda garnered...

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Andrzej Duda
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updated 25 May 2015; published 25 May 2015
Polish Presidential Challenger Andrzej Duda Heads For Election Victory
updated 24 May 2015; published 24 May 2015
Polish presidential race too close to call, concern for president
updated 06 Mar 2015; published 06 Mar 2015
Family: Argentine prosecutor Nisman was murdered
updated 24 May 2015; published 24 May 2015
Polish Presidential Vote: Incumbent Komorowski facing tough challenge from Duda of opposition party
updated 22 May 2015; published 22 May 2015
Polish Presidential Race: Final stretch with Komorowski and Duda neck and neck
updated 25 May 2015; published 25 May 2015
Poland: Andrzej Duda defeats Komorowski in Polish presidential election
Iraqi forces lack will to fight - Ashton Carter
Full Article BBC News
24 May 2015

24 May 2015 From the section Middle East Ashton Carter: "We can give them training - we obviously can't give them the will to fight" US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has said the rout of Iraqi forces at the city of Ramadi showed they lacked the will to fight against Islamic State. Mr Carter told CNN's State of the Union the Iraqis "vastly...

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File - Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on defense posture before the Senate Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee in Washington, D.C., May 6, 2015.
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updated 24 May 2015; published 24 May 2015
Iraqi forces lack will to fight - Ashton Carter
updated 25 May 2015; published 25 May 2015
Iraqi Army & Shia Militia launch attack on Ramādī but face heavy firepower from Islamic State
updated 24 May 2015; published 24 May 2015
Defense Secretary Ash Carter: Iraqi Military Has ‘No Will to Fight’
updated 24 May 2015; published 24 May 2015
At least 400 killed by ISIL in Palmyra
updated 15 May 2015; published 15 May 2015
Iraqi forces battle Islamic State in Ramadi
updated 24 May 2015; published 24 May 2015
At least 400 killed by ISIL in Palmyra – Syrian TV
Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects
Full Article Yahoo Daily News
24 May 2015

By Aaron Josefczyk and Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race relations in the United States. Judge John O'Donnell...

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A protester is arrested after the acquittal of Michael Brelo, a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Cleveland.
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updated 23 May 2015; published 23 May 2015
Cleveland Officer Found Not Guilty In Deaths Of Two Unarmed Suspects Shot At 137 Times By Police!
updated 23 May 2015; published 23 May 2015
Cleveland Police Officer Found Not Guilty in Unarmed Couple's Shooting Deaths
updated 23 May 2015; published 23 May 2015
Cleveland Cop Found Not Guilty In Killing Unarmed Couple #Brelo
updated 23 May 2015; published 23 May 2015
Cleveland police officer found not guilty in deadly shooting
updated 24 May 2015; published 24 May 2015
Cleveland protesters arrested after officer found not guilty
updated 02 May 2015; published 02 May 2015
Cleveland police officer on trial after firing 49 shots at unarmed man

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South China Morning Post
When thousands of Rohingya people from Myanmar were discovered floating in boats on the Southeast Asian seas much of the world was understandably gripped by this unfolding human...
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The Independent
A malign shade named Iraq has returned to haunt America’s nascent 2016 presidential campaign. The past few days, beginning with the humiliating fall of Ramadi to the radical...
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(CNN)Earlier this month in New York, the advocacy group AID-Free World launched a campaign to end impunity for personnel who commit sexual abuse during U.N. peacekeeping missions....

John Forbes Nash, American mathematician and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics 1994.
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REUTERS - Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple...
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South Korean army soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
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PAJU, South Korea — A group of 30 female peace activists, including feminist icon Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, crossed the demilitarized zone from North Korea to South Korea on Sunday and called for an end to the Korean War. It...
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Parliament Speaker, acting president Bronislaw Komorowski casts his ballot, as his wife Anna looks on, in a voting station in Mackowa Ruda, northeast Poland, Sunday, July 4, 2010
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WARSAW, Poland: Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the county's presidential election on Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician. If the exit poll is confirmed...
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The Roman Harbaqa Dam, a gravity dam in the Syrian desert between Damascus and Palmyra, dating to the 2nd century AD
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Islamic State (IS) fighters have killed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city last week, Syrian state media said today. It was not immediately possible to verify the account, but it was consistent with reports by...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob L. Lew, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter greet reporters as they arrive Camp David, Md., March 23 , 2015.
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The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi was stark evidence that Iraqi forces lacked the "will to fight," Defence Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official of the US effort to...
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Nico Rosberg
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Monaco: Nico Rosberg took full advantage of one of Formula One’s greatest tactical errors on Sunday to land an unexpected victory and become only the fourth man to claim a hat-trick of consecutive wins in the Monaco Grand Prix. The...
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Protester wait for police during clashes in the Nyakabyga neighborhood of Bujumbura, Burundi, Thursday May 21, 2015. Protests continue against the President's decision to seek a third term.
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The leader of a small Burundian opposition party was shot dead on Saturday along with his bodyguard, residents said, the latest violence in a country gripped by weeks of anti-government unrest. Zedi Feruzi, the head of the Union for Peace and...
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