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Silent peers claim thousands in expenses in UK Lords

Press TV, London It’s emerged that peers from the House of Lords have claimed massive amounts in allowances without voting at all for five years. The electoral reform society says its findings indicate that the House of Lords is shockingly out of date, calling for serious reform.

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Anwar Ali emerges from shadows of that 2006 spell

Pakistan all-rounder Anwar Ali, who once ironed socks for a living as a teenage factory labourer, may have finally found his feet in international cricket after years of unfulfilled promise. Ali smashed a 17-ball 46 with four towering sixes and three fours to help Pakistan clinch a last-gasp over win ...

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Japan’s army forces launch annual live-fire drills

Japanese military forces have launched four-day live-fire drills near Mount Fuji as Tokyo seeks to expand the role of the army. Some 2,300 soldiers joined the annual exercises which began on Tuesday, with some 80 tanks and armored vehicles as well as 60 field guns and 20 helicopters deployed in ...

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Abadi delays China trip to address domestic priorities

Iraq’s prime minister has indefinitely delayed a planned visit to China, saying he needs to address the security situation as well as the implementation of reforms at home. Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Monday that he had “decided to postpone his visit to China, which was scheduled for the 19th ...

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Bahrain protesters demand release of activists

People have poured into the streets in Bahrain, demanding reforms and the release of all political prisoners in the Persian Gulf Arab state. According to reports on Tuesday, Bahraini security forces attacked anti-regime protesters in the village of Ma’ameer, firing tear gas to disperse them. The village is known for its Industrial ...

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Indonesian rescuers find 54 bodies at plane crash site

Rescuers have discovered the bodies of all the 54 people who had been on board a passenger plane that recently crashed in rugged terrain in Indonesia’s east over the weekend. “There are no survivors. All 54 bodies have been found,” Indonesian Transport Ministry spokesman J.A. Barata said on Tuesday. Search ...

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