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Nobel Prize winning economist praises $100 bn BRICS bank created to counter Western dominance

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has praised the new development bank founded this week by the BRICS countries for creating a financial institution that could counter the Western-dominated IMF and World Bank.

Faced With Western Freeze-Out, BRICS Bank Is a Coup for Russia

Top of the agenda at the sixth summit of the BRICS developing nations beginning Tuesday is the founding of two multilateral financial institutions designed to erode the dominance of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund as arbiters of the global economic system.

BRICS neutrality on Ukraine a diplomatic win for Putin

A summit of the BRICS group of emerging market countries will abstain from criticizing Russia's recent actions in Ukraine, Brazilian officials said, a diplomatic victory for President Vladimir Putin.

Over 6,000 Indian Shias seek visa to Iraq

It's a new Iraq surge in the making, and it has nothing to do with the US Army. Thousands of Indian Shias have applied for visas to Iraq where a deadly sectarian conflict between the extreme Sunni Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the country's majority Shia population threatens all of West Asia.

India rape victim's mum beaten for complaint

Mother of rape victim followed into a field and beaten after her family refuses to withdraw her statement.

'West scared of BRICS as it has no control over it' - Ex-Indian Foreign Secretary

Representing a fifth of the world economy, the BRICS states pose a challenge to the US-dominated world. Submarket growth in Russia and the West could also change more rapidly, shifting the whole world system Eastwards. Is this the start of a new era? 

'West scared of BRICS as it has no control over it' - Ex-Indian Foreign Secretary

Most lawyers wouldn't argue that Kosovo is unique unless they work for governments

The breakaway of Kosovo demonstrated that secession has little to do with international law or morality and everything to do with politics and power. But the same sponsors of that violent event now call Crimea's self-determination illegal and immoral. Is it a case of double standards? Do world powers prefer the legal ambiguity surrounding secession to justify their incongruent positions? Associate Professor of International Relations at Macquarie University, Dr Aleksandar Pavkovic, shares his views on the relationship of historical precedent to recent events.

'Most lawyers wouldn't argue that Kosovo is unique unless they work for govts'

India drops anti-piracy charges against marines

India has dropped a plan to use a tough anti-piracy law to prosecute two Italian marines who killed two fishermen, the Supreme Court heard on Monday, amid a diplomatic row.


India pushes for prosecution of Italian marines

India's Supreme Court is deciding whether a pair of Italian Marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 will be tried under a tough anti-piracy law. Italy has recalled its ambassador to India after the court delayed the ruling of the marines, who are in Indian custody.

India pushes for prosecution of Italy marines

Italian marines saved from India's death penalty law

India on Friday announced it would not prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen under a maritime security law that carries a mandatory death penalty.

Indian kangaroo court orders woman to be gang-raped for having a relationship with a man from another village

Woman, 20, sentenced to 'gang rape' by village court in east India as punishment for having a relationship with a man of another religion from another village.

India deported British Jew in 2012 for suspicious ties with Islamic extremists

The Kerala government has informed the High court that British-born Jewish writer Susan Nathan, facing deportation, had "close connections" with Islamic extremist groups in the state.

Wife of Indian minister who used his Twitter account to announce he was 'having an affair with a journalist' found dead in hotel

The wife of an Indian government minister has been found dead in a five-star new Delhi hotel following reports she had hacked into her husband's Twitter account and published a series of romantic messages between him and a Pakistani journalist.

Police 'hijack' hearse and try to forcibly cremate body of young Indian rape victim

The body of a teenager who set herself on fire when her rapists threatened her family was 'hijacked' by police who attempted to forcibly cremate it, reports today suggest.

The girl, 16, was allegedly gang-raped in October in Madhyamgram, near Calcutta, by a group of six men - who are believed to have links with West Bengal’s ruling party, the Trinamool Congress.

India’s top bitcoin platform halts trade after state regulator ‘security risks’ warning

India's largest bitcoin exchange service has suspended its operations, just when the most valuable currency in the world had begun to gain widespread recognition in the country. The central bank cautioned against the risks of using virtual currency.

US agent goofed in Indian diplomat arrest – lawyer

The controversial arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York came after the blatant mistake of a US agent, her lawyer says. The agent allegedly mistook the diplomat’s salary with her housekeeper's wages, triggering the “disastrous” row.

A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could put two billion people at risk

A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would result in a global famine that could kill over two billion people — a quarter of the world's population — and end human civilisation, a study warned today.

Harvard, MIT students start 365-day relay fast to focus on Bhopal survivors

A group of students from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have initiated a 365-day relay hunger strike in support of the survivors of the Bhopal Gas Disaster - the world's worst industrial disaster.

India's retail inflation at 10%, mostly due to increases in food prices

India's retail inflation returned to double digits in October after a gap of seven months following a surge in vegetable prices and other food items, posing fresh worry for the government facing elections in key states and national polls next year.

Avoiding NSA clutches: India to launch internal email policy for government comms

India is on the verge of implementing an internal email policy for official communications in order to avoid using American-based web services that have been compromised by the National Security Agency.

What will happen to global economy if BRICS announce launch of new currency - Bricso?

Imagine – it is December 31, 2013. The Presidents of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) plus Iran and Venezuela call an impromptu press conference – in Paris – to present a 'Sea of Change in Economics,' as they call it. The announcement was circulated throughout the international media and diplomatic offices and embassies just a day before – an indication of urgency. Despite it being the last day of the year with most people thinking of their year-end festivities, the event calls the attention of many – especially the world of finance – and of course the media. The press meeting is planned for 18:00 at the Dolce Chantilly, in Chantilly, just 40 minutes from the center of Paris.

Making the world a more dangerous place - the eager role of Julia Gillard

Australia has 40% of the world's uranium, all of it on indigenous land. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has just been to India to sell uranium to a government that refuses to sign the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and whose enemy, Pakistan, is also a non-signatory. The threat of nuclear war between them is constant. Uranium is an essential ingredient of nuclear weapons. Gillard's deal in Delhi formally ends the Australian Labor Party's long-standing policy of denying uranium to countries that reject the NPT's obligation "to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament".

'Saudi weapons' seen at Syria rebel base

BBC News has uncovered evidence that appears to suggest that weapons intended for the Saudi military have been diverted to Syrian rebels.

Zaid Hamid with Mark Glenn and Jonathan Azaziah - Pakistan, the last frontier! (Oct 11th 2011)

The Ugly Truth - Good Christians join hands with Muslims to fight the Hindu and Jewish Zionists! This is one of the most powerful analysis you will hear from anti-Zionist groups in the world. The importance of Pakistan is being realized by all groups fighting against the Zionists and their global agenda of chaos, anarchy and human enslavement. See the larger game, under the bigger picture and then respond with courage, dignity and unity. Pakistan is not just a fortress of Islam, it is also the last frontier of humanity!

Zaid Hamid with Mark Glenn and Jonathan Azaziah - Pakistan, the last frontier! (Oct 11th 2011)

India moves to start rupee payments for Iran oil

India removed a hefty tax and took other steps to ease payments in its rupee currency for some imports of Iranian oil as it seeks to continue purchases - albeit reduced - in face of Western sanctions that blocked an earlier payment method, Reuters reported.

India, Iran's second-biggest oil client, won a waiver this month from tough new U.S. sanctions in return for significantly cutting purchases of Iranian oil.

Comment on the BRICS summit in New Delhi

The global power shift continues to accelerate

Indo-Israeli Secret Alliance

RAW and Mossad are supervising saboteurs in Karachi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan where they also support separatist elements, especially the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA). They are also assisting Jundullah (God’s soldiers), a Sunni militant group which has so far killed several Shias in Pakistan, while committing acts of sabotage in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan.

India, Iran and The Fall of The US dollar - Imran Hosein

India as Israel's ally will buy Iran's oil for gold which will lead to the fall of Petrodollar.

The deal that has been made between India and Iran to trade in oil for gold has been planned and timed when the US Dollar is in trouble, to bring it down and undermine the USA.


Mossad chief visited New Delhi days before attack on Israeli officials

Mossad chief Tamir Pardo visited New Delhi just days before an attack on Israeli officials in the Indian capital in February, Indian media reported.

Land grab in Africa, brought to you by India

Joining the neo-colonial bandwagon, Indian companies are taking over agricultural land in African nations and exporting produced food at the cost of locals


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