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“Let them eat cake,” says king as Swaziland plunges into crisis

Opposition to Mswati's royal despotism has been arising through the trade unions. Demands include increased wages and union rights, as well as democratic reforms.

Ghana mourns president’s death

Ghana is mourning the death of its beloved president, John Evans Atta Mills, who was only five months away from the end of his first term and expected re-election.

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Today in History: Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space

On July 25, 1984, Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to perform a space walk.

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Behind London Olympics spectacular sports, a dark side

While the 2012 Summer Olympics bring athletes together in spectacles of sport, the Games will also bring crippling debt,  especially galling given the  latest austerity measures in the UK.

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Struggle over elections continues in Mexico

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his coalition are asking the Federal Electoral Institute's electoral court to annul the presidential election.

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Hungary arrest could result in answers to old questions

This case has importance far beyond the issue of one man's guilt or innocence.

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In Japan, thousands protest nuclear power

This comes one year after Japan was struck by the earthquake- and tsunami-triggered Fukushima Daichi disaster.

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Welcome to the London lockdown

Parliament is moving center-stage as crises of private-sector greed and incompetence are laid before select committees.

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Today in history: Nelson Mandela's birthday

Mandela was elected South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in prison for his fight against racist apartheid, and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards world peace

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Spanish miners' protest draws massive support

 Madrid saw a massive show of support for miners who are protesting austerity moves by Spain's  conservative government, which they say will completely destroy their hardscrabble livelihoods.

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