Indian lawmakers travel to Kashmir seeking ways to end anti-India unrest; 3 more people die

Indian lawmakers to Kashmir to try and end unrest

Lady Gaga to visit Maine to lobby Collins, Snowe to support repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Lady Gaga to rally in Maine against ‘don’t ask’

Group protests Iranian president’s visit to NYC, denounces regime as oppressive

Group protests Iranian president’s visit to NYC

Baltimore honors eccentric native son, late rocker Frank Zappa, unveiling bust amid fan chants

Baltimore honors late rocker Frank Zappa with bust

Swedish PM says government to stay in power after loosing majority, seek support from Greens

Swedish PM says gov’t to stay in power

STOCKHOLM — Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt says his center-right government will stay in office despite losing its majority in a parliamentary election.

Peru poll says 2 women front-runners in race for Lima mayor _ post held by men since 1535

2 women seen as front-runners in Lima mayor’s race

Swedish government loses majority in election as far-right group enters Parliament

Swedish gov’t loses majority, far-right kingmaker

Swedish election too close to call as far-right group challenges government’s majority

Swedish election too close to call

STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s election was heading for a nail-biting finish Sunday with a TV exit poll and partial results showing a far-right party challenging the center-right government’s majority in Parliament.

Congress to vote on medal for “Go for broke” Japanese-American veterans of World War II

House to vote on medal for “Go for broke” veterans

Del. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell makes light of remarks about dabbling in witchcraft

O’Donnell makes light of witchcraft comment

Ex-Israeli premier details failed peace offer, says any new deal would have to look like his

Former Israeli premier details failed peace offer

Some longtime Democratic incumbents wage ‘military campaigns’ to keep congressional seats

Democrats waging ‘military campaigns’ for Congress

TV exit poll: Swedish center-right govt wins election, but far-right may become kingmaker

Exit poll: Swedish far-right may become kingmaker

Daley mentored, learned from others as he helped reshape Chicago’s image worldwide

Daley mentored others as he reshaped Chicago

Mamata takes dig at Rahul Gandhi

KOLKATA - In an apparent jibe at Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi’s recent visit to West Bengal, Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Sunday said she was neither a rarely seen flower nor one who sleeps on a bed of gold.

Israel against sale of Russian cruise missiles to Syria, fearing they could reach Hezbollah

Israel tried to block Russian arms deal with Syria

In Philadelphia exhibit, 100 years of warfare through the eyes of US soldiers who were there

Pa. art exhibit shows war through soldiers’ eyes

Ex-chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff says it’s hard to gauge progress in Afghan war

Former top officer unsure whether US is winning

Somali prime minister says forces to open 2nd front against Islamist insurgents by year-end

PM: Somalia to open 2nd front against insurgents

Karnataka cabinet reshuffle exercise shifts to Delhi

BANGALORE - Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit chief K.S. Eshwarappa late Sunday left for Delhi to seek the party’s central leaders’ help to sort out differences over a cabinet reshuffle.

Nigeria election commission asks for more time to prepare for presidential election

Nigeria commission asks for more time before poll

Advani speaks to Chidambaram on Delhi shooting, Uttarakhand landslide

NEW DELHI - Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday telephoned Home Minister P. Chidambaram and discussed security measures in the wake of the shooting near Jama Masjid that wounded two Taiwanese tourists and the landslides in Uttarakhand which killed over 40 people in the BJP-ruled state.

UK minister wants unemployed Brit youths to be sent to India

LONDON - British Cabinet Minister Vince Cable has stirred controversy by suggesting that unemployed young Britons should be sent to India to find work, and jokingly added, that he might get a “slap over the wrists” from Prime Minister David Cameron for saying so.

Early bird gets the vote? In 33 states, politicians try to bank ballots ahead of Election Day

Early bird gets the vote? Pols hunt early ballots

No deal in government formation: Munda

RANCHI - Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Sunday denied media reports claiming that his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government was formed at the initiative of a businessman.

South Carolina’s DeMint warns if Republicans don’t follow through on promises, GOP is ‘dead’

Republican senator warns of possible death for GOP

Jama Masjid shooting: Advani speaks to Chidambaram

NEW DELHI - Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani telephoned Home Minister P. Chidambaram and discussed security measures for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games in the wake of Sunday’s shooting near the Jama Masjid that wounded two Taiwanese tourists.

Kashmir government sabotaging all-party visit: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR - A day ahead of an all-party delegation’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti Sunday slammed the Omar Abdullah government, alleging it was attempting to “sabotage” the visit by reimposing curfew in the Valley. The state government has rejected the charge.

Murkowski says Alaskans support her write-in bid to hold Senate seat

Murkowski defends write-in Senate bid

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska says her write-in effort to re-enter the race to retain her seat in the Senate isn’t undermining the Republican Party.

‘More needed to improve status of agriculture’

CHANDIGARH - Despite various programmes initiated by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to improve the status of agriculture, famers’ leaders strongly feel that not enough has been done and large numbers of farmers remain heavily in debt.

Myanmar media warn Suu Kyi’s disbanded party against criticizing elections

Suu Kyi’s party warned over election criticism

Liberal ex-US Rep. Abercrombie to take on GOP Lt. Gov. Aiona in Hawaii gubernatorial race

Hawaii governor race to feature Abercrombie, Aiona

Chinese Premier Wen cites ‘political reform,’ urging officials to obey laws, fight corruption

Chinese premier urges officials to obey laws

Clinton says long-distance planning of daughter’s wedding was stressful, but wonderful

Clinton: Chelsea’s wedding stressful and wonderful

Nigeria: Powerful adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan resigns, plans own election bid

Nigeria: Powerful adviser to president resigns

3 more people die in anti-India unrest in Kashmir ahead of visit by Indian lawmakers

3 more die in anti-India unrest in Kashmir

Israeli foreign minister wants to redraw borders to exclude at least some Israeli Arabs

Foreign minister wants to eject Israeli Arabs

Differences in Karnataka BJP on cabinet shake-up

BANGALORE - Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit chief K.S. Eshwarappa are taking divergent stands on the cabinet reshuffle.

Kerala set for local bodies polls in October

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - A staggering 21,612 seats are up for grabs in Kerala’s local bodies polls Oct 23 and Oct 25.

Sonia’s dilemma: To greet or not to greet (Capital Buzz)

NEW DELHI - To greet or not to greet non-Congress leaders is Sonia Gandhi’s new dilemma. The moment the powerful Congress president dials their number - however innocuous the reason - it sparks frenzied media speculation!

Thailand’s Red Shirts gather at site of May violence to mark anniversary of 2006 military coup

Thailand’s Red Shirts mark coup anniversary

In Kashmir Valley, the agony seems unending

SRINAGAR - A group of masked youth has withdrawn into a narrow lane in Bohri Kadal in Srinagar’s Old City as security forces fire tear smoke and warning shots in the air to disperse them.

“Some undemocratic forces” trying to destabilise democratically elected govt: Gilani

LAHORE - Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has accused “some undemocratic forces” of trying to destabilise democracy, while stressing that his government was stable and such people were just wasting their time.

In Bihar, 30,000 aspirants for assembly polls

PATNA - Looks like over 30,000 people in Bihar want to fight an election! They are all aspirants who have submitted their biodata to political parties - mostly directly to party chiefs - to contest the October-November elections to the 243-member legislative assembly. The maximum number seems to be interested in the Congress ticket!

India, US look for the next big thing for Obama visit

WASHINGTON - A search is on for the next big thing in India-US relations after their landmark civil nuclear deal to let President Barack Obama truly make “history” on his India visit in early November.

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