S. Africa marks 20 years since Mandela’s freedom

GROOT DRAKENSTEIN, South Africa, Feb 11 — Chanting “Viva, Nelson Mandela, Viva”, thousands of South Africans marked 20 years today since the anti-apartheid icon walked to freedom after 27 years as a political prisoner.

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Iran to shut down Gmail service

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 11 — The Iranian government plans to permanently suspend Google Inc’s email service in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported on its website yesterday.

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Blogging is so yesterday, politicians turn to Twitter

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid


KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 — The political battleground is changing. Blogs, once the main source of “alternative” political news and the perfect arena to court public opinion, are giving way to Twitter.

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