Reuters:Myanmar police shut down rare protest

Oct 27 (Reuters) – Police in Myanmar halted a demonstration on Thursday by about 60 landless farmers, a rare protest that tests the new civilian government’s commitment to reforms after decades of brutal suppression of dissent.

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Gaddafi begged Italy’s help in letter: report

(Reuters) – Deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi wrote to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in August begging him to halt a NATO-led intervention that was helping a rebel uprising drive him from power, French weekly Paris Match reported.

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BBC:Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez celebrates landslide win

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has won a landslide election victory.With votes counted from 75% of polling stations, Ms Fernandez has won 53% of vote, enough to secure re-election in the first round.

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TIME:Top 15 Toppled Dictators

After 42 years in power in Libya, Muammar Gaddafi met his demise Oct. 20. TIME takes a look at other dictators who have been overthrown by their own people

Gaddafi dies of wounds: NTC official

(Reuters) – Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered in his capture near his hometown of Sirte on Thursday, a senior NTC military official said.

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Reuters:More Facebook friends linked to bigger brain areas

(Reuters) – Scientists have found a direct link between the number of “friends” a person has on Facebook and the size of certain brain regions, raising the possibility that using online social networks might change our brains.

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TheStar:Ensure deported Myanmars not penalised, Govt told

By LOH FOON FONG 

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government must ensure that Myanmar detainees in a swap deal with Malaysia will not be penalised by their government when they return home.

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