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China’s Guangdong to ban officials with overseas kin from top jobs

BEIJING (Reuters) - The wealthy southern Chinese province of Guangdong plans to ban officials from senior or sensitive government positions if they have spouses or children living overseas as part of a corruption crackdown, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday. This year Guangdong announced that more than 850 government workers with family overseas, who are known as "naked officials", had been forced out of their jobs. Naked officials are viewed by the government as flight risks whose ability to escape overseas to join family members could make them more inclined to engage in acts of corruption #Brazil #Business #China #facebook #France #Italy #Japan #Latin America #Technology #United Kingdom

9 mins ago

Libyan army moves towards recapturing Benghazi

Benghazi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Libya National Army, supported by Major General Khalifa Haftar, has entered Benghazi for the first time in two months. "A number of special armed forces and other fighters entered the city Wednesday to increase control of the neighbourhoods while Islamist forces were clearly retreating," Xinhua quoted Libya's special forces spokesperson Ahmad Al-Mismari as saying. "Army units are stationed in Hay Al-Salam in Benghazi after passing through areas in the north-east and centre of the city," an eyewitness said. #Ajax #Crime #Economy #India #Multimedia #Opera #Pakistan #Religion #Technology

24 mins ago

Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada’s capital

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital. The gunman in the parliament building was shot dead, and Harper was safely removed. The killing of the Canadian soldier was the second this week with a possible link to Islamic militants. #Business #China #Italy #Japan #markets #Middle East #opinion #United States

24 mins ago

Modi greets nation on Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali and hoped "the lamp of prosperity be lit among the poor". In a message posted on Facebook, Modi said: "Wishing all of you a very Happy Diwali. May our lives be illuminated with joy and peace. #Business #Cinema #Crime #Firefox #India #indian #Multimedia #News #Pakistan #science

39 mins ago

Support group of Japan’s new trade minister spent funds at S&M bar

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's new trade minister, installed this week to replace a minister caught in a funding scandal, said on Thursday a political support group of his spent money at a racy bar, a potential new headache for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Yoichi Miyazawa, 64, head of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, said he learned from a news report of the 18,230 yen ($170) that the support group spent at the sadomasochism-themed bar in his political district of Hiroshima. "It is true such expenses were made," Miyazawa told reporters. #Brazil #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #United States

39 mins ago

Brazilian president leads among women, older voters

Brasilia, Oct 23 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is to compete in a presidential runoff Sunday, leads among women and older people. According to a poll released Wednesday, Rousseff, with a supporting rate of 47 percent, is ahead of her rival Aecio Neves, with 43 percent support, although four percent of the electorate remains undeclared and could potentially swing the vote, Xinhua reported. Among women, Rousseff enjoys 54 percent of the support versus 46 percent for Neves #Ajax #Chrome #Crime #indian #Japan #Multimedia #NewsTracker #Opera #Religion #Sports

44 mins ago

Gunman attacks Canada Parliament as soldier is killed near war memorial

A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, #Canada #Canadian Parliament #islamic-state #National War Memorial #NewsTracker #Ottawa #Stephen Harper #World

54 mins ago

Seven killed in firecracker shop fire

Jaipur, Oct 23 (IANS) At least seven people were killed early Thursday in a fire at a firecracker shop in Rajasthan's Barmer district, police said. The incident took place around 1 a.m. #Ajax #Chrome #indian #Multimedia #NewsTracker #Opera #Pakistan #Religion

54 mins ago

Seven killed in firecracker shop fire

Jaipur, Oct 23 (IANS) At least seven people were killed early Thursday in a fire at a firecracker shop in Rajasthan's Barmer district, police said. The incident took place around 1 a.m. at the shop in Balotra area of the district, over 430 kms from the state capital Jaipur. #Business #Crime #Firefox #NewsTracker #Opera #Politics #Sports #Technology

Oct 23, 2014

Modi to celebrate Diwali with soldiers at Siachen Glacier

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his Diwali visit to Jammu and Kashmir Thursday by celebrating the festival of lights with the soldiers at the Siachen Glacier. #Diwali #India #Jammu Kashmir #Modi #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Siachen Glacier