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Key political risks to watch in India
NEW DELHI | Mon Aug 1, 2011 2:54pm IST
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/08/0 ... 8920110801

Protests by farmers against land acquisition are re-emerging as a factor that could disrupt plans to industrialise and urbanise India rapidly.

A court has overturned the acquisition of several hundred hectares of land from farmers outside New Delhi, hitting plans to build tens of thousands of apartments for India's rapidly growing middle classes.

Protests continue against land acquisition for South Korean firm POSCO's proposed $12 billion steel mill, while land given to Tata Motors for a car plant has been taken away to be returned to farmers.

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Factbox - Key elements of U.S. debt deal
Mon Aug 1, 2011 4:30am BST
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/08/0 ... OY20110801

summary of the deal, based on documents provided by both parties, as well as interviews with lawmakers and aides

COWARD CONGRESS CAVE ?

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UK's Hague rules out military intervention on Syria
LONDON | Mon Aug 1, 2011 3:34am EDT
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... BD20110801

NTBB

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Syrian assault on Hama horrifies Turkish president
ANKARA | Mon Aug 1, 2011 10:20am EDT
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... 8120110801

the neighbors have established visa free travel

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Three Turkish soldiers killed in rebel clash
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey | Mon Aug 1, 2011 11:11am EDT
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... MN20110801

There has been a steady stream of militant activity in recent weeks

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Iran kills, arrests people linked to gas pipeline blast
TEHRAN | Mon Aug 1, 2011 10:29am EDT
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... BX20110801

Sabotage is common on pipelines leading into Turkey from Iran and Iraq

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Factbox: China's restive Xinjiang region
BEIJING | Mon Aug 1, 2011 2:36am EDT
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... 3R20110801

China has used its support for the U.S.-led [Superpower-led] fight against al Qaeda [the peoples of the earth] to justify a wider crackdown on Uighurs, including arbitrary arrests, closed-door trials and application of the death penalty.


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