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India: The Greta Garbo of Bollywood goes to Parliament, to teach "creativity"

This morning the famous actress Rekha was sworn in to the Rajya Sabha (Council of States or upper house). In the last month, even cricket's Sachin Tendulkar and entrepreneur Anu Aga have become deputies.

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Armenian Opposition Bloc Wins Enough Votes To Enter Parliament

Armenia's Central Election Commission said that President Serzh Sarkisian's governing Republican party won parliamentary elections on May 6, winning nearly 45 percent of the vote.

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Côte d?Ivoire: UN envoy lauds new premier and parliament president

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Côte d?Ivoire today congratulated the country?s new Prime Minister and the newly-elected president of parliament and assured them of the mission?s continued support.

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Ahmadinejad Due Before Parliament For Questioning

A spokesman for the Iranian parliament's Presiding Board says President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is due to appear before the legislature on March 14 for questioning.

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Egyptians Begin Voting For Upper House Of Parliament

Egyptians have begun voting in the first stage of elections for the upper house of parliament, the advisory Shura Council.

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Launches Bid For Parliament

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has registered her candidacy to run for parliament in an upcoming by-election.

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Indonesia: Yasmin church: radical Islamists attack two members of parliament during Sunday celebration

Two members of the Islamic party and the Democratic Party pkb PDI-P who were participating in a ceremony Sunday with the congregation of the Church Yasmin were insulted and verbally assaulted. The congregation has had to interrupt the liturgy, and move elsewhere, but even there the radicals have ...

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Egypt: Egypt: clashes between the army and demonstrators continue in front of the Houses of Parliament

The violence erupted yesterday afternoon during a demonstration against the army. The harsh reaction of the military resulted in eight dead and about 300 wounded. Young Coptic Catholic Egyptian emphasizes the shock of the population and describes senseless repression of the security forces.

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Medvedev Convenes New Parliament Despite Protests

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has announced that the first session of Russia's newly elected parliament will be held on December 21.

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Moroccans Vote For New Parliament

Moroccans have started voting for a new parliament in the first elections since pro-democracy protests in the country earlier this year.

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Italy's Monti Presents Economic Program To Parliament

Italy's new Prime Minister Mario Monti said today his government would implement austerity measures which would be balanced by "growth and equity."

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Berlusconi To Resign After Parliament Approves Reforms

Italian Prime Minster Silvio Berlusconi has told Italy's president that he will resign after the government's economic stability law is approved, a move which is expected next week.

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