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Indonesia passes tougher anti-terror laws

JAKARTA, May 25 (Bernama) -- The Indonesian parliament on Friday passed new anti-terrorism laws which grant more power to police to take pre-emptive action, as the nation aims to quell a surge in home grown militancy marked by a spate of bloody suicide attacks, Xinhua news agency reported.

 

Brazil govt arrives at deal with striking truck drivers

BRASILIA, May 25 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR)--Brazil's government has arrived at a deal with truck drivers on Thursday after a four-day strike that practically shut down Latin America\'s largest economy.

 

Mozambican constitutional amendments approved

MAPUTO, May 25 (BERNAMA-NNN-AIM) -- Mozambiques's parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, has approved an amendment to the Constitution to allow for the indirect election of provincial governors and district administrators, as well as mayors of cities and towns.

 

Petronas Expresses Interest To Invest Further In Sudan

KHARTOUM, May 25 (bernama-NNN-SUNA) -- Sudan's Minister for Petroleum and Gas, Azahari Abdul Gadir Abdallah, has welcomed the interest expressed by a visiting delegation from the Malaysian oil company, Petronas, to expand its investments in Sudan by venturing into new oil areas which his Ministry has just put out for bidding.

 

North Korea ready for talks with US anytime

PYONGYANG, May 25 (Bernama) -- North Korea said on Friday that it is ready to sit down for talks with the US anytime to solve problems between the two countries, after Washington cancelled the North-US summit, Xinhua news agency reported.

 

Pretoria to amend law to ensure old sex crimes can be prosecuted

PRETORIA, May 25 (BERNAMA-NNN-SA NEWS) -- South Africa's Cabinet has approved a proposal to amend the Criminal Procedure Act to allow the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to institute charges in sexual offence cases, even if the crime has take place more than 20 years earlier.

 

Car bomb kills six people in Benghazi, Libya

TRIPOLI, May 25 (Bernama) -- A car bomb explosion killed six people and injured more than 20 people in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi late Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.