HUN SEN: 25 years, 2 months. Cambodia’s prime minister was thrust into power in January 1985, making the 33-year-old the youngest prime minister in the world. The former Khmer Rouge cadre’s journey from communist leader to elected head of government spans 25 years of civil war and a massive UN-administered transition to democracy. His government is one of the world's most corrupt and is widely accused of pillaging the country's natural resources.
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Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says US foreign policy is too dependent on military generals and admirals and not enough on the State Department.
Bharti Airtel, an Indian company, paid $9 billion for access to an African cellphone market serving 45 million. The world's last unsaturated market holds a potentially huge payoff.
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Satellite data of climate activity enable remote herders to obtain drought insurance.
News media from around the world have highlighted looting in the wake of the 8.8 Chile earthquake, but how bad is it really? Chileans say things are tense in some areas, but under control.