Anna Hazare's fasts Time magazine's top 10 world-news stories

Washington: Anna Hazare’s fasts against
corruption in India just made it to Time magazine’s top 10 world-news
stories headed by “The Arab Spring Blooms in Tunisia and Egypt” with
“The Killing of Osama bin Laden” next.


Listing “Anna Hazare’s
Hunger Fasts Rock India,” in the tenth place, the US magazine said: “In a
year with more than its share of protests worldwide, perhaps the most
striking act of dissent took place in India, where the country’s ruling
coalition took flak for a host of corruption cases implicating a number
of leading politicians.”


“Anna Hazare, a 74-year-old activist
with a Gandhian air, commanded something of the Mahatma’s aura when he
embarked on a series of hunger strikes in protest of the graft that his
supporters say pervades all strata of Indian society,” it noted.


Other
stories that figured in the list were: 3. Japan’s Triple Disaster, 4.
Europe’s Financial Crisis, 5. The Fall of Gaddafi, 6. The Arab Spring in
the Weeds (about Syria, Yemen), 7. Famine in the Horn of Africa, 8. The
Utoya Massacre (in Norway) and 9. Dream of Palestinian Statehood
Deferred.


Top 10 US-News Stories list was headed by “Occupy Wall
Street Protests Spread” followed by 2. The Republican Presidential Race,
3. The Economy, 4. Iraq: The Long Goodbye, 5. Gabrielle Giffords
Shooting, 6. The Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal, 7. The Debt-Ceiling
Crisis, 8. The Death of Steve Jobs, 9. Freak Weather and 10. The
Execution of Troy Davis.

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