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Elsewhere in Rio de Janeiro state, another 4,000 people were forced to leave their homes, and three people were killed by heavy rains and mudslides in recent days.
The civil defense department of neighboring Minas Gerais state said more than 10,000 people have left their homes. Eight people there were killed in floodwaters or mudslides.
Fears rising that Saleh won’t end rule
Both opposition leaders and officials close to the president said Thursday that they remain unconvinced that Mr. Saleh is serious about leaving power.
They worry he will try to use the unstable country’s continued unrest to keep his seat on the grounds that Yemen’s active al Qaeda branch will step up operations if he leaves.
Following 10 months of mass street protests calling for his ouster, Mr. Saleh in November signed a deal put forward by Yemen’s powerful Gulf neighbors and backed by the United States, agreeing to pass power to his vice president in exchange for immunity from prosecution for crimes he is alleged to have committed while in office.
Six weeks later, he remains president, Yemeni state media still speak of him as leader of the nation, and his allies frequently hinder the work of a new unity government sworn in by his vice president.
Government approves Suu Kyi’s party for election
YANGON | Myanmar’s government Thursday approved the National League for Democracy to run in upcoming by-elections that will return Aung San Suu Kyi's party to mainstream politics after two decades, the opposition leader said.
Allowing Mrs. Suu Kyi's party back into the political fold likely will give the government greater legitimacy at home and abroad.
Western governments have cautiously supported the reforms Myanmar’s new government has made since general elections in late 2010, while keeping in place economic sanctions and continuing to urge further reforms.
“We have now been officially registered,” Mrs. Suu Kyi told the Associated Press in an interview in her residence.
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