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April 9th, 2009
World Links: Kim Jong-il Re-elected, Swat Deal Breaks Down

A peace agreement between local Taliban militants and the government in Pakistan’s Swat valley breaks down, with the religious leader who brokered the deal saying that the government has been slow to institute sharia law as was stipulated in the deal.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il — running unopposed — wins another five-year term in office. Kim attended the parliamentary session where he was re-”elected,” his first major public appearance since a suspected stroke last August,

Tens of thousands of protesters gather outside the parliament building in Tblisi to demand the resignation of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.

Indonesia marks 10 years of democracy with successful parliamentary elections.

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