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India names senior UN official to succeed Annan

India nominated senior U.N. official and author Shashi Tharoor on Thursday to succeed Kofi Annan when his 10-year term as United Nations secretary-general ends at the end of this year. Tharoor, 50, an Indian who is currently the U.N. undersecretary general for communications and public information. He has been with the world body since 1978, in refugee affairs, peacekeeping and in Annan’s executive office. New Delhi said it strongly supported the principle of regional rotation under which the next secretary-general of the United Nations should be from Asia. Full Story

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