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Greeks wake to new political era

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Greece has awoken to a new era of defiant anti-austerity after voters handed a decisive victory to radical left party Syriza, putting the country on a collision course with the EU and international creditors.

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In a result that exceeded analysts’ expectations, Syriza and its 40-year-old leader Alexis Tsipras won 149 seats in the 300-seat Greek parliament, just two short of an absolute majority, with most of the votes counted.

Incumbent Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s New Democracy party was routed and reduced to around 76 seats. European finance ministers are set to meet on Monday when they will have the first chance to discuss the Syriza victory, which is likely to renew fears Greece could be forced out of the eurozone if it defaults on its debt repayments.

Syriza will become the first anti-austerity party to take power in Europe and Tsipras will be Greece’s youngest prime minister in 150 years. He told thousands of flag-waving supporters in Athens Sunday: “Greece is leaving behind disastrous austerity.”

Tsipras repeated his vow to renegotiate the terms of Greece’s 240 billion ($A340.38 billion) bailout with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, but struck a more conciliatory tone than during his fiery campaign. “The new Greek government will be ready to cooperate and negotiate for the first time with our peers a just, mutually beneficial and viable solution,” the former Communist youth activist said.

An EU source conceded on Sunday that an improved deal on the bailout would have to be struck with the new force in Greek politics. “We will not escape a re-negotiation,” the source said.

Tsipras will quickly come under pressure at home to keep pledges such as raising the minimum wage and increasing pensions for the poorest.

The euro briefly sank to a new 11-year low against the US dollar in Asian trade and stock markets fell over fears that Greece’s international bailout could be in doubt and lead to its exit from the eurozone – a so-called “Grexit”. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, seen as the driving force in the EU’s austerity drive, said on Friday she wanted Greece to stay in the eurozone “despite the difficulties”.

Syriza says it does not want to give up the euro. Sunday’s parliamentary polls were Greece’s fourth in five years, including back-to-back votes in 2012.

During that time the economy has shrunk by a quarter and unemployment has soared beyond 25 per cent. Samaras had pleaded with voters not to turn away from the painful public sector spending cuts he had supported, saying they were helping Greece emerge from recession.

But in a sombre statement conceding defeat, he said: “I hand over a country that is part of the EU and the euro. For the good of this country, I hope the next government will maintain what has been achieved.” Syriza’s victory could inspire other radical parties opposed to austerity in Europe, such as Spain’s Podemos.

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias told a rally of his supporters in the Spanish city of Valencia on Sunday: “Hope is coming, fear is fleeing.

Syriza, Podemos, we will win.” British Prime Minister David Cameron, the first EU leader to react to Syriza’s victory, tweeted that it would “increase economic uncertainty across Europe”. However other European countries struck a warmer tone, saying they were prepared to work with a Syriza government.

French President Francois Hollande congratulated Tsipras on his party’s victory and “expressed his desire… to continue the close cooperation between our two countries,” the presidency said.

The home team beat Gabon 2-0 on Sunday to finish second in Group B and will now play their quarter-final at Ebibeyin on Saturday.

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But the recently-built 5,000-seater stadium is patently too small for the expected turnout as the small country rides a euphoric wave after their surprise victory over their neighbours.

The Nations Cup has already seen spectators breaking through fences at the opening game in Bata on Jan. 17 with the 35,000-capcity stadium there overflowing.

At other venues, segregated areas for VIPS and media have also been overrun at times by supporters, who poorly trained police have been unable to control.

In Ebibeyin, organisers are using recruits from a nearby police college to provide security with assistance from police from Angola.

A force of 350 has come from Luanda to help Equatorial Guinea in an admission of the shortcomings of the capacity of domestic security forces. Moving the quarter-final to a bigger venue to avoid a potential disaster would be unprecedented but is likely to be discussed by CAF and the organisers on Monday, officials told Reuters.

Equatorial Guinea are due to play the winner of Group B, which will be decided on Monday, at the Estadio de Ebibeyin at 1900GMT on Saturday.

That is after the first quarter-final between Congo and the runners-up in Group B at Bata at 1600.

Authorities could now be looking to play the two matches as a double header in Bata, which is the largest venue in the country and where Equatorial Guinea have played their three group games in front of packed crowds.

Bata also hosts the final of the Nations Cup on Feb. 8.

(Editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

Nigerians told to fight Boko Haram

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A curfew imposed in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri after a weekend Boko Haram attack has been lifted, as the state governor urged residents to stay and fight.

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The restive city has been on lock-down since Sunday morning, when the Islamist militants launched a dawn raid that was later repelled by the military.

The military high command in Abuja has said “scores” of Boko Haram fighters were killed as soldiers using heavy weaponry with air support halted the rebel advance.

The attack came a day after President Goodluck Jonathan visited the city as part of his re-election campaign and again vowed to end the six-year insurgency.

Fears have been growing for months about a large-scale attack, as the militants captured swathes of territory in Borno State, of which Maiduguri is the capital.

State governor Kashim Shettima told BBC radio’s Hausa-language service on Monday that the curfew was imposed “to enable security personnel to carry out their operations”.

But with the city gripped by the possibility that the rebels will try to attack again – and news that Boko Haram had captured the nearby town of Monguno – he called for calm.

“I call on the people of Borno State not to panic,” he said. “This is our land. No fear, no flight, no retreat. We should not flee.

“We have a history dating back 1000 years and I swear by Allah we are going to subdue them (Boko Haram).”

Two security sources said on Sunday that Monguno, which is about 125 kilometres north of Maiduguri, had fallen into rebel hands.

Boko Haram overran the town and captured a military barracks, from which it is feared that it will launch a fresh strike on Maiduguri, where the group was founded in 2002.

PM welcomes 25 new Aussies to the fold

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has wrapped up the official citizenship ceremony in Canberra having his photograph taken with a group of enthusiastic new Aussies.

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Mr Abbott presided as 25 people from 15 countries pledged allegiance to Australia at the national Australia Day citizenship ceremony, and presented them with their certificates.

Around Australia, almost 16,000 people from 152 countries became Australian citizens at 333 similar ceremonies.

“All of you have voted quite literally with your feet for Australia. Your lives will be the better for your decision and our lives and our country will be the better for your decision,” Mr Abbott said.

The 25 in Canberra were delighted – and at least one has big ambitions.

“I was introduced to the concept of the Australian of the Year. I was truly fascinated and inspired that … the people decide to honour extraordinary people,” said Netherlands-born meteorologist Pierre Kemmers.

“Since then, I have set my ambition to become, one day – I’m not sure for what – Australian of the Year. This is my first essential step.”

Chinese-born lawyer Eric Liu told Mr Abbott one of the nicest things he’s likely to hear all day.

“I told the prime minister he looks very dashing, even in person,” he said.

Earlier, Mr Abbott praised new Australian figureheads, starting with Australian of the Year anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty, whose son Luke was murdered by her ex-husband in 2014.

“We know Rosie that you still mourn. We know that you still grieve. Yet we know that you still strive to build a better Australia and will do so every day for the rest of your life.”

He said Australia Day was an occasion to “rededicate ourselves to our great national cause … building a better, fairer, stronger and more prosperous Australia.

“It’s a day where we commit ourselves to be more than just beneficiaries of our country’s bounty, but to be contributors as well.”

More controversially, he praised Prince Philip, one of two prominent figures he’s honoured with a knighthood in the Order of Australia. The other is former defence chief Angus Houston.

“I particularly acknowledge Prince Philip for his long life of duty and service and I salute Sir Angus Houston,” he said.

Rebels kill more than 40 Philippine police

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More than 40 Philippine police commandos were killed in an 11-hour firefight with Muslim rebels which erupted while they were chasing one of the region’s most wanted militants, police say.

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The clash – which broke out despite a peace pact with the main rebel group – was “the single largest loss of life in recent memory by our security forces”, said interior minister Manuel Roxas on Monday.

A total of 43 commandos were killed Sunday in the remote town of Mamasapano, a known rebel stronghold, on Mindanao island in the south, the national police chief Leonardo Espina told a news conference.

Regional police spokeswoman Judith Ambong said separately the bodies of 49 policemen were recovered.

Eleven police were injured but there was no information on any Muslim rebel casualties.

Almost 400 police commandos swooped before dawn on the hideout of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), a splinter group which rejects the peace pact, in search of Zulkifli bin Hir.

Roxas said police claimed to have killed Zulkifli, a bombmaker for the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) group which staged the 2002 Bali bombings and other deadly attacks.

He is among the United States’ most wanted militants, with a $US5 million ($A6.36 million) bounty for his capture.

But as the commandos were leaving they encountered the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), sparking a “misencounter”, he said.

The 10,000-strong MILF, the main Muslim rebel group in the south, signed a peace treaty with the government in March last year.

The BIFF, a breakaway faction of several hundred Muslim gunmen, was not part of the deal.

President Benigno Aquino ordered an investigation into the incident, a major test of the accord intended to end a 40-year insurgency that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

The MILF said police did not coordinate the operation as required under the ceasefire accord.

“There will be an impact but we are hopeful and confident that this will not derail the peace talks,” Roxas said.

He said Zulkifli was believed killed based on pictures from the encounter site, but his body had not been recovered or positively identified.

The Malaysian is the most prominent of the 10 to 12 foreign JI members believed hiding in the Philippines. He slipped into the southern region in 2003 and has since been training local militants, according to the military.