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  • U.S. to Develop Flying Cars for Military

    Several U.S. companies are developing a four-person vertical take-off flyable and roadable vehicle for the military after the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched a 65 million-dollar program, according to a press release Tuesday by Terrafugia, Inc. Terrafugia, Inc., the Transition Roadable Aircraft, or “Flying Car” manufacturer, is the largest subcontractor to one […]

    Medvedev warns of new arms race with West

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev tuesday warned of a new arms race if it fails to reach an accord with the West on the missile shield in Europe. “We are facing the following alternative in the next ten years: either we reach an agreement on missile defence and create a fully-fledged joint mechanism of cooperation, or […]

    Narrow escape for Governor of Balochistan

    The Governor of Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province had a narrow escape when his motorcade was targeted with a roadside bomb on Tuesday. Governor Zulfiqar Ali Magsi was travelling from Kalat to provincial capital Quetta when a bomb planted by the highway went off in Mangochar area, police said. One of the cars in the motorcade […]

    Beijing puts Norwegian trade talks on hold, amid Nobel fury

    Beijing has indefinitely postponed negotiations with Norway aimed at concluding a free trade accord, Oslo said tuesday, in what is being seen as the latest repercussion for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize going to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. According to an informal schedule, a new round of trade talks between the two countries had been […]

    Saudi Arabia shrugs off WikiLeaks memos

    Saudi Arabia has shrugged off newly leaked US diplomatic memos that say King Abdullah urged a US attack against Iran. Saudi Foreign Ministry spokesman says the memos “do not concern us.” The spokesman, Osama al-Naqli, says the kingdom has no insight into the authenticity of the documents and “we cannot comment on them.” His statement […]

    Japan joins criticism of WikiLeaks

    Japan, a key ally of the United States, tuesday joined criticism of the WikiLeaks website over its release of secret US diplomatic cables. “It’s just outrageous. It’s a criminal act,” Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara told a news conference when asked about his stance on the controversial website. “It is a government that makes decisions on […]

    China’s new water diversion project affects 80,000 people

    China will relocate another 10,000 people to make way for the ambitious South-North Water Diversion (SNWD) project in Hubei province for which 70,000 residents have already been shifted. The evicted residents of Shiyan City, whose homes will be submerged after the project is completed, have settled in new communities in other parts of the central […]

    US in damage control,welcomes global leadership role for India

    The US on Tuesday said it welcomes a greater global leadership role for India, two days after its Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s remark describing India as a “self-appointed front-runner” for a permanent UNSC seat was leaked. “We regret and condemn any unauthorised disclosures of confidential information and sensitive national security information,” US Ambassador to […]

    Hostage drama ends in a US high school; teen shoots himself

    A 15-year-old youth armed with a handgun burst into a classroom and held 23 students and a teacher hostage for more than five hours in a small Wisconsin town before turning the gun on himself. The youth was hospitalised with gun shot wounds, with no immediate word on his condition, but the captives were unharmed. […]

    Five killed, 15 injured in Pak suicide blast

    A suicide bomber struck a police vehicle at a city in the restive northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least five persons, including a child, and injuring 15 others. Deputy Inspector General of Police Iftikhar Khan said the bomber, who was on foot, targeted the vehicle near the main police station of Bannu in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa […]