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  • Protesters Rally over Mosque Plan in New York

    Protesters representing both sides of the debate over the construction of an Islamic community center and mosque a few blocks away from the Ground Zero rallied in downtown New York City on Sunday. Hundreds of protesters braved the rain in Lower Manhattan to voice their position on the planned project amid the national debate over […]

    Israeli PM Tries to Ruin Direct Talks: PLO Official

    A Palestinian official said on Sunday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a blow to peace talks before they start next month as scheduled. “The preconditions” which Netanyahu made on Sunday that the Palestinians should recognize Israel as the state of Jews “are a relapse to the negotiations before they start,” said Wassel Abu Yousef, […]

    Some 88 People Infected with Anthrax in Northwestern Bangladesh

    Some 88 people have been detected with anthrax in three villages in Bangladesh’s Sirajganj district, 134 km northwest of capital Dhaka, till Sunday, three weeks after they consumed beef from sick cows. Civil surgeon of the district Nurul Islam was quoted by official news agency BSS on Sunday that 32 people were found in Dhopakandi […]

    Int’l Horticultural Meeting Opens in Lisbon

    The 28th International Horticultural Congress (IHC 2010) opened here Sunday with a focus on the interaction between scientists, producers and consumers in society at large. The United Nations and governments should take the responsibility of promoting the Millennium Development Goals’ agenda and stressed the importance of preserving biodiversity and cultural diversity, said Jorge Sampaio, former […]

    6 militants killed in US drone attack in Pak

    Missiles fired from US drones killed six militants inPakistan’s restive northwest tribal region, the second such attack since massive floods hit the country last month. The spy planes last evening fired four missiles at a compound and a vehicle in Qutab Khel area, five kilometres from Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan Agency, the officials […]

    China’s Premier calls for political reform: Report

    China has to pursue political reform to safeguard its economic health, Premier Wen Jiabao said during a visit to the booming town of Shenzhen, the official  news agency reported. Wen’s call for political reform lacked specifics. But his comments reflect broader worries that unless the Party embraces at least limited reforms to make officials more […]

    Nepal: Fringe parties threaten stir if fifth election fails

    Fed up with the political stalemate in Nepal, 22 smaller parties in the Parliament Sunday threatened to launch a major stir if the three main players fail to elect a new Prime Minister Monday, accusing them of holding the nation hostage for their own interests. As Nepal readies for a fifth round of voting in […]

    Gillard confident of forming new govt; approaches independents

    Refusing to concede defeat, Australia’s first woman Prime Minister Julia Gillard Sunday intensified efforts to cobble up a coalition to avoid a hung parliament after the cliff-hanger general election failed to bring out a clear winner. Gillard put up a brave face after the election mauling, but Conservative leader Tony Abott who led his Liberal- […]

    5.6 magnitude quake strikes off Mariana Islands: USGS

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 hit the Mariana Islands region Sunday, a week after a 7.2 tremor and a series of strong aftershocks, US geologists said. The latest quake struck at 7:33pm (0933 GMT) at a depth of 49 kilometres (30 miles) and was centred 505 kilometres from the Northern Marianas capital Saipan, […]

    North Korea evacuates 5,000 hit by floods: State Media

    North Korea has launched military rescue operations to evacuate thousands of people hit by floods that wreaked “severe damage” in the border areas near China, state media said on Sunday. Three sectors of Sinuiju city, which is home to an air base, and three other nearby rural communities in the northwest were “completely inundated” by […]