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  • Australia to Provide over 21 Mln USD to Flood Victims in Pakistan

    Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith Tuesday urged Australians to get behind the Pakistan aid effort after announcing another 24 million Australian dollars (21.5 million U.S. dollars) government money to be provided to the flood victims in the country. Smith confirmed that the Government will provide the extra funds on top of the 11 million Australian […]

    Obama Makes Case for Clean Energy Manufacturing

     U.S. President Barack Obama  renewed efforts to sell his clean energy initiatives to Americans, saying those ideas not only have short-term benefits, but also help the economy in the long run. Obama made the comments while addressing an audience at ZBB Energy Corp., a battery factory at Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. The company is now expanding […]

    Gunmen Seize Chinese Trader in S.Philippines

     Muslim rebels in the southern Philippines joined state security forces in pursuing the gunmen who seized a Filipino-Chinese trader Monday. “Our men on the ground are monitoring the incident. We will relay to government authorities whatever information we have from our end,” Von Al Haq, spokesman for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, said Tuesday in […]

    Obama, Ground Zero Mosque and U.S. Politics

    U.S. President Barack Obama drew harsh criticism over the weekend for voicing his support of a Muslim group’s right to build a controversial community center near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York. While liberals applauded Obama’s sentiments, conservatives billed the project as insensitive, and the episode is stirring speculation over whether […]

    Six Killed when Truck Crashes into House in SW China

    Six people were killed and four were injured when a truck crashed into a house in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality Monday afternoon, local authorities said early Tuesday. The accident occurred at 2:30 p.m. Monday when the truck collided with a car and then crashed into the four-storey house. The house in Chongqing’s Zhongxian County was […]

    Baghdad suicide bomb hits army recruits, kills 51

    A suicide bomber blew himself up on Tuesday among dozens of Iraqi army recruits who had gathered near a military headquarters in downtown Baghdad in a devastating strike that killed atleast 51 people and wounded 119. The massive morning blast took place just outside the former Iraqi Ministry of Defense building that now houses the […]

    Israel rejects ‘preconditions’ for direct peace talks

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday ruled out any “preconditions” ahead of an expected invitation to direct peace talks with the Palestinians that may be based on a complete settlement halt. His remarks during a landmark visit to Greece came as Washington appeared to be closing in on the relaunch of direct talks after […]

    World Bank to provide USD 900 million to flood-hit Pak

    The World Bank has agreed to provide USD 900 million financial aid to Pakistan which has been hit by devastating floods affecting 14 million people and leading to crop loss estimated at USD 1 billion. “The Government of Pakistan has requested around USD 900 million of financial support from the World Bank, which we have […]

    SKorea, US launch massive joint war games

    South Korea and the United States launched a new round of war games on Monday involving tens of thousands of troops, despite threats of retaliation from North Korea. The 10-day computerised military exercise is one of a series being staged by by the South — either alone or jointly with the United States — in […]

    Strong earthquake in Indian Ocean near Mauritius

    A strong earthquake measuring 6.3 hit an area of the Indian Ocean east of Mauritius on Monday, the US Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at 0330 GMT, was located 320 kilometers northeast of Rodrigues Island and 901 kilometers east-northeast of Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, the US agency said. […]