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  • Pakistan Fight Stalls for U.S.

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. military has stopped lobbying Pakistan to help root out one of the biggest militant threats to coalition forces in Afghanistan, U.S. officials say, acknowledging that the failure to win better help from Islamabad threatens to damage a linchpin of their Afghan strategy. Until recently, the U.S. had been pressing Islamabad to launch major […]

    More rain threatens China’s mudslide-hit region

    Rescuers Thursday scrambled to look for survivors in China’s Zhouqu county, where mudslides triggered by torrential downpour killed 1,117 people, as more heavy rains are expected to lash the region Friday. The National Meteorological Centre warned of more landslides in the coming days, with heavy rain of up to 90 mm expected to hit Friday. […]

    Address root cause to change Pak’s India focus: ISI Former chief

    Washington: A former Pakistani spymaster credited with helping create the Afghan Taliban says Pakistan’s India focus would not change unless what he called the ‘root cause’ of ‘Indian state terrorism in Kashmir’ was addressed. ‘It is for two reasons this kind of terrorism which is going on in Pakistan,’ Hamid Gul, former director of Pakistani […]

    China’s Fiscal Revenue Up 25.7% in First 7 Months

    China’s fiscal revenue jumped 25.7 percent from a year earlier to 5.11 trillion yuan (about 750 billion U.S. dollars) in the first seven months, the Ministry of Finance announced yesterday. In July alone, the fiscal revenue reached 778.32 billion yuan (114.85 billion U.S. dollars), up 16.2 percent year on year, the ministry said in a […]

    Nigeria to build USD 3.5 billion power grid

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to construct a power grid at the cost of USD 3.5 billion, aimed at addressing the highly insufficient power supply in the oil rich African country. An e-mailed statement from the country’s presidency said the grid would have the capacity of 700-kilovolt and will be completed within four years. […]

    Landslide-hit Houses to be Rebuilt by June 2011

    Reconstruction of houses toppled by landslides in Zhouqu County in northwestern China’s Gansu Province will be finished by June 2011, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Tuesday, the Beijing Times reported. The government will help the affected people reconstruct their homes, the ministry said in a statement. It also noted that repairs on damaged houses […]

    Sindh High Court declares Musharraf ‘proclaimed offender’

       Former President Pervez Musharraf was Tuesday declared a “proclaimed offender” by Pakistan’s Sindh High Court for non-appearance, in what could be a setback to his plans to stage a political comeback. A division bench of the Sindh High Court in Karachi headed by Chief Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani issued the order against Musharraf for […]

    NASA Plans Spacewalks to Fix ISS Cooling System

    Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) will conduct spacewalks this Friday to repair a pump module on its broken cooling system, NASA said Monday. Four spacemen will spend two spacewalks replacing the broken ammonia pump module on the station’s starboard truss with a new one. An underwater practice run was conducted Monday to help the ISS […]

    Gates announces defense cuts, allocates funds to priority needs

    The Pentagon, trying to free up cash in the face of a yawning US. deficit, unveiled a series of cost-cutting measures that will shed thousands of jobs and shut down an entire military command. Defence Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the shakeup would show Congress that the Pentagon would spend tax dollars wisely during […]

    Nepali Congress, Unified CPN (M) meeting to form next govt fails

    In Nepal, a meeting held between top leaders from Nepali Congress and Unified CPN (Maoist) on the issue of forming the next government ended inconclusively today with both the parties seeking each other’s support for the election of the new Prime Minister. Talking to newsmen after the meeting, Nepali Congress Spokesperson Arjun Narsingh K.C said […]