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  • Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal dies at 84

     KNOXVILLE: Patricia Neal, the willowy, husky-voiced actress who won an Academy Award for 1963’s “Hud” and then survived several strokes to continue acting, died on Sunday. She was 84. Neal had lung cancer and died surrounded by her family at her home in Edgartown, Massachusetts, on Martha’s Vineyard. “She faced her final illness as she […]

    Clinton says US remains ‘open to engagement’ with Iran

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States remains “open to engagement” with Iran amid tensions over its nuclear aims, according to an interview transcript released Sunday. “We remain open to engagement. But they do know what they have to do. They have to reassure the international community by words and actions as […]

    Santos Sworn in as Colombia’s New President

    Colombia’s new president Juan Manuel Santos was sworn in Saturday afternoon, taking over the power from Alvaro Uribe at a ceremony held at the Bolivar Square of the capital city Bogota. In his inaugural speech, Santos said that he would launch a relentless fight without truce against the illegal armed groups in the country. However, […]

    Minnesota’s Boyd Chosen to Head NARUC Nuclear Issues Panel; White to Serve as Vice Chair

    WASHINGTON—National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners President David Coen of Vermont appointed Commissioner David Boyd, Chairman of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, to lead the Association’s nuclear-waste advocacy committee. In leading NARUC’s Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues—Waste Disposal, Commissioner Boyd is replacing former Chairman David Wright of South Carolina, whose term expired. Commissioner Greg White of […]

    Cameron, Zardari meet over dinner

    Amidst efforts to resolve the diplomatic row over David Cameron’s comments in India on Pakistan’s role on terrorism, President Asif Ali Zardari and the British Prime Minister met over dinner during which assassinated former premier Benazir Bhutto was remembered.  The dinner Thursday night was originally organised by the International Development Minister Alan Duncan, who struck […]

    Pentagon demand WikiLeaks return all classified documents

    Apprehensive that whistleblower website WikiLeaks may be on the brink of fresh leaks, the Pentagon has asked the portal to refrain from publishing more classified papers on the Afghan war, saying public disclosure of new information can only make the damage worse. The demand by the Pentagon, which the agency has no powers to enforce, […]

    Pakistan Govt issues shoot-at-sight orders in Karachi

    The Sindh government today issued shoot-at-sight orders in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi to quell bloody riots that have claimed at least 63 lives and injured 155 following the murder of a prominent lawmaker two days ago. Reza Haider, a senior member of Sindh Provincial Assembly, was gunned down along with his bodyguard and a […]

    Ban Ki-moon attend Hiroshima, Nagasaki ceremonies

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon, speaking in Japan ahead of ceremonies marking the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, said on Tuesday the world must strive to become free of nuclear weapons. Ban will this week become the first UN secretary-general to attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima and the first to visit Nagasaki, […]

    Chinese Gov’t Support to the need of Alternative Preschool Education

    In some big Chinese cities, parents are finding it very difficult to enroll their children in kindergarten. In Beijing, for instance, growing numbers of children mean available kindergarten spots are short by about 170,000, forcing many parents to explore alternative means of preschool education. The Beijing News published an editorial saying the government should support […]

    Karachi stays stand still in Violence

    Life was paralyzed Tuesday in southern port city of Karachi in Pakistan following assassination of a politician Raza Haider on Monday evening and 46 more subsequent deaths overnight, as the city is still in grip of fear in continuing violence amid lurking fears of possible terrorism. Irate protestors torched 35 vehicles around the city, as […]