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Every penny will be recovered, says Raja

ISLAMABAD – Terming the SC verdict vindication of Pakistan People’s Party stance, Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf advised all those involved in robbing the nation of its mandate in 1990 elections to seek apology from the nation. Addressing a press conference at Prime Minister House Friday night, the PM assured the nation that law would take its course and all those found guilty in the …

Where the Songs Linger, but the Tune Is Different

NAHA, Japan — On a dark street behind the T-shirt shops and crowds of the touristy Kokusai Dori strip, in a tiny club filled with a smattering of grey-haired customers, Sumiko Yoseyama lifted her microphone to conjure up a bygone era …

Are Singapore’s poor better off?By Rebecca Lim

Are Singapore’s poor better off?By Rebecca Lim BBC News, Singapore Wan Zaleha smiles as the smell of freshly-brewed coffee permeates the air at a non-profit centre caring for low-income and needy people in Singapore. For the last …

The Presbyterian Church and Divestment | We Are For Israel

While this background paper refers to the content of U.N. Resolution 242 following the Six Day War calling for the withdrawal of Israeli armed forces, it makes no mention whatsoever of the Arab

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2008 | United Nations …

Title: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2008. Author: United Nations DESA. Editor: City: New York. Publisher: United Nations . Year: 2008. Volume: No. of Volumes: Edition: Pages: Series Volume: Series Editor: …

WOMEN'S LENS – Un coup d'oeil féminin: Direct negotiations …

Both statements, it seemed, were directed at international listeners, those who still repeat every now and then the mantra that “direct negotiations are the key to resolution of the conflict.” In fact, right

Fas-A-Fas » UN peacekeepers not about to leave Haiti – Aljazeera …

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – A bas Kolera, a bas Minista,– Creole for “down with cholera, down with MINUSTAH,” the United Nation peacekeeping force in Haiti – can be seen spray-painted across Port-au-Prince. One national …

Gardening turns out to be very eco un-friendly

Gardening: surely few things could be more eco-friendly? Not so, it seems. Scientists have produced new research which suggests that, far from doing their bit to save

The 6th Floor Blog: Shadid at Work

Anyone who knew Anthony Shadid well can say these words: No one was as passionate about the work of foreign correspondence, and no one did it as well.

An Ambivalent China Affirms the Charisma of the Dalai Lama

HONG’AI, China — Despite the absence of road signs or Web sites, a dozen or so people each day manage to find their way to this sleepy hamlet that sits in …

Pendleton misses medals as Guo stuns Meares

China’s Guo Shuang stunned Australia’s Anna Meares 2-0 in the women’s sprint final at the World Cup Olympic test event, marked by Victoria Pendleton’s failure to medal here Saturday. Featuring the podium finishers in Beijing four …

In Israel, a New Approach to Organ Donation

The country has decided to try a system for organ donation that would give transplant priority to patients who have agreed to donate their own organs.

America again stabs Pakistan in the back

WASHINGTON  – Crossing the limits that apply to the international relations barring all states from interfering in the internal matters of other sovereign states, the US once again stabbed …

Romney, Business Leaders Differ on China Talk

Romney’s tough talk on China not echoed by business leaders.

Damascus says 'no' to UN peacekeepers in Syria: Voice of Russia

Damascus has rejected the Arab League’s initiative to send UN peacekeepers to Syria to end violence there. The idea was submitted by the League’s foreign ministers during

Fame beckons for new ‘world’s shortest man’

Pilloried by neighbours, laughed at in freakshows and spurned by the women he admired from afar, Chandra Bahadur Dangi has always seen his tiny stature as a curse.

Who’s Data is it Anyway?

Chilmark Research tends to shy away from the thorny, nearly intractable issues of privacy and security of Personal Health Information (PHI) (we’ll leave that to the lawyers and policy wonks to figure out). However one thing is very clear: …

Lexington Minuteman staff earns awards

The staff of the Lexington Minuteman earned several awards in the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s 2011 Better Newspaper Contest.

No bail for mosque shooting suspects

Three men accused of shooting dead a man outside a mosque in a hijacking were denied bail by the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. “Bail has been denied on the grounds

Egypt: US-funded Agitators on Trial

Source: Land Destroyer Report Tony Cartalucci February 12, 2012 – AP reported that US General Martin Dempsey has met directly with the military leaders of Egypt to discuss an Egyptian “crackdown on Western-funded pro-democracy groups.” Threatened with a cut-off from

Al Qaeda Backs US Regime Change in Syria

Source: Land Destroyer Report Tony Cartalucci It is now a matter of established public record that the “Libyan rebels” the US, through the UN and NATO, funded, armed, trained, recognized politically, and even

What is India’s case in Kashmir? by Aakar Patel Feb 5, 2012

What is India’s case in Kashmir? by Aakar Patel Feb 5, 2012 http://www.firstpost.com/india/does-india-have-a-case-in-kashmir-203836.html Does India have a case in Kashmir? If so, what is it? The Pakistan case is straight: Let Kashmiris decide …

The New U.N. Socialist Wish List | Franklin County Va. Patriots …

The New U.N. Socialist Wish List. February 12, 2012. By Rretta. An editorial in the Wall Street Journal signed by 16 prominent scientists takes issue with calls for drastic action against global warming . “Candidates should understand that the …

Malden resident Christopher Hurley nabs another NENPA award

Malden resident and Beverly Citizen sports editor Christopher Hurley was honored by the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA), Feb. 11, with an award in the 2011 New England…

Maryland county suspends sister-city talks with Beit Shemesh

A community in Maryland has suspended negotiations over a sister-city agreement with Beit Shemesh following violence in the Israeli city against women by haredi Orthodox residents.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2012: Animals Prepare For The Pooch Parade (PHOTOS)

NEW YORK (AP) — Standing at attention, or “stacked,” as they say in the dog show world, Eira is the picture of wire fox terrier perfection. A dense, white coat falls off her jaws. She’s got alert …

| Land-thievery is illegal! Jewish settlements in the rulings of the …

The existence and continued expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories is a breach of UN Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338 and signed agreements based on the principle of land

Egypt: Muslims halt filming of TV show over "indecent" clothing

Wherever Sharia experiences a resurgence, the observable effect is a decrease in tolerance and an increase in harassment. We tried to tell you. “Islamists in Egypt halt filming of TV series,” from Agence France-Presse, February 9: Islamist students…

Oil near $99 as US crude demand lags economy – The Associated Press

Moneycontrol.com Oil near $99 as US crude demand lags economy The Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Oil prices rose slightly higher to above $99 a barrel Thursday in Asia as …

Solution for survival of Serbia: Voice of Russia

Interview with Dragan Antakovic, the author of “The Survival Option” and the founder of the People’s Response in Kosovo, in Serbia ., John Robles. … 18:28 Turkey plans new Syria initiative after UN “fiasco”. 18:20 Russian …

Corruption in America is Killing Her…and Us| The Post & Email …

Agenda 21, the UN Small Arms Treaty , the appointment of Muslim judges to major courts by the likes of would-be “conservative” heroes like Chris Christie. Oh, sure, there are still gems to be added to their crowning glory, but …

Sri Lankans in Hawaii celebrate 64th Independence Day

Feb 07, Honolulu: Sri Lankan expatriates in Hawaii celebrated the 64th Independence Day of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Consulate in Hawaii on February 04

Cod fever – much easier to catch than the fish

IT WAS so hot I thought my brain had started to boil, 38 degrees on the river at about 5.30 in the afternoon, the sun a malicious white ball over the west with still too many hours before it would relieve me with its disappearance. This didn’t seem to …

Six dead in attack on Afghan police building: official

Six police officers were killed on Sunday in a car bomb attack on their headquarters in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, a bastion of Taliban militancy, a local government official said. The blast, which happened in…

Sleep, perchance to learn: schoolchildren need to stay in bed longer

Over the past 15 years, abundant scientific evidence has accumulated that shows America’s schoolchildren are chronically sleep deprived, and it is affecting their learning, mood, safety and health. Furthermore, the general trend is…

Newspaper preserves history

Black History Month gets a big boost every year from The Villager , the African-American newspaper that has covered black culture in the Austin area since 1973.

Laundry shop robber gives up

THE third suspect in the recent robbery of a laundry shop in Manila which left its Chinese owner dead and his wife and child’s nanny seriously wounded has voluntarily surrendered. Richard Oja, 22, told reporters upon arriving at

Ten Years of the United Nations in Afghanistan: A closer look at …

Remarks: This article by Ambassador Zahir Tanin was published on Nação e Defesa n.º 130 edition . Abstract: Since the.

Israel rejects UN chief's call to stop illegal settlements | Occupied …

During a joint press conference with the UN chief in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that a halt in the illegal settlement activities “cannot be a precondition” to …

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