Day: July 13, 2011

Biryani for the racists

But whilst some middle-class Cambridge people were shouting abuse down megaphones at these wounded souls, one group were embracing the visitors to their city with moving courage. I spoke with members of the local mosque a few days before the rally – people were scared they said, they felt unprepared […]

Mayan Warrior Sculptures Discovered In Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican archaeologists have found two 1,300-year-old limestone sculptures of captured Mayan warriors that they say could shed light on the alliances and wars among Mayan cities during the civilization’s twilight. (Scroll down for photos) The life-size, elaborate sculptures of two warriors sitting cross-legged with hands tied behind their backs […]

Mumbai: Explosions shake India’s financial hub

Three near-simultaneous explosions have shaken India’s commercial capital Mumbai (Bombay), police say. Twenty-one people were killed and 113 injured, said Maharashtra state’s Chief Minister, Prithviraj Chavan.  He called the explosions, during Mumbai’s busy evening rush-hour, “a co-ordinated attack by terrorists”. One explosion was reported in the Zaveri Bazaar, another in […]

Germanys Weapondeal with Angola

Merkel is 1st German chancellor to visit Angola LUANDA, Angola — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that her country is willing to help train Angolan soldiers for peacekeeping, a German news agency reported. Merkel made the offer during a visit to Angola’s capital. She was the first German chancellor […]

Terror strikes Mumbai again with series of blasts

Mumbai, India (CNN) — At least 21 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded Wednesday in a series of explosions that rocked congested areas of India’s financial capital, Mumbai, according to Prithviraj Chavan, the state’s chief minister. Chavan said it was too early to talk about suspects but at least one […]

Why the US won’t leave Afghanistan

Surge, bribe and run? Or surge, bribe and stay? How US military bases and the energy war play out in Afghanistan. Among multiple layers of deception and newspeak, the official Washington spin on the strategic quagmire in Afghanistan simply does not hold. No more than “50-75 ‘al-Qaeda types’ in Afghanistan”, […]

Picture of the day: Cactus Bee, Arizona

A cactus bee (Diadasia sp.) pollinates a barrel cactus in Tucson, Arizona. Source: National Geographic “He is Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner. His are the most beautiful names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Him, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.” (Al Quran 59:25) […]

Gold Advances to Record on Debt Crisis

Gold climbed to a record in Londonand New York as concern about Europe’s debt crisis spurred demand for the metal as a protection of wealth. Bullion rose to an all-time high in British pounds. Ireland joined Portugal and Greece yesterday as the third euro-area nation to have its credit rating […]