Day: September 21, 2011

Ancient treasure found – and sold

MALACCA: Agents of scrap metal dealers have been selling old Portuguese coins, bullets and religious amulets that were unearthed during a recent landslip along the banks of the Malacca River to antique brokers from Singapore. The artefacts, the most valuable of which found so far was a cannon ball that […]

Floods ravage Pakistan livestock

Source/Credit: Aljazeera Pakistani officials say thousands of livestock have been killed in the floods, brought on by heavy monsoon rains. Officials at the ministry for food and agriculture said that a rapid response was needed to keep animals in flood affected areas alive. As Imtiaz Tyab reports from Mirpur Khas, the […]

GOP to Bernanke: No new stimulus

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Republican leaders in Congress have asked Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to refrain from any further monetary stimulus during policy makers’ two-day meeting ending Wednesday. “Respectfully, we submit that the board should resist further extraordinary interventions in the U.S. economy, particularly without a clear articulation of […]

Laughter is the best way to win a war!

George Bush was sitting in his office wondering whom to invade next when his telephone rang. ‘Hello, Mr. Bush!’ a heavily accented voice said, ‘This is Gurmukh Singh from Phagwara, District Kapurthala, Punjab … I am ringing to inform you that we are officially declaring a war on you!’ ‘Well, Gurmukh,’ […]