Month: October 2011

Swiss fear avalanche from the Right

BY COLIN FREEMAN, TELEGRAPH. A populist party is on course to trample over the politics of politiness in Sunday’s election, writes Colin Freeman in Zurich As his two-legged party comrades like to point out, Zottel the goat represents everything that is good about the hard Right in Switzerland. The official […]

Babies are smarter than you think

http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_416x234_embed.swf?context=embed&videoId=living/2011/10/23/tedtalk-gopnik-baby-intelligence.ted CNN Editor’s note: Alison Gopnik is a professor of psychology and philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley. Her books include “The Philosophical Baby” and “The Scientist in the Crib.” TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas worth spreading,” which it makes available through talks posted on its […]

In Focus: Rural Women

Key contributors to global economies, rural women play a critical role in both developed and developing nations — they enhance agricultural and rural development, improve food security and can help reduce poverty levels in their communities. In some parts of the world, women represent 70 percent of the agricultural workforce, […]

States in the East Coast brace for floods

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu and Kelantan are bracing for the upcoming monsoon and flood season with various preparations already implemented, including several flood mitigation projects in flood-prone areas and distribution of emergency supplies. Terengganu Drainage and Irrigation Department director Mat Hussin Ghani said among the flood mitigation projects set to be […]

RM1mil fund for ex-cops’ kids

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced a RM1mil special fund to help children of retired and former policemen with their education. The Prime Minister said the money, a contribution from the 1Malaysia Development Bhd Foun­dation, would be channelled to Yayasan Pengaman Malaysia. “I leave it to the […]

Qur’an open house in Edmonton, Canada

Source: Edmonton Journal Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Canada is planning two open houses in Edmonton as part of the organization’s cross-Canada effort to promote peace, condemn terrorism and bring awareness about peaceful Islam. The dates are: – -Nov. 3, from noon to 7 p.m., at Riverbend Public Library. – -Nov. […]

Interim Government Declares Libya Liberated

By MARGARET COKER TRIPOLI, Libya—Libya’s interim governing authority formally announced the North African country liberated from the slain strongman Moammar Gadhafi and began to officially set out a more-detailed political process to help Libya achieve a more representative democracy. Tens of thousands of Libyans attended the celebratory speeches held in […]

Islam and Dignity for the Dead

(By: Laiq Ahmed Atif) “Relate of your dead only that which is good, and refrain from speaking ill of them.”  Death is an integral part of life and death is as real as life. Nothing is so certain as the fact that for all of us there will come a […]

All Blacks beat France in Rugby World Cup …

  By RFI     New Zealand beat France in Sunday’s Rugby World Cup final but their 8-7 win was the result of a better-then-expected showing by les Bleus. The victory is the All Blacks’ first since they won the inaugural tournament in 1987. More: http://www.english.rfi.fr/ sports/20111023-all-blacks-beat-france-rugby-world-cup-only-just