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Chavez expects chemo or radiation

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (L) attends a mass at the military academy in Caracas July 12, 2011. Picture taken on July 12, 2011. CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez said for the first time Wednesday that he expects to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatment, providing the clearest picture yet of […]

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 […]

Khartoum recognizes South Sudan

By REUTERS Published: Jul 8, 2011 20:47 Updated: Jul 8, 2011 20:47 KHARTOUM/JUBA: Sudan became the first state to recognize the independence of its oil-producing south on Friday, smoothing the way for the division on Saturday of Africa’s largest country into two. Underdeveloped South Sudan secedes Saturday — a hard-won […]

High-speed train on fast track to success

BEIJING – High-speed trains linking Beijing and Shanghai made their passenger debut on Thursday, extending China’s high-speed rail network to nearly 10,000 km. Premier Wen Jiabao attended the railway’s opening ceremony at Beijing South Railway Station and boarded the first train to Shanghai. The high-speed line, built in only 38 months […]

Hundreds of thousands strike in UK pensions row

Hundreds of thousands of British public sector workers went on strike Thursday to defend their pensions, causing widespread disruption to schools and state-run services. A third of English schools were closed and another third were affected, officials said, as up to 350,000 teachers, lecturers and education staff took action against plans […]

US sees bigger role for India as trade partner

The US wants India to become one of its top 10 trading partners, treasury secretary Timothy Geithner said as the two countries agreed on improving access to each other’s markets. He made the remarks after meeting India’s Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee at the second India-US Economic and Financial Partnership. India is currently the […]

The Holy Quran conference in Buffalo NY

Watch live video from interfaith on The Buffalo Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community held a unique conference & exhibition on Sunday June 19th, 2011, between 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY. It was attended by several Muslim and non-Muslim guests. The Buffalo chapter […]

More than 2 million affected by China flooding

BEIJING – More than 2 million people have been displaced or otherwise affected by flooding in eastern China’s Zhejiang province that is also pushing up food prices, state media reported Sunday. Torrential rains have left huge areas of the relatively wealthy province under water, with 422,500 acres (171,000 hectares) of farmland inundated, […]

More than 5,000 flee as winds stoke Arizona fires

(CNN) — A fast-moving wildfire that has sent thousands fleeing in eastern Arizona is the second-largest blaze in the history of the state, records show. The so-called Wallow Fire sweeping through Apache National Forest has burned approximately 389,000 acres, Incident commander Joe Reinarz told reporters Tuesday. That surpasses the 2005 Cave […]

Non Means Non by Maureen Dowd (The NY Times – OP:ED)

In Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” an American writer clambers into a yellow vintage Peugeot every night and is transported back to hobnob with Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Picasso, Dali, Toulouse-Lautrec and Gertrude Stein in the shimmering movable feast. The star-struck aspiring novelist from Pasadena, played by Owen Wilson, […]

French lawyers to file Libya lawsuit against Sarkozy

By RFI Two French lawyers said Monday that they will launch legal proceedings against French President Nicolas Sarkozy for crimes against humanity over the Nato-led military campaign in Libya. Jacques Vergès and Roland Dumas have offered to represent families of victims of the Nato bombing campaign, Libyan justice official Ibrahim Boukhzam […]

Russia ready to recognize Palestine: Lavrov

Tehran Times Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has vowed to throw his weight behind recognition of an independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders. “Every nation needs unity, or the more so the Palestinian people… (who are) striving to create a Palestinian state in accordance with UN resolutions, the […]