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Tiwary restricts Sri Lanka in cricket ODI

CNewsworld.com: Tiwary restricts Sri Lanka in cricket ODI

COLOMBO: Part-timer Manoj Tiwary grabbed four wickets to help India restrict Sri Lanka to 251-8 in the fourth one-day international in Colombo on Tuesday.The leg-spinner, playing his first match of the series, finished with 4-61 off 10 overs to boost his team’s hopes of clinching the five-match series. India currently lead 2-1.Opener Upul Tharanga (51), Lahiru Thirimanne (47) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (42) were the main scorers for Sri Lanka, who were comfortably placed at 152-2 in the 32nd over.Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took two wickets and part-time spinner Virender Sehwag one in the day-night match.Sri Lanka made an impressive start after electing to bat, with Tharanga and Dilshan adding 91 for the opening wicket.Fast bowler Ashok Dinda broke the stand when he removed Dilshan, who was caught behind after cracking seven fours in his 48-ball knock.Tharanga, who pulled Dinda for the first six of the match, fell soon …

Spotify hits 15 million subscribers, and 4 million paying customers

CNETAnalysis: Music streaming giant Spotify has announced its latest figures, with the service now boasting four million paying subscribers worldwide. The music service has been a huge hit since its launch, and the latest figures show the sheer scale of Spotify. Speaking at a panel in the Global Business Summit on Creative Content in London, Spotify’s Ken Parks gave an update on the running totals for the company. Future music He told a ‘Future for the Music Industry’ panel that Spotify now boasted 15 million active users with four million of those prepared to pay for the service. Spotify is one of the most high profile competitors to Apple’s iTunes, with the multiplatform service appealing to many who do not wish to be locked into an ecosystem. Parks, MD of Spotify in North America and current chief content officer will be looking for those numbers to increase as people become more familiar with the concept of music in the cloud. Earlier in the month it was announced that Spotify’s …

Bahrain crown prince urges police restraint over protests

CNewsworld.com: Bahrain crown prince urges police restraint over protests

DUBAI: Bahrain’s crown prince has ordered police to exercise restraint in dealing with protesters and to avoid sectarian discrimination, as opposition activists accuse the Gulf Arab state of cracking down on pro-democracy protests.The opposition party Wefaq praised the crown prince’s comments.Bahrain crushed an uprising led by majority Shi’ites last year after successful revolts in Egypt and Tunisia, but unrest has continued with marches and rallies that sometimes result in clashes between police and Shi’ite youths.Since June the government – pressed by Washington to resolve the political dispute – has banned a number of marches by leading opposition party Wefaq, saying they block traffic and lead to violence.But the opposition says it is an attempt by the Sunni ruling Al Khalifa family to crush all forms of street protest and accuses police of stepping up the use of shotgun pellet and raids on houses to stop all…

TV and Blu-ray woes for Panasonic, but profits are up

CNETAnalysis: Panasonic has posted a big upturn in profits, but the Japanese giant’s recovery is down to big cuts and a focus on white goods, with its audio visual business still struggling in the tough economic climate. Panasonic, along with many of Japan’s major companies, is still battling back from the horrifying earthquake that cost so many lives. And it is the sale of televisions and Blu-ray players that is letting the company down, despite some promising gains in the computing business. Feeling Blu Virtually the first words on Panasonic’s announcement of its first quarter results talk about overall sales on its high-profile AV business being weak, and this is borne out by the figures. AV sales for the year are down a whopping 20 per cent year on year, with Panasonic commenting: “The home electronics market, especially flat-panel TVs, continued to be very difficult.” “Despite favourable sales of PCs and others, this result was due mainly to significant sales decline in flat pan…

2nd blackout leaves half of Indian population without power

CNewsworld.com: 2nd blackout leaves half of Indian population without power

NEW DELHI: Half of India’s 1.2 billion people were without power on Tuesday as the grids covering a dozen states

2nd blackout leaves half of Indian population without power

CNewsworld.com: 2nd blackout leaves half of Indian population without power

NEW DELHI: Half of India’s 1.2 billion people were without power on Tuesday as the grids covering a dozen states

US gun control leaders try again to hit target

CNewsworld.com: US gun control leaders try again to hit target

NEW YORK: Another bloodbath by a heavily armed maniac, another attempt by America’s seemingly powerless gun control advocates to restrict access to military style arsenals.When Senator Frank Lautenberg stood touting his new proposals Monday on the steps of New York City Hall, the frustration was palpable.“Words alone don’t show that we are resolved to prevent this from happening again,” the veteran politician told a news conference held under a sweltering sun.“This” was the massacre in a Colorado cinema that left 12 dead and 58 wounded when the suspect, 24-year-old James Holmes, allegedly sprayed the trapped moviegoers with automatic gunfire.Lautenberg and his fellow Democrat Representative Carolyn McCarthy were announcing a bill that would put the brakes on the current market allowing Holmes to buy more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition online and without having even to reveal his identity.“You don’t have to be …

Lords committee criticises UK broadband focus

CNETAnalysis: Our thinking about broadband is all wrong. That’s according to the Lords communications committee, who have said in a report that our focus on high speeds risks communities losing out on internet access. Rather, we should be focussed on how many people can access the service, according to the report. The priority should be to close the digital divide between those with access and those without. Though speeds shouldn’t completely fall by the wayside, the report says. Fast internet services should be treated as a national asset, on a par with roads, rail and energy. Impact on daily lives The report says there’s a real risk of leaving some people and businesses behind, and that “inadequate access to the internet and all its benefits is actually afflicting their daily lives.” It went on: “The delivery of certain speeds should not be the guiding principle; what is important is the long term assurance that as new internet applications emerge, everyone will be able to benefit,…

4th ODI clash between India, S.Lanka today

CNewsworld.com: 4th ODI clash between India, S.Lanka today

Staff ReportCOLOMBO: India and Sri Lanka will play the fourth one-day international at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Tuesday (today).India lead the series by 2-1 after defeating the host by five wickets in the third ODI.Squads:Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Angelo Mathews (vice-capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lasith Malinga, Chamara Kapugedera, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana.India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha, Ajinkya Rahane, Manoj Tiwary, Rahul Sharma, Ashok Dinda. SAMAA

iPhone 5 gaining enterprise advantage

CNET Analysis: Apple plans to safeguard your iPhone 5 thanks to improved security that can be found after a buyout of a technology company known for fingerprint sensors, and this could allow for some kind of e-wallet feature that works with an NFC chip. Apple has made a lot of money from dedicated fans and seeing this invested into technology that can allow for a more secure iPhone 5 would be welcomed by potential buyers, so it’s great to hear that Apple is working on the buyout of AuthenTec and would obviously incorporate their security technology into the next Apple phone. The continued battle between Apple and competitors means that nothing is simple when it comes to technology and advancements that might be used for the iPhone 5 release, which results in Apple treading on the wrong toes occasionally. Late last week we heard about two class action lawsuits that were related to the AuthenTec buyout, which some say the company had been undervalued. This means Apple receives the comp…

Pakistan to push for intelligence sharing at U.S. talks

CNewsworld.com: Pakistan to push for intelligence sharing at U.S. talks

DUBAI: Pakistan’s spy chief will call for an end to U.S. military drone strikes in its tribal areas bordering Afghanistan and push for a sharing of technology and intelligence during a visit to Washington this week, the country’s interior minister said.But indications are that Islamabad’s demands for a halt to drone attacks may receive a less-than-sympathetic hearing from top Obama administration officials.Pakistani Lieutenant-General Zaheer ul-Islam’s visit to meet CIA director General David Petraeus will be his first since he became head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in March and follows a thaw in relations between Pakistan and the United States.Pakistan, however, continues to insist that U.S. drone strikes — which it says are a breach of its territorial sovereignty — must end.“We will push for no drones. If we (Pakistan and the U.S.) are partners, we should sit together and have a common strategy. How…

Pakistan to push for intelligence sharing at U.S. talks

CNewsworld.com: Pakistan to push for intelligence sharing at U.S. talks

DUBAI: Pakistan’s spy chief will call for an end to U.S. military drone strikes in its tribal areas bordering Afghanistan and push for a sharing of technology and intelligence during a visit to Washington this week, the country’s interior minister said.But indications are that Islamabad’s demands for a halt to drone attacks may receive a less-than-sympathetic hearing from top Obama administration officials.Pakistani Lieutenant-General Zaheer ul-Islam’s visit to meet CIA director General David Petraeus will be his first since he became head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in March and follows a thaw in relations between Pakistan and the United States.Pakistan, however, continues to insist that U.S. drone strikes — which it says are a breach of its territorial sovereignty — must end.“We will push for no drones. If we (Pakistan and the U.S.) are partners, we should sit together and have a common strategy. How…

Oracle acquires Xsigo, ventures further into the cloud

CNETAnalysis: Oracle is bounding further into the cloud thanks to the acquisition Monday of Xsigo Systems, Inc., a network virtualization technology provider. According to an Oracle press release, the combination of Xsigo’s network virtualization and Oracle VM for server virtualization is expected to deliver a complete set of virtualization capabilities for cloud environments. The purchase comes at a time when Oracle is warming up to cloud computing , something CEO Larry Ellison once referred to as “complete gibberish.” The brash Ellison even went so far as to say, “We are now announcing the most comprehensive Cloud on the planet Earth.” The purchase of Xsigo seems part of the game plan. “The proliferation of virtualized servers in the last few years has made the virtualization of the supporting network connections essential,” said John Fowler, Oracle Executive Vice President of Systems, in the press release. “With Xsigo, customers can reduce the complexity and simplify management of…

Australia, New Zealand restore diplomatic ties with Fiji

CNewsworld.com: Australia, New Zealand restore diplomatic ties with Fiji

SYDNEY: Australia and New Zealand Monday agreed to restore full diplomatic relations with military-run Fiji, which have been suspended since tit-for-tat expulsions of each other’s top envoys in 2009.It followed Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr holding talks with his New Zealand and Fiji counterparts, Murray McCully and Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, in Sydney.During the discussions, the Fijian minister updated them on progress towards democratic elections in 2014.“As a consequence of today’s meeting, all three sides agreed to restore diplomatic relations,” Carr’s spokesman told AFP.“It was considered that the move to democratic reform was encouraging and irreversible,” he added.Relations with Fiji have been turbulent since Australia and New Zealand expelled Fiji’s envoys in November 2009, a day after Suva ordered their high commissioners out, claiming interference in its judicial affairs.Canberra and Wellington had led…

Australia, New Zealand restore diplomatic ties with Fiji

CNewsworld.com: Australia, New Zealand restore diplomatic ties with Fiji

SYDNEY: Australia and New Zealand Monday agreed to restore full diplomatic relations with military-run Fiji, which have been suspended since tit-for-tat expulsions of each other’s top envoys in 2009.It followed Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr holding talks with his New Zealand and Fiji counterparts, Murray McCully and Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, in Sydney.During the discussions, the Fijian minister updated them on progress towards democratic elections in 2014.“As a consequence of today’s meeting, all three sides agreed to restore diplomatic relations,” Carr’s spokesman told AFP.“It was considered that the move to democratic reform was encouraging and irreversible,” he added.Relations with Fiji have been turbulent since Australia and New Zealand expelled Fiji’s envoys in November 2009, a day after Suva ordered their high commissioners out, claiming interference in its judicial affairs.Canberra and Wellington had led…

The iPhone 5 youâre not meant to see yet

CNET Analysis: Well what do we have here? After countless component leaks for the next generation iPhone 5 , we now have what looks to be a fully assembled unit and the closest look yet at what Apple is seemingly going to unveil in the flesh in a few months time. Without going into Gizmodo prototype leak territory, this is probably the closest it gets to seeing the next-generation iPhone in its entirety. We have all heard about the component leaks referencing the taller screen and redesigned speaker grills, but now we can finally give you a proper look at this, without the aid of renders . The images come courtesy of Japanese repair specialists iLab Factory , who claim that this fully assembled iPhone 5 has come from components from China. Unfortunately, we still don’t have a confirmation on if the next-generation iPhone will use a quad-core processor, but we do get a look at most other aspects of the device. Firstly, we see another good look at the taller display screen and how it l…

Murray, Sharapova weather Wimbledon wash-out

CNewsworld.com: Murray, Sharapova weather Wimbledon wash-out

LONDON: Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova survived severe disruption at the Olympic tennis Sunday as hail and heavy rain forced the competition indoors for the first time in 100 years.The three gold medal contenders were among just a handful of winners after downpours washed out much of the day’s play at Wimbledon and closed the Centre Court roof.Olympic tennis had not been played indoors since Stockholm 1912, but Murray and Sharapova shrugged off the chaos as both enjoyed the first Olympic wins of their careers.Britain’s Murray beat Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-3 and French Open champion Sharapova thrashed Israel’s Shahar Peer 6-2, 6-0. Serbia’s Djokovic, the second seed, beat Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-7 (7/9), 6-2, 6-2.It was a cathartic victory for Murray, who was back on Centre Court for the first time since crying tears of frustration after his Wimbledon defeat against Roger Federer exactly three …

At President Zardariâs behest Punjab being treated unfairly on power cuts: Shahbaz

CNewsworld.com: At President Zardari's behest Punjab being treated unfairly on power cuts: Shahbaz

Staff ReportLAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said on Sunday that the province is being treated unfairly on power load shedding at behest of President Asif Ali Zardari.Shahbaz Sharif said while talking to media after inspecting Rapid Bus mass transit system project in Lahore that the federal government is treating Punjab just like step relatives. SAMAA

At President Zardariâs behest Punjab being treated unfairly on power cuts: Shahbaz

CNewsworld.com: At President Zardari's behest Punjab being treated unfairly on power cuts: Shahbaz

Staff ReportLAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said on Sunday that the province is being treated unfairly on power load shedding at behest of President Asif Ali Zardari.Shahbaz Sharif said while talking to media after inspecting Rapid Bus mass transit system project in Lahore that the federal government is treating Punjab just like step relatives. SAMAA

At President Zardariâs behest Punjab being treated unfairly on power cuts: Shahbaz

CNewsworld.com: At President Zardari's behest Punjab being treated unfairly on power cuts: Shahbaz

Staff ReportLAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said on Sunday that the province is being treated unfairly on power load shedding at behest of President Asif Ali Zardari.Shahbaz Sharif said while talking to media after inspecting Rapid Bus mass transit system project in Lahore that the federal government is treating Punjab just like step relatives. SAMAA

Assad forces pound Aleppo, declare Damascus victory

CNewsworld.com: Assad forces pound Aleppo, declare Damascus victory

DAMASCUS: The British-based Observatory said 26 people were killed in Aleppo on Saturday and 190 across Syria. It reported fighting in Deraa, Homs and Hama. There was no way to verify its figures.The Aleppo fighting follows the July 18 bomb attack, which killed four top security officials including Assad’s defence minister, intelligence chief and powerful brother-in-law.Interior Minister Mohammad al-Shaar, who was wounded in the attack, told state media the assassination had only hardened the authorities’ determination to crush the revolt.“Before this cowardly explosion, we were all working flat out. But now we will exert 10 times the effort to pursue those who threaten the security of our country,” Shaar said.

Chinese assembly line footage appears on newly-bought HP laptop

CNETAnalysis: A video showing the manufacture of HP laptops on a Chinese assembly line arrived in the documents folder of a newly-bought machine The three minute video, from the Quanta plant, shows one worker appearing to test the webcam of the machine, while assembly workers piece together laptops a carousel of in the background. It appears that this testing simply wasn’t wiped before the laptop was package and shipped to its surprised new owner. Mundane? Yes. Inhumane? No However, it’s interesting to point out that there’s none of the human rights atrocities we commonly hear about during this rare unsanctioned look at the production line. Indeed workers seem to be conducting their business at a somewhat leisurely pace while chatting away with each other. TechCrunch points out that the webcam tester is subject to “mundane” tasks that “not many of us would relish.” Well, that’s pretty much the case in every factory in the world, no? The video was discovered by Reddit user Malplace, w…

Japanese men drop inhibition, turn to parasols to beat the hea

CNewsworld.com: Japanese men drop inhibition, turn to parasols to beat the hea

TOKYO: It’s summer in Japan, which means shaved ice, cold noodles and parasols against the blinding sun – for men.While women have used sun umbrellas, or “higasa,” for centuries, power conservation and increasingly hot summers have sent sales of men’s sun umbrellas sharply higher, with department stores across Japan scrambling for stocks.“There’s been a spike in demand for men’s sun umbrellas of about three times since last summer,” said Mayumi Mio, a spokeswoman at Takashimaya, a major Tokyo department store.“Most of them buy it for business when they have to step outside of the office to go to a meeting. They feel that it’s rude to show up to work or a meeting all sweaty and worn out from the heat.”White, natural skin has long been thought beautiful for Asian women, and Japanese men have also become increasingly skin-conscious in recent years. But the real jump in sales came last summer, after power cuts i…

Tutorial: Build a triple screen stand for £25

CNETAnalysis: Getting together what you need Desks are rarely tidy places. If yours is like the ones at PC Plus, there are boxes, parts and old energy drink cans littering the space around the displays, which stand like gleaming beacons among the detritus. With even old graphics cards offering two if not three outputs, it’s not unusual to have several displays on a desk. Having your collection of monitors mounted on a single stand looks a lot neater and frees up desk space, but mounts, especially triple-screen ones, can cost more than the displays themselves. When we came across this build from a few years back on the Overclock.net forums, it sparked our imagination. We scampered off to track down similar components. One problem we stumbled into was that the piping used for the project appears to be industrial high-pressure kit, which is usually only sold in 6m lengths. While it’s relatively easy and cheap to find the 45

Japanese men drop inhibition, turn to parasols to beat the hea

CNewsworld.com: Japanese men drop inhibition, turn to parasols to beat the hea

TOKYO: It’s summer in Japan, which means shaved ice, cold noodles and parasols against the blinding sun – for men.While women have used sun umbrellas, or “higasa,” for centuries, power conservation and increasingly hot summers have sent sales of men’s sun umbrellas sharply higher, with department stores across Japan scrambling for stocks.“There’s been a spike in demand for men’s sun umbrellas of about three times since last summer,” said Mayumi Mio, a spokeswoman at Takashimaya, a major Tokyo department store.“Most of them buy it for business when they have to step outside of the office to go to a meeting. They feel that it’s rude to show up to work or a meeting all sweaty and worn out from the heat.”White, natural skin has long been thought beautiful for Asian women, and Japanese men have also become increasingly skin-conscious in recent years. But the real jump in sales came last summer, after power cuts i…

In Depth: How to pick a new Linux distribution

CNETAnalysis: How to pick a new Linux distribution You might not have noticed, but there’s more than one Linux distribution out there. In fact, there are hundreds, and the list is growing weekly. Okay, you probably did notice, but the fact remains that the free software world is, primarily, one of choice, and that means developers can – and often do – scratch their own itches. When the people behind the Ubuntu-derived Mint distribution decided they didn’t like the direction the Ubuntu desktop was taking, its developers created their own desktop environment. When Red Hat started to charge lots of money for its enterprise distribution, the CentOS project took the source code to those Red Hat packages and re-built versions that were binary compatible for free. There are countless similar stories, and all of them help to make the Linux landscape such a fertile one. This also means that you don’t have to settle on a one-size-fits all distribution. There are ones for fun, for productivity …

Zardari directs PPP workers to gear up for âfree and fairâ polls

CNewsworld.com: Zardari directs PPP workers to gear up for 'free and fair' polls

Staff ReportKHAIRPUR: President Asif Ali Zardari reassured on Sunday that next general elections would be held on appropriate time, claiming that ruling Pakistan Peoples Party would sweep the polls across the country, SAMAA reports.Addressing a gathering here in Khairpur, Zardari recalled the ‘sacrifices’ his party and Bhutto family rendered for people of this country and the democratic system.He directed the party workers and lawmakers to kick off preparations for the upcoming general elections, saying that “supporting PPP is supporting Pakistan.”Zardari said party workers and youths should not expect government jobs from the party but work hard and find other opportunities.

Two die, 40 hurt in Toba Tek Singh road accident

CNewsworld.com: Two die, 40 hurt in Toba Tek Singh road accident

Staff ReportTOBA TEK SINGH: Two passengers died while 40 injured as a bus overturned near Kamalia bypass here on Sunday.According to rescue sources, the bus overturned to save a motorcyclist. The motorcyclists, father and son, died at the spot.Driver of the bus fled from the scene after the accident.The bus was going from Sadiqabad to Faisalabad.Injured passengers were taken to Kamalia Hospiatl for treatment. SAMAA

Tutorial: How to wall mount your PC

CNETAnalysis: Preparing your PC We’ve covered all manner of hot mods and crazy cases: from coolers that look like Giger-esque phallus-filled artwork, to lighting that would put the Blackpool illuminations to shame. So when we came across not so much a mod as a new way of life – okay, a way of wall-mounting a PC – we were all on board. We stumbled across the original project when it was posted to Reddit back in 2011 – it simply showed a running PC hung up on a wall . Sincere flattery We felt a strong urge to try and emulate this trick and our slow-firing neurons took to calculating just how we could levitate such a contraption into the air using our pocket money. While the original system seemed to be mounted on a metallic-style board, we decided to avoid anything metal-based. First for cost, second for weight, and last because we hear computers aren’t too keen on short circuits. Having played with Perspex/acrylic sheeting quite a lot, we knew it could be cheap enough and rigid enough…

Two die, 40 hurt in Toba Tek Singh road accident

CNewsworld.com: Two die, 40 hurt in Toba Tek Singh road accident

Staff ReportTOBA TEK SINGH: Two passengers died while 40 injured as a bus overturned near Kamalia bypass here on Sunday.According to rescue sources, the bus overturned to save a motorcyclist. The motorcyclists, father and son, died at the spot.Driver of the bus fled from the scene after the accident.The bus was going from Sadiqabad to Faisalabad.Injured passengers were taken to Kamalia Hospiatl for treatment. SAMAA

Dead bodies of woman, child found from Lahore graveyard

CNewsworld.com: Dead bodies of woman, child found from Lahore graveyard

Staff ReportLAHORE: Dead bodies of a woman and a child were recovered from a graveyard while a four-year-old boy was found unconscious here on Sunday.According to police sources, dead bodies of 32-year-old Yasmin and four-year-old Yasma were found from a graveyard situated at Hameedpura, Fatah Garh area.While a boy was found unconscious who was later taken to a hospital for treatment.Police further said that their family has been identified.The family of deceased said that all three members went to graveyard for offering Fateha.The bodies were sent to hospital for post mortem. SAMAA

Dead bodies of woman, child found from Lahore graveyard

CNewsworld.com: Dead bodies of woman, child found from Lahore graveyard

Staff ReportLAHORE: Dead bodies of a woman and a child were recovered from a graveyard while a four-year-old boy was found unconscious here on Sunday.According to police sources, dead bodies of 32-year-old Yasmin and four-year-old Yasma were found from a graveyard situated at Hameedpura, Fatah Garh area.While a boy was found unconscious who was later taken to a hospital for treatment.Police further said that their family has been identified.The family of deceased said that all three members went to graveyard for offering Fateha.The bodies were sent to hospital for post mortem. SAMAA

US in major policy shift in Rwanda, experts say

CNewsworld.com: US in major policy shift in Rwanda, experts say

WASHINGTON: Washington is loosening its ties to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, long a favorite of the donor community, amid allegations his government is stirring violence in neighboring DR Congo, analysts say.Last week, in a statement slipped out without fanfare late Sunday, the United States said it was freezing its modest $200,000 in 2012 military aid to Rwanda — a move experts say represents a major shift in long-held US policy.“As we have repeatedly said to the government of Rwanda, we have deep concerns about Rwanda’s support to the Congolese rebel group that goes by the name M23,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.The M23 are Tutsi ex-rebels from the Rwanda-backed National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP).They were integrated into the regular army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2009 as part of a peace deal that followed their failed 2008 offensive on the Congo’s …

Eight killed in Barazil’s private plane crash: firefighters

CNewsworld.com: Eight killed in Barazil’s private plane crash: firefighters


CNewsworldA private twin-engine plane crashed in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais Saturday, killing all eight people aboard, firefighters said.The Beechcraft King Air B200GT, which took off from the Minas Gerais capital Belo Horizonte, exploded after it went down near the airport of Juiz de Fora, a city located 260 kilometers (160 miles) away, they told the media.Press reports said the pilot made several attempts to land in foggy weather.The victims included, in addition to the pilot and co-pilot, executives of the Vilma Alimentos company who were on their way to a business convention organized by the Federation of Industries of Minas Gerais, the reports added.

Russia shocks China in beach volleyball opener

CNewsworld.com: Russia shocks China in beach volleyball opener

LONDON: A pair of Russian newcomers upset Beijing bronze medalists Zhang Xi and Xue Chen of China in a close Olympic women’s beach volleyball opener on Saturday that set pulses racing.The surprise result spiced up the first day of competition, in which the top attraction will be a clash between double gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh of the United States and Australians Natalie Cook and Tamsin Hinchley.Low-ranked Anastasia Vasina and Anna Vozakova beat the Chinese pair, who are among the favorites to win gold in London, in three sets.“We won’t look back on this match. I wear a lucky jade necklace but it wasn’t lucky for me today,” said Zhang.The Chinese still have a chance for a medal as the tournament starts with a pool stage before progressing to a knock-out one.Beach volleyball is scored using a best-of-three-sets system. The first two sets are played to 21 points and if each team wins one, a third set is…

Russia shocks China in beach volleyball opener

CNewsworld.com: Russia shocks China in beach volleyball opener

LONDON: A pair of Russian newcomers upset Beijing bronze medalists Zhang Xi and Xue Chen of China in a close Olympic women’s beach volleyball opener on Saturday that set pulses racing.The surprise result spiced up the first day of competition, in which the top attraction will be a clash between double gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh of the United States and Australians Natalie Cook and Tamsin Hinchley.Low-ranked Anastasia Vasina and Anna Vozakova beat the Chinese pair, who are among the favorites to win gold in London, in three sets.“We won’t look back on this match. I wear a lucky jade necklace but it wasn’t lucky for me today,” said Zhang.The Chinese still have a chance for a medal as the tournament starts with a pool stage before progressing to a knock-out one.Beach volleyball is scored using a best-of-three-sets system. The first two sets are played to 21 points and if each team wins one, a third set is…

MQMâs Farooq Sattar meets Maulana Fazl

CNewsworld.com: MQM's Farooq Sattar meets Maulana Fazl

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) delegation called on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F chief, Maulana Fazl Urrehman, at his residence here Saturday and exchanged views over the current national scenario, SAMAA reports.Sources said MQM leaders, led by Farooq Sattar, stressed upon need of a round table conference to ensure integrity and sovereignty of the country in the wake of prevailing regional situation.Sattar, in his meeting with the religious party chief, called for dialogue between all political parties to cope with threats and challenges currently facing the country.He said a round table conference was need of the hour, for which the government should take the step first and make a pre-poll roadmap to eliminate unemployment, sectarianism, energy crisis and other problems.Fazl on the occasion assured his support for the MQM, and urged the government to establish priorities in the US-led war against terrorism…

MQMâs Farooq Sattar meets Maulana Fazl

CNewsworld.com: MQM's Farooq Sattar meets Maulana Fazl

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) delegation called on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F chief, Maulana Fazl Urrehman, at his residence here Saturday and exchanged views over the current national scenario, SAMAA reports.Sources said MQM leaders, led by Farooq Sattar, stressed upon need of a round table conference to ensure integrity and sovereignty of the country in the wake of prevailing regional situation.Sattar, in his meeting with the religious party chief, called for dialogue between all political parties to cope with threats and challenges currently facing the country.He said a round table conference was need of the hour, for which the government should take the step first and make a pre-poll roadmap to eliminate unemployment, sectarianism, energy crisis and other problems.Fazl on the occasion assured his support for the MQM, and urged the government to establish priorities in the US-led war against terrorism…

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