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NATO air raid kills dozens of Taliban: governor PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

KHOST, Afghanistan, Sun Jul 27, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - NATO killed dozens of Taliban insurgents in an air strike on Sunday in Afghanistan's southeastern province of Khost, the provincial governor said.

Violence has escalated in Afghanistan over the past two years after the ousted Taliban regrouped and launched their insurgency against the government and the foreign troops backing it.
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Cambodians vote amid Thai temple stand-off PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

PHNOM PENH, Sun Jul 27, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Cambodians went to the polls on Sunday in an election overshadowed by a row with neighbouring Thailand over a 900-year-old temple that has inflamed nationalist passions and led to troop build-ups on the border.

Both the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and the opposition Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) jumped on the dispute surrounding the Preah Vihear ruins, which sit on a jungle-clad escarpment separating the two southeast Asian countries.
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Israeli army kills top militant, Hamas vows revenge PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

HEBRON, Sun Jul 27, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - The Israeli army killed a top Hamas militant in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, prompting vows of revenge by the Islamist rulers of the Gaza Strip.

An Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip went into effect last month, but Israeli raids against militants in the West Bank have touched off rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israeli towns.
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Obama says conditions to dictate final Iraq force PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

WASHINGTON, Sat Jul 27, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said in an interview published on Saturday the size of a residual US force left in Iraq after the withdrawal of combat troops would be "entirely conditions-based."

In comments seized upon by the campaign of Republican rival John McCain, Obama told Newsweek Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki recognized Iraq was "going to need our help for some time to come."
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India on alert after two days of bombings kill 40 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

New Delhi, India, July 27 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - India's major cities were put on high alert on Sunday, with fears of more attacks after at least 40 people were killed in two days of bombings that hit Ahmedabad and Bangalore.

At least 16 small bombs exploded in Ahmedabad on Saturday, killing at least 39 people and wounding 110, a day after another set of blasts in Bangalore killed a woman.
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Iran says expanded nuclear enrichment program PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Tehran, July 27 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Iran has more than 5,000 active centrifuges for enriching uranium, its president was quoted as saying on Saturday, suggesting a rapid expansion of nuclear work the West suspects is aimed at making bombs.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's announcement was likely to irritate major powers which have offered Iran economic and other incentives to persuade it to suspend enrichment activity that can have both civilian and military uses.
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Rice tells Fiji to hold elections on time PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Apia, Samoa, July 27 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pressed Fiji in a meeting of Pacific foreign ministers in Samoa on Saturday to ensure the country's military rulers held elections as promised in March 2009.

Rice arrived in Samoa from Auckland for a three-hour stop-over where she joined more than a dozen ministers from the Pacific Forum to discuss Fiji, maritime security and climate change, among other issues, said a senior U.S. official.
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Raul Castro dashes hopes for new reforms PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Santiago De Cuba, July 27 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro dashed expectations he would announce new economic reforms on Saturday in a speech that instead warned Cubans not to get used to hearing good news.

The speech marking the 55th anniversary of the start of the Cuban revolution broke little new ground as Castro stressed austerity for Cuba and appeared to dampen rising expectations.
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Sri Lanka fighting kills 74, mostly rebels PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Colombo, July 27 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Sri Lankan troops continued their offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels in two days of fighting in the north that killed 66 Tigers and eight soldiers, the military said on Saturday.

The fighting in the district of Jafna, Vavuiya Polonnaruwa, Mannar and Mullaitivu came three days after the government dismissed a declaration by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) of a unilateral ceasefire from July 26 to Aug. 4.
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Russia slams Bush for linking Nazi and Soviet evils PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Moscow, July 27 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday that US President George W. Bush had insulted veterans of World War Two by equating the evils of Soviet communism with Nazi fascism.

The Foreign Ministry said Bush had coupled Nazi fascism and Soviet communism as "a single evil" and thus "hurt the hearts" of World War Two veterans in Russia and allied countries, including the United States.
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Pakistan puts spy agency under civilian control PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Islamabad, July 27 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani put the military's main spy agency under the control of the Interior Ministry on Saturday, a move seen as asserting civilian authority over the intelligence network.

The Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency is known to have wielded great influence on foreign and security policies, especially towards India and Afghanistan.
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Sixteen bombs hit Ahmedabad, 29 killed PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

AHMEDABAD, India, July 27 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - At least 16 small bombs exploded in Ahmedabad on Saturday, killing at least 29 people and wounding 88, a day after another set of blasts in the country's IT hub, officials said.

On Friday, eight bombs exploded in quick succession in the southern information technology city of Bangalore, killing at least one person and wounding six others.

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Rice in diplomatic race against time PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

AP, AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is running a worldwide race against time, trying for diplomatic victories before the Bush administration ends in January

With less than six months to go in office and unfinished business with Iran, North Korea, the Middle East, Iraq and Afghanistan, Rice has embarked on a grueling series of overseas trips and is packing in an impressive number of high-level meetings in Washington.
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‘War on terror is Pakistan's own war’ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Reuters, Islamabad- Pakistan is fighting al Qaeda and the Taliban for its own interests, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Saturday as he embarked on his first official visit to the United States.

Gilani, in office since March, is due to meet U.S. President George W. Bush in which militant sanctuaries along the Pakistani border with Afghanistan is expected to figure prominently.

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Singapore is top destination for ex-pats PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Singapore is the best place to move for those seeking a new life overseas, according to research

Telegraph

The city state has topped a survey of the ideal destinations for ex-patriates, based on living standards, financial opportunities and accommodation.

The research, which was based on the opinions of 2,155 ex-patriates living in four continents, also asked how easy arrivals had found it to integrate into their new surroundings, how much they were enjoying their new lifestyle and how their children had adjusted to the relocation.
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Iran says expanded number of centrifuges to enrich uranium PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Desk Report

Iran's president said today that the country dramatically expanded the number of machines it has producing enriched uranium, defying international demands for the country to halt the production of nuclear material.

But President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, quoted by official and semi-official media, also seemed to suggest that Iran might be willing to stop adding any more centrifuges, a condition for preliminary talks to end the diplomatic standoff over Iran's nuclear program.
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6 die in Gaza blast PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Hamas arrest 120 Fatah men

Desk Report

Hamas security forces in the Gaza Strip arrested 120 men aligned with the rival Fatah faction on Saturday after an explosion there killed five Hamas gunmen and a girl, the Islamist group's officials and Fatah said.

Friday's blast next to a car used by the armed wing of Hamas killed three gunmen and the girl, and two others later died of their wounds in hospital, Gaza's ruling Palestinian Islamist group and medical officials said.
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Fake Olympic merchandise secretly for sale in China PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Although the piracy police are cracking down, bootleg items are easy to find in Yatai Xinyang Fashion and Gift Market in Shanghai's Pudong district

La Times

IF ANY place would be selling cheap, pirated copies of Olympic souvenirs, it'd be the Yatai Xinyang Fashion and Gift Market, a notorious underground maze of stores in Shanghai's suburban Pudong district.

Fakes of Prada, Callaway, Apple and countless other famous brands abound -- mostly in plain sight.

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British army dog handler killed PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Internet

A British Army dog handler has been killed after a battle with insurgents in southern Afghanistan.
The serviceman, who was part of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, died on patrol in the Sangin area of Helmand Province yesterday.

Another six soldiers - five from 2 Para and one from 3 Para - were wounded and an explosives sniffer dog was killed in the incident.
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Shape up in two months or go PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Gordon Brown warned

Cabinet ministers last night set Gordon Brown a two-month deadline to win back voters’ trust or face a full-scale ministerial revolt, reports The London Times.

Labour, reeling from defeat in the Glasgow East by-election, plunged into further disarray as MPs and union leaders called for a leadership challenge.

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China surges ahead in number of web users PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

China's online population is the fastest-growing in the world, swelling to 253 million in the last year, an official report shows
Although use of the internet is tightly controlled by the government, the country has the most web surfers in the world, beating the US into second place, with 223.1m.

News events such as natural disasters and the Beijing Olympics helped to boost the number of Chinese users by 56 per cent in the year to the end of June.

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