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Food aid saves millions but world hunger lingers PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

AP, ROME — Ferried in by helicopters and boats or loaded on the backs of yaks and elephants, massive amounts of food aid have reached millions of homeless or hungry people after disasters in the last few years.

But while the world rises to the challenge of saving those survivors from starvation, hundreds of millions go hungry from a catastrophe that has stubbornly lasted for decades: the failure of agriculture in much of Africa and some parts of Asia and Latin America to ensure enough food for their own.

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Explosion in Pakistan's capital, casualties reported PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

A huge explosion has gone off near the Danish Embassy in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, report agencies.

Dawn News TV quoted a witness, Arjmund Azhar, who said at least three people were dead or wounded in Monday's blast. The report could not immediately be confirmed.
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Pakistan announce squad for triangular series PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

REUTERS, KARACHI - Pakistan selectors have named senior batsman Muhammad Yousuf in their 16-man squad for a triangular one-day series in Bangladesh from June 8.

India and Bangladesh are the other teams in the competition, which ends on June 14.

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Hasina questions submission of intelligence report in court PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Detained former prime minister Sheikh Hasina Monday raised questions over an intelligence agency's report which was produced in court and made public.

Public prosecutor ABM Sharfuddin Khan Mukul
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India to sustain growth despite challenges – PM PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

REUTERS, NEW DELHI  - India will be able to sustain high economic growth despite challenges, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday, and the government's aim was to contain inflationary expectations without hurting expansion.

Singh, who was speaking at an annual meeting of a leading industry lobby group, also urged a wider political consensus in favour of sustainable policies, adding the government could not afford to let its subsidy bill rise unchecked.
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Market holds gains on IT support PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

MUMBAI: The market remained firm backed by gains in information technology counters despite the rupee strengthening against the US dollar. Buying was seen in oil & gas stocks ahead of the likely fuel price hike this week, reports agency.

The decision to hike fuel prices was deferred last week due to differences between Petroleum and Finance Ministry on quantum of hike and cut in duties. Also the government wanted to take its allies into confidence before hiking the oil prices.

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China's forex reserves hit 1.76 trillion dollars: report PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

AFP, SHANGHAI - China's foreign exchange reserves rose to 1.76 trillion dollars at the end of April, state media reported Monday, reaching a level higher than the rest of Northeast Asia's combined.

China's reserves, by far the largest in the world, expanded by another 74.5 billion dollars during April, the China Business News reported, equivalent to about 100 million dollars every hour.

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SKorea watchdog unveils timetable for bank privatization PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

AFP, SEOUL  - South Korea's financial watchdog unveiled a timetable Monday to privatise the state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB) by 2012, in line with President Lee Myung-Bak's plans to revitalise the economy.

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) said it would put the lender and its affiliates under a holding company and establish a policy financing agency by December.

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Fire hits Universal Studios, destroying sound stages PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

AFP, UNIVERSAL CITY - Firefighters on Sunday battled a gigantic blaze at Hollywood's famed Universal Studios 12 hours after it erupted, ravaging the legendary film studio's most famous stage sets and tourist attractions.

The blaze at Universal City's backlot, which continued to smolder here Sunday, destroyed various soundstages, an archive and a streetscape depicting New York City, causing tens of millions of dollars worth of damage.

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French truck drivers join fuel protests PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

French truck drivers began a blockade of a major oil refinery on the Mediterranean coast last night and taxi drivers are expected to join them, reports AFP.

Fishermen and truck drivers have been leading a wave of protests on rising fuel costs across western Europe as oil prices hit a world record of more than $US130 a barrel.

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Japanese auto sales see decline PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Automobile sales in Japan fell 6.1% in May compared with the same month in 2007, according to the Japanese Automobile Dealers Association (JADA), reports BBC..

JADA blamed the fall on having one fewer selling day in the month compared with last year and on April's sales being boosted by tax changes.

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Shares Slip As Bank Confirms US Deal PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Sky News

Shares in mortgage lender Bradford & Bingley have plummeted 30% this morning after the bank issued a profits warning and confirmed a deal with a US private equity company.

The company has been hit hard by the credit crunch, with profits suffering in the face of the housing market downturn and the soaring cost of borrowing on wholesale money markets.
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Bolt strikes for 100m world record in New York PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

AFP, NEW YORK - Jamaica's Usain Bolt set the 100m world record here Saturday, clocking 9.72sec at the Reebok Grand Prix athletics meeting.

Bolt, 21, lowered the record of 9.74sec set by compatriot Asafa Powell at Rieti
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Ferguson issues Ronaldo warning PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says the club would rather put Cristiano Ronaldo in the stands than sell him to Real Madrid, reports BBC.

Ferguson has met the Glazer family, who own the club, and said: "Their attitude is 'To hell with them'.

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FIFA vice-president backs Englandīs World Cup bid PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

AFP, PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  - FIFA vice-president Jack Warner said Sunday he would be backing England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

Warner, who is also CONCACAF president and a special advisor to the Trinidad Football Federation, believes the strength of England's Premier League makes the country an ideal venue for the tournament.
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Hiddink dismisses Blues job link PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

BBC Sports

Russia coach Guus Hiddink has ruled out the possibility of him taking over as manager of Chelsea.

Hiddink has been linked with replacing the sacked Avram Grant as Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is Russian.
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Broad relishing competition for test places PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

REUTERS, NOTTINGHAM, England - England fast bowler Stuart Broad is relishing the competition for places as he prepares for his first home test at Trent Bridge against New Zealand this week.

Broad, recalled after Steve Harmison and Matthew Hoggard were dropped in New Zealand this year, will face a challenge from Andrew Flintoff when he recovers from a side strain while injury-ravaged Simon Jones is back in form after knee surgery.

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Emotional Clarke rates century his most special PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, June 1 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - An emotional Michael Clarke wiped his brow and looked to the heavens after completing his century against West Indies on Saturday -- and there was no doubt who was on his mind as he took the applause.

Clarke missed the first test win in Kingston last week because he was on compassionate leave to attend the funeral of his fiance Lara Bingle's father Graham.
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England name unchanged squad for third NZ test PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

RETUERS, LONDON - England's selectors on Sunday named an unchanged 12-man squad for the third and final test against New Zealand starting on Thursday at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

England won the second test at Old Trafford to go one-up in the series and national selector Geoff Miller said in a statement: "We were delighted with the way the team fought back to win the second test and there were some excellent individual performances from Andrew Strauss and Monty Panesar which helped turn the game our way.

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MM Ruhul Amin sworn in as CJ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Supreme Court judge MM Ruhul Amin was sworn into office as new chief justice Sunday by president Iajuddin Ahmed.

Chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed and army chief General Moeen U Ahmed were present at the swearing-in ceremony at the Bangabhaban at 10.30am.

The president finalised justice Amin's appointment as the country's 16th chief justice on May 25.

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Over 1,600 arrested in countrywide crackdown PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

As many as 1,637 people were arrested in a countrywide crackdown in 24 hours from Saturday morning in the country, according to a statement of the Police Headquarters.

bdnews24.com correspondents from different districts reported that law enforcement agencies continued hunts Sunday.
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