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We want Mumbai probe to be open to examination: FO

We want Mumbai probe to be open to examination: FO

MUNICH: Pakistan wants the Mumbai investigations to be fair and transparent and open to examination, said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi when asked about relations between Pakistan and India. On the issue of a report set to be published by Pakistan next week on its investigation into November's militant attacks in the Indian city of…

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February 7, 2009

 
World lauds Pakistani lawyers' movement

World lauds Pakistani lawyers' movement

RAWALPINDI: The judiciary opposed a dictator for the first time and faced the consequences on November 3, said deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry addressing the Rawalpindi Bar Association here on Saturday. Further into the press conference, he said, compromise is not our game and the people worldwide have recognised that the Pakistani lawyers have…

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February 7, 2009

 
Rashid Latif to lead Lashing World XI in Emirates Palace Cricket Festival

Rashid Latif to lead Lashing World XI in Emirates Palace Cricket Festival

KARACHI: Former Pakistan Captain Rashid Latif will lead Lashing World XI in the second Emirates Palace Cricket Festival being held in Abu Dhabi from February March 24-31, it was announced on Saturday. Lashings World XI will take on an Abu Dhabi CC Chairman's XI and an Etihad XI. It will also include two former Pakistan…

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February 7, 2009

 
Angelina Jolie visits Myanmar refugee camp in Thailand

Angelina Jolie visits Myanmar refugee camp in Thailand

MAE HONG SON: U.S. actress Angelina Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency, visited a Myanmar refugee camp in the northern province of Thailand on Wednesday (February 4). Jolie was accompanied with her partner Brad Pitt to Ban Mai Nai Soi refugee camp in Mae Hong Son province. The area is home…

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February 7, 2009

 
Etta James slams Beyonce for singing 'At Last' at Obama inaugural ball

Etta James slams Beyonce for singing 'At Last' at Obama inaugural ball

WASHINGTON: Soul singer Etta Jones has hit out at R&B artiste Beyonce Knowles for singing a cover version of her song “At Last” at Barack Obama's inauguration ball last month. The 71-year-old singer told the crowd during a show in Seattle that Knowles was going to get her 'ass whooped' for daring to sing what…

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February 7, 2009

 
Oscar-Nominee Kate Winslet dazzles at Berlin Film Festival

Oscar-Nominee Kate Winslet dazzles at Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN: Oscar nominee Kate Winslet dazzled audiences and press at the red carpet for her Berlinale out of competition entry “The Reader”. In director Stephen Daldry's latest offering, Winslet plays Hanna Schmitz, a mysterious train conductor with a dark secret, who starts an affair with a teenage boy half her age. Hanna is illiterate and…

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February 7, 2009

 
International Softball federation opens office in Europe

International Softball federation opens office in Europe

LAUSANNE: The International Softball Federation has opened its first office in Europe, another step in its efforts to return to the Olympic program. The office opened Thursday in Lausanne, home of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and is in a complex that houses almost two dozen other international sports federations. Softball and baseball are both…

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February 6, 2009

 
Asian Team Snooker to be revived after seven years: Valika

Asian Team Snooker to be revived after seven years: Valika

KARACHI: Asian Cup Team Snooker Championship will be revived after a lapse of seven years and will be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in August/September 2009, Executive Vice-President of Asian Confederation of Billiards Sports (ACBS) Asghar Valika said here on Friday. “The first Asian Cup was held in Thailand in 2001 with success and…

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February 6, 2009

 
Yasir stuns Ahsan to reach Sindh Junior Snooker semis

Yasir stuns Ahsan to reach Sindh Junior Snooker semis

KARACHI: Unfancied Yasir Khan caused a major surprise on Friday when he stunned fourth seed Ahsan Raza to storm into the last four round of Sindh Cup Junior Snooker Championship at the Aly's Parlor here. However, the other top three seeds, Agha Bilawal, Azeem Yousuf and Mohammad Ishtiaq all earned their berths in the semi-finals…

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February 6, 2009

 
US likely to be unhappy over AQ Khan decision: Ahmad Kamal

US likely to be unhappy over AQ Khan decision: Ahmad Kamal

NEW YORK: The American administration is likely to be unhappy with the court decision to free nuclear scientist AQ Khan, said Ahmad Kamal, a Pakistani diplomat, while speaking to SAMAA. They are probably wondering how this happened, Mr Kamal said. 'It came as a surprise as no one was expecting it here.' The US administration…

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February 6, 2009

 
We can't allow anyone to destroy our lands: Zardari

We can't allow anyone to destroy our lands: Zardari

PESHAWAR: These are our villages and our lands, we need to prevent others from destroying them, said President Asif Ali Zardari while speaking at a jirga gathering at CM House on his first visit to 'Pakhtunkhwa'. The thrust of his speech was community building and resistance to terrorism and foreigners who were working against the…

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February 6, 2009

 
Sex and the City sequel announced

Sex and the City sequel announced

The stars of Sex and the City have signed up for a sequel to last year's hit film of the US TV show. The film, due to be released by Warner Bros in summer 2010, will reunite Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon. Michael Patrick King, who wrote and directed Sex…

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February 6, 2009

 
PM expecting Mumbai report in 3 days

PM expecting Mumbai report in 3 days

LAHORE: I am expecting the investigations report into the Mumbai attacks in three days – by Monday, Prime Minister Yousuf Gilani said to the media at the Lahore airport Friday. The government will not interfere with the lawyers' movement, he added. “We too undertook a long march and a train march,” he said. “The Opposition…

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February 6, 2009

 
UK asks Pak to allow IAEA access to AQ Khan

UK asks Pak to allow IAEA access to AQ Khan

LONDON: Hours after A Q Khan's release from house arrest, Britain today asked Pakistan to grant IAEA access to the disgraced atomic scientist to question him on his proliferation activities, particularly transferring nuclear know-how to countries like Iran and North Korea. “We note the reports of the court ruling to release A Q Khan from…

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February 6, 2009

 
People offer prayers for ailing Vajpayee

People offer prayers for ailing Vajpayee

BHOPAL: People performed special fire ritual in India's central Madhya Pradesh to offer prayers for good health and long life of former Indian Prime Minister who is presently admitted in hospital for chest infection. Atal Behari Vajpayee, former PM and stalwart of main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, was admitted to All India Institute of Medical…

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February 6, 2009

 
Pakistan takes on Bangladesh women cricket team today

Pakistan takes on Bangladesh women cricket team today

Dhaka: Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets in the opening match of the tri-nation women's cricket tournament in Bogra Stadium Friday. A 14-member Sri Lanka national women's cricket team arrived in Dhaka Wednesday to take part in the tri-nation women's cricket tournament involving Pakistan and hosts Bangladesh. Nain Abidi was the player of the match…

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February 6, 2009

 
Pietersen, Flintoff fetch record $1.55 MN each at IPL auction

Pietersen, Flintoff fetch record $1.55 MN each at IPL auction

PANAJI: England players Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff have fetched $1.55 million each at the Indian Premier League player auction, setting a record for the highest amount paid for a player in the Twenty20 competition. Flintoff was snapped up Friday by Chennai Super Kings, which last year set a record of $1.5 million for Indian…

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February 6, 2009

 
2 Afghans face death over translation of Qur'an

2 Afghans face death over translation of Qur'an

KABUL: No one knows who brought the book to the mosque, or at least no one dares say. The pocket-sized translation of the Qur'an has already landed six men in prison in Afghanistan and left two of them begging judges to spare their lives. They're accused of modifying the Qur'an and their fate could be…

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February 6, 2009

 
DG Khan blast toll rises to 35

DG Khan blast toll rises to 35

MULTAN: The death toll from a suspected suicide bombing near a Shiite mosque in central Pakistan rose to at least 35 on Friday with 52 people wounded, a senior police official said. The town of Dera Ghazi Khan was in shutdown with schools, shops, businesses and offices closed following a night of violent protests overnight…

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February 6, 2009

 
Russia allows transit of US military supplies

Russia allows transit of US military supplies

MOSCOW: Russia's foreign minister says Moscow will begin allowing U.S. military supplies for Afghanistan to cross its territory. Sergey Lavrov says the U.S. administration approached the Kremlin several days ago asking for permission. He said in remarks broadcast by Vesti 24 television Friday that Russia has agreed. He said Moscow is now waiting for the…

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February 6, 2009

 
Taliban burns 10 trucks on Afghanistan-Pakistan supply route

Taliban burns 10 trucks on Afghanistan-Pakistan supply route

A day after blowing up a crucial land bridge, Taliban militants torched 10 supply trucks returning from Afghanistan to Pakistan on Wednesday, underscoring the insurgents' dominance of the main route used to transport supplies to Afghan-based U.S. and NATO troops. Months of disruptions on the route from the Pakistani port of Karachi through the historic…

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February 6, 2009

 
 
 
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