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William and Kate wed with world watching

William and Kate wed with world watching

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Amidst much fanfare, Prince William and his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, were married on Friday in one of the largest and most-watched events in decades — an interlude of romance in a time of austerity and a moment that may shape the future of the British monarchy. Arriving after around 40 minutes after her husband-to-be,... 

Lightning hitting Empire State Building three times

Lightning hitting Empire State Building three times

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A video of lightning striking the top of the Empire State Building in New York three times in a row during a severe thunderstorm has become the latest YouTube clip to go viral this week. [Story Source] [Contest win Rs 1000-100,000 now] This post was submitted by superblogger. Read More →

India regrets military action against Libya

India regrets military action against Libya

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NEW DELHI: India on Sunday regretted the U.N.-sanctioned air strikes launched by the U.S.-led forces in Libya and urged all parties to resolve their differences through peaceful means, abjuring the use of force. “India views with grave concern the continuing violence, strife and deteriorating humanitarian situation in... 

Rebel advance in Libya set back by heavy assault

Rebel advance in Libya set back by heavy assault

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The Libyan military drove rebel forces back along the main coastal road on Sunday, ambushing the advancing militias as they entered the town of Bin Jawwad and pushing them out with tank fire and airstrikes, according to witnesses near the town. The number of the casualties in the battle was unclear, but it set back the... 

Visa racket busted, 4 held

Visa racket busted, 4 held

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NEW DELHI: The anti-extortion cell of the crime branch of Delhi Police has busted a gang of cheats who duped people from Punjab of their money by promising to get Canadian visas for them. A team of police officers led by ACP Ravi Shankar and inspector P C Khandoori nabbed four people involved in the visa racket. They allegedly... 

AFP: Careful Obama hints Mubarak should go

AFP: Careful Obama hints Mubarak should go

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WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama Friday urged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, as a proud patriot, to “listen” to protestors demanding he quit, apparently hinting the Arab strongman should go now. Obama did not explicitly call on Mubarak to resign, but noted he had already made the psychological leap of... 

Queenslanders speak of Yasi’s awesome power

Queenslanders speak of Yasi’s awesome power

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Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi has smashed into the Queensland coast, leaving a trail of destruction and forcing hundreds of thousands of people to bunker down in homes and emergency shelters. Here is what people have to say on the disaster: “I think all the roof is gone, it was a brand new roof. I thought it would hold... 

Sir Paul McCartney appeals Manmohan Singh for meat-free day

Sir Paul McCartney appeals Manmohan Singh for meat-free day

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London- Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has asked Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh if he would make 12 January, the anniversary of the founding of the Indian branch of animal welfare charity PETA, a meat-free day. He has written to Singh asking him to declare a national day to “celebrate vegetarianism and compassion... 

Punjab governor Salman Taseer assassinated in Islamabad

Punjab governor Salman Taseer assassinated in Islamabad

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The governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Salman Taseer, has died after being shot in the Pakistani capital Islamabad. Mr Taseer, a senior member of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), was shot in a popular shopping distrinct of the city by a member of his own security detail. He was taken to hospital where... 

Skype Still Operating in China Despite Reports of Ban

Skype Still Operating in China Despite Reports of Ban

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Skype and other Internet phone services continue to operate in China days after media reports said the country’s government was cracking down on them. Skype is operating normally in China, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Skype’s Chinese partner, TOM Group, said, “The operation of Skype in China is compliant... 

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