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Archive for August 19th, 2012

August 19, 2012
food

PARIS: With drought parching farms in the United States and near the Black Sea, weak monsoon rains in India... More ››

August 19, 2012
quit

SYDNEY: Health advocates declared a “brave new world of tobacco control” following Australia’s historic packaging victory over the cigarette... More ››

August 19, 2012
yuan

BEIJING: China’s currency is facing strong downward pressure this year as the country’s once surging growth rates slow amid... More ››

August 19, 2012
roma

ROME: It is not just stifling summer heat that is keeping shoppers at bay on Rome’s Via del Corso.... More ››

August 19, 2012
khalid ibrahim pix

The vehicle will be used to introduce candidates in most towns in the Peninsula, says Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid... More ››

August 19, 2012
ruskie

KAZAN (Russia): When Russian police came crashing in on a secretive Muslim community in the city of Kazan last... More ››

August 19, 2012
mine

MARIKANA (South Africa): The bloody protest by South African miners that ended in a hail of police gunfire and... More ››

August 19, 2012
ecu

QUITO: Ecuador cast its dispute with Britain over asylum for WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange as a struggle against colonialism... More ››

August 19, 2012
syria

BEIRUT: Syria dismissed reports that President Bashar al-Assad’s deputy had defected and its forces pursued an offensive against rebels,... More ››

August 19, 2012
japo

EAST CHINA SEA: Several Japanese nationalists landed on a rocky island in the East China Sea at the heart... More ››

August 19, 2012
oba

WASHINGTON: Iraq has been helping Iran skirt economic sanctions imposed because of its nuclear programme, using a network of... More ››