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Archive for August 22nd, 2012

August 22, 2012
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ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who led the Horn of Africa country for more than two decades,... More ››

August 22, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Veteran Cop, via e-mail Is the crime rate down? Yes, relying on the statistics provided by... More ››

August 22, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Victor Lim, via e-mail Once upon a time, a frog was kissed and it turned into... More ››

August 22, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Upreshpal Singh, via e-mail Investigators from Friends of the Orangutans (FOTO) visited Johor Zoo recently and... More ››

August 22, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Kim Bottomley (UK), via e-mail In May of this year, the ministry of Natural Resources and ... More ››

August 22, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Loyal Malaysian, via e-mail I hope you’ll allow me the forum of your media to give... More ››

August 22, 2012
Photo illustration of a mobile phone made by Nokia in Warsaw

SAVONLINNA, (Finland): A Finnish teenager won a mobile phone throwing contest on Saturday by hurling his old Nokia phone 101.46... More ››

August 22, 2012
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BARCELONA: Cameroon international Alex Song says he is “happy to join the best team in the world” after signing... More ››

August 22, 2012
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LONDON: Premier League outfit Norwich City completed the signing of Cameroon defender Sebastien Bassong from Tottenham on a three-year... More ››

August 22, 2012
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ESTACION DE VALDEZCARAY, (Spain): Australia’s Simon Clarke won the mountainous fourth stage of the Tour of Spain yesterday while... More ››

August 22, 2012
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LONDON: Uncapped Dutch defender Alexander Buttner completed his move from Vitesse Arnhem to Manchester United yesterday, signing a five-year... More ››

August 22, 2012
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MIAMI: Veteran long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad was plucked from the Florida Straits yesterday after giving up on her fourth... More ››

August 22, 2012
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NICOSIA: The fallout from Anorthosis Famagusta’s abandoned Europa League match against Dila Gori continued when a fan who invaded... More ››

August 22, 2012
Britain's Mo Farah kisses his gold medal for the men's 5000m at the victory ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games

LONDON: Britain’s double gold medallist Mo Farah will lead a glittering cast of 42 London Olympic medal winners, including... More ››

August 22, 2012
Four rebel fighters are positioned near the military airport near the northern town of Azaz

BEIRUT: Russia warned the West yesterday against unilateral action on Syria, a day after US President Barack Obama threatened “enormous... More ››

August 22, 2012
FEATURE
Family members and mourners gather during a wake and visitation service for victims of last Sunday's attack at a Sikh temple, at Oak Creek High School, in Oak Creek

FAYETTEVILLE, (North Carolina): They call it “rahowa” – short for racial holy war – and they are preparing for it... More ››

August 22, 2012
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DUBAI: Iran unveiled yesterday what it said was an upgraded short-range missile and said it would build a new... More ››

| August 22, 2012
FEATURE
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The cakes and cookies are out in all its splendour and there’s just no stopping the constant stream of... More ››

August 22, 2012
Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dempsey testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington

KABUL: Insurgents fired two rockets at the main NATO airbase in Afghanistan, damaging an aircraft used by US Joint... More ››

August 22, 2012
Iran's President Ahmadinejad

UNITED NATIONS: With international sanctions squeezing Iran, the Islamic Republic is seeking to expand its banking foothold in the... More ››

August 22, 2012
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JOHANNESBURG: The world’s third-biggest platinum producer, South Africa’s Lonmin, yesterday backed down from its threat to sack 3,000 striking... More ››

August 22, 2012
Officials work at the scene of an explosion in the southeastern Turkish town of Gaziantep

ISTANBUL: Turkey is investigating possible Syrian links to Monday’s deadly car bomb attack near its south-eastern border, officials said yesterday,... More ››

August 22, 2012
A protester wearing a mask waits for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to speak to the media outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

LONDON: Hackers have targeted British government websites in the last 24 hours, the government said yesterday, after activist hacking... More ››

August 22, 2012
Russian President Putin speaks at an awards ceremony for Russia's Olympians in Moscow's Kremlin

KIEV: Ukraine has suspended the extradition to Russia of a suspect in a foiled plot to assassinate Russian President Vladimir... More ››

August 22, 2012
Supporters of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa hold posters showing WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange at the Main Square in Quito

STOCKHOLM: While WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange battles to stay in Britain, Sweden is incensed he has belittled one of... More ››

August 22, 2012
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VIENNA: The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran are expected to meet on Friday for the first time since they failed... More ››

August 22, 2012
Argentina's President Fernandez de Kirchner attends a meeting with her Venezuelan counterpart Chavez to sign agreements in Brasilia

GENEVA: The United States and Japan launched complaints against Argentina at the World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday, alleging that its... More ››

August 22, 2012
Workmen prepare the European Regional Temple in Bussy-Saint Georges

PARIS: Chief Abbess Manchen Shih gazed through a first-floor window of her vast wood and concrete temple as shaven-headed... More ››

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