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India, China must for climate change solution: Bush
Washington, July 6 (IANS) President George W. Bush said Sunday he would be 'constructive' in G8 talks on climate change but insisted that the issue cannot be solved unless fast-growing China and India agree on long-term emission goals.

Sunday, July 06, 2008 8:31:07 PM

(Photo of Waziristan here)- (The Waziristan proto-state)
The fact that Jihadistan has gradually become an empirical reality is borne out by the fate of Pakistan's efforts to return the region to its sovereignty. The turning point came in 2006 when President Pervez Musharraf, in Ashley J. Tellis' words, ordered 'major formations from the Army XI Corps and elite Special Services Group into the FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas)' ostensibly to root out the Taliban and Al Qaeda and remove them once and for all from Pakistani soil. The undertaking was a dismal failure, which cost the army over 600 lives. 'The core members of the Taliban and Al Qaeda leadership survived and remain active antagonists,' Tellis concludes. (Carnegie Policy Brief, December 2007).

Sunday, July 06, 2008 1:36:59 PM

'Jihadistan' in Hindu Kush - the rise of a terrorist state (Commentary)
A recent Washington Post article speaks of the surge in Al Qaeda media propaganda emanating from an online web network known as as-Sahab (translation: 'the clouds') and produced in their 'in-house propaganda studio', located, not surprisingly in 'a secure base in the ungoverned tribal areas of western Pakistan'. According to this article, over the past year, as-Sahab has released 97 original videos, some of them 'documentary-quality films, iPod files and cellphone videos'. This allegedly represents a six-fold increase over 2005!

Sunday, July 06, 2008 1:35:54 PM

Canadian general sees no Taliban resurgence
Toronto, July 6 (IANS) The new Canadian armed forces chief does not agree with the US assessment that the Taliban is regrouping.

Sunday, July 06, 2008 1:13:27 PM

North America's biggest mosque opens in Canada
Toronto, July 6 (IANS) North America's largest mosque was formally opened Saturday amid much fanfare in the city of Calgary in Alberta province.

Sunday, July 06, 2008 1:02:25 PM

Jeev seventh, boosts chances of British Open berth
Ash, Kent, London, July 6 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh made light of the adverse windy conditions as his chase for the British Open berth got a big boost with a three-under 69 in the third round of the European Open at the London Golf Club Saturday.

Sunday, July 06, 2008 12:35:31 PM

No end to California wildfires in sight
San Francisco, July 6 (DPA) Firefighters continue to battle blazes in California two weeks after lightening strikes ignited heavy forest and shrub fires on the US west coast.

Sunday, July 06, 2008 12:14:57 PM

We are facing a digital doomsday
London, July 6 (IANS) The digital doomsday is round the corner. In exactly 1,273 days there will be a web chaos in the world as we run out of internet addresses.

Sunday, July 06, 2008 10:36:19 AM

US hostages freed from FARC in good health
Bogota/Washington, July 6 (DPA) The three Americans freed with Ingrid Bentacourt after the daring rescue from leftist rebels in Colombia were in good health Saturday after more than five years captivity.

Sunday, July 06, 2008 5:58:28 AM

Tsvangirai skips Mbeki-Mugabe meeting with MDC faction
Johannesburg, July 6 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai appeared marginalized Saturday after South African President Thabo Mbeki held talks in Harare with President Robert Mugabe and members of a smaller faction of Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

Sunday, July 06, 2008 2:00:40 AM

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