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Pakistan Acid Women Fear Backlash Over Oscar Winning Film

Pakistan Acid Women Fear Backlash Over Oscar Winning Film

Kvivors of acid attacks whose plight became the focus of an Oscar-winning documentary now fear ostracism and reprisals if the film is broadcast in Pakistan. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy made history earlier this year when she won Pakistan’s first Oscar, feted across the country for exposing the horrors endured by women whose faces are obliterated in devastating […]

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Royal Diamond From India Fetches A Dazzling $9.5 Million

Royal Diamond From India Fetches A Dazzling $9.5 Million

A diamond coveted by kings, queens and princes for centuries, used to reinforce alliances between nations and pawned to pay off royal debts sold for $9.57 million at Sotheby’s in Geneva on Tuesday night. GENEVA: A diamond coveted by kings, queens and princes for centuries, used to reinforce alliances between nations and pawned to pay […]

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Sri Lanka’s Imprisoned Former Army Chief Walks Free

Sri Lanka’s Imprisoned Former Army Chief Walks Free

Ex-General Sarath Fonseka kissed his hands and raised them to a group of 2,000 supporters who cheered “Victory to our war hero! Victory to our leader!” and lit firecrackers outside the maximum security prison. COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s former army chief walked free from jail on Monday with a pardon from President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who […]

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Pakistan Adamant On Apology For NATO Killing Of 24 Pakistani Soldiers

Pakistan Adamant On Apology For NATO Killing Of 24 Pakistani Soldiers

WASHINGTON – Islamabad was adamant on its demand for an apology for a Nato air strike at a border post in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were martyred, Pakistani ambassador to the US Sherry Rehman has said. The air strike on the Salala border post in November led Pakistan to close the Nato supply lines to Afghanistan […]

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In US, Many Homeless People Are Obese

In US, Many Homeless People Are Obese

LONDON – A new study dispels the myth that all homeless people living on the streets are starving and underweight. New research by Oxford University and Harvard Medical School has found that obesity is just as common among the homeless as it is among the general non-homeless population. The study, to be published in a […]

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Fired For Being Too Hot, US Woman Sues Ex Bosses

Fired For Being Too Hot, US Woman Sues Ex Bosses

NEW YORK – A woman has filed a lawsuit against her former bosses, who she claims sacked her for being ‘too hot’ at work. Lauren Odes who worked at a business in midtown Manhattan has alleged that her bosses meted out discriminatory, profoundly humiliating and unlawful treatment to her. “When my supervisor asked me to […]

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Reebok India’s MD, COO Booked For Rs. 8,700 Crore fraud

Reebok India’s MD, COO Booked For Rs. 8,700 Crore fraud

NEW DELHI -Police have booked the former managing director (MD) and chief operating operator (COO) of the India chapter of global sports goods firm Reebok on charges of forgery, cheating and criminal breach of trust and causing a loss to the tune of over Rs. 8,700 crore. The FIR, registered on Sunday evening, charged Subhinder […]

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Miss World Fiji Stripped Of Crown Over Rigging By Pageant Director

Miss World Fiji Stripped Of Crown Over Rigging By Pageant Director

But Questions About Race, Age Linger Over Accusations Of Unethical Pageant! SUVA – First came complaints that the winner of the Miss World Fiji pageant looked too Western to represent her country. Then her age came under scrutiny. And now, with the 16-year-old’s crown lost, one of the judges says the contest was rigged from […]

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India Number One In Maternal Deaths Worldwide

India Number One In Maternal Deaths Worldwide

NEW DELHI – Indians are at the top in the number of maternal deaths all over the world. India and Nigeria alone constitute one third of world maternal death rate in 2010. While India holds 19 percent (56,000) of global maternal deaths and Nigeria account for 14 percent (40,000). The report on trends in maternal […]

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Fiji Can Learn A Lot From India, Says Colonel Vaniqi

Fiji Can Learn A Lot From India, Says Colonel Vaniqi

SUVA – Fiji has a lot to learn from India in terms of maintaining and sustaining a viable sugar industry. These were the words of Sugar permanent secretary Lieutenant Colonel Manasa Vaniqi on his return from the International Sugar Organisation meeting that was held there. Lt-Col Vaniqi said despite having 15 million farmers working on […]

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