Sunday, 30 October 2011

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Khairpur Mirus: Arms recovered from van, 24 arrested

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Police set up a barricade on the National Highway near Khairpur Mirus and foiled an attempt of tribal bloodshed. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>According to details, the ammunition was being shifted from Pirjo Goth to Thari Mirwah to be used in tribal feud. Police have registered a case and started investigation. <br />&nbsp;</p>


Religious party leader among two shot dead in Karachi

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>According to police, unidentified persons opened fire and injured Abdul Jabbar, a leader of a political party, and his accomplice Imdad near Jouhar More. They were shifted to a nearby private hospital where Jabbar succumbed to his wounds.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In Malir locality, a young man Qasim Ali was gunned down by some unidentified miscreants. In yet another incident of violence, in Jumma Goth area of Bhainse Colony, some alleged dacoits entered Fareed Express and started looting the passengers. The dacoits open fire and injured a youth when he offered resistant. The injured was shifted to Jinnah hospital for treatment. <br />&nbsp;</p>


Differences crept up again Sindh between PPP, PML-Q

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>The relationships between Pakistan People&rsquo;s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) have turned sour again and Adviser on local government and rural development Ijaz Shah Sherazi, belonged to PML-Q, has decided to submit his resignation today.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Talking to Dunya News, Ayaz Shah Shirarazi, son on Ijaz Shah Shirazi, said that all promises made to PML-Q are not being implemented. He blamed that PML-Q reservations have not been removed despite assurances by the ruling party.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>He informed that under these circumstances his father, Ijaz Shah, has decided to hand over his resignation to party chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain today.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>He said that in case of rejection by the party leadership, his father will fax his father will fax the resignation directly to the Sindh Chief Minister House.<br />&nbsp;</p>


Snow smacks US Northeast; millions without power

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>A freak October snowstorm knocked out power Sunday to more than 3.2 million homes and businesses across the US Northeast, with close to two feet (60 centimetres) of snow falling in some areas over the weekend.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The storm was even more damaging because leaves still on the trees caught more of the particularly wet and heavy snow, overloading branches that snapped and wreaked havoc.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;You just have absolute tree carnage with this heavy snow just straining the branches,&quot; said National Weather Service spokesman Chris Vaccaro.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>From Maryland to Maine, officials said it would take days to restore electricity, even though the snow ended Sunday.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The storm smashed record snowfall totals for October and worsened as it moved north. Communities in western Massachusetts were among the hardest hit. Snowfall totals topped 27 inches (68.6 centimetres) in Plainfield, and nearby Windsor had gotten 26 inches (66 centimetres) by early Sunday.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The storm was blamed for at least six deaths, and states of emergency were declared in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts of New York.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Roads, rails and airline flights were knocked out, and passengers on a JetBlue flight were stuck on a plane in Hartford, Connecticut, for more than seven hours on Saturday.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More than 800,000 power customers were without electricity in Connecticut alone shattering the record set in August by Hurricane Irene. Massachusetts had more than 600,000 outages, and so did New Jersey including Gov. Chris Christie&nbsp;s house. Parts of Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Maryland and Vermont also were without power.<br />&nbsp;</p>


Iran parliament to question Ahmadinejad over fraud

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Iran&nbsp;s parliament is set to summon President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for questioning over an economic scandal and his polices after the required number of lawmakers signed a petition Sunday, the latest salvo in a long battle between the president and his rivals.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ahmadinejad would be the first president to be hauled before the Iranian parliament, a serious blow to his standing in a conflict involving the president, lawmakers and Iran&nbsp;s powerful clerics.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At least 73 lawmakers signed the petition to question Ahmadinejad, just above one-quarter of the 290 members required by Iran&nbsp;s constitution to call in a president.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Earlier the parliament found Ahmadinejad&nbsp;s economics minister guilty in relation to a $2.6 million fraud case, considered the largest in Iran&nbsp;s history.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This is just one of several economic misconduct cases that target Ahmadinejad allies, evidence that his political struggles are a factor. Ahmadinejad has been wrestling with the parliament and the clergy over in the run-up to parliamentary elections in March and a presidential election in 2013.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ahmadinejad has come under increasing attacks in recent months from the same hard-liners who brought him to power.<br />&nbsp;</p>


UN chief convenes Cyprus talks in New York

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>UN chief Ban Ki-moon, seeking to secure an accord on reunifying Cyprus, brought together rival Cypriot leaders for talks in New York on Sunday.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The meeting between Demetris Christofias, the head of the internationally recognized Greek-Cypriot government, and Turkish-Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu will last until late Monday, UN sources said.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>A brief press conference is scheduled later Sunday to discuss the progress, officials said.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso on Friday called for the two leaders to &quot;seize the opportunity&quot; to reach agreement, adding that he expected &quot;tangible results&quot; from the New York meeting.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The United Nations secretary general had said after a meeting in July with Christofias and Eroglu that he expects to see major progress by October, with Christofias saying a ideal target date for a solution would be before Cyprus takes up the EU presidency in mid-2012.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The talks that began in September 2008 have however so far failed to live up to international hopes, with key sticking points including territorial adjustments, security arrangements and property rights.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Regional tensions have also been rising after the Cyprus government, recognized internationally but not by Turkey, made a deal with US energy firm Noble for exploratory drilling for gas off the southern coast of the divided Mediterranean island.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Turkey, which says the Greek side has no right to conduct an offshore energy search while the island remains split, responded by signing an accord with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), a statelet only recognized by Ankara, to explore gas and oil supplies off the island.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The island has been divided along ethnic lines since 1974 when Turkish troops occupied its northern third in response to an Athens-inspired coup in Nicosia aimed at union with Greece.<br />&nbsp;</p>


Mubarak trial postponed to Dec 28

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>The trial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, which was due to resume on Sunday, has been postponed following demands for the appointment of a new judge. A new hearing has been set for December 28.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Cairo criminal court, chaired by Judge Ahmed Refaat, decided to adjourn the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak, his sons Alaa and Gamal, businessman Hussein Salem, former interior minister Habib al-Adly and six of his assistants to December 28.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Lawyers for alleged victims of Mubarak in his murder trial have petitioned the court demanding that judge Refaat be replaced.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;The court has lost its jurisdiction by not administering the sessions in a manner conforming with the course of justice,&quot; one of the victims&nbsp; lawyers, Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsud, said on September 24.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The trial will resume once a decision has been taken on the call to replace Refaat, who has defended the court&nbsp;s integrity in previous sessions while lashing out at critics.<br />&nbsp;</p>


Fighter jets ablaze after blasts rock Yemen air base

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>The bomb blasts prompted the closure of the Yemeni capital&nbsp;s international airport, aviation officials said.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;There were four explosions at the air force base alongside the international airport and two fighter jets went up in flames,&quot; an official said on condition of anonymity.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Sanaa international airport closed after the explosions. &quot;The airport was closed right after the explosions... All flights have been re-routed to Aden,&quot; the south&nbsp;s main city, the official said.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Residents of the airport district area reported loud explosions and massive flames and plumes of smoke.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>There were no immediate reports of casualties and no claims of responsibility for an attack.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Sanaa has been the scene of deadly clashes between troops loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and dissident soldiers and armed tribesmen who have thrown their support behind the protest movement that has rocked his regime since January.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Tens of thousands of demonstrators have risked their lives in near daily protests that have been met with force by pro-Saleh troops.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands more wounded since January.<br />&nbsp;</p>


EU leaders call on G-20 for more joint action

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Two European Union leaders have called on the upcoming G-20 summit of wealthy and developing countries to build on EU plans to stabilize the debt-burdened eurozone and further boost the global recovery.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy and Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso wrote in a letter to G-20 leaders that there was &quot;continued need for joint action&quot; to get the world economy back on track.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>A three-pronged deal reached last Thursday by the EU appears to have met expectations for some kind of major action, and stock markets rallied in Europe and around the world in response. The EU plan retools the eurozone&nbsp;s underpowered bailout fund, calls on banks to take 50 percent losses on Greek bonds, and orders them to raise &euro;106 billion ($150 billion) in new capital by June.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The buoyant mood could be shortlived if G-20 leaders do not use their summit in Cannes, France, on Thursday and Friday to build on those achievements, the two leaders said in their letter.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;Whilst we in Europe will play our part, this cannot alone ensure global recovery and rebalanced growth. There is a continued need for joint action by all G20 partners,&quot; the letter, sent out on Saturday, said.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;More needs to be done at the global level. Many of the distortions underlying the large pre-crisis imbalances are still to be addressed,&quot; the two warned.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>U.S. President Barack Obama has already said the European plan to tackle the its debt crisis would have an impact on the U.S. economy, but stopped short of saying whether it would be enough to prevent another global recession.<br />&nbsp;</p>


Turkey earthquake toll passes 600: official

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>The death toll in eastern Turkey&nbsp;s devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Sunday passed 600, the government&nbsp;s emergency unit said.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The number who lost their lives in the October 23 tremor stood at 601, the unit said on its website. Officials said earlier that 4,150 people had been injured while 231 had been pulled alive from the rubble.<br />&nbsp;</p>


Kipsang wins Frankfurt Marathon

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Wilson Kipsang of Kenya ran the second fastest marathon in winning the Frankfurt race on Sunday only four seconds outside the world record.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Kipsang won the Frankfurt Marathon for the second straight year in two hours, three minutes and 42 seconds, barely missing the world mark in mild weather.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Patrick Makau of Kenya won the Berlin Marathon one month ago in 2:03.38.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Kipsang pulled away shortly after the 35 kilometer mark to leave behind a group of Kenyans that had been on world-record pace from early on in the race.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Kenyans took 10 of the top 11 places as 14 men ran under 2:10.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Levy Matebo finished second in 2:05:16 with Albert Matebor third in 2:05:25. Kipsang held the previous course record, set last year at 2:04.57.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The only non-Kenyan among the top finishers was Siraj Gena of Ethiopia in eighth.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The top European was Henryk Szost of Poland in 12th, followed by Meftah Abdellatif of France one place further back.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia won the women&nbsp;s race in 2:21:59, a personal best for the Ethiopian by more than two minutes and a course record.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Agnes Kiprop of Kenya finished second in 2:23:54, also a personal best, ahead of teammate Flomena Chepchirchir who clocked 2:24:21 in her marathon debut.<br />&nbsp;</p>


Formula One: Vettel wins first Indian GP

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>World champion Sebastian Vettel made history by winning India&nbsp;s first ever Formula One on Sunday as McLaren&nbsp;s Jenson Button tightened his grip on the championship&nbsp;s second place.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Red Bull&nbsp;s Vettel led wire-to-wire for his 11th victory of in 17 races, finishing some 8.4 seconds ahead of Button with Ferrari&nbsp;s Fernando Alonso third and Australian Mark Webber fourth.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Seven-time champion Michael Schumacher battled to fifth but McLaren&nbsp;s Lewis Hamilton came in seventh after yet another collision with his Ferrari nemesis Felipe Massa.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>But Vettel was in a class of his own at the all-new Buddh International Circuit near New Delhi as he closed on Michael Schumacher&nbsp;s 2004 record of 13 wins in one year, with two races left this season.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The 24-year-old German, who became Formula One&nbsp;s youngest back-to-back world champion when he reclaimed his title in Japan, also set a new record for laps led in a season as he surpassed Nigel Mansell&nbsp;s 1992 mark of 692.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;The car is fantastic, the team is enjoying itself and we are on a run basically since the beginning of the season, and it&nbsp;s great,&quot; said Vettel.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;It&nbsp;s really enjoyable to know that we have already achieved a lot this year but we&nbsp;re still hungry so we&nbsp;re not lacking motivation at any stage.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;All the people come back with their questions but we seem to give them the right answers.&quot;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>India&nbsp;s debut grand prix got off to a sombre start when the teams and 95,000 spectators held a minute&nbsp;s silence for IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon and MotoGP&nbsp;s Marco Simoncelli, who died this month.<br />&nbsp;</p>


Tsonga wins Vienna title to improve in tear-end race

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Jo-Wilfried Tsonga improved to seventh in the race for the ATP year-end championships with a battling 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Juan Martin Del Potro to win the Austrian Open on Sunday.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The first Frenchman to claim the title started the week knowing that he could only add to his season points total for the World Tour Finals by reaching the title match.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Despite losing the first set in three of his four matches at the Stadthalle, that&nbsp;s exactly what the ninth-ranked Tsonga accomplished as he capped his effort in a two-and-a-half hours win over 2009 US Open champion Del Potro.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;It&nbsp;s special to win my seventh title here,&quot; said Tsonga.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;I knew I could only gain points for London if I got to the final. I did it in the end and I&nbsp;m glad. I&nbsp;m extremely happy.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;I was tight at the start and down after losing the tiebreaker. But I stayed tough and didn&nbsp;t give away any easy points.&quot;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Tsonga and his Argentine opponent now move on to Valencia for next week&nbsp;s ATP event with both still fighting for places in the year-ender from November 20.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Del Potro will climb to 11th in the points chase as well as stand 11th in the rankings as he returns this season after missing eight months of 2010 with wrist surgery.<br />&nbsp;</p>


Kvitova wins WTA Championships title

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic added the WTA Championships to her increasingly impressive CV on Sunday beating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in the final.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Kvitova&nbsp;s win means the 21-year-old will rise from third to number two in Monday&nbsp;s new rankings, with current leader Caroline Wozniacki - still yet to lift a major crown - firmly in her sights.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Kvitova also became the first Czech to win the end of season tournament since Jana Novotna in 1997 as she ended a glorious season which has seen her rise from 34th in the world at the start of the year.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>She now turns her immediate ambitions to leading her country in next week&nbsp;s Fed Cup final against Russia Moscow after pocketing $1.75 million (1.24 million euros) for Sunday&nbsp;s success.<br />&nbsp;</p>


Cilic wins St. Petersburg Open title

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Marin Cilic won his first title of the season and the sixth of his career by beating Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 in the final of the St Petersburg Open on Sunday.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The 22nd-ranked Cilic, playing in his fourth final this season, broke in the sixth game of the first set. Tipsarevic, who won his second career title in Moscow last week, broke early in the second set to level.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Tipsarevic saved two break points before the fourth-seeded Croat broke him with a precise backhand down the line in the sixth game of the third set. On his next serve at 5-2 down, Tipsarevic fell to 15-40, but fired an ace and served a winner to save two match points. But on the subsequent deuce, the 13th-ranked Serb returned wide and Cilic converted his third match point with a backhand winner.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;I played the first two sets a little bit up and down and had some unforced errors,&quot; Cilic said. &quot;But I played my best tennis in the third set. I lost three finals this year and all of them were in three sets. So today, when the match went into the third set, I was really into it to win.&quot;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Tipsarevic took a medical time-out after the first game in the third set to have the back of his right leg massaged and receive treatment for a blister on the little toe of his right foot.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Cilic said he used the time to gather his thoughts.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;As soon as he (Tipsarevic) came back on the court to serve, I was ready to push him, push him physically and that was the turning point of the match,&quot; said Cilic.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Tipsarevic, who won his maiden title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sept. 26, said he was tired by the end of the match.<br />&nbsp;</p>


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