"What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much
how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility."

-Leo Tolstoy

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

World News





China, NKorea reaffirm ties after rocket test


BEIJING (AP) - Chinese President Hu Jintao met with a top North Korean envoy on Monday in a reaffirmation of traditional ties following Chinese pique over Pyongyang's recent attempted rocket launch.


Suu Kyi delays debut as Myanmar freed from EU sanctions


By Soe Than Win (AFP) - 2 hours ago NAYPYIDAW - Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi shunned the opening of parliament on Monday while the nation's president vowed "no U-turn" on reforms as the EU suspended wide-ranging sanctions.


Sudan's Bashir rejects talks with South


By Abdelmoneim Abu Edris Ali (AFP) - 19 minutes ago HEGLIG, Sudan - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Monday there will be no more talks with South Sudan, as fresh Sudanese air raids dashed South Sudanese hopes for an end to weeks of fighting.


Breivik claims 'racist' plot to cast him as insane

OSLO, Norway - Anxious to prove he's not insane, confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has told a court that questions about his mental health are part of "racist" plot to discredit his extreme anti-Muslim ideology.


Fact box: Dutch opinion polls show fragmented landscape

| AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - As the Netherlands heads for early elections, the latest opinion polls show no single party will win a majority, increasing the risk that it could take months for a new coalition consisting of three or four parties to be formed.


Shekel Weakens on Concern Egypt Gas Halt May Stoke Mideast Risk

By Sharon Wrobel on April 23 Israel's shekel was set for the biggest decline in almost three weeks as demand for riskier assets waned on concern Egypt's decision to halt a natural gas supply agreement may fuel Middle East geopolitical tensions.


UN observers visit suburbs of Syrian capital

BEIRUT (AP) - United Nations observers monitoring Syria's shaky cease-fire visited a string of rebellious Damascus suburbs Monday, while the European Union looked set to levy new sanctions to increase the pressure on President Bashar Assad's regime.


Bangladesh clashes over missing opposition leader

By Shafiq Alam (AFP) - 8 minutes ago DHAKA - One demonstrator was killed and more than 20 police injured in Bangladesh on Monday as officers fought to control a crowd of 10000 people protesting over the disappearance of opposition leader Ilias Ali.


China sees trade with Germany near doubling by 2015

By Kevin Yao and Andreas Rinke HANNOVER, Germany, April 23 (Reuters) - China and Germany, the world's two biggest exporters, can nearly double their bilateral trade in the next three years, but must also improve their market access and combat ...


Sri Lanka government orders removal of Dambulla mosque

Sri Lanka's government has ordered the removal of a mosque from an area it says is sacred to the country's majority Buddhists.


Imran Khan supports demilitarisation of Siachen

LAHORE: Backing the military move, cricketer -turned-politician Imran Khan supported demilitarisation of the Siachen glacier, but said there should not be any unilateral withdrawal by Pakistani troops.


Angry Saudi boy, 4, shoots father dead after he refused to buy him a PLAYSTATION

By Daily Mail Reporter An angry four-year-old boy shot his father dead after he refused to buy him a PlayStation. The Saudi Arabian youngster, from the southern Jizan area, grabbed his father's pistol and gunned him down.


YouTube loses court battle over music clips

YouTube could face a huge bill for royalties after it lost a court battle in Germany over music videos. A court in Hamburg ruled that YouTube is responsible for the content that users post to the video sharing site.


Pak plans to build two N-power plants in Sindh

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan plans to build two coastal nuclear power plants with a capacity of 1000 MW each in the southern port city of Karachi to meet the future energy needs of the financial hub, according to a media report on Monday.


17 Qaeda militants killed by Yemen air raid

SANAA - Seventeen suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed in an air raid that struck one of their hideouts in the southern town of Loder, the defence ministry said on Sunday.


Obama moves ahead in swing states

President Barack Obama - with the help of a slowly improving US economy - is gaining ground in many of the 14 states where the presidential contest with Mitt Romney hangs in the balance.


Pakistan PM's son named in ephedrine case

PTI Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Musa has cut short his honeymoon in South Africa and returned to Pakistan after being named as an accused in a case of alleged irregularities in the import of a large amount of the controlled drug ...


* Sri Lanka President arrives in Seoul, South Korea

Seoul: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa arrived at Seoul Air Base in Seoul, South Korea for a four-day official visit on an invitation extended by his South Korean counterpart, President Lee Myung-Bak.


Narrow escape for two Pakistan airliners; authorities order 'shakedown .

Karachi/Lahore/Islamabad, (ANI): Days after the fatal Bhoja Airline crash, two airliners narrowly escaped disasters in Karachi and Lahore respectively on Sunday, prompting the authorities to order a 'shakedown inspection' of all private airlines ...