Puma skin seized from parcel sent from US

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has seized the skin of a puma, an endangered species, shipped from the US as a rug, an official said Sunday. The skin was sent through a US Postal Service parcel and was detected in Kolkata Aug 7. ‘During a special operation, officials of [...]

ANI PPP-PML(N) reconciliation on flood-relief efforts shocks many in Pakistan

Islamabad, Aug 15(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif’s decision to join hands with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) led government to work on flood-relief efforts in the country has taken everyone by surprise. It came as a shock after Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and other PML-N leaders took every [...]

Kazakh bookmakers furious : Paul Octopus for their low profits

London: Bookmakers in Kazakhstan are furious with Paul the Octopus, who may have achieved a legendary status in Spain, for their low World Cup profits. The Kazakhstan Association of Bookmakers has complained that its members made less than half of their expected profits after too many punters put their faith in the miracle octopus, rather [...]

Obama job performance rating drops overall, according to US poll

Washington, July 16 (ANI): A telephone poll conducted in the US by Opinion Dynamics Corp. for Fox News has revealed that most Americans see little benefit from the federal government”s economic stimulus plan, as President Obama”s job performance rating drops overall, and hits a new low among Democrats. The poll was conducted among 900 registered [...]

Washington reacts to ‘Top Secret America’ revelations

Acting Director of National Intelligence David C. Gompert issued a statement Monday morning (PDF) reacting to The Washington Post series “Top Secret America,” by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin.The reporting does not reflect the Intelligence Community we know,” he said. “We accept that we operate in an environment that limits the amount of information [...]

Paul the psychic octopus ”could transfer to Spain” after bidding war

London, July 16 : Paul the psychic octopus may be heading for Spain after having correctly predicted the result of the 2010 World Cup final. Madrid Zoo announced a transfer bid for the oracle octopus, which became a worldwide sensation after correctly predicting the outcome of as many World Cup matches as he has legs, [...]

Paul Octopus Predicts Next Russian President : World Cup octopus predicts next Russian president

MOSCOW (Reuters Life!) – One of Russia’s most popular newspapers said on Friday it had managed to get Paul, the oracle German octopus which accurately predicted the World Cup results to forecast who will be Russia’s next president. But shhhhhh…Komsomolskaya Pravda said the results of Paul’s prediction for the 2012 presidential election have been sealed [...]

Angara rocket : Russia to start testing new Angara rocket in 2013 Angara rocket Updates

Test launches of Russia’s new booster rocket Angara are to start in 2013, the rocket designer said Thursday. Vladimir Nesterov, head of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre, said the rocket assembly would be completed in the first quarter of 2011, adding the first-stage engine was ’99 percent ready’ and the second-stage engine [...]

North Iraq Hotel Fire: Hotel Fire Kills 40 in Iraq, 22 Injured

North Iraq Hotel Fire: Hotel Fire Kills 40 in Iraq, 22 Injured A fire at a hotel in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniya, possibly triggered by a gas leak, killed 40 people, including foreigners, and injured at least 22 others, police said on Friday. The blaze broke out Thursday evening at the Suma hotel [...]

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Shortly after 5:00 local time (2 pm PST), a 3.6 earthquake cantered 10 miles from Rockville, Maryland hit region. Unlike earthquakes of this size in recent days across the U.S., cantered in mountainous ranges and coastal waters, this was the earthquake is located in a densely populated area. USGS mapping shows that the earthquake centered [...]