Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bus with Israeli tourists exploded in Bulgaria

July 19, 2012
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The bombing of an Israeli tourist bus in eastern Bulgaria was probably carried out by a male suicide bomber with fake US documents, officials say. A photo caught on CCTV camera was televised today on TV. At least seven people died and 34 were injured when the bus exploded at Burgas airport, by the...
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Two Holy Mosques ready for Ramadan

July 19, 2012
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Preparations for the Grand Mosque in Makkah and Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah to receive millions of pilgrims and visitors are in place. Head of the General Presidency of Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais said: “The plan for Ramadan aims to guarantee a calm and quiet atmosphere in the Grand Mosque and courtyards...
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Afghanistan: Taliban bomb destroys 22 Nato fuel tankers

July 18, 2012
Afghanistan: Taliban bomb destroys 22 Nato fuel tankers

A bomb planted by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan has destroyed 22 Nato fuel tankers carrying supplies to coalition forces, local officials say. The vehicles were hit by a pre-dawn explosion which triggered a huge fire that engulfed them in flames, they say. At the time, the trucks were parked overnight in Samangan province,...
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Syria Minister Killed in Blast (BBC)

July 18, 2012
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(BBC) Syria’s defence minister and his deputy, President Assad’s brother-in-law, have died in a suspected suicide bombing at security headquarters in Damascus, state TV says. Daoud Rajiha and Assef Shawkat were attending a meeting of senior officials at the time. The national security chief and interior minister are said to be critically hurt. The...
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Russia delivers uranium to US nuclear power plants

July 17, 2012

Russia and the United States are nearing  the completion of one of the most unusual joint programs. The agreement on the processing of uranium for nuclear power plants for deliveries to the U.S. was fulfilled 90 percent. The U.S. recycled Russian uranium suitable for nuclear weapons and secured energy supply of every tenth house...
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Bangladesh to set up dedicated tourist zone at Cox’s Bazaar

July 15, 2012
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KOLKATA, JULY 15: Bangladesh has been seeing a steady increase in tourist numbers over the last couple of years. The country reported nearly 8 lakh international travellers in 2011-12. Of this, Indian tourists formed the largest number, with neighbouring West Bengal accounting for 25 per cent of the 8-lakh travellers who visited the country...
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GM crop scientists win $10m grant

July 15, 2012
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A team of British plant scientists wins a $10m (£6.4m) grant from the Gates Foundation to develop GM cereal crops. read more ….http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18845282
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World Bank cancels Bangladesh bridge loan over corruption (BBC)

July 15, 2012

The World Bank has pulled out of a project to build Bangladesh’s largest bridge, citing corruption concerns.
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Rwanda and DRC ‘agree on international border force’ (By BBC)

July 15, 2012

Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed in principle to allow a neutral international force to patrol their borders, reports say.
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India buys Mahatma Gandhi letter archive from Sotheby’s

July 11, 2012
India buys Mahatma Gandhi letter archive from Sotheby’s

India has bought thousands of documents relating to Mahatma Gandhi in a private transaction ahead of a planned auction, said Sotheby’s auctioneers. The government paid £700,000 ($1.1m), Sanjiv Mittal at the Ministry of Culture told Agence France-Presse. T     he archive belonged to Hermann Kallenbach, the Jewish bodybuilder, who became a close friend...
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