Articles by: The Business Age Bureau

Al-Qaeda preparing British women bombers?

February 6, 2012 2:06 pm0 comments
Al-Qaeda preparing British women bombers?

London: Al-Qaeda is trying to recruit women for carrying out suicide bombings in Britain, parliament members have warned in a report. The terrorist group is using extremist websites to radicalise the “angels of death”, the Daily Sun quoted MPs as stating in their report. As per the Commons home affairs […]

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Pakistan factory blast toll rises to 11

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Pakistan factory blast toll rises to 11

Islamabad: At least 11 factory workers, most of them women, were killed when a three-storeyed building collapsed due to a factory blast in Pakistan’s Lahore city, said rescue teams and health officials. The rescue team’s spokesperson Karamat Ali said most parts of the factory caved in when nearly 60 workers […]

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India’s forex reserves rise by $673.4 mn

February 5, 2012 5:15 am0 comments
India’s forex reserves rise by $673.4 mn

Mumbai: India’s foreign exchange reserves increased by $673.4 million to $293.93 billion for the week ended Jan 27, Reserve Bank of India data showed. The forex reserves have risen for the second week after six straight weeks of decline. They had increased by $731.8 million for the week ended Jan […]

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Russia to build anti-NATO missile shield

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Russia to build anti-NATO missile shield

Moscow: Russia will build a reliable aerospace defence system to effectively counter NATO missile threats, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Sunday. Rogozin, appointed recently to oversee Russia’s defence industry, tweeted that the global security conference being held in the German city of Munich had failed to come to a […]

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Seven killed in Afghan car bomb attack

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Seven killed in Afghan car bomb attack

Kabul: At least seven people, including five police officers, were killed and 19 injured Sunday in a car bomb attack on the police headquarters in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, BBC reported. At least 19 people were wounded in the blast in a car park outside the police building, […]

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Nine gunned down at Mexican nightclub

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Nine gunned down at Mexican nightclub

Ciudad Juarez (Mexico): Gunmen killed nine people, including five musicians, and wounded 11 at a nightclub in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua, authorities said. The incident occurred at around 1 a.m. Saturday when a group of armed men burst into the establishment and opened fire, Chihuahua municipal police said […]

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Emirates launches new US flights

February 3, 2012 11:38 am0 comments
Emirates launches new US flights

Dubai: Emirates Airlines has launched its new daily flights to Dallas city in the US, it was announced Friday. Emirates will serve Dallas/Fort Worth daily with a Boeing 777 aircraft. The new service is a monumental development because it opens up a key region of the world for the citizens […]

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Cold wave kills over 40 in Ukraine

February 2, 2012 12:10 am0 comments
Cold wave kills over 40 in Ukraine

Kiev: As many as 43 people have fallen victim to freezing temperatures that hit Ukraine in the last few days, the country’s Emergencies Ministry has stated. According to the ministry, 28 people were found dead in the streets, eight died in hospitals, and seven at home, said an official statement […]

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Russia plans new Mars probe in 2018

February 1, 2012 11:40 pm0 comments
Russia plans new Mars probe in 2018

Moscow: Russia would make another attempt to send a Phobos-Grunt probe to Mars’ satellite in 2018, a leading space expert has said. According to Lev Zeleny, director of the academy’s Institute of Space Research, the probe would be named Phobos-Grunt-2. The plan was initiated by the Russian Academy of Sciences, […]

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Obama presents mortgage refinancing plan

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Obama presents mortgage refinancing plan

Washington: President Barack Obama Wednesday presented a plan to revitalize the US real estate market that would allow millions of homeowners to refinance their mortgages and take advantage of the current historically low interest rates. Due to the precipitous decline in housing prices in recent years, more than 10 million […]

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