Articles by: The Business Age Bureau

Obama’s approval ratings hit new low

March 13, 2012 12:41 am0 comments
Obama’s approval ratings hit new low

Washington: Amid rising gas prices, President Barack Obama’s Obama approval rating has plunged to 41 per cent in a new poll putting a question mark on his re-election prospects in November, despite improving employment. After several months in which signs of economic recovery appeared to give Obama a boost, a […]

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11 killed in Turkey fire

March 12, 2012 12:48 am0 comments
11 killed in Turkey fire

Istanbul: Eleven workers died in a fire at a construction site Sunday night in Istanbul, an official said. The fire engulfed a tent at the construction site of a shopping mall where the workers were resting, said mayor Necmi Kadioglu. The fire was sparked by a short circuit, Xinhua reported.

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Taliban evicted from Kandahar province

March 10, 2012 7:23 am0 comments
Taliban evicted from Kandahar province

Kabul: Afghan forces backed by NATO troops have evicted Taliban militants from a district in southern Kandahar province and established government control there, Xinhua reported Saturday. After days of operations, the Taliban were evicted Friday night from Ghorak district, 450 km south of capital city Kabul, provincial police chief Abdul […]

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Russia accuses Libya of training Syrian rebels

March 9, 2012 12:24 am0 comments
Russia accuses Libya of training Syrian rebels

Moscow: Russia’s envoy to the UN has accused Libya of running a training centre for Syrian rebels combating the “legal government” of President Bashar al-Assad. “We are concerned by reports that in Libya, with the support of the authorities, there is a special training centre for the so-called Syrian revolutionaries,” […]

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Magnitude 6 quake hits China

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Magnitude 6 quake hits China

Beijing: A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region Friday, according to the China Earthquake Network Centre. The temblor, which jolted the Lop county of Hotan prefecture at 6.50 a.m, had its epicentre in the heart of China’s largest desert of Taklimakan. It […]

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Prince Harry dating Katy Perry?

March 6, 2012 11:29 pm0 comments
Prince Harry dating Katy Perry?

London: Prince Harry reportedly wants a date with pop star Katy Perry. Harry apparently hopes to sign the “Firework” singer up for Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee concert so that he can make his move, reported femalefirst.co.uk. “Harry has a double reason for targeting Katy. First, he thinks she is a […]

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32 killed as tornadoes rip US

March 3, 2012 11:38 am0 comments
32 killed as tornadoes rip US

Chicago: Tornadoes spawned by a powerful storm system swept across the Midwest and Southeast US, wiping out two small towns and killing at least 32 people. In Indiana, 15 people were killed. The entire town of Marysville was destroyed, and nearby Henryville also suffered extreme damage, Xinhua reported. In Kentucky, […]

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Non-believers set to overtake number of Christians in UK

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Non-believers set to overtake number of Christians in UK

London: Britain may no longer be a Christian country by 2030 as the number of non-believers is set to overtake the number of Christians, a media report said. Christianity is losing more than half a million believers every year, while the count of atheists and agnostics is going up by […]

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Britain sees rise in ‘sumo’ babies

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Britain sees rise in ‘sumo’ babies

London: The number of women giving birth to babies that weigh more than 11 pounds (about 5 kg) has soared by 50 percent in Britain over the last four years, the Daily Mail reported. These so-called “sumo” infants can be more costly for the National Health Service (NHS) to deliver […]

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World’s oldest post office celebrates 300th anniversary

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World’s oldest post office celebrates 300th anniversary

London: The world’s oldest post office in Britain is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year. The post office in Sanquhar opened its doors in 1712, five years after the unification of Scotland and England, the Daily Mail reported Friday. When it first opened, postmen, referred to as “runners”, ran between […]

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