Tuesday, November 04, 2008

America goes to polls today

WASHINGTON (Agencies) - Millions of Americans will vote on Tuesday (today) to elect a new president and will encounter an unfamiliar low-tech landscape at the polls as well. The focus will be on 11 states that will determine the next occupant of the White House. Unlike the other 41 states that ...

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  • CLEVELAND, Ohio (AFP) - Legendary US rocker Bruce Springsteen wowed a crowd of 80,000 with a rousing set at a rally for Democrat Barack Obama here Sunday on the White House campaign's final stretch. ...

  • THESE amazing images show the world's largest ever cruise liner taking shape, complete with 'beach pool', shopping mall, rock-climbing walls, outdoor amphitheatre, and New York-style loft suites. ...

  • DURING the time it takes you to read this article, something will happen high overhead that until recently many scientists didn't believe in. A magnetic portal will open, linking Earth to the sun 93 ...

  • SYDNEY (AFP) - A crocodile, which was captured after menacing tourist beaches near Australia's World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef has died from eating too many plastic bags, officials said. ...

  • THE new James Bond film has broken box office records on its opening weekend in the UK - taking 15.5m in three days, according to early figures.  Quantum of Solace took a further 14.2m in France ...

  • A progressively more complex and expensive array of treatments for type 2 diabetes is being prescribed to an increasing number of adults, according to a new report in the Archives of Internal ...

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  • KARACHI - After witnessing a sharp decline in profitability during fiscal year-08, the cement sector has come back strongly to post a growth of 167 per cent in earnings during first quarter (Jul-Sep) ...

  • LONDON (AFP) - World stock markets were turning mixed Monday as already nervous investors waited for Tuesday's US presidential vote, seen as a potential key turning point for handling of the ...

  • LAHORE - Though the business in Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) spurred and investors took some interest in trading with a hope but benchmark index remained unchanged and closed at 9,182.88 points on ...

  • ABU DHABI (AFP) - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Monday that US leadership is "central" to restoring stability to the battered world economy, stressing the challenge facing Barack Obama ...

  • LAHORE  - Lub Gas and Mehran LPG gas companies have reduced their LPG prices by Rs 20 to Rs.30 per 11.8kg cylinder from Monday to stabilise retail prices at a maximum of Rs.71 per kg. "This ...

  • KARACHI - JCR-VIS credit rating company has assigned performance ranking of 'AM3-' to Noman Abid Investment Management Ltd (NAIML). The management quality rating places significant emphasis on the ...

  • LAHORE - SMEDA and National Energy Conservation Centre (ENERCON) have entered into an agreement to promote energy conservation in SME sector. The document of MoU was signed by Shahid Rashid, CEO ...

  • LAHORE - Lahore Businessmen Association for Rehabilitation of Disabled (LABARD) is organising a 4-day camp from November 04 to 07, 2008 at UC 55, Mustafaabad, Dharampura, Lahore. According to a ...

  • BRUSSELS (AFP) - The global financial crisis is pushing the whole European Union into recession, official forecasts showed Monday, as South Korea unveiled its own 8.5 billion dollar stimulus package ...