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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  • Springsteen rocks 80,000 for Obama

    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. ...

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  • World's most luxurious cruise liner

    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. ...

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  • Magnetic portals connect sun, earth

    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 ...

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  • Plastic bags kill crocodile

    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. ...

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  • Bond film smashes weekend records

    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 ...

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  • Diabetes treatment becomes more complex, costly

    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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  • Cement sector posts 167pc growth in earnings

    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) ...

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  • Stocks mixed before US vote

    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 ...

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  • Market opens with hope but closes flat

    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 ...

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  • Next US president key to world economy

    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 ...

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  • 2 more cos announce cut in LPG prices

    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 ...

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  • 'AM3' awarded to NAIML

    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 ...

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  • Energy conservation in SME sector

    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 ...

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  • Labard to hold 4-day camp

    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 ...

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  • Financial crisis plunges EU towards recession

    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 ...

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