Politicizing the drone debate

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="296" caption="Innovations in drone technology: The modern unmanned aerial vehicle in the U.S. can track its roots back to the Civil War and has been heavily influenced by innovations in Israel."][/caption] By David Ignatius During this week of retrospectives on the killing of Osama bin Laden, one of the most interesting public comments was White House counterterroris ...

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New bin Laden documents released

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="606" caption="Images after Osama bin Laden’s death: As the anniversary of the May 2, 2011, death of Osama bin Laden approaches, here are images showing the compound where he was killed as well as Americans’ reactions to the news.Images after Osama bin Laden’s death: As the anniversary of the May 2, 2011, death of Osama bin Laden approaches, here are images showing th ...

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India and Pakistan remain frozen on glacier border dispute

[caption id="attachment_828" align="alignright" width="367" caption="Siachen Glacier: World’s highest battleground: A look at the disputed Himalayan region between India and Pakistan, where 120 Pakistani soldiers were buried by an avalanche in April."][/caption] By Richard Leiby and Simon Denyer RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — It was another Martyrs Day, the Pakistani equivalent of Memorial Day. Hundreds of military ...

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Iran under pressure to grant access to nuclear sites

Five permanent Security Council members issue joint statement urging Tehran to allow watchdog to inspect ‘relevant sites and information' Vienna: The five permanent members of the UN Security Council put pressure on Iran yesterday to allay international concern about its nuclear programme, and said they expected talks with Tehran to lead to concrete steps toward a negotiated solution. Iran and major powers ...

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This Futuristic Boat Just Circumnavigated the Globe on Solar Power

By Alexis Madrigal A pioneering ship proves a point about the possibilities of renewable energy. For the past 19 months, the Turanor PlanetSolar has been on a voyage around the world powered only by 38,000 SunPower solar cells. On May 4, the boat will return to Monaco, completing a trip that it began in September of 2010. The 537 square meters of solar panels power six banks of lithium-ion batteries. On a g ...

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Ali Zafar to receive Dadasaheb Phalke academy awards

Pakistani singer-turned-actor Ali Zafar is slated to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy award for upcoming male talent, on May 3. Ali who made his Bollywood debut in 2010 with Tere Bin Laden, which turned out to be a surprise hit at the box office followed it up with YRF's Mere Brother Ki Dulhan alongside Katrina Kaif and Imran Khan and London Paris New York. Ali's performance in all three films have been ...

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‘Pain over with Asif’s release’

PAKISTAN cricketer Mohammad Asif’s release from prison has brought an end to six months of pain for his family, his father has said. Asif, 29, was yesterday freed from jail in Britain after serving half of a 12-month sentence over a spot-fixing scandal and was taken by his friend Mohammad Haroon to his house in suburban London. "Asif was very happy at his release and his first words were 'thanks Almighty,'" ...

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RIM assures fans the keyboard will stay on BlackBerry

Research in Motion said yesterday it will continue to offer physical keyboards on future BlackBerry models. Reports suggested RIM would ditch the physical keys that are favoured by its users, but chief executive Thorsten Heins said RIM won't lose the focus on physical keypads. Touchscreen BlackBerrys without physical keyboards have largely flopped. Heins had unveiled a proto-type touchscreen BlackBerry on W ...

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