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Taliban leader's death may not reduce war Taliban leader's death may not reduce war
WASHINGTON — The apparent death of Taliban leader Mullah Mansoor on Saturday won’t have an immediate impact on the military operations of the insurgent group, which has been expanding in recent months, analysts and Afghan government officials said. “The political leadership does not really impact the military operations,” said Said Jawad, the senior foreign policy adviser for Abdullah Abdullah,...
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Mercury's journey across Sun under way Mercury's journey across Sun under way
Skywatchers across the globe are observing Mercury transit the Sun, the little planet's third such pass of 14 it will make this century. Mercury's sojourn between Earth and our star lasts from 11:12 until 18:42 GMT. It will not make another transit until 2019 and then 2032. The event is impossible - and dangerous - to view with the naked eye or binoculars, but astronomy groups worldwide a...
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Apalachicola river is named ‘most endangered’ waterway in US Apalachicola river is named ‘most endangered’ waterway in US
By Annette Birch The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River was on April 12 named the country’s most endangered river by American River, a national advocacy organization. For the people of Georgia, Florida and Alabama, who rely on the water, it is an unpleasant wake up call. “It is the last straw for the Apalachicola River system,” said Riverkeeper Dan Tonsmeire for Apalachicola Riverkee...
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South Asian Americans could tip the U.S. presidential election South Asian Americans could tip the U.S. presidential election
By Annette Birch The growing population of South Asian Americans could hold the key to who will become president in November as they represent a growing part of voters in the United States. However, they have previously not attracted much attention from the political parties and in the 2012 election, only 10 percent were contacted by the political parties, according to Asian & Pacific Islander ...
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Prince songs set to dominate charts Prince songs set to dominate charts
Sales of Prince's music have skyrocketed since his death last Thursday, at the age of 57. The Very Best of Prince and Purple Rain hold the number one and two spot respectively in the US Billboard chart. The chart is compiled on a Friday, meaning Prince outsold the rest of the market in just 24 hours. In the UK, two of his albums also entered the Top 40 on Friday. Some of the sales were sp...
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Change in $20 bill feels like a slight to some in Andrew Jackson Change in $20 bill feels like a slight to some in Andrew Jackson
WASHINGTON – As far as Sen. Lamar Alexander is concerned, Andrew Jackson and Harriet Tubman are both American heroes who have earned their places in history. Honoring one, he said, doesn't mean tearing down the other. “United States history is not Andrew Jackson vs. Harriet Tubman,” the Tennessee Republican said. This week's announcement that Jackson, a white slave owner from Tennessee, w...
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Singers Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Evoke Nostalgia with 90s Songs Singers Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Evoke Nostalgia with 90s Songs
By Geeta Goindi Washington, DC, April 17 – It was a night and a concert to remember as supremely talented singers Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik took a packed crowd down memory lane with their timeless megahit songs from the 1990s. The event, organized by Manish and Deepa Sood of Intense Entertainment, was held at the magnificent Warner Theater on the Avenue of the Presidents, a venue befittin...
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Accolades, Standing Ovation, for ‘Kaifi Aur Main’ Team in Washin Accolades, Standing Ovation, for ‘Kaifi Aur Main’ Team in Washin
By Geeta Goindi Chantilly, VA, April 1 – The eagerly-awaited play,‘Kaifi Aur Main’, a romantic saga elucidating the enchanting real-life love story of Indian Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi and his wife Shaukat, drew a packed crowd to the magnificent Bellevue Conference & Events Center on a warm evening for early Spring. On stage were its celebrity protagonists: actress and social activist Shabana Azm...
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Theater Play Review Theater Play Review
By Adil Baloch raah me.n TuuT gaye paa.Nv to maaluum huaa juz mere aur meraa rah_numaa ko_ii nahii.n ek ke baad Khudaa ek chalaa aataa thaa kah diyaa aql ne tang aake 'Khudaa ko_ii nahii.n' Was at "Kaifi Aur Main" last Friday night. Back in 2012 this legendary theatrical, yet real life, par excellence piece of literary marvel was given a 4.5 out of 5 rating by Times Of Ind...
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Obama offers help to eliminate terrorism from Pakistan Obama offers help to eliminate terrorism from Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: US President Barrack Obama has offered to help Pakistan eliminate terrorism from its soil. “People of the United States are with the government and the people of Pakistan in this tragic moment and we will extend every help to Pakistan in eliminating terror from its soil,” he said in a phone call to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday night. Obama acknowledged the prime minister’...
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