Monthly Archives: November 2011

Pakistan & China Solidify Ties Amid Tension with U.S.

Watching local customers savor chicken curry and sip mango lassi during lunchtime at his Pakistani restaurant, Mughal’s, in the trendy Sanlitun neighborhood of Beijing, owner Aasif Jaleel reflects on the deep ties between China and his homeland beyond the culinary … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: Boeing’s X-37B Space Plane

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The US Air Force extends mission for the X-37B Space plane; Landing Date TBD

The US Air Force is extending the mission of an experimental robotic space plane that’s been circling the Earth for the last nine months. The pilotless X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which looks like a miniature version of the space shuttle, … Continue reading

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Still Looking for the Perfect Gift?

The very best gifts to give can’t be put into a box. That’s why Environmental Defense Incorporated (EDF) created “Presents for the Planet“, an online catalog of eco-friendly, paperless gifts. Presents for the Planet has something for everyone on your list, at … Continue reading

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NOV 2011- US Labor Market Unemployment Rate at 9%

The US labor market has continued to add jobs in recent months, although at a rather tepid rate. This has cut the unemployment rate to 9 per cent after being stuck at 9.1 per cent for the previous three months. … Continue reading

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The Mars Science Laboratory (aka Curiosity) was launched from the Kennedy Space Center today

NASA’s biggest and most-expensive robotic rover has blasted off from Cape Canaveral today on a voyage of discovery. The Mars Science Laboratory probe, nicknamed Curiosity, is the size of a SUV and is scheduled to arrive at the mineral-rich Martian ‘Gale Crater‘ … Continue reading

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CIA Spies Caught in the Middle East, Feared Dead

In a significant failure for the United States in the Mideast, more than a dozen spies working for the CIA in Iran and Lebanon have been caught and the U.S. government fears they will be or have been executed, according to four … Continue reading

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The US and Australia Signal an Alliance to the Pacific Rim Powers

CANBERRA, Australia — President Barack Obama insisted Wednesday that the notion that the United States fears China or wants to exclude the growing power from American economic alliances in the Asia-Pacific region is mistaken. But he said the United States will keep … Continue reading

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Virgin Galactic’s newest “Spaceport” nears completion

Opportunities for local businesses begin to flourish   ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – Building new hotels, restaurants, homes and stores in the middle of the Jornada del Muerto, an iconic New Mexico desert. It might sound like a reach to some, … Continue reading

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Deputy District Attorney fatally shoot’s herself during a traffic stop in Oceanside, Ca

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A deputy district attorney fatally shot herself during a traffic stop in Oceanside, police said. The shooting occurred at around 6:35 p.m. Thursday at Vista Way and Jefferson Street, just north of state Route 78, Carlsbad police said. According … Continue reading

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