Category: World

It’s Embarassing: Woods’ Ex-Wife

While claiming to have been through hell, Elin Nordegren, ex-wife of Tiger Woods, asserted that she never hit Woods. In an interview with People magazine, she said she did not hit Woods in November last year when he drove his car over a fire hydrant and termed the rumours that she clubbed Woods as ridiculous.

Indian kids guinea pigs for US drugs?

A report reveals that more than a third of the published trials for drugs meant for children from United States were performed in developing countries like Uganda and India where these drugs might never be marketed.
“The trend that we describe brings up some scientific and ethical problems,” said Dr Sara Pasquali, a pediatrician at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, whose findings appear in the journal Pediatrics.

Jet Crashes in China

43 people were killed and 53 others injured when a jet crash landed in China on a fog shrouded runway and burst into flames. The Henan Airlines’ jet with 91 passengers and five member crew crashed near the Lindu airport on the outskirts of  Yichun city, reported Xinhua News Agency.
China Central Television showed firefighters dousing the burning plane with hoses and later digging through the wreckage of the jet.

150 Congo women raped

Two armed groups raped more than 150 women in the North Kivu province of Democratic Republic of Congo over a period of four days last month said United Nations officials.
“Victims of the attack, which occurred on 30 July in the village of Bunangiri are receiving medical treatment and have also been provided psycho-social care,” the U.N. officials said in a statement.

Indian Arrested in US with Jehadi Material

An activist from Mumbai landed in trouble at George Bush International Airport, Houston, USA after authorities found jehadi literature along with brass knuckles in his bag. The Indian has been identified as Vijay Kumar a 40 year old documentary maker from India.
Although Mr. Kumar’s explanation for the jihadist material and a manual for a handgun as part of his educational aides for the lectures he conducts was acceptable, there was no explanation for the brass knuckles, which is a prohibited item.

Nepal passenger plane crashes

A Nepalese passenger plane heading for the Everest region with 15 people on board crashed in bad weather near capital Kathmandu early Tuesday, the home ministry said.
The small Agni Air plane was on its way to Lukla, a popular trekking spot in the Everest region of eastern Nepal, when it crashed about 15 miles (24 kilometres) south of Kathmandu, ministry spokesman Jayamukunda Khanal told AFP.
“The security forces have dispatched rescue teams, but the area is very remote and they have not yet reached the crash site,” he said.

Ms Mexico takes home Ms Universe crown

A 22-year-old Mexico woman won the Miss Universe pageant Monday night after donning a flowing red gown and telling an audience it’s important to teach kids family values.
Jimena Navarrete of Guadalajara was first to answer an interview question Monday night and the last of 83 contestants standing in the headline-grabbing pageant on the Las Vegas Strip.
Her one-strap dress flowed behind her like a sheet as she walked during the evening gown competition. Earlier, she smiled in a violet bikini as she confidently strutted across the stage.

Obama stem cell research project blocked temporarily

A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked government rules expanding stem cell research, a blow to the Obama administration that could stall potentially lifesaving research.
The nonprofit group Nightlight Christian Adoptions contends that the government’s new guidelines will decrease the number of human embryos available for adoption and implantation. Nightlight helps individuals adopt human embryos that are being stored in fertilization clinics. The group provides domestic, international and embryo adoption services to families in all 50 states.

HP tops Dell bid for 3PAR

Hewlett-Packard Co offered to pay $1.6 billion for 3PAR Inc, topping rival Dell Inc’s bid by a third in a surprise move that could spark a bidding war for the data storage company.
Shares in 3PAR soared 45 percent to above HP’s $24-a-share offer, showing investors were anticipating a higher bid.
Analysts said 3PAR’s expertise in a niche area of high-end storage makes it a particularly attractive target for companies like HP and Dell. Its scarcity value means bidders might be willing to pay more than 3PAR appears to be worth on paper.

Philippine stocks fall on death of tourists

Philippine stocks fell, sending the benchmark index to its biggest loss in almost two weeks, after a bus siege in Manila ended with the deaths of at least eight tourists from Hong Kong.
The Philippine Stock Exchange Index slid 1 percent to 3,576.51 at 10:26 a.m, the most since Aug. 12. Declines were led by SM Investments Corp., owner of the nation’s largest shopping mall operator, and Alliance Global Group Inc., which has a casino-hotel resort complex.