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Mexico's Pena Nieto confirmed president-elect, rival defiant

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 12:12 p.m.

MEXICO CITY, Sep 01 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Mexico's electoral tribunal confirmed Enrique Pena Nieto as president-elect on Friday, but his rival refused to accept defeat and held out the possibility of further protests that could hamper reform efforts. The tribunal threw out an attempt to overturn the election result by leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who had accused Pena Nieto of laundering money and buying votes in the July election. Centrist Pena Nieto, 46, will be sworn in...

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New Libyan PM seeks cash, reassures fighters

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 12:10 p.m.

Thu, Nov 10th, 2011 10:31 am BdST TRIPOLI, Nov 10 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Libya's incoming prime minister Abdurrahim El-Keib was forced on Wednesday to pacify an angry crowd of armed fighters demanding jobs and back-pay, and urged his Western allies to unblock frozen funds so his government can pay its way. After coolly charming the dozens of gun-toting former rebels picketing the Finance Ministry, the US-trained academic plucked from obscurity to form a cabinet, told Reuters he neede...

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Syria peace plan seen buying Assad time

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 12:10 p.m.

BEIRUT, Apr 4 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's acceptance of a plan that puts the onus on rebels as well as the Syrian army to end more than a year of bloodshed may buy him time and, at least temporarily, reduce world pressure against him. Syria has pledged to withdraw all military units from towns by April 10 to pave the way for a ceasefire, brokered by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, with armed rebels two days later. But by calling on the insurgents to stop fighting ...

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Directors reminded to buy back shares

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 12:09 p.m.

Wed, Apr 4th, 2012 6:24 pm BdST Dhaka, Apr 4 (bdnews24.com) – The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) has reminded directors and sponsors of listed companies of the deadline to buy back shares in quantities specified by the Securities and Exchange Commission. DSE CEO Musharraf M Hussain on Wednesday requested the directors to acquire minimum two percent shares, and sponsors and directors as a group minimum 30 percent shares in their companies before the May 21 deadline set by SEC. In letters...

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Shakib hopes to shine for Knight Riders

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 12:09 p.m.

Wed, Apr 4th, 2012 6:31 pm BdST Dhaka, Apr 4 (bdnews24.com) - Shakib Al Hasan will be hoping to enhance his reputation as the world's best all-rounder when his team Kolkata Knight Riders battle Delhi Daredevils in the second match of the IPL 5 T20 tournament at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday. The overworked Bangladesh all-rounder, who was retained for a second season by the Shah Rukh Khan-owned franchise, is in the form of his form of his life having had a fantastic Asia Cup in wh...

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BSF guns down youth at border

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 12:08 p.m.

Sat, Sep 1st, 2012 11:54 am BdST Thakurgaon, Sep 1 (bdnews24.com) – The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead a 30-year-old man at Nagorvita border adjoining Baliadangi upazila in the early hours of Saturday. Mohammad Ajirul, son of Potla Mohammad of Dakkhin Doari village in the upazila, was killed around 3:30am near pillar 376/4 of the border. "A patrol of BSF's 14th battalion opened fire when Ajirul tried to make his way across the border near the pillar. He was hit in the ...

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ADB, JICA extend Aug 31 deadline

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 12:07 p.m.

Thu, Aug 30th, 2012 4:06 pm BdST Dhaka, Aug 30 (bdnews24.com) — Co-financiers of the Padma bridge project, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), have extended the effectuation date of their promised loans by a month. Sources close to the government told bdnews24.com that a request for extension met with approval at a meeting on Thursday with representatives of both the agencies. A formal letter on the term extension was handed over t...

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3 telcos pay Tk 23 bln 2G licence fees

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 12:07 p.m.

Thu, Aug 30th, 2012 8:13 pm BdST Dhaka, Aug 30 (bdnews24.com)—Three private mobile-phone operators on Thursday deposited over Tk 23.72 billion in second instalment of their fees for renewing 2G licences. Grameenphone, Banglalink and Robi paid the money to the telecoms regulatory body Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) in the afternoon. The fourth private mobile-phone operator, Citycell did not deposit its second instalment until Thursday. BTRC Chairman Zia ...

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Europe must act strongly to tackle crisis - OECD

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 12:06 p.m.

Sat, Sep 1st, 2012 9:19 am BdST Wyoming, Sep 1 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Backing bond market intervention by the European Central Bank, the OECD said on Friday that Europe must seize a "window of opportunity" offered by the relative recent calm of financial markets to tackle the simmering euro zone debt crisis. "I think it is now time that the European authorities push strongly toward a solution," said Pier Carlo Padoan, chief economist of the Paris-based Organisation of Economic Cooper...

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Honda plans motorbike JV in Bangladesh

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 12:06 p.m.

Sat, Sep 1st, 2012 9:34 am BdST Bangalore, Sep 1 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Honda Motor Co plans to form a joint venture in Bangladesh as early as this year to produce motorcycles, the Nikkei reported. Honda used to sell motorcycles in Bangladesh through Indian motorcycle maker Hero MotoCorp Ltd. The Japanese company canceled its tie-up with Hero in 2011, the daily reported. The venture, with a local business, will set up a low-cost assembly facility with an annual sales target of 10,...

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Openers and Starc worry Australia

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 12:05 p.m.

A malfunctioning top order and an injury to Mitchell Starc are Australia's major worries after a hefty defeat to Pakistan in the second ODI in Abu Dhabi. Matthew Wade was dismissed cheaply and David Warner scratched around ineffectually as the tourists slipped to 87 for 4, having been 67 for 4 in the first match of the series in Sharjah. Starc complained of a side/chest injury when Australia were in the field, and is now an unlikely starter for the series-deciding match in Sharjah. His absence...

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Taylor assault makes it New Zealand's day

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 12:03 p.m.

New Zealand 328 for 6 (Taylor 113, van Wyk 63*, Guptill 53, Ojha 4-90) v India Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Ross Taylor counterattacked in the second session, India v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Bangalore, 1st day, August 31, 2012 Ross Taylor got to his hundred at over a run a ball © Associated Press Enlarge Related Links Players/Officials: Ross Taylor | Ross Taylor | Kruger van Wyk Matches: India v New Zealand at Bangalore Series/Tournaments: New Zealand tour of India Teams: In...

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Snake Cake: North Star Cakes Baker Creates Terrifyingly Realistic Reptile

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 12:01 p.m.

Francesca Pitcher from North Star Cakes in the UK created an amazingly realistic cake for her daughter's birthday that looks exactly like a Burmese python. She put some photos up on her Facebook page and before she knew it the photos began to spread around online. It's truly touching reading her comments as she updates fans as the cakes begin to spread around. She writes: I am, honoured, flattered and utterly terrified this morning as the wonderful Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes tweete...

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Mango Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 103 In 16 States

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 11:59 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- Federal health officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in 16 states and has been associated with salmonella-tainted mangoes. Authorities said Wednesday they are still probing what caused an outbreak of 103 cases of salmonella Braenderup infections since July, and they are trying to identify which mango brands or sources may be linked to the illnesses. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 78 of the cas...

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The Weird World of Google Doubles

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 11:56 a.m.

The Internet is, as far as I can tell, a nearly infinite universe of things I do not want to know. I can usually ignore the boasts, the shards of opinion, the superfluous stuff that swirls around on my laptop. But there's one online fact that simply sticks in my craw: There are people out there who have been brazenly using my name. I know I'm not alone in my agitation. A journalist named David F. Carr, for instance, shares his name with the well-known New York Times writer. It didn't seem so ...

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Afghanistan Violence: Children Beheaded In Two Separate Incidents

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 11:53 a.m.

KABUL, Aug 31 (Reuters) - An adolescent boy and a young girl have been beheaded in two separate incidents in Afghanistan, local officials and police said on Friday, in the latest brazen attacks that have raised fresh questions about a splintering Taliban. A 12-year-old boy was kidnapped and killed in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, his severed head placed near his body to send a warning to police, said provincial governor spokesman Jawid Faisal. The brother of the boy, neither of ...

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Apple Genius Bar Secrets Revealed: Leaked Manual Details Tips And Tricks Of The Retail Empire

Posted by jahedahmed on Sept. 1, 2012, 11:50 a.m.

Want to function like a perfect Apple Genius Bar employee? On Tuesday, Gizmodo made that possibility considerably easier when it published leaked portions of Apple's "Genius Training Student Workbook," a manual that teaches, in painstaking detail, how to walk, talk and emote like a Genius. The leaked book, which Gizmodo reports is the company's most up-to-date version, emphasizes making the customer feel like he or she is right, while simultaneously guiding him or her toward a final sale. ...

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