- World Market Overview Report for Friday, 28/1/2011
January 27 2011 6:04 PM
The S&P 500 index surpassed the 1300-point level twice today, the first time the index reached that plateau since August, 2008, as U.S. stocks finished slightly up today on mixed earnings reports.
- Mandela hospitalized, doctors say for respiratory trouble
January 27 2011 1:12 PM
Former South African President Nelson Mandela was flown from Cape Town to Milipark Hospital early this week where apparently Routine tests were being conducted but a beeline of his relatives from grandchildren to great-grandchildren raised eye brows about the health of the 92-year-old anti-apartheid hero.
- Egypt exchange reopens, main index down 8 pct
January 27 2011 8:22 AM
Egypt's stock exchange reopened after being suspended on Thursday and the benchmark index .EGX30 extended its decline to 8.2 percent from 6.2 percent before the halt.
- DAVOS-Saudi prince says tough to predict Mubarak future
January 26 2011 9:00 AM
The future of the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hinges on the ability of the country leaders to understand the reasons behind unprecedented protests, a Saudi royal family member said.
- Twitter confirms it's blocked in Egypt
January 26 2011 3:19 AM
Twitter said it was blocked in Egypt on Tuesday in view of the protests on Cairo streets which sent the social networking site into an instant information platform with messages coming from all corners.
- Egypt protests turn violent, 3 feared killed
January 26 2011 2:56 AM
The protests in Egypt on Tuesday turned violent with at least three people reported to have been killed and tear gas and water cannons used to disperse the crowds who had gathered in central Cairo following the opposition call for a Day of Revolt.
- Egypt Protests Live Blog
January 26 2011 2:38 AM
Egyptian protesters took it to the streets on Tuesday in a public remonstration against President Hosni Mubarak and his government. Cairo has come to a standstill after one of the largest protests seen in recent Arab history.
- Mega Millions lottery winner Holly Lahti under scanner over husband's record
January 22 2011 8:55 AM
Holly Lahti, a 29-year-old mother of two from Idaho, who was in news for winning the Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, is under scanner again over her estranged husband who was arrested more than a dozen times for drug possession, buying alcohol for a minor.
- Arizona shootout accused Jared Lee Loughner indicted, Giffords to be discharged soon
January 19 2011 11:55 PM
Loughner, 22, is accused of opening fire on Giffords and a crowd of bystanders outside a grocery store on January 8, killing six people, including a federal judge, and wounding 13 others. He is expected to face additional federal and state charges.
- California super storm scenario ripples through the state
January 18 2011 12:45 AM
The so-called super storm scenario prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey says such super storm has potential to move water of almost 50 Mississippi rivers into the Gulf of Mexico, causing massive floods and devastation in California.
- New Zodiac sign Ophiuchus may change the future of astrologers too
January 14 2011 12:21 AM
The new sign Ophiuchus will cover those born between Nov. 29 and Dec. 17 while Sagittarius will move into the 13th position covering from Dec. 17 to Jan. 20.
- Flood-hit Queensland reconstruction is of post-war proportion: Anna Bligh
January 13 2011 6:19 AM
Queensland premier Anna Bligh on Thursday said the reconstruction of Queensland following the devastation of raging flood waters meant a huge task of post war proportions.
- Queensland govt deploys 200-men police squad to stop looting
January 13 2011 6:02 AM
Amid reports of looting in Brisbane and Ipswitch due to heavy floods, Police Minister Neil Roberts and Commissioner Bob Atkinson have announced Operation Safeguard to deploy 100 policemen from Brisbane and another 100-member squad drawn from interstate police services on Thursday.
- Maryland tops again in Education Week's ranking of state public education systems
January 11 2011 2:44 PM
For the third year in a row, the state of Maryland emerged on top when the scores in all six categories that make up the Quality Counts framework were aggregated.
- US anti-corruption official in Afghanistan quits
January 11 2011 4:14 AM
Arnold Fields, who was in-charge of investigating corruption from the United States, has resigned.
- US court clears Harry Potter author of plagiarism
January 07 2011 8:12 AM
J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter series was cleared of plagiarism charges filed by Paul Allen, trustee of late author Adrian Jacob's estate in a landmark judgment on Thursday.
- Retired Boeing employee wins half of Mega Millions lottery
January 07 2011 4:03 AM
The Mega Millions lottery announced the final winning numbers 4, 8, 15, 25, 47 and 42 and the winners are from Idaho and Washington state, triggering a joke on the online that the shoe winners may be cursed now. The jackpot money of $355 million will be shared by two persons from Idaho and Washington state.
- India tops Japan's FDI destination survey
January 06 2011 2:08 PM
In an annual survey conducted by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, India for the first time topped the list as the most attractive destination, overtaking China.
- Australian floods claim first victim, Met Bureau warns of another thunderstorm
January 02 2011 6:30 PM
Queensland in Australia, submerged in severe floods, became the first news of natural disaster in the New Year with 200,000 people and 22 towns affected. On Sunday, one woman drowned while crossing a causeway, while the Queensland Bureau of Meteorology has warned that another strong thunderstorm in the night.
- Google's New Year Doodle Brings Alive Roman Spirit
December 31 2010 7:43 PM
Welcoming the New Year 2011, Google has put out a new Doodle, a festive Roman number MMXI (2011) featuring fireworks along with their logo.