Earthquake in SW Pakistan

WAM, Pakistan (Reuters) – About 175 people were killed when a powerful earthquake hit the southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan on Wednesday, flattening about 1,500 mud-walled homes and triggering landslides, officials said.

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October 30, 2008

US Willing to Talk to Taliban

Washington/New York, Oct 28: The US is willing to hold direct talks with elements of the Taliban in an effort to quell unrest in Afghanistan, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing unidentified Bush administration officials.

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October 30, 2008

Illah Nourbakhsh’s Gigapan Machine

The gigapan is a robotic platform for capturing very high resolution panoramic images from a standard digital camera.

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October 30, 2008

Lost in Translation

How “maverick” became “dog without a leash”

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October 30, 2008

Islamic and Muslim Perspectives on Medical Care to the Uninsured

According to recent estimates, while 47 million citizens are uninsured, we spend a total of two trillion dollars annually on health care.

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October 30, 2008

Obama Says China Must Stop Manipulating Currency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China’s huge trade surplus with the United States is “directly related to its manipulation of its currency’s value,” Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said in a letter released on Wednesday.

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October 30, 2008

Final Text of Iraq Pact Reveals a U.S. Debacle

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (IPS) – The final draft of the U.S.-Iraq Status of Forces agreement on the U.S. military presence represents an even more crushing defeat for the policy of the George W. Bush administration than previously thought, the final text reveals.

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October 30, 2008

“Hindu” Terrorists’ Arrest: Small But Major Move

NEW DELHI: Three Hindu suspect terrorists – Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Shamlal Sahu and Shivnarayan Singh – were arrested last week in connection with Malegaon (Maharashtra) blasts on September 29.

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October 30, 2008

Robert Fisk : Abu Nidal, Notorious Palestinian Mercenary, ‘Was a US Spy’

Iraqi secret police believed that Abu Nidal was working for the Americans and Egypt and Kuwait when they interrogated him in Baghdad only months before the March 2003 invasion.

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October 30, 2008

The Arab Bailout

However, no one is laughing now as the very first casualty of the World economic crisis, stemming directly from the U.S. bailout, has fallen right in the State of Kuwait…

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October 30, 2008

Musings—Mujeddid

In our religion it is said that every 100 years or so a Reviver of the religion will appear to pump new life into the religion.

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October 30, 2008

Not Over Til It’s Over

Regardless of the lead the Obama-Biden ticket has built up, the election is not over until it is finally over. Everything possible is being used to distract the voters from real issues, especially by the Republican campaign.

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October 30, 2008

Tawheed Center Programs Ahead of Other Local Schools

Farmington–October 29–Southeast Michigan Islamic schools are blossoming, and not least among the local educational accomplishments has been the set of programs conducted at the Tawheed Center in Farmington Hills.

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October 30, 2008

Community News (V10-I45)

St. Louis interfaith leaders condemn bigotry, Obsession DVD / North Bay (Ontario) gets first mosque / Muslim Day in Atlanta, GA / Syed, Jahedi join Lutheran General / Dr. Sajida Ahad joins Southern Illinois University School of Medicine / Halal Markets to rescue ailing farms in Canada /

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October 30, 2008

Houstonian Corner (V10-I45)

AFMI ‘Eid and Fundraising Dinner in Houston / Rep. Al Green speaks about economic crisis

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October 30, 2008

Lieberman Likely to Lose His Gavel in Massive Reshuffle Being Discussed

Democratic leaders are discussing a major reshuffling of Senate committee chairmanships, according to multiple sources, and the proposed changes include ousting Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) from his coveted chairmanship.

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October 30, 2008

Prominent Republicans Cross the Aisle to Endorse Obama

Washington – Joel Haugen, a Republican fighting a tough congressional race against the Democrats in Oregon, has fallen out with his party. The reason: his surprise endorsement of Barack Obama for the presidency.

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October 30, 2008

Debate Flares Over Israel’s Access to American Secrets

A bestselling author writing about America’s most secretive intelligence agency is raising eyebrows with his claims that Israeli intelligence has potentially gained access to sensitive American communications information.

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October 30, 2008

Guantanamo Guards Struggle with Hunger Strike

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Three years ago, the man known as Internment Serial Number 669 stopped eating.

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October 30, 2008

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