Nairobi, Mogadishu - A roadside bomb killed two policemen in Mogadishu just minutes after a convoy carrying Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed had driven past, reports said Wednesday.
Yusuf has been targeted several times in recent months, including by a mortar attack on his plane as he flew to Djibouti to meet with UN officials there to push for a peace deal.
Three other people were injured in the latest attack, the BBC reported.
London, Aug. 19 : England cricket captain Andrew Strauss has refuted suggestions and allegations of him having a discord with all-rounder Andrew Flintoff because of the latter''s omission from the fourth Ashes Test at Leeds, saying both players understood each other well, and would be going into the fifth and final Ashes Test with all guns firing.
Educomp Solutions, India's largest education company has decided to setup a joint venture with UK-based publishing house Pearson.
Under the arrangement, Pearson will acquire a 50% stake for $17.5 million in Educomp's existing vocational training business.
The JV will provide training for essential professional skills, and will include English Employers in India with English fluency as decisive measure in recruitment process.
Apart from English, the JV will target other vital skills area for sector such as financial services and retail.
Jerusalem, July 15 : Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office has criticized the Human Rights Watch (HRW) for sending a fundraising delegation to Saudi Arabia, and likened the situation to a women's rights group asking the Taliban for donations.
Camila Banus, Molly Burnett and Kate Mansi at "Days of Our Lives" 45th Anniversary Celebration on TV with 45th AnniversarySubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Sat, 04/09/2011 - 16:00.
Mexico City - Drug-related killings in Mexico reached 3,002 since January, 76.5 per cent more than in the same period last year, according to a count published Thursday by the daily El Universal.
The numbers included data until June 17.
Over the same period in 2007, killings linked to organized crime had amounted to 1,701. However, deaths escalated at the end of the year, to bring the total for 2008 up to 6,290, more than double the figure for 2007.
Lahore, Apr. 2 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has charged former US President George W. Bush and his then Pakistan counterpart General Pervez Musharraf of promoting terrorism in the region.
Sharif said Bush's wrong policies for the region were aptly supported by Musharraf which has resulted in the present day scenario where Pakistan is facing dangerous threat from rising extremism.
In Canberra, a 32 year old man has sentenced to jail for one month for stealing a charity tin. Brendan Dickson, who lives in Waramanga, was accused of taking the charity tin and put it into his clothes, when he went to a Canberra restaurant, Zambrero, last January. He was caught on CCTV, while stealing the charity tin from service counter.
The charity tin was decorated with Christmas wrapping, with a smiling photo of the boy. Also it had a notice that the donation gathered, will be used to help the family of the five-year-old who is suffering from stem cell tumor and it had the words, Dylan Cook Appeal.
Chennai, Sep 17 : Ace Telugu writer Kona Venkat claims that Sridevi was so impressed with his story of his next, but untitled film, that she instantly agreed to work in it.
He also said that her husband and filmmaker Boney Kapoor has expressed an interest to produce the project in three languages.
"(I) had the privilege of meeting the lady superstar of all times Sridevi and narrated a story for her. It's on. Boney Kapoorji will produce this film in three languages. Director and other details will be revealed soon," posted Kona Venkat on his Twitter page.
London, Nov 5 : Enraged phone prank girl Georgina Baillie has taken a swipe at comic Russell Brand by calling him a “whore.”
Brand, on his BBC radio show, claimed that he had bedded the 23-year-old busty beauty.
The revelation angered the dancer with a burlesque troupe called Satanic Sluts and even led to a furore at the BBC last week.
“I might be a slut but I’m not a whore,” The Sun quoted Georgina as telling OK Magazine.
She added: “A slut is an independent woman who does whatever she wants so long as she does not hurt someone.
“A whore is someone who sleeps with someone and talks about them on the radio.”
Foreign lawyers cannot practise in India, either in court or outside, ruled the Bombay High Court on Wednesday.
This means they can neither plead a case in court nor set up law firms.
The foreign lawyers’ position was that they could ply their trade outside courts. Their Indian counterparts contested this stand.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar and Justice J. P. Devadhar upheld the position of the Indian side.
The high court cancelled the licences obtained by three foreign law firms from the Reserve Bank of India for opening liaison offices in the country.
Rome - Polls opened across Italy on Sunday morning for the first day of parliamentary elections.
Voting in which some 50 million Italians are eligible to cast ballots, was scheduled to continue until 10 pm (2000 GMT) and again on Monday from 7 am to 3 pm (0500-1300 GMT).
By noon Sunday, four hours after polls opened, some 15.5 per cent of voters had cast their ballot, the Interior Ministry said. Preliminary results were expected by Monday evening.
New Delhi, Nov 26 : Stating that the participation of Indian Air Force in the Red Flag air exercise with the US would expose them to some of the 'best practices' followed by other Air Forces in the world, Defence Minister A K Antony on Monday revealed that the participation would cost the exchequer rupees 80 crores.
Though Antony did not say whether the Government has allowed IAF's participation in the coveted exercise where mostly NATO countries participate, he admitted that the Air Force has sought permission to take part in the exercise scheduled for August 2008.
Amsterdam - Seducing a woman is an art that can be taught, and today's world and new gender roles require vigorous training. That is, at least, what David Kipping, press spokesman for the Real Man Conference, feels.
On September 20 and 21, some 500 men are due to convene in Amsterdam's RAI convention centre for a two-day-training in the art of seduction.
The so-called "Real Men Conference" is the largest and first international convention dedicated exclusively to the art of picking up women.
Among those to help the participants improve their dating skills are a total of 14 dating coaches, such as Dutch coach Tijn van Ewijk but also the internationally renowned Zan Perrion and Johnny Soporno.
Unlike most movies released these days, this movie delivers what it promises, entertainment. Wake Up Sid is based on life of a spoiled rich guy coming face to face with realities of life.
The simplicity of theme doesn't take away the charm of the movie. Everything from good direction to flawless acting of star cast make it a must watch movie.
Debutant director Ayan Mukerji's has paid attention to even minute details in the movie. The script of the movie, written by the director himself, gives new outlook to a common theme.
Gangtok (Sikkim), Feb. 9: Decked up in their mountaineering gear to scale snow-capped Himalayas, many young people in Sikkim are taking to mountaineering to carve out a career for themselves. They want to utilize the State’s potential in adventure tourism for employment.
Department of Tourism in the State is offering training to such youths in the basic skills of mountaineering and be a help in boosting employment opportunities here.