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AMERICAN IDOL – Eight big changes coming this season

AMERICAN IDOL – Eight big changes coming this season

LOS ANGELES – New judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler aren’t the only changes in store for the 10th season of “American Idol,” premiering January 19 on Fox. Here are eight other fixes designed to help the talent show recover from a disappointing 2010 outing.
1. UPDATED SET: The set is undergoing substantial modification, including the location of the band, led by musical director Ray Chew.
2. FASTER ELIMINATION: The elimination process is speeding up considerably; viewers

Eight killed in election violence in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN: Gunmen shot dead at least eight people in an attack on supporters of Ivory Coast presidential candidate Alassane Ouattara amid tensions over delayed vote results, witnesses told AFP on Thursday.
Violence erupted as Ouattara and President Laurent Gbagbo were locked in a stand-off over results of the hotly contested presidential vote, following pre-election violence that left at least another seven people dead. Witnesses in the western Yopougon district of Abidjan, a

Eight Pakistanis arrested for terror links

MADRID: Spanish police have arrested six Pakistanis and a Nigerian suspected of providing forged passports to organisations linked to Al Qaeda, including the group accused of plotting the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.
Three others – two Pakistanis and a Thai national – were held in Thailand as part of the same Operation Kampai, which “neutralised a vast cell that helped provide passports for Al Qaeda”, it said in a statement.
Spanish police

At least eight dead in Shanghai high-rise fire

SHANGHAI: At least eight people died as fire engulfed a Shanghai high-rise building Monday, sending panicked residents stumbling over each other as they fled and spreading thick smoke over China’s commercial hub.
The 28-storey building in one of the most densely-populated districts of the city of nearly 20 million people was under renovation when the blaze broke out around lunchtime. Spectacular bright orange flames could be seen enveloping the scaffolding and spreading to the

Power sector reforms in eight months, IFIs told

ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday assured the International Financial Institutions (IFI) that the power sector reforms will be completed within the next eight months.
Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf provided this assurance to a joint delegation of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and Asian Development Bank in the federal capital.
According to an official statement issued by the Power Ministry, the joint delegation of IFIs was led by IMF

Arsenal cruise into the last eight

LONDON: England winger Theo Walcott scored twice as Arsenal cruised into the quarter-finals of the League Cup on Wednesday with a 4-0 rout of Newcastle at St James Park.
Walcott’s brace, an own goal from Newcastle reserve keeper Tim Krul and a Nicklas Bendtner strike settled the tie for Arsene Wenger’s men, riding high after last weekend’s victory over Manchester City. Wenger was left purring over the contribution of Walcott, scoring his first goals since returning from injury

Eight more killed in Karachi violence, death toll rises to 44

KARACHI: Eight more people were killed and another nine injured in various parts of Karachi on Monday, with the death toll in the latest spate of violence rising to 44.
Meanwhile, Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza ‘re-imposed’ the ban on pillion riding in Karachi on Monday, two days after he had announced its lifting to “respect the wishes of the residents of Karachi”.
The ban was imposed on November 2, 2008 by the Sindh Home Department to control rising crime in the

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