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Reopening ZAB case will undo a historic wrong: PM

GARHI KHUDA BUX – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Sunday said the probe by a United Nations commission into the assassination of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was conducted to ensure credibility and to dig out the facts.
Talking to newsmen at the mausoleum of the martyrs of the Bhutto family, Gilani said the UN probe was conducted as the martyred leader had desired so, after the first attempt on her life in Karachi, adding that she wanted an independent investigation into the

Egyptians vote in historic ballot

CAIRO – Egyptians flocked to the polls on Saturday for the first time since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled to vote in a referendum on constitutional reforms which the military rulers hope will allow elections within six months.
By early morning, queues of hundreds had formed at polling stations across the country to cast ballots in the first vote in living memory whose outcome has not been known in advance. The result will determine how quickly Egypt can hold elections.

King of sling Malinga plays down historic hat-trick

COLOMBO – History-making Lasith Malinga played down his landmark second World Cup hat-trick, insisting that his famous four wickets in four balls against South Africa in 2007 was a greater achievement.
The 27-year-old seamer’s trademark collection of yorkers and toe-crushers helped him to a career-best 6-38 as Sri Lanka beat Kenya by nine wickets on Tuesday to put his team back on top of World Cup Group A. “It gave me a lot of heart to overcome my injury and get back. Hopefully I

Chinese media declares Hu’s US trip ‘historic masterstroke’

BEIJING – China’s state media trumpeted President Hu Jintao’s state visit to the United States as “a historic masterstroke” of “global significance” but ordinary Chinese seemed rather less enthusiastic.
The official Xinhua news agency gave the glowing praise after the elaborate welcome Hu received at the White House on Wednesday and his Oval Office talks with US President Barack Obama.
“History will remember this unusual day,” the People’s Daily, mouthpiece of the ruling

Kosovo votes in historic poll

PRISTINA: Kosovo voted Sunday in its first elections since declaring independence in 2008, with many voters angered to find themselves still among Europe’s poorest citizens.
Police reported theats to minority Serb voters in the north of the overwhelmingly ethnic Albanian territory when shots were fired into an empty building. The electoral commission put turnout across the territory at over 11 percent shortly before midday, and there were no other reports of violence.

Britain’s Prince William to wed in April at historic abbey

LONDON: Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry on April 29 at Westminster Abbey, the historic London church where the funeral of his mother Diana was held in 1997, royal officials said Tuesday.
Downing Street announced that there would be a special public holiday on the day, perhaps the biggest royal event in Britain since the ill-fated union of William’s parents Prince Charles and Diana nearly three decades ago.
“The venue has long associations with the

Pakistan to host ‘historic’ conference on Islamic Banking

LAHORE: The world’s largest conference on Islamic banking will be held in November at Expo Centre Lahore, Pakistan where speakers, from around the world, particularly from Muslim countries including Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Mauritius, USA, Indonesia, Switzerland and the UK will be in attendance on the occasion and share their valuable insight and perceptions on Islamic banking and finance.
More than 2000 participants will join in one of the most important

Japan upset Argentina 1-0 for historic win

Japan upset powerhouse Argentina 1-0 Friday in a historic friendly win, crowning former AC Milan boss Alberto Zaccheroni’s debut as their coach.
Shimizu S-Pulse striker Shinji Okazaki scored the winner in the 19th minute while the Blue Samurai stopped several scoring attempts by Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
It was the first win for the Blue Samurai in their seven international matches.