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Revived Obama celebrates year-end wins

Revived Obama celebrates year-end wins

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama has capped a crisis-strewn first two White House years by flexing restored power at home and abroad as he secured big wins in Congress on nuclear arms and gay rights.
Obama won Senate ratification on Wednesday of a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia that he said sent a “powerful signal” to the world, and fulfilled a Democratic vow by signing a bill allowing gays to serve openly in the military.
On both issues, the president took on and

Federer wins charity ‘Match for Africa’

ZURICH: Roger Federer took the upper hand against Rafael Nadal on Tuesday with a two set to one win in a charity exhibition match in the Swiss city of Zurich. After losing the first set 4-6, Federer broke back against the world number one early in the second set to take a 6-3, 6-3 lead, watched by a capacity home crowd including Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel, ski-ing champions Lindsey Vonn and Didier Cuche.
The 10,500 tickets for the “Match for Africa” were sold out

China’s Liang wins OneAsia order of merit

SINGAPORE: China’s Liang Wenchong has topped the OneAsia Tour order of merit after two wins and a second-place finish in 2010, the Tour announced Tuesday.
Liang finished at the top of the money list with winnings of 560,737 dollars after wins at the Luxehills Chengdu Open and Thailand Open and a runner-up finish in the Indonesian Open.
“I am very happy and honoured. This is something that China supports and that gives me even more pride to take this trophy home,” he said.

Higgins wins UK title in thriller

LONDON: John Higgins produced what he said was his “finest hour” in snooker as he marked his return to top-flight competition by staging a remarkable rally to beat Mark Williams 10-9 in the UK Championship final in Telford, central England, on Sunday. Higgins had been five frames down and was on the brink of defeat at 9-5 behind, with Welsh left-hander Williams needing just one more frame.
The UK Championship winner in 1998 and 2000, Higgins was playing in his first major

Sialkot, Karachi notch wins in Women’s U-19 Cricket

LAHORE: Sialkot, Rawalpindi, Karachi and Hyderabad registered wins in the National Women Under-19 T20 Cricket Championship at the Lahore Country Club, Muridke, on Tuesday. Sialkot women won by two wickets against Peshawar with Saima Maqsood doing well by getting three wickets for the winners. Sadia Khaliq cracked 73 of 41 balls to steer Rawalpindi to a comprehensive 109- run win over Quetta.
Karachi prevailed over Abbottabad though the latter put up good resistance. Abbottabad

Islamabad, Lahore post easy wins in Women U19 C’ship

LAHORE: Peshawar, Islamabad and Lahore registered big wins on day six of the National Women Under19 T20 Cricket Championship 2010-11 at the Lahore Country Club, Muridke on Monday.
Peshawar stunned Faisalabad by four wickets. Peshawar reached the target in the final over after Faisalabad had made 100 runs for the loss of six wickets. Wajiha took Peshawar to a hard-fought win with her unbeaten knock of 37.
In another match Islamabad beat Quetta by 92 runs. Islamabad hammered

Roman Polanski wins best European picture award

Roman Polanski’s political thriller “The Ghost Writer” has won the prize for best film at the European Film Awards. Polanski’s movie also is the winner in five other key European Film Academy categories, including best director and best actor for Ewan McGregor. Sylvie Testud from France won best actress in “Lourdes.”
At a ceremony in the Estonian capital late Saturday, the academy also bestowed a lifetime honor on Swiss actor Bruno Ganz. Composer and musician Gabriel Yared was

Govt wins FATA legislators’ support on reformed GST

ISLAMABAD: The independent group of legislators from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is likely to support the controversial Reformed General Sales Tax Bill 2010 as talks between the two parties on Thursday succeeded.
President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani separately met the legislators from FATA. Source told Pakistan Today that the prime minister announced Rs 1 billion to used to set up a gas supply system to FATA, 2000 lugies (turbans)

Ufone, RBS notch wins in 1st CPL Raaziq tournament

LAHORE: Another two matches were decided in the 1st CPL Raaziq 20/20 cricket tournament here on Monday.
In the first match, Ufone beat Coca-Cola by 4 wickets. Coca-Cola scored 137 for the loss of all wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Usman Hafeez 31, Shahid Mahmood 30 and Mohsin Naqi 17 did well from the Coke side. Raza Ijaz took three wickets while Ahsan Zaidi and Salman Rasheed grabbed two. In reply, U-Fone achieved the target with three overs to spare with Muhammad Bilal 42,

Indian PM wins backing over telecoms scandal

NEW DELHI: India’s ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday staunchly defended Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against accusations he failed to act over a massive telecom corruption scandal.
Gandhi, the key powerbroker of Indian politics, said Singh was above reproach in the controversy, which the country’s audit watchdog estimates deprived the public treasury up to 40 billion dollars in lost revenues. “It is shameful that a person of the integrity of the prime

Liu wins redemption as another drugs case tars Games

GUANGZHOU: Superstar hurdler Liu Xiang won redemption Wednesday in front of home fans for his Beijing Olympic disaster by claiming Asian Games gold on a day tarnished by a second positive doping test.
On day 12 of the showpiece multi-sports event, dominant table-toppers China made the Guangzhou Games its most successful ever in terms of total medals.
Li Caixia’s gold and Li Ling’s silver in the women’s pole vault were the 343rd and 344th for the hosts, surpassing the

Soft-spoken 18-year-old Alexandria Mills wins Miss World title

The newest Miss World is from the US. Alexandria Mills, a soft-spoken 18-year-old, was named the winner in Saturday night’s contest in southern China. The tall blonde was a relative surprise winner after speculation focused on other contestants.
Second place went to Emma Wareus of Botswana, and Adriana Vasini of Venezuela came third.
The host country’s own contestant, Tang Xiao, also was among the final five.
According to a brief biography on the Miss World website,

Asma wins cutthroat contest

Senior lawyer and noted human rights activist Asma Jahangir was elected the first female president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) following a neck-to-neck competition on Wednesday.
Official results would be announced on October 31. According to unofficial results, Asma received 957 of the total 2,026 SCBA votes from countrywide balloting, with the runner up, Ahmed Awais, bagging 929 votes. The candidate in the race, Akram Chaudhry received 127 votes.

Adnan wins court battle against ex-wife

The high court in Mumbai ruled in favour of Adnan Sami Khan and his wife Roya and denied his former wife Sabah Galadari possession and custody of the home that Adnan and Roya now occupy.
The court also refused Sabah’s plea that Roya be evicted from the home. After the ruling, Adnan said, “No, I don’t feel triumphant. Because the person who has lost the case happens to be someone who was once an integral part of my life.”
“Once Sabah started a fight to throw me

Spain’s Recari wins first US LPGA title

DANVILLE: Spain’s Beatriz Recari captured her first US LPGA title on Sunday, shrugging off difficult damp conditions and a late bogey for a one-shot victory over France’s Gwladys Nocera.
Recari, a 23-year-old in her rookie season on the US circuit, carded a two-under 70 for a 14-under par total of 274 in the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge. Recari bounced back from a bogey at 17 with a par at the final hole that was good enough for the victory.
Nocera birdied the final hole to

PTCL wins fiber optics contract

Karachi: A 120-kilometer long fiber optic project for 36 cities of Northern Punjab has been won by Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL).
The technical evaluation of fiber optic project for Balochistan has been concluded, part of the effort to bring the cutting edge of technology to what has been a traditionally a peripheral area, Pervaiz Iftikhar, acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) informed Pakistan Today.
Wateen and PTCL both have equal opportunity to