US set to be top oil, gas producer in 2013: EIA

WASHINGTON: The United States could push past Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest single producer of oil and of natural gas this year, a US government agency said Friday. While the US was roughly even with Russia as the top producer in 2012 of the petroleum and gas fuels combined, it still lagged the longtime leader Saudi Arabia as ...

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Nadal set to top world rankings

Spain’s Rafael Nadal will return to number one in the world rankings on Monday after reaching the China Open final.

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Crackdown brings apparent lull in Karachi violence

KARACHI: Rampant violence has terrorised Karachi in recent years, but the security crackdown seems to have brought a lull in the bloodshed. Kidnappings for ransom, sectarian attacks and gang warfare have spiralled since 2008, terrifying the city’s 18 million inhabitants and prompting tens of thousands of businessmen to flee to the safety of Punjab. Karachi claimed a grisly record last year ...

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Morocco teens held for kissing photo

A Moroccan teenage boy and girl are arrested for violating public decency after posting a photo on Facebook of themselves kissing.

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Quetta operation: 2 killed, but kidnapped cardiologist not found

QUETTA: In order to recover prominent cardiologist Dr Munaf, who was kidnapped in Quetta in September, the Anti-terrorism force conducted an operation at Chaman Road, Gulistan after receiving information, Express News reported. During the raid the kidnappers started firing at the forces which led to a standoff between the two, resulting in the death of one security personnel and several others ...

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Tremors felt in Chitral, Swat and Lower Dir

LOWER DIR: Tremors of a 5.6-magnitude earthquake were felt in Swat, Chitral and Lower Dir at around 6am on Saturday, Express News reported. The epicenter of the quake was at the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border. No loss of lives had been reported. People evacuated their houses and ran into the streets in panic after the tremors were felt. On September 24, a 7.7-magnitude ...

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Wife accused in cliff death enters plea

A Montana woman pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges Friday, three months after she allegedly pushed her newlywed husband off a cliff as the hiked through a national park.

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Mexico arrests Guatemala ‘drug lord’

Police in Mexico arrest one of Guatemala’s most wanted men – a drug lord suspected of masterminding the killing of eight policemen in June.

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