Ankara: Rescuers have pulled 23 survivors from the rubble of three buildings collapsed in the earthquake in eastern Turkey, the disaster management authorities said on Thursday. At least seven were killed and dozens more trapped. Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said Wednesday earthquake brought down 25 buildings in the city of Van, but only three of them had been occupied by the other is evacuated after suffering damage in a powerful temblor last month. Atalay announced Thursday that the rescue operation is now focusing on the construction site collapsed in the two hotels and a condominium. Disaster Management Authority said 23 survivors were pulled out along with the bodies of seven people. The earthquake of magnitude 5.7 was a sad replay of the previous orders of magnitude-7.2 earthquake of October 23, killing over 600 people.
LONDON: India seeks to create an Afghanistan against Pakistan was a "playground" for her and the Soviet Union, according to former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.

Musharraf has made a charge during an interview with the BBC "Hard Talk program, during which he stated that he would return to Pakistan, March 23, 2012 but was found to arrest in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

While hitting a half-hour program, the interviewer Stephen Sackur grilled 68 years of Musharraf's nine-year reign as leader of Pakistan and by the time the interview was over, the cry of former dictator brand disappeared.

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NEW DELHI: Cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines has received more current turmoil by the cancellation of more than 30 flights for a fourth day despite the fact that some pilots and cabin crew did not report to work by reporting sick.

Thousands of passengers across the country was disrupted by the cancellation of flights and in some cases a premium of 20-40 percent for travel on other airlines.

Over the past four days, Vijay Mallya-airline canceled 120 flights as well to keep taking some 'air out of their plans to add business-class seats for them. Airline sources said the 30-odd pilots and flight attendants have been reported in tasks of the last days because of illness, but inexpensive reported that 100 pilots, the airline has recently stopped. The payment of October salary and allowances for staff of the airline has been delayed.

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday Arab spring moves and said the U.S. was willing to work with the rise of Islamist groups in the region, such as those who enjoyed a recent election victory in Tunisia.

Part of the United States' desire to see the emergence of a Tunisian democracy, "she told an audience at the National Democratic Institute in Washington, in an address that stressed that" the Islamists are not all alike. "

What parts are called, added, "is less important to us than what they actually do."

The biggest Tunisian Islamist party Ennahda swept the polls in an historic vote last month at their main rival, the PDP party secular center-left.

For the government, Clinton said, the party must "convince the secular parties to work with them ... America will work with them too," and noted that the group's leaders had "promised to embrace freedom of religion and women's rights. "

The head of U.S. diplomacy key criteria listed either party must respond in a democracy, including the rejection of violence, respect for the rule of law and respect for the rights of women and minorities, and the acceptance of electoral defeats.

"The argument that the Muslim faithful can not be successful in democracy is offensive, dangerous and wrong," he said.

Washington, consists of transitions and the Arabs in the spring for a long time a strong fell across the region this year, rejects the "false choice between progress and stability," he added.

"Dictators have told his people they had to accept the autocrats they knew to avoid extremists who feared.

"Too often," Clinton acknowledged, "we agreed that our narrative," and said that the United States has pushed for more reform ", but often is not enough, or in public enough."

After the tumultuous events of recent months, "we recognize that the real choice is between reform and agitation," she said.

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ST. ST PETERSBURG, Nov : Russia on Monday for the first time publicly confirmed the offer of Pakistan for full membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin made this statement in response to Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani speaking on 10 of the SCO Heads of Government in the Russian Premier Constantine Palace here.The Prime Minister Gilani has also supported the proposals to implement trade and energy projects. He announced $ 0.5 billion funding for the CASA-1000, which guarantees the transmission of power from Turkmenistan to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan and said Afghanistan.Putin practical point of view and practical, Russia wants the materialization of projects such as TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) gas pipeline project and the Central Asia-South Asia electricity trading and transmission of the project (CASA 1000).

Later, the two leaders held a bilateral meeting and discussed several important issues such as terrorism and extremism, in addition to requiring the need to adopt a regional approach to tackle big challenges.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has described the meeting with Prime Minister Gilani, "pleasant" and expressed satisfaction with bilateral ties and trade between the countries.

"Pakistan is important for us to trade and economy, and is an important partner for South-East Asia and the Islamic world," said Prime Minister Gilani.

Putin offered Russian help in the expansion of Pakistan Steel Mills and providing technical support for Guddu power plants and Muzaffargarh.

He said Russia could help Pakistan in implementing the Thar coal project.

Gilani said this was his fourth meeting with Prime Minister Putin. He said he joined other leaders of the SCO Forum in spite of the Eid, like the importance of the forum and also the commitment of Pakistan to regional issues.

He thanked the support of Russia for the 1000 mega-projects such as the House.

Putin supported the position of Pakistan in the war against terrorism and agreed to continue the policy of fight against terrorism to ensure regional peace.

The two prime ministers agreed that collective regional efforts needed to eliminate terrorism in the region to mark the beginning of peace and stability, and redirect all energies towards economic interaction among SCO members.

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ST. PETERSBURG, November : Calling for greater cooperation among countries in the region crucial for its development and prosperity, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Monday in trade relations, energy and improving road. Facing the 10 th meeting of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Council (SCO) held in the historic city of Russia, the prime minister has proposed a development of five points based on the cooperation of the SCO-sponsored trade intra-regional and inter-regional, construction, and infrastructure plan LINKS.The energy development includes the organization and financing of start of work on the lines of power transmission through the adoption of concrete measures to aa start TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) and Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project, the creation of a preference and if possible free trade in the region of the SCO cooperation in finance and banking and facilitate the visa regime for diplomats, officials and businessmen.
Prime Minister Gilani has represented Pakistan as a state observer of the SCO Forum, and was joined by the leadership of the SCO countries, including Russia, China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, the Palace of Constantine here.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan attached importance to the SCO and believed that the organization had the ability and willingness to solve the most pressing challenges of times. He added that the SCO had enormous potential to promote regional economic cooperation in a holistic manner.
He said that terrorism, extremism, drugs and criminal conspiracy was to compare the communities, states and the region. He said to emphasize the pervasive global financial and economic crisis, unemployment and socio-economic picture was bleak.
He said, however daunting, but these challenges can be overcome with the creation of an integrated response based on the clarity and constantly working together.
He reiterated Pakistan's desire for full membership of the SCO and gratitude expressed to all members for their support of this request.

Gilani asked the security and development as important regional issues. He said the challenges of reconciliation, reconstruction and recovery of the political system of Afghanistan should be treated objectively. He welcomed the SCO's role and efforts in this regard.
He said that Pakistan was optimistic that the problems in Afghanistan could be solved with support from the international community and taking on board all Afghans, regardless of ideological, ethnic or political preferences.
He said the political realism and clarity of Afghanistan asked the sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected at all, and added that Pakistan will continue to contribute to the stability of Afghanistan and support for the government and people in their efforts towards reconciliation and reconstruction.

Gilani said that political will and concrete actions to fully realize the vision of the OCS.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has announced funding of 0.5 billion dollars for the CASA-1000, which would ensure a transfer of power from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan and Afghanistan. He also called for investment to develop national economies.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said that the role of the SCO in the elimination of terrorism, extremism and separatism, saying the organization to withstand changes in the international arena. Pakistan supported the proposal for the construction of border roads.

He suggested that political support for the free movement of goods, the establishment of a seed bank for cooperation in agriculture and the expansion of currency swap.

Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov proposed for implementation of the Development Bank of the SCO Business Council and SCO for the challenges of the global economy.


Australia's Senate has approved a controversial law on pollution after years of bitter political disputes.

Clean Energy Act will force the country's 500 worst polluting companies to pay a tax on carbon emissions from the July 1 next year.

The Senate vote is a victory for Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who had given strong support to the plan.

Environmentalists have strongly supported the regime, but there was great public outcry against it.

The opposition parties argued that the tax could cause loss of jobs and rising living costs, and pledged to repeal the law if they win the next election in 2013.

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Lahore: 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck in different parts of the federal capital, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) to start the panic in the areas News reported.

According to details, earthquake rocked Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Charsadda, Shangla, Hazara, Nohshera, Abbottabad, Haripur, Chakwal, Swat, Bajaur Agency, Lower Dir, Malakand included in the various regions.

The epicenter of the quake was located 350 km northwest of Islamabad. The depth of the quake was 200 km below the surface.

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The businessman of 38 years who has plastered every inch of his home in Khan pictures and spent his honeymoon on hold at the house of the actor in Mumbai, hoping to catch a glimpse of his idol.

"I will do everything that will make Shah Rukh Khan happy," Singh, who runs a business of homeopathic medicine in Lucknow, told Reuters.

Singh House is a sanctuary of Khan. There are carvings of Khan on the pillows, ceiling and even television. Singh has even changed its name to Vishahrukh Khan.

"Nobody can be like Shah Rukh Khan, but I wanted my name to get his name. My children are named Aryan and Simran, which is the name of his son," he said. Simran is the female lead in One of the greatest films of Khan.

His family was initially less than impressed with his king star, Singh said.

"My parents were very worried about me, but now I know that my love for Shah Rukh will never end," he added.

Khan has met several times to his fans, including honeymoon Singh, when Singh drove more than 1,300 kilometers (810 miles) with his wife in Mumbai. Khan is back for more, even though he promised to visit the house of Singh.

"I wanted to open a store of homeopathic medicines, but I will not open before Shah Rukh comes and cuts the ribbon," he said.

Khan, 46, is one of the most revered stars of India, and his latest film, "Ra.One" opened a sale during the festival of Diwali last week. Singh watch the movie for the fourth time in a week on Wednesday, which is the anniversary of Khan.

"We cut the cake, dancing and watching movies. Celebrate love," he said.

(Reporting Pawan Kumar Lucknow, additional reporting and writing, Shilpa Jamkhandikar in Mumbai; Assembly by Matthias Williams and Elaine Lies)