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Going beyond the Obama speech
It is already clear that President Barack Hussein Obama’s address to the Muslim world has gone some way towards correcting the widespread perception that the United States government is “anti-Muslim.” To be sure, speaking ...
A sad departure
The rope of leniency Cricket Australia (CA) had been extending to the troubled but talented Andrew Symonds snapped recently. He was withdrawn from the World Twenty20 in England and sent home, after it emerged that he had been drinking while ...
Leader Page Articles
Factoring in severity in a flu pandemic alert
By N. Gopal Raj
Experts have advised the WHO to continue using geographical spread as the basis to move a pandemic to Phase 6. But they have also indicated that it should modify the criterion to include an assessmentof severity.
The promise of Obama’s address
By Atul Aneja
Except for the Israeli right-wing… the political class in the rest of the region has responded either with measured optimism or scepticism.
Cow of the future to emit less methane
By Leslie Kaufman
An experiment is on to determine whether a change in diet will help cows belch less gas.
50 years on and Himalayan glacier is a lake
By Felicity Carus
When Fritz Muller and Erwin Schneider battled ice storms, altitude sickness and snow blindness in the 1950s to map, measure and photograph the Imja glacier in the Himalayas, they could never have foreseen that the gigantic tongue of ...
EU to open doors to Guantanamo detainees
By Ian Traynor
European countries on Wednesday agreed terms for taking in dozens of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, boosting U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to close the detention camp. After months of division over whether and how up to 60 ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * The second paragraph of a report “New global award for maths” (June 4, 2009) was “The Chern Medal Award has been instituted in memory of Chinese American mathematician Shiing-Chen Chern (October 1911-December 2004), one ...
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