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Razer Intros Orbweaver Mechanical Keypad; Game Controller

Razer has launched two new gaming peripherals for the PC and Xbox 360 gamer. While most of the attention Razer is currently receiving is focused on its upcoming gaming tablet (which we will gladly fondle next week), the company has announced two new products over the last two days: the Razer Orbweaver Mechanical Gaming Keypad for the PC gaming audience, and the Razer Sabertooth Xbox 360 Controller for conso ...

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Lenovo to split: New Think brand will cater for premium market

China-based Lenovo is splitting its business into two brands. The Lenovo brand will remain in place for the mainstream and low-end markets, while the high-end market will be under the brand Think. The process will begin in April, according an internal email sent by Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing and picked up by Engadget Chinese. Lenovo Business Group, responsible for mid-range desktops, laptops, tablets, smartph ...

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Cricket: Philander out of second test

Good news has been in small supply for New Zealand on their South African tour, but they got a dose of it today. Ace seamer Vernon Philander has been ruled out of the second test, starting at St Georges Park on Friday. The world's second-ranked bowler, and first test man of the match, has a strained hamstring in his left leg and the diagnosis has a seven to 10-day recovery period. Philander, who took five w ...

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Sergio Aguero: I want to be best in world

Sergio Aguero is dreaming that he will one day emulate his close friend Lionel Messi and be named the best footballer on the planet. Messi  was yesterday awarded the Fifa Ballon d'Or for the fourth year in succession, and Aguero – currently undergoing treatment in Italy for his injured hamstring – was among the first to offer congratulations to his Argentina team-mate. And Aguero (below) revealed that he ai ...

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Gary Player becomes Humana ambassador

South African golfing great Gary Player has become a spokesman for healthcare company Human Inc. The three-year partnership will see the 77-year-old assist the company in promoting lifelong well-being and healthy living through proper diet and exercise. The partnership will be highlighted at the upcoming Humana Challenge PGA Tour event in California on 14th to 20th January. Player will compete in the tourna ...

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Lionel Messi Wins FIFA Ballon d’Or For Record Fourth Time

BARCELONA's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi made history on Monday when he claimed the FIFA Ballon d’Or for 2012 on Monday evening, becoming the first player to be named the world’s best on four consecutive occasions. It was arguably the most anticlimactic award announcement this year, as the “goal machine” with a record 91 goals (for club and country) in one calendar year, has long been favoured for the t ...

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Eyes on the Guardians

Wolesi Jirga has taken more than two weeks to decide about fate of those ministers who had spend less than 50 percent of their developmental budget. It was envisioned that Lower House in its session that held on Monday would give a dateline to call the ministers into the house. However, the house was adjourned without any result amid uproars. But eye opening arguments had taken place in the session. MPs acc ...

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Vehicles, Guns Missing From Nuristan Police HQs

Kabul - A fact-finding commission on Tuesday informed Meshrano Jirga, the Upper House of the Parliament that 66 police pick-ups and 2,700 weapons had disappeared from the police headquarters in eastern Nuristan province over the past few years. Hafiz Abdul Qayyum, who led the delegation, confirmed that Nuristan police had been delivered 90 of the 127 pick-ups sanctioned. The police currently received 24 veh ...

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Karzai, Obama to Discuss Future Partnership

Kabul - President Hamid Karzai is due to enter crucial talks with the Americans on issues including Washington's stance on the Taliban political bureau in Qatar and the US military presence in Afghanistan after the 2014 withdrawal of foreign combat soldiers, a senior official said. At the head of a high-level delegation, including his foreign minister, the security transition commission chief and top Afghan ...

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NATO Backs Political Settlement in Afghanistan

Kabul - NATO on Tuesday reiterated its stout support for the Afghan-led reconciliation process and a political settlement in the country. “A wide, broad and inclusive dialogue is the best way forward,” Dominic Medley, spokesman for NATO’s senior civilian representative to Afghanistan, told a news conference in Kabul. Asked if the alliance was ready to negotiate with the Taliban’s Quetta Shura, the spokesman ...

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Afghanistan: Obama and Karzai’s Shared Legacy

When Presidents Barack Obama and Hamid Karzai meet in Washington this week, they will have yet another opportunity to deliberate on an intense bilateral agenda, including the transition process, prospects for reconciliation, the nagging insurgency, a bilateral security agreement, and the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan’s future beyond 2014. However, this encounter will not only be a unique occasion for both ...

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Release of Taliban Militants may Upset the Peace Efforts

Afghanistan is going through a very difficult and most cuticle pint of time with bold and most challenging tasks ahead begins with now. With foreign troop’s departure, a presidential election getting closer and a potential peace deal with the rebels still far from certain, a crucial phase in the struggle for Afghanistan’s future is set to spread out in the near future. In certain corners of the country that ...

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Iran Leader Warns against Raising Election Doubts

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader says that Iranians should not serve the country's enemies by questioning the fairness of upcoming presidential elections. The remarks by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei quoted Tuesday by state TV also appeared to be a warning to reformists who have in recent weeks stressed that the vote scheduled for June be free. Iran wants to avoid a repeat of the unrest that followed 2009 presidenti ...

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US Drone Attack in Pakistan ‘Kills Seven Militants’

Islamabad - At least seven militants have been killed in two US drone attacks in Pakistan's north-western tribal area, Pakistani officials say. Missiles hit two buildings close to the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan. the officials said. They told the BBC that among the militants killed were two foreign fighters, said to be from Uzbekistan. North Waziristan is a stronghold for insurgent groups active in ...

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Kurdish Militants Attack Turkish Outpost, 13 Killed

Ankara - Twelve Kurdish militants and one Turkish soldier were killed in clashes along the Turkey-Iraq border after the militants opened fire from inside Iraq on a remote outpost in southeast Turkey, security sources said on Tuesday.The attack coincides with efforts to end a near three-decade insurgency through talks with the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group. A group of PKK ...

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Syria Crisis: Food Aid ‘Cannot Reach a Million People’

One million Syrians are going hungry and helpless due to the 22-month civil conflict in the country, the UN says. The World Food Program (WFP) says it is helping 1.5 million Syrians, but continued fighting and an inability to use the port of Tartus to deliver food mean many people are not receiving aid. The UN estimates that more than 60,000 people have been killed in the uprising, which began in March 2011 ...

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A Way to Salvation!

There are some events or happenings in the world which can’t be easily understood. A person or king who was cruel in the whole of his life and inflicted a lot many troubles and difficulties to the people and later on when the same dynasty or power was transferred to his son, he came up with the same powers and it appears as there had been no accountability with the person who did wrong and his son was again ...

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Kabul and Washington Decide Future Partnership

President Hamid Karzai left for Washington on Monday on a three-day official visit. Karzai and US president Barack Obama will discuss the future military presence of United States in Afghanistan and the course of partnership between the two countries. According to officials, the two leaders will discuss issues such as security transition, peace process, economic cooperation and political transition with sec ...

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Karzai Leaves for US on a Three-Day Visit

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai, at the head of a high-level delegation, left for Washington on Monday on a three-day official visit, an official said. Karzai will discuss with his US counterpart Barack Obama wide-ranging issues, including security, economic cooperation and political transition. Equipping and strengthening Afghan security forces, the peace process and a bilateral security agreement are also ...

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1,400 Held over Violence against Women

Kabul - More than 1,400 perpetrators of violence against women have been arrested across the country during the ongoing Afghan calendar year, officials said on Monday. Addressing a meeting at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs in Kabul, Deputy Director of Gender and Human Rights Department at Ministry of Interior Syed Umar Saboor expressed concerns over the growing violence against females. He said cases again ...

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