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Pakistan Taliban name Imran Khan for talks

February 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Imran Khan (C), Dec 2013 Imran Khan’s party has strongly backed talks with the Taliban and opposed US drone strikes
Pakistan’s Taliban have named politician and ex-cricketer Imran Khan as a member of a five-man team to enter into peace talks with the government.

Mr Khan’s party strongly favours negotiations, but a statement said that he would probably prefer to assist the peace process in another role.

Syria barrel bombs ‘kill dozens of civilians’ in Aleppo

February 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm

People walk on rubble of collapsed buildings at a site hit by what activists said was barrel bombs dropped by government forces in Aleppo's Dahret Awwad neighbourhood on 29 January 2014 Syrian government forces have launched an offensive in recent weeks on rebel-held areas of Aleppo
Syrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in air raids in the northern city of Aleppo, activists say.

Beaten protest leader Dmytro Bulatov ‘has left Ukraine’

February 2, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Dmytro Bulatov before and after his alleged torture Dmytro Bulatov went missing for eight days before re-emerging covered in blood
A Ukrainian protest leader who says he was abducted and tortured has left the country for medical treatment, reports have said.

Dmytro Bulatov, who is thought to be on his way to Lithuania, appeared on TV last week with a gash on his face and part of his ear cut off.

The Karakoram Highway – from China to Pakistan

February 2, 2014 at 1:25 am

The Karakoram Highway – from China to Pakistan video

The Karakoram Highway (KKH) runs from Kashgar in Western China to Islamabad in Pakistan, and isn’t so much a highway as a ‘high road’. It took a stunning 20 years to finish the road, and even today it continues to suffer from extreme weather and environmental disasters.

The KKH runs through the highest concentration of soaring mountain peaks and raging rivers in the world, and is generally considered to be among the most spectacular areas on our planet. Traveling here isn’t for the faint hearted, although transportation has improved significantly in the past decades.

In October 2010 I had the chance to travel the Karakoram Highway. Although Pakistan had suffered its worst floods in recent history the same year, most parts of the road were still intact. Nevertheless, traveling the road proved a massive challenge and also a great adventure. As these events had scared off many tourists and travelers, I found myself among locals for nearly all of the time.

(Other than royalty free audio, I also used a short part of the following song: Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyara Hai – by Penn Penn Masala)

Copyright of all footage: Hoffer Media

crossing the Pak-Indian Border

February 2, 2014 at 12:39 am

Samjhauta Express Train – video

Video of  “Samjhauta Express” entering from pakistan side to india. the train connects hearts, nation and behaviour. The train is a twice-weekly train  Tuesday and Friday  that runs between Delhi and Attari in India and Wagah and Lahore in Pakistan.

The train was started on July 22, 1976 following the Shimla Agreement and ran between Amritsar and Lahore, a distance of about 42 km. Following disturbances in Punjab in the late eighties, due to security reasons Indian Railways decided to terminate the service at Attari, where customs and immigration clearances take place. On April 14, 2000, in an agreement between Indian Railways and Pakistan Railways (PR), the distance was revised to cover just under three km.

Wagah Ceremony

February 2, 2014 at 12:28 am

Wagah Border: The True Story of the Wagah Border – video
Every day before sunset since 1959, Indian Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers have convened at their sole border crossing for a “retreat ceremony” to lower their countries’ flags.  This is the first ever mildly-offensive documentary to tell their story in less than eleven minutes.

Critical Aclaim for Wagah Border: The True Story of the Wagah Border:

“It’s actually not that bad.  And I’m not just saying that because I made it.”
— Me

“Fly as hunnies.”
— Queen Elizabeth II

“Midnight in Paris is… marvelously romantic.”
— A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Wagah Border Ceremony

February 2, 2014 at 12:01 am

Wagah Border Ceremony Video

This is a ceremony enacted daily at the border of India- Pakistan Border. It is  ceremony filled with revenge,challenge ,contempt and emotion.

Microsoft’s next boss: The challenges that lie ahead

February 1, 2014 at 10:09 pm

By Dave Lee Technology reporter, BBC News

Steve Ballmer giving Windows Phone presentation Entering the stage: The new boss will inherit a battered and bruised Microsoft
Microsoft is soon expected to announce who will be stepping in as its new chief executive. He or she will replace the larger-than-life Steve Ballmer, and will inherit a mishmash of products and service in need of attention. So, where to begin with what some have called the “worst job in the world”?

Ukraine unrest: Rival politicians face off at summit

February 1, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara (left) and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko There were testy exchanges between Mr Kozhara (left) and Mr Klitschko at the security summit
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko have clashed face to face at a security summit in Munich.

Coal plant builder assures restoration

February 1, 2014 at 8:22 pm

How soon is the question with reliability trial on phase 2  imminent

February 1, 2014, 5:48 pm

The Chinese company that supplied the Norochcholai coal power  plant Friday assured Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi that steps  will be taken by the company to ensure resumed operations of the plant which had  been shut down 26 times since commissioning over a variety of problems.

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