| Updated at: 2039 PST, Thursday, August 05, 2010|
KARACHI: Interior Minister Rehman Malik reached Karachi to defuse the ongoing tension between the coalition partners, MQM and ANP, in the country’s commercial hub, Karachi.
After talking to MQM leaders at Nine Zero, the minister warned the terrorists against destabilizing the country and issued shoot at sight orders to quell the targeted killings.
He also announced to provide job to the son of deceased MQM MPA Raza Haider.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
The rumors are true: Saudi Arabia has become the second country inside of a week to block access to Research in Motion's BlackBerry devices on grounds of national security.
The ban goes into effect on August 6 after a "grace period" in which local wireless companies were unable to bring BlackBerry devices (and their encrypted e-mail) into compliance with kingdom rules.
Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission said that it informed local providers STC, Mobily, and Zain yesterday that they would need to terminate BlackBerry service in a few days. Zain Saudi Arabia, which is headed by His Royal Highness Prince Dr. Husam bin Saud bin Abdul Aziz, announced only two weeks ago that its profits in the kingdom were up dramatically and that business was booming.
The Saudi government laid blame for the situation on the providers and on RIM, which is famously protective of customer messages.
The encryption used by RIM was good enough to thwart the security service in nearby United Arab Emirates, which earlier this week also blocked BlackBerry service until it could get access to people's messages.
These are relatively small markets for RIM, of course, but they aren't negligible; Arab News estimates that the UAE already has 500,000 BlackBerry devices in use, with another 750,000 in Saudi Arabia.
Rumors continue to swirl that India is also putting heavy pressure on RIM, and for the same reasons, though no similar ban has yet been announced.
Posted by newsbook at 8:53 PM
So it appears the Playstation 3’s original design wasn’t based on the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey after all. This is the Parks Building in Osaka, Japan, and it appears awesomely similar to the “God of Consoles” version of the PS3. We’re waiting on confirmation on whether or not the building does “everything” as we expect.
All kidding aside, the similarity from this angle is a pretty cool one (funny as well)
Posted by newsbook at 8:50 PM
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Accidental World Cliff Jump Record (351 feet)
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Greatest Distance Thrown in a Car Accident
Lowest Body Temperature
Largest Object Removed from Skull
Posted by newsbook at 8:38 PM