Thursday, April 07, 2005

The first Srinagar-Muzzafarabad bus in 57 years crossed the LoC, ushering in a new era in Indo-Pak relationships. The plan had a huge hiccup when 2 militants, apparently a suicide squad managed to lit a huge fire near the place where the first passengers from Srinagar were to board their bus to Mzfrbd.

China says it will build 40 new nuclear reactors in the next 15 years, in a bid to solve serious power shortages.

Veteran Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani was sworn in as Iraq's president Thursday, becoming the first non-Arab president of an Arab country and Iraq's first democratically elected president in more than 50 years.

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe flies to Rome for the Pope's funeral on Friday despite a European Union travel ban. And, the Syrian armed forces are due to start the final phase of their withdrawal from Lebanon.

According to a survey by security firm Sophos, more than a third of all spam e-mails originate in the US.