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‘Ferrari of trains’ puts Italy on fast track

Privately-funded service set to offer luxurious high-speed travel between Milan and Naples. Ferrari president, Luca di Montezemolo, is an ambitious man. After all, he didn’t get to where he is now by sitting on his chair and sipping hot cocoa. A

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India-Pakistan border post opens for business

Historic checkpoint reopens to commercial traffic in bid to boost trade between antagonistic neighbours. For the first time since 2007, India and Pakistan are set to open a historic border crossing for commercial traffic passing between the two nations. The

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India-Pakistan border post opens for business

Historic checkpoint reopens to commercial traffic in bid to boost trade between antagonistic neighbours. For the first time since 2007, India and Pakistan are set to open a historic border crossing for commercial traffic passing between the two nations. The

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India-Pakistan border post opens for business

Historic checkpoint reopens to commercial traffic in bid to boost trade between antagonistic neighbours. For the first time since 2007, India and Pakistan are set to open a historic border crossing for commercial traffic passing between the two nations. The

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India-Pakistan border post opens for business

Historic checkpoint reopens to commercial traffic in bid to boost trade between antagonistic neighbours. For the first time since 2007, India and Pakistan are set to open a historic border crossing for commercial traffic passing between the two nations. The

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Fuel-Efficient Stoves Save Forest

Through USAID-funded Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management Project, 13 local stove makers in Badakhshan and Bamiyan provinces were equipped and trained to manufacture fuel-efficient stoves. Fuel wood is central to daily life in Afghanistan because it is used to

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Boycott against Pakistan's Currency in Paktika

Businessmen and shopkeepers in southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday promised a boycott of the Pakistani currency that was causing them losses. According to the shopkeepers’ association head Gulzada, the Pakistani rupee and the US dollar were the key reason behind

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Boycott against Pakistan’s Currency in Paktika

Businessmen and shopkeepers in southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday promised a boycott of the Pakistani currency that was causing them losses. According to the shopkeepers’ association head Gulzada, the Pakistani rupee and the US dollar were the key reason behind

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The First Afghan Female Entrepreneur

In an Afghan capital scarred by years of war, a young Afghan woman has bet $1 million that her countrymen could use a little fun. Meena Rahmani, who has spent most of her life in Pakistan and Canada, returned to

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Afghan traders feel ethnic squeeze on fuel

Fuel traders in Afghanistan say they are being frozen out of the import business by suppliers in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, whom they accuse of favoring businessmen from their own ethnic groups. Some 70% of Afghanistan’s oil and natural gas is

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Clothing "downsizing"

ONE of the many mysteries surrounding the female sex is that a woman who weighs roughly the same as she did 20 or more years ago now wears smaller-sized clothes than she used to. The explanation is “size inflation”: clothes

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Clothing “downsizing”

ONE of the many mysteries surrounding the female sex is that a woman who weighs roughly the same as she did 20 or more years ago now wears smaller-sized clothes than she used to. The explanation is “size inflation”: clothes

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US sues Apples for Colluding

Technology giant Apple and major book publishers are being sued by the US Department of Justice over the pricing of e-books. The US accuses Apple and Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Simon and Schuster and Penguin of colluding over the prices of

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10 crore endorsement deal for Aishwarya Rai?

Unlike other actors in the film industry, Aishwarya Rai’s personal life is not open to the public. We are very eager to know if Ash will be returning to the film industry and if she is keen on taking her

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Salman Khan out of Judwaa 2!

Salman Khan has been replaced by Saif Ali Khan in Judwaa 2, which will go on floors sometime very soon. The sequel of David Dhawan’s hit comedy Judwaa, released in 1997 will be directed by Sajid Khan. If buzz is

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Telecom sector earns $190m revenue

Afghanistan’s fast-growing telecommunication sector’s revenue crossed a staggering $190 million (9.5 billion afs) this solar year – a neat $30 million jump, compared to last year. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan news, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Amirzai

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Obama Renews Call for Higher Taxes on Millionaires

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday renewed his call for Congress to pass the so-called “Buffett Rule,” which would raise income taxes on the wealthiest Americans. The president is highlighting his differences with leading Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, in

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Turkmenistan Will Deliver Gas to Afghanistan for 30 Years

Turkmenistan will sell gas to Afghanistan for the 30 years following the construction of its trans-Afghanistan gas pipeline to India and Pakistan, Afghan Minister of Mines, Wahidullah Shahrani, said Wednesday. Shahrani, who recently returned from Turkmenistan, said Turkmen President, Gurbanguly

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Japan's Sony to 'cut 10,000 jobs'

Sony Corporation has announced plans to cutting 10,000 jobs, about six per cent of its global workforce, according to media reports. The Nikkei newspaper said on Monday that half of the latest round of job cuts would come from consolidating the firm’s

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Japan’s Sony to ‘cut 10,000 jobs’

Sony Corporation has announced plans to cutting 10,000 jobs, about six per cent of its global workforce, according to media reports. The Nikkei newspaper said on Monday that half of the latest round of job cuts would come from consolidating the firm’s

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Facebook snaps up Instagram for $1bn

Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site, has announced it will buy smartphone photo-sharing company, Instagram, for $1bn, making it its largest acquisition ever. “This is an important milestone for Facebook because it’s the first time we’ve ever acquired a

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Finance ministry rules out more changes to budget

A finance ministry official said on Monday the rejection of the proposed annual budget by the Wolesi Jirgafor a second time amounted to a betrayal of the nation. Parliamentarians have refused to approve the budget for the current year by

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India and Qatar ink oil and gas pact amid Iran pressure

India and Qatar have signed a pact to increase cooperation in the field of oil and gas exploration. The deal comes as India looks for more sources of oil and gas to meet its growing energy demands. India has also

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David Cameron arrives in Japan for start of Asia tour

The prime minister has arrived in Tokyo, Japan, on the first stop of a visit to East and South East Asia aimed at encouraging trade deals with the UK. David Cameron is expected to agree a new defence deal with

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Indian steel companies including SAIL forge ties with Afghanistan

Steel minister Beni Prasad Verma is headed to Kabul to sign a memorandum of understanding, as part of India’s growing economic engagement with Afghanistan. Verma will be accompanied by the heads of the ministry’s two star PSUs – SAIL and NMDC. The two PSUs are part

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