Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Excessive use of red meat causes cancer, heart diseases

Excessive use of red meat causes cancer, heart diseases LONDON: Cutting back on steak, sausages and salami could help prolong your life, according to the most comprehensive study done on meat and mortality.

A team of researchers tracked half a million Americans over a decade and found those who ate more red and processed meats appear to have a "modestly increased" risk of dying from all causes, and specifically from cancer or heart disease.

In contrast, those who ate more white meat have a decreased risk of dying, and in particular of dying from cancer.

According to a research, excessive use of red meat may cause cancer and heart diseases.

Hakim Zardari acquitted in Baloch’s murder case

Hakim Zardari acquitted in Baloch’s murder case HYDERABAD: District and Session Court Hyderabad acquitted Hakim Ali Zardari, father of President Asif Ali Zardari in the murder case of former federal secretary Alim Baloch.

Former federal secretary was killed in Hyderabad 14 years ago. Case was registered against nine alleged including Asif Ali Zardari and Hakim Ali Zardari.

Town changes name from ‘Speed’ to ‘Speedkills’

Town changes name from ‘Speed’ to ‘Speedkills’ SYDNEY: Names can matter, thinks one Australian town named Speed -- which renamed itself ‘Speedkills’ in an effort to promote road safety.

Speed, an outback town in rural Victoria with a population of just 45, will change its name for the month of March to reduce rural road accidents and increase awareness of the

Our aim is to win all group matches: Afridi

Skipper Shahid Afridi has said that our main aim is to win all our group matches where Pakistan will face Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and Canada.
“There have been so many upsets in the World Cup in the past, like the one against Ireland four years ago, so we have that in mind and we will be on our toes in every match, be it Kenya or Sri Lanka,” Cricket 365 quoted Afridi as saying.
The current Pakistan squad has only four survivors from that Irish defeat – Younis Khan, Umar Gul, Mohammad Hafeez and Kamran Akmal – but Afridi said no player has

Raymond Davis undercover for the CIA

An official said on Monday that an American official arrested last month for killing two men on motorcycles was working undercover for the CIA.
“It is beyond any shadow of a doubt that he was working for CIA,” an official from Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency told AFP on condition of anonymity.
The official said the shooting in broad daylight at a busy junction on January 27 in Lahore and arrest of Raymond Davis had damaged relations with the Central Intelligence Agency.
“He’s on contract. He’s not a regular CIA guy, but he’s working for CIA. That’s confirmed,” the official said.

Salman gets relief in chinkara poaching case

Bollywood star Salman Khan Monday got a relief in the 1998 chinkara poaching case as the Jodhpur bench of the Rajasthan High Court allowed him to leave the country without informing it in advance.
The court had imposed the restriction on him before granting bail in the case in 2007. Following that, the actor had to inform the court before leaving the country in connection with movie shootings abroad.
“The court while hearing our application has exempted Salman from the necessity of giving information prior to

Corruption row will not haunt Pakistan: Waqar

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis said on Monday that the spot-fixing scandal, which sparked lengthy bans for three high-profile players, will not haunt his embattled team at the World Cup.
In fact, the controversy, said Waqar, is not even discussed in the dressing room.
“I don’t think it will haunt Pakistan at all,” said Waqar, ahead of Pakistan’s opening match here on Wednesday against Kenya.
“We all know that we have been through tough times in the

Ali Zafar looks at longer innings in Bollywood

Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar, who shot to fame with `Tere Bin Laden`, says the film was a stepping stone for him and he is looking forward to a longer innings in Bollywood and aspires to do two-three films a year.
“I am very comfortable in Bollywood now. I am looking for a longer innings in Bollywood. I am looking forward for my journey in this industry. I would do two-three films a year,” Zafar told in an interview.
“Tere Bin Laden` was a stepping stone for me in Bollywood. I feel I am lucky and blessed to be accepted and

Quake in New Zealand kills at least 85

A powerful earthquake slammed New Zealand’s already-bruised city of Christchurch on Tuesday, killing at least 65 people, and sending rescuers scrambling to help people trapped under collapsed buildings.
The 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the country’s second-largest city around lunchtime, collapsing buildings and sending bricks and other heavy debris toppling into busy city streets. It was the second major quake to strike Christchurch in the past five months.
Prime Minister John Key told reporters that the

Libya’s ambassador to US calls for Gadhafi to quit

Libya’s ambassador to the United States on Monday joined other diplomats from the Arab nation in calling for Moammar Gadhafi to step down as their leader and asked the international community to condemn strongly the regime’s violent crackdown on protesters.
“I think he should step down, of course, after what’s happening in our country now,” Ambassador Ali Aujali said in an interview with The Associated Press. “There’s no other solution. He should step down and give the chance for the people to make their future.”

Court orders Davis’ trial in prison

A session court in Lahore on Tuesday ordered the Raymond Davis’ trial to be held in prison.
The detained US national Raymond Allen Davis, who the America insists is a member of diplomatic mission and, therefore, enjoys immunity, was charged with the murder of two Pakistani men. Faheem and Faizan, residents of Lahore, were fatally shot dead by Davis at Mazang Chowk last month.
The Punjab government, citing security reasons, filed a plea, on Tuesday, requesting Davis’ trial to be held in prison in the future.