Sunday, September 16, 2007


Todays stories from around the globe and India

  • At Least 88 Killed as Plane Crashes in Thailand (New York Times) A low-fare jet carrying many foreign tourists crashed in heavy rain on the resort island of Phuket and broke apart on Sunday afternoon.
  • Bush Set on Attorney General Pick (Wall Street Journal) Bush is expected to nominate ex-judge Michael Mukasey for attorney general, a move that could avoid a fight with Congress but anger conservatives
  • US firm offers India thorium reactors (IANS via Yahoo! India News) Bangalore: While India is still debating how to make the Indo-US nuclear deal work, an American company, anxious to enter the Indian market, has offered to build commercial nuclear power reactors in the country.
  • 14 undertrials escape from Goa prison (Times of India) Panaji: At least 14 undertrials on Sunday escaped from a Goa jail on the pretext of offering 'prasad' to guards on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturti.
  • Militants attack security convoys (The Hindu) Srinagar: Militants ambushed security convoys at two places and made an abortive bid to blow up a CRPF picket on Sunday, official sources said.

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