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Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was the founder of al Qaeda, the jihadist organization that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks on the
States, along with numerous other
mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets. On May 2, 2011, bin Laden was shot and
killed inside a private residential compound in , by members of
the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group and Central
Intelligence Agency operatives in a covert operation ordered by United States
President Barack Obama. Abbottabad,
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India will pay a heavy price for exploring oil in the disputed areas of South China Sea”, said a leading Chinese official a day after China lost political ground on the issue at the ASEAN summit that ended in Cambodia. “ China will not stand any joint cooperation in our claimed maritime areas,” said Wu Shicun, president of the government-run National Institute of South China. Wu was referring to joint exploration project by ONGC-Videsh and a Vietnamese oil company in South China Sea. Beijing had lobbied hard to block discussion on the South China Sea dispute at the summit but it failed to keep the dispute out of the agenda. Three ASEAN members Vietnam, Malaysia and Philippines are in a bitter dispute over the ownership of the 52 islands in South China Sea. “There are a lot of economic and political risks” for the Indian oil company, Wu said, adding that the Indian company involved in exploring oil in the disputed area should do a proper cost benefit analysis. About 40% of the area in the two offshore blocks under exploration by India falls in the disputed zone, he said. He added that the Chinese government will not dilute its claims over the disputed islands because “nationalism prevails strongly in China.” China directly controls only seven of the 52 islands in the area of the sea. But it claims ownership of 90% of the area. Spratly Islands
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Since its construction and opening a year ago, the
Metro has increased passengers exponentially and carried 30 million passengers, according to official figures released on the eve of the anniversary. Dubai
The Metro will celebrate its year anniversary on 9 September, and has achieved high standards in areas like operational efficiency, punctuality in journey schedules and high global safety standards.
The Metro has seen numbers rise significantly, according to statement carried by government news agency WAM, the emirate's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), with a 183 percent growth rate from October 2009, to August 2010, with numbers rising from 1.8 million to 3.3 million respectively.
Similarly, the average number of daily passengers increased from 54,683 a year ago to 116,340 this summer.
The statement also confirmed that a record was set on 1 July, when a total of 130,529 passengers used the service.
"The number of monthly passengers served by the metro broke the two million barrier in December 2009 and continued to grow steadily to hit 3,193,087 passengers in May 2010; the number still showed further growth to clock 3,301,959 passengers last August.
These indicators reconfirm that RTA is proceeding ahead with its drive to achieve its strategic objective of raising the share of mass transit modes in the number of person trips to 30 per cent by 2020, and the indicator is currently pointing to a 12.6 per cent.
"The massive investments pumped by the Government of Dubai into developing the infrastructure of the mass transit sector have proved to be both successful and effective," said RTA chairman Mattar Al Tayer.
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I am in Heaven now... I so wanted to be your little girl. I don't quite understand what has happened. I was so excited when I began realizing my existance. I was in a dark, yet comfortable place. I saw I had fingers and toes. I was pretty far along in my developing, yet not near ready to leave my surroundings. I spent most of my time thinking or sleeping. Even from my earliest days, I felt a special bonding between you and me.
Sometimes I heard you crying and I cried with you. Sometimes you would yell or scream, then cry. I heard Daddy yelling back. I was sad, and hoped you would be better soon. I wondered why you cried so much. One day you cried almost all of the day. I hurt for you.
I couldn't imagine why you were so unhappy..
That same day, the most horrible thing happened. A very mean monster came into that warm, comfortable place I was in. I was so scared, I began screaming, but you never once tried to help me. Maybe you never heard me. The monster got closer and closer as I was screaming and screaming, "Mommy, Mommy, help me please; Mommy, help me." Complete terror is all I felt. I screamed and screamed until I thought I couldn't anymore. Then the monster started ripping my arms off. It hurt so bad; the pain I can never explain. It didn't stop.
Oh, how I begged it to stop. I screamed in horror as it ripped my leg off.
Though I was in such complete pain, I was dying. I knew I would never see your face or hear you say how much you love me. I wanted to make all your tears go away. I had so many plans to make you happy. Now I couldn't; all my dreams were shattered. Though I was in utter pain and horror, I felt the pain of my heart breaking, above all. I wanted more than anything to be your daughter. No use now, for I was dying a painful death. I could only imagine the terrible things that they had done to you. I wanted to tell you that I love you before I was gone, but I didn't know the words you could understand.
And soon, I no longer had the breath to say them; I was dead. I felt myself rising. I was being carried by a huge angel into a big beautiful place. I was still crying, but the physical pain was gone. The angel took me away to a wonderful place... Then I was happy. I asked the angel what was the thing was that killed me. He answered, "Abortion". I am sorry, for I know how it feels." I don't know what abortion is; I guess that's the name of the monster. I'm writing to say that I love you and to tell you how much I wanted to be your little girl. I tried very hard to live. I wanted to live. I had the will, but I couldn't; the monster was too powerful. It sucked my arms and legs off and finally got all of me. It was impossible to live. I just wanted you to know I tried to stay with you. I didn't want to die. Also, Mommy, please watch out for that abortion monster. Mommy, I love you and I would hate for you to go through the kind of pain I did. Please be careful.
Your Baby Girl