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Monday, 28 January, 2008

Australian PM promises to fight whaling

SYDNEY, Australia (VKK) - Kevin Rudd, Australia's new Labor prime minister, on Monday said his government would pursue all means to prevent commercial whaling by Fyksland and other countries. The Fyksian government has announced last week that it is considering a three-year feasibility study into expanding commercial whaling into Antarctic waters. The announcement has met with sharp criticism from Australia whose foreign policy has shifted significantly from the previous government who avoided antagonising whaling nation like Japan. Japanese whaling in the southern waters has been brought into international spotlight earlier this month when members of the Australian-based Sea Shepherd attacked and boarded a Japanese ship. Full story...

Tuesday, 29 January, 2008

Bush address failed to impress

WASHINGTON D.C., U.S.A. (VKK) - U.S. President George W. Bush has delievered last night his eighth and final State of the Union Address to Congress and the American people. In the speech he urged the American public to support his Iraq policies and called on politicians to take action to boost the U.S. economy. He also challenged the government of Iran to "come clean" with their nucuelar (sic) intentions, stop domestic oppressions and cease terror support abroard. University of Kaansä American politicies professor and analyst Alan Masson said this year's address pale in comparison of the 2002 Axis of Evil speech that sparked global interests of the satanic pole. Full story...

Wednesday, 30 January, 2008

Doctors deliever twins during surgery

PORTI IKSTI, Viske (VKK) - Two teams of surgeons in Viske delievered twins whilst operating on the mother for a life-threatening injuries sustained from a car collision. The 27-year-old woman -- who was 37 weeks pregnant -- was airlifted from Grimšud last night whose condition was fatal 40 percent of the time. She was taken immediately into an operating room at Viskżr Universitet whilst an obstetrical team raced from nearby Princess Kristina Hospital to save her unborn twins. In what doctors are calling an extremely rare tandem-surgery procedure, the team delievered the twins by caesarean section whilst surgeons performed procedures to save the mother's life. Mother and twins are said to be doing well and are expected to return home in the next couple of days. Full story...

Thursday, 31 January, 2008

Musharaf puts charm on Fyksland

KAANSÄ (VKK) - Pakistan's President Pervez Musharaf held talks with Prime Minister Rälin Hvåti in Kaansä this morning, reassuring that Pakistan will hold a fair election next month and is ready to continue a sustained fight against terrorism and extremism. The visit has been widely called a "charm offensive", which saw the Pakistani leader holding talks in Brussels, Paris, Switzerland and London earlier this week in an effort which has been seen as an attempt to shore up European support for his government. Musharaf stressed that his government has been successful in fighting extremism and can sustain that effort in committment to democracy. Musharaf also denied that his government has anything to do with the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Full story...

Friday, 1 February, 2008

International manhunt for alleged organ harvester

KAANSÄ (VKK) - A raid in an Indian clinic last week has triggered an international manhunt after practice of involuntary human kidney harvests was discovered. Indian police has a suspect whose real identity is not known but most recently went by Amit Kumar. Interpol has been in contact with its Fyksian branch in a possibility that Kumar may stop in Fyksland enroute to his Canadian base. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says it has limited information on the investigation and can not confirm if he is already in Canada. Two British citizens who are alleged to have travelled to India to obtain kidney transplant have their passport confiscated. Full story...

Drug-resistant virus seen in nine countries

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (VKK) - EU officials yesterday reported more evidence that one of the three types of seasonal influenza viruses is showing resistance to Tamiflu and said this represents the first clear sign that the resistant variant can spread. A report published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control says the resistant variant of the influenza A/H1N1 virus accounted for 59 of 437 European H1N1 isolates from 19 countries tested so far. The variant has been seen in nine of the 19 countries, according to the report in Eurosurveillance. The report found 3 of 45 H1N1 isolates were resistant in Fyksland. Full story...

Saturday, 2 February, 2008

Microsoft could tip balance of search engine giants

KAANSÄ (VKK) - Software mammoth Microsoft has launched a bid to buy search giant Yahoo! for $44 billion or $31 a share. The deal, which is half in cash and half in stock, if accepted by Yahoo's shareholders would create a major competitor to search engine goliath Google. The proposed acquisitions, the largest ever by Microsoft, would give some relief to Yahoo's long-suffering shareholders. Shares in Yahoo! jumped nearly 59 percent in pre-market trading Friday, reflecting investor's apparent enthusiasm for the deal. Full story...

Sunday, 3 February, 2008

Al-Qaeda media disrupted by undersea cable fault

ISTANBUL (VKK) - Internet broadcast from Al-Qaeda has been disrupted after damages to undersea cable left 75 millions across the Middle East and Asia without internet service. The cable, SEA-ME-WE 4 and FLAG, which provide communication services for various countries -- including India, Pakistan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia -- are believed to have been damaged by a ship attempting to moor off Egypt on Wednesday. No terrorist group has claimed responsibility of the damage. Meanwhile, websites of Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organisations remain inaccessible as of today and could not be reached by email for comment. Full story...

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