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Cleric who pushed the govt too far
Once respected by the Pakistani establishment, the smooth-talking cleric at the centre of the Islamabad mosque siege pushed authorities too far with his sometimes bizarre drive to enforce strict Islamic law in the city. ...  | Read.. 
 
Foreign link in failed talks
Lal Masjid head Abdul Rashid Ghazi had agreed on his own surrender but the talks broke down because of his last-minute insistence on a safe passage for foreign militants ...  | Read.. 
 
Senator in ‘DC Madam’ net
Republican Senator David Vitter from Louisiana apologised last night after his telephone number appeared in the phone records of the woman dubbed the “DC Madam” ...  | Read.. 
 
US sends third carrier to Gulf
The US navy said today it had sent a third aircraft carrier to its Fifth Fleet area of operations, which includes waters close to Iran, whose row with the West over its nucl ...  | Read.. 
 
Apple plans cheaper iPhone, says report
Apple Inc plans to launch a cheaper version of the iPhone in the fourth quarter that could be based on the ultra-slim iPod Nano music player, according to a JP Morgan report. ...  | Read.. 
 
An aerial view of the Lal Masjid and the Jamia Hafsa seminary in Islamabad on Tuesday after the complex was stormed by Pakistani forces. (Reuters)
Bond, ageing & weak but highly sexed
British novelist Sebastian Faulks has written a new, officially approved James Bond thriller portra..  | Read.. 
Masjid raid rekindles Operation Bluestar comparison
The Pakistani military operation in Islamabad’s Lal Masjid that began early this morning h..  | Read..