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Pakistan Mulling Ban On Obscene Words In Text Messages
2011-11-21 14:04:05

A move to ban a long list of so-called “dirty words” from all text messages by the Pakistan Telecommunications Association (PTA) has been delayed by Pakistani mobile operators today who are seeking for further clarification from the telecoms authority.

2011-08-23 13:00:47

Physicists are hinting that the Higgs-Boson particle, sometimes referred to as the “God particle”, may be nonexistent.

2011-06-21 06:20:00

The world's oceans are declining much faster than previously believed, a consortium of ocean experts warned on Monday.

2011-06-11 06:40:00

A widespread wheat plague is threatening farms, raising bread prices and unleashing fresh political and economic unrest, according to experts.

2011-05-16 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP), the global news agency known for delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of events shaping our world.

2011-04-29 10:40:00

Experts suggest that the deadly tornadoes that whipped across the South may have been the largest and most powerful ever to be recorded, leaving behind total destruction and a rising death toll.

2011-04-13 14:52:35

Scientists have found a link between intensifying climate events and tectonic plate movements in findings that could provide a valuable insight into why huge tremors take place.

2011-04-13 10:35:00

Smartphone software designed to predict traffic jams and warn motorists even before they get on the road is being tested by IBM.

2011-03-10 12:07:00

CHICAGO, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, is honoring Chicagoan Betty Bergstrom with its Founders' Medallion for her extraordinary contributions to the organization and the fundraising profession. The AFP Founders' Medallion is presented to members who, through their dedication to the principles of ethical and effective fundraising, honor the legacy of AFP's founders: Harry...

2011-03-10 06:25:00

The members of the FairSearch coalition are urging the Justice Department to keep the Google-ITA deal from closing.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'