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STAVANGER---The leader of Norway's
Conservative Party says she is forming a right-wing
Erna Solberg said yesterday the two-party minority
government will include the anti-immigration
Progress Party, which has never been in a Norwegian
governing coalition before. The new government
follows an election this month which saw the
Conservatives and three center-right parties win a
majority, but only the Progress Party agreed to team
up with the Conservatives in a coalition. The coalition
will replace a moderate one led by Prime Minister
Jens Stoltenberg's Labor Party, which governed
Norway for eight years and still is the largest party in
Peshawar---At least 40 people
were killed and about 100 were
wounded after a bomb explod-
ed at a bazaar in Peshawar on
Sunday, officials at a Pakistani
A car carrying 485 pounds of
explosives detonated in the
city s historic Qissa Khawani
bazaar, destroying at least ten
shops and several vehicles and
leaving a huge crater, said
Shafqat Malik, chief of the
bomb disposal unit.
The Pakistani Taliban,
the attack and denied any
Alamzeb Khan was working
at a nearby tea stall Sunday
when he felt the earth shake.
The impact of the blast knocked
him to the ground.
"When I got up, everything
was on fire. Women and chil-
dren were burning in (a) Suzuki
pickup, and a number of vehi-
cles were destroyed, besides the
shops (that) were also on fire,"
The death toll is expected to
rise, as most of the wounded
are critically injured, said Dr.
Arshad Javed, chief executive
of Lady Reading Hospital in
Peshawar. Already, people are
sharing stories of incredible loss.
One family traveled to Peshawar
to attend a wedding. Now
they re planning a mass funeral.
In all, the family lost 18 mem-
bers in the attack, including
On Monday, 81 people were
killed in a suicide bombing at
a Protestant church in one of
the deadliest attacks ever on
the Christian community in
Pakistan. A splinter group of
the Pakistani Taliban claimed
responsibility, saying the attack
was in response to US drone
strikes in tribal areas.
And on Friday, at least 17
people were killed and more
than 30 others wounded in an
explosion that ripped through
a bus carrying government
Sikander Khan Sherpao, sen-
ior minister of Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa, suggested the
attack had been carried out by
forces wanting to sabotage
recent efforts by the national
government to pursue peace
talks with the Pakistani Tal-
Earlier this month, Pakistani
officials announced plans to
pursue peace talks with Taliban
militants and withdraw troops
from parts of the volatile north-
western region, which borders
'Women and children
Vatican City---The Vatican yesterday said
late popes John Paul II and John XXIII
would be made saints at an unprecedented
joint ceremony on April 27, 2014 in a bid
to unite Catholic conservatives and liber-
als.Pope Francis made the historic announce-
ment at a meeting of cardinals known as
a consistory. The canonisation of the two
popes is expected to bring hundreds of thou-
sands of pilgrims to Rome. The popular
Polish pope John Paul and his Italian pred-
ecessor known as "Good Pope John", are
two of modern-day Catholicism s most
"It will be a great day for the whole
Church worldwide, for Poland s Church and
for our country," episcopate spokesman
Father Jozef Kloch told reporters in Warsaw.
But sainthood for the late Karol Wojtyla,
the only pope from eastern Europe, comes
at trying times for his native Church, which
has been hit hard by a paedophilia scandal.
"I always knew I was at the service of a
holy man," Archbishop of Krakow Stanislaw
Dziwisz, John Paul II s former secretary, told
the Polish press agency PAP.
The double sainthood is seen by Vatican
watchers as an attempt to breach a tradi-
tional left-right divide in the Church.
The Polish pope was popular throughout
his 27-year papacy and helped topple Com-
munism---although he alienated many with
his conservative views and was blamed for
hushing up paedophile priest scandals.
Norway forming right-wing coalition government
People help injured women at the site of the explosion in Peshawar on Sunday. (CNN)
In this file photo taken on April 23 1997, Pope John
Paul II waves to faithful as he crosses St Peter's
square at the Vatican.
Former popes to be made saints in April
California---You expect to find plastics in your
lunch box, not on a moon of Saturn.
But that s exactly where NASA found an ingre-
dient of plastic---the first time the chemical has
been detected on another world.
The Cassini spacecraft found small amounts
of propylene, a chemical used to make storage
containers and other products, in the atmosphere
of Saturn s largest moon Titan.
Titan is among the few bodies in the solar
system with a significant atmosphere made up
Cassini previously detected signs that propylene
might be present in Titan s hazy atmosphere.
But scientists weren t convinced until one of the
spacecraft s instruments measured the heat com-
ing from Saturn and its moons, and identified
The finding appeared yesterday in the Astro-
physical Journal Letters. (AP)
MOSCOW---Russia s main investigative agency
yesterday accused Greenpeace activists of posing
a "real threat" to the security of personnel on
an offshore drilling platform in the Arctic,
another indication that Moscow plans to pros-
ecute the jailed environmentalists for their
All 30 people who were on a Greenpeace ship,
including two journalists, have been jailed for
two months pending an investigation into their
September 18 protest at the platform owned by
state-controlled energy giant Gazprom.
The investigators said the Greenpeace ship,
the Arctic Sunrise, had violated the 500-metre
security zone around the platform and that it
was carrying equipment whose purpose was still
Greenpeace Russia denied the ship had ventured
closer than the 500 metres established by Russian
and international law. The inflatable boats used
by activists to scale the offshore platform did
violate this zone, but posed no danger, the organ-
isation said. (AP)
activists posed 'real threat'
Cassini detects plastic
ingredient on Saturn moon
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