Romney tightens grip on Republican nomination
Mitt Romney edged out rival Rick Santorum in a
nail-biter vote in Ohio as he tightened his grip on the 2012
Republican Presidential nomination with a string of Super Tuesday
wins. Santorum kept his hopes alive with a trio of victories in
North Dakota, Oklahoma and Tennessee, but Romney took at least six
states: Idaho, Massachusetts, Virginia, Vermont,Alaska and, after a
torturous wait, Ohio.Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won
resoundingly in his home state of Georgia, giving him an outside
chance of rebooting his bid if he can gain some momentum in a clutch
of upcoming battles in the conservative Deep South.
Were Osama’s remains cremated in US?
A huge controversy has erupted over the remains
of slain al-Qaida chief Osama Bin Laden and what exactly happened to
them. Osama Bin Laden was apparently buried in the waters of the
north Arabian sea, but there are now emails that suggest otherwise.
Robotic ‘cheetah’ breaks speed records
The Pentagon's main research agency has created
the fastest-ever land robot, named “Cheetah,” which can gallop at a
speed of 18 miles (29 kilometers) per hour, scientists said Tuesday.
The headless robot looks to be about the size of a small dog and is
shown running on a treadmill in pictures and video released by the
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Stolen wages offer to Aborigines ‘heartless’
A rich Australian state's plan to pay up to
Aus$2,000 (US$2,106) to Aboriginal people whose wages were kept from
them for decades has been criticised as a “cruel and heartless
offer”. Western Australia, a vast and resource-rich state riding a
lucrative mining boom, has announced the payments for the “stolen
wages” of Aboriginal people born before 1958 whose wages were
controlled by the state government. But the state's Aboriginal legal
service said the payment was scant compensation for the practice
under which for decades many indigenous workers were given only
“pocket money” while their full wages were held back.