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Submission + - Feds accuse Islamic foundation of supporting terro (the1776blog.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The Federal Government accused an Islamic organization with illegally funneling money to Bank Melli, an Iranian government owned bank, and with providing “services” (CNN) to the hostile government. The organization, Alavi Foundation and its sister company Assa Corporation, are nothing more than fronts for the Iranian government in the United States according to the U.S. Attorney to the Southern District of New York.
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Submission + - Medvedev Proposes to Reduce Timezones in Russia (bbc.co.uk)

suraj.sun writes: Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed reducing the number of time zones spanning his vast country. Russia currently have 11 time zones.

Medvedev made mention in his speech of the difficulties in having so many time zones.

"Have we ever thought about to what extent such a fractional division allows for an effective governance of our country. Does it not result in the use of too costly technologies?"

He pointed out that the US and China — other very large countries — "show that it is possible to cope with a smaller time difference".

The president did not mention how many time zones might be cut, but Vladivostock Economics University rector Gennady Lazarev told the RIA Novosti news agency that it could be reduced to just four — one each for Kaliningrad, Moscow, the Ural Mountains region and Siberia and the Far East.

BBC News : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8357630.stm

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