FirstPost on World: Obama's re-election prospects brighten

Obama's prospects for re-election may have just gotten brighter
The commander in chief's approval rating soared to 56% less than two days after his administration authorized the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, according to a poll released Tuesday. That's a 9-point increase from the 47% approval rating in April and the highest  for Obama since 2009.

 FirstPost on World: Obamas re-election prospects brighten

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Source: NYDaily

Red Cross calls for access to casualties in Deera

The International Committee of the Red Cross has urged Syria to lift restrictions on access to casualties in the besieged city of Deraa, which has been the epicentre of anti-government unrest, as European Union nations press for sanctions against Bashar al-Assad and leading figures in his regime.
Source: aljazeera

Is Carla Bruni expecting twins?

Carla Bruni is expecting twins in the autumn, it was claimed in France today.Voici, a Paris weekly magazine with excellent contacts in the fashion world, claims the 43-year-old First Lady 'won’t be able to keep her bump hidden for much longer.'At the weekend the former supermodel was seen covering her stomach with a shawl, and did not deny that she was expecting her first child with President Nicolas Sarkozy, 56.
Source: DailyMail

Why was Bin Laden mission named after Apache chief?

The code name for the operation to capture Osama Bin Laden was Geronimo. Why was it named after one of the best-known Native Americans?
Source: BBC News

US feared Pak would leak info if told about Osama mission: CIA chief

The charade is over. CIA chief Leon Panetta confirmed that Pakistan was kept out of  the loop on the mission to kill Osama bin Laden as US feared that the plan would be leaked to the al-Qaida leader allowing him to flee.
Source: Times of India

Osama's death may spur al Qaeda attacks

The terror group al-Qaeda, weakened after the loss of its leader Osama bin Laden , may try to carry out new attacks to retaliate and demonstrate its viability. While bin Laden’s death on May 1 may raise short-term security concerns, it erodes al-Qaeda’s ability to plan attacks and inspire new followers in the future, said analysts and US officials.
Source: Bloomberg

Updated Date: May 06, 2011 14:38:23 IST