India Condemns Bhutto Murder

“Mrs.Bhutto was a brave and outstanding woman leader of the sub-continent. That she should fall to a barbarous terrorist attack is particularly tragic, and should strengthen our resolve to fight this scourge.”
—External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee

Top 100 Baby Names in Britain for 2007

Top 50 boys and girls names in England and Wales in 2007

The number after the name indicates the number of spots a name has moved up or down the list from the previous year.

Boys

1. Jack
2. Thomas
3. Oliver +1
4. Joshua -1
5. Harry
6. Charlie +4
7. Daniel +2
8. William -1
9. James -3
10. Alfie +6
11. Samuel -3
12. George +2
13. Joseph -1
14. Benjamin -3
15. Ethan +4
16. Lewis +4
17. Mohammed +5
18. Jake -3
19. Dylan +4
20. Jacob +1
21. Luke -4
22. Callum -9
23. Alexander +1
24. Matthew -6
25. Ryan
26. Adam
27. Tyler
28. Liam +3
29. Harvey -1
30. Max -1
31. Harrison +5
32. Jayden new entry +36
33. Cameron -3
34. Henry +5
35. Archie +5
36. Connor -1
37. Jamie -5
38. Muhammad +6
39. Oscar +8
40. Edward +1
41. Lucas +7
42. Isaac new entry +13
43. Leo -10
44. Owen -10
45. Nathan -8
46. Michael -4
47. Finley new entry +13
48. Ben -10
49. Aaron -6
50. Noah -4

Girls

1. Grace +1
2. Ruby +2
3. Olivia -2
4. Emily +1
5. Jessica -2
6. Sophie
7. Chloe
8. Lily +1
9. Ella +2
10. Amelia +6
11. Lucy -3
12. Charlotte
13. Ellie -3
14. Mia
15. Evie +6
16. Hannah -1
17. Megan
18. Katie -5
19. Isabella
20. Isabelle +9
21. Millie -1
22. Abigail
23. Amy -5
24. Daisy +1
25. Freya -2
26. Emma +1
27. Erin +1
28. Poppy +2
29. Molly -5
30. Holly -4
31. Phoebe +3
32. Jasmine -1
33. Caitlin +2
34. Imogen +14
35. Madison +4
36. Elizabeth +5
37. Sophia +12
38. Keira -5
39. Scarlett +7
40. Leah -8
41. Ava new entry +23
42. Georgia -5
43. Alice +4
44. Summer new entry +15
45. Isabel -1
46. Rebecca -10
47. Lauren -9
48. Amber -8
49. Eleanor -7
50. Bethany -7

+/- indicates movement since last year.

Source: timesonline.co.uk

Americans Split Over Gun Control

Does the United States need stricter gun control laws?

Dec. 2007 May 2007
Yes 42% 43%
No 44% 49%

Source: Rasmussen Reports
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 800 American likely voters, conducted on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

Peruvians Want Free-Trade With US

Do you support or oppose the free trade agreement between Peru and the United States?

Support 66%
Oppose 25%

Source: Ipsos, Apoyo, Opinión y Mercado / El Comercio
Methodology: Interviews with 1,007 Peruvian adults, conducted from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, 2007. Margin of error is 2.5 per cent.

Russia: Putin Puppet Has Huge Lead

If the presidential election were conducted this Sunday, which of these candidates would you vote for?

Dmitry Medvedev 45%
Vladimir Zhirinovsky 5%
Gennady Zyuganov 5%
Boris Nemtsov 1%
Mikhail Fradkov 1%
Other 5%
Would not vote 8%
Hard to answer 30%

How would you rate Dmitry Medvedev’s chances in the election?

He will earn a substantial victory 55%
He will win, but barely ahead of his rivals 17%
He will lose 4 %
Hard to answer 24%

Source: All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center
Methodology: Interviews with 1,600 Russian adults, conducted on Dec. 15 and Dec. 16. 2007. Margin of error is 3.4 per cent.