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    Confusion over Iraq turnout
    MANAMA, JAN. 31. The death toll in Iraq's controversial elections has risen to 44 amid confusion about the turnout in yesterday's poll. At least 44 persons including nine suicide bombers were killed in a string of attacks, which targeted ...

    Israel seizes Palestinian land bit by bit
    BETHLEHEM, JAN. 31.The Israeli Government has quietly seized thousands of acres of Palestinian-owned land in and around East Jerusalem after a secret Cabinet decision to use a 55-year-old law against Arabs separated from farms and orchards by the ...

    Putin pledges support to Abbas
    MOSCOW, JAN. 31.Russia has pledged support for the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, in his efforts to achieve a peace settlement with Israel. "We are prepared to work actively with you and the international community in resolving these ...

    Many killed in second Kuwait shootout
    KUWAIT CITY, JAN. 31.Several persons were killed when police stormed a house of suspected terrorists on Monday, the second straight day of clashes with Islamic militants, Kuwaiti police reported. The operation was ``a spectacular success,'' ...

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    Bird flu death toll 12 in Vietnam
    HANOI: A 10-year-old girl from southern Vietnam became the 12th person to die of bird flu in a month, health officials said on Monday, as authorities took precautions to keep the disease from spreading during the upcoming Lunar New Year ...

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    India & World
    ``Talks with Manmohan will be significant''
    ISLAMABAD, JAN. 31. Building hopes and hype on the coming meeting between the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and his Pakistani counterpart, Shaukat Aziz, on the sidelines of next week's South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ...

    Let us be flexible: Pakistan envoy
    CHENNAI, JAN. 31. The dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir can be resolved through talks marked by "sincerity, seriousness and flexibility," Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Aziz Ahmad Khan, said today. In an informal ...

    Baglihar: No "technical fixes" for political objections
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 31. India believes that there can be no "technical fixes" for Pakistan's political objections on the Baglihar dam being constructed on the Chenab river. Speaking ahead of the February 6 meeting of the Indian and Pakistani Prime ...



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