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Pakistani lawyers end boycott, to return to court
Leaders of the movement say this does not signal their acceptance of the “provisional constitutional order judges”
5 killed in blast at mosque
ISLAMABAD: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia mosque in Peshawar, killing at least five persons and wounding many more. The Imambargah Qasim Beg mosque was filled with worshippers at the time of the attack, which came as the Shia ...
U.K., Russia row over British Council
LONDON: In a further escalation of diplomatic tensions between Britain and Russia, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband on Thursday accused Moscow of resorting to “cold war” tactics after the Russian government ordered closure ...
Dialogue only way out in Sri Lanka: Ban
COLOMBO: Amid claims by the military that at least 25 LTTE cadres were killed in the last 24 hours in the north, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said dialogue is the only way to stop further violence. Strongly condemning the ...
Koirala reveals role in currency racket
Kathmandu: Nepalese Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has revealed that he was involved in printing counterfeit Indian currency notes and masterminded the hijacking of a passenger plane during his political exile in India in the 1970s. ...
Australia to help resolve whaling standoff
SYDNEY: Australia offered on Thursday to help resolve a two-day standoff between Japanese whalers and protesters who climbed aboard a harpoon boat in frigid Antarctic waters by sending an Australian vessel to pick the activists up. The ...
India & World
India in talks with U.S. for ballistic missile defence
Dallas: Barely a month after carrying out successful tests of interceptor missiles, India is in talks with a leading American aerospace firm to apparently seek collaboration for developing a robust ballistic missile defence (BMD) system. ...
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