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10 die in U.S. strike in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Missiles fired from a suspected U.S. spy plane killed 10 people in Pakistan on Friday just east of the Afghan border, said security officials, the first such strike since the inauguration of President Barack Obama. At least ...
Delay in delivery of a Russian n-submarine
MOSCOW: The delivery of a Russian nuclear submarine to India could be delayed by more than a year as a result of a sea trials accident two months ago. The Shchuka-B class attack submarine, Nerpa, was to be handed over to the Indian Navy in ...
Pakistan is ground zero for terror threats: Kerry
Washington: Claiming that top Al-Qaeda leaders were plotting their next attack from Pakistan, a key U.S. Senator on Friday said Pakistan had become “ground zero” for terror threat to the United States. “As ...
Efforts on to heal Palestinian rift
DAMASCUS: The Palestinian group Hamas has shown its reluctance to follow Egyptian mediation to reduce tensions with it rival Fatah by backing Yemen’s recent initiative to bring the two feuding groups together. The Yemeni plan envisages ...
Shanghai group to hold meet
MOSCOW: Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan will be discussed at an international conference to be held later this year in Moscow. “The situation in Afghanistan cannot be analysed outside the context of relations between ...
Stop LTTE from using civilians as shield: Japan
COLOMBO: Yasushi Akashi, Representative of the Government of Japan for Peace Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka, on Friday said the LTTE should not be allowed to use civilians as a human shield. Mr. Akashi, on a ...
News on U.S. economy not good: Obama
Washington: As he met the Congressional leaders on Friday to discuss with them the mega economic stimulus plan, U.S. President Barack Obama said the news coming on the country’s economy had not been good. In his brief remarks with ...
COLOMBO: Yet another Editor of Sri Lankan news media was assaulted here on Friday. The incident, coming exactly two weeks after the brutal assassination of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickramatunga, has sent shock ...
Bush fishes and feeds the dogs
Los Angeles: George Bush planned to take it easy in his first full day out of office. He was planning, he told a crowd of 20,000 gathered at Centennial Plaza in Midland, Texas on Tuesday night on having a “relaxing morning in ...
Scientists pin hope on Galileo DNA test
Rome: When he was buried — at the insistence of the Catholic church in unconsecrated ground — Galileo Galilei left behind at least two conundrums: how could a man with impaired eyesight have made the observations that ...
Caroline Kennedy ends Senate seat bid
Decision leaves question marks over the political future of the Kennedy family
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