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China remembers six decades of turbulence and prosperity
BEIJING: The roads have been emptied. Massive security is in place. Around 8,00,000 security volunteers are trawling Beijing’s streets. Even the skies have been cleared — of airplanes, pigeons and rain clouds. The ...
Tsunami kills 113, flattens Samoan villages
APIA (Samoa): A massive tsunami unleashed by a powerful earthquake flattened Samoan villages and swept cars and people out to sea, killing at least 113 and leaving dozens missing on Wednesday. The death toll was expected to rise. ...
Bid to have Barak arrested over war crimes fails
LONDON: The visiting Israeli Defence Minister, Ehud Barak, was on Wednesday at the centre of a high legal drama following a bid by Palestinian rights campaigners to have him arrested over allegations of war crimes highlighted in a recent U.N. ...
Now, U.S. is gunning for Quetta shura?
ISLAMABAD: The growing chorus in the western media about a potential U.S. plan to take out Afghan Taliban leaders said to be based in the Balochistan capital Quetta has rudely woken Pakistan to the possibility of American drone attacks in the ...
507-carat white diamond mined
Johannesburg: A spectacular 507.55 carat white diamond has been found at the Cullinan mine in South Africa, where the world’s largest gem was found decades ago. At 507 carats (just over 100 grams) the diamond, which has yet to be ...
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