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Russia opens short-cut Asia sea route
Faster and cheaper than the Suez route
CIA: Headley, others gave U.S. reputation of terror exporter
WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency harboured deep concerns at the possibility that America might be viewed as an exporter of terrorism, and the case of David Headley, prime accused in the Mumbai terror attacks, only substantiated such ...
Bugti evokes strong emotions
ISLAMABAD: Major parts of Balochistan observed a shutter-down strike on Thursday to mark the fourth anniversary of the assassination of Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti during the regime of the former President, Pervez ...
Ershad's regime “illegal”
DHAKA: In a landmark verdict, the High Court of Bangladesh on Thursday declared illegal the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution that legalised the autocratic regime of General Hussein Muhammad Ershad. The appellate division of the ...
Pollution threat to Yangtze
BEIJING: A new study has found widespread presence of hazardous chemicals in fish in China's longest and most important river, raising questions about the effectiveness and enforcement of environmental regulations. The study, conducted ...
Russian ballerina was Nazis' “secret weapon” against Allied forces
LONDON: A glamorous Russian ballet dancer, who doubled up as a Nazi spy, was responsible for one of the worst defeats of the Allied forces in the Second World War, causing a political upheaval in Britain, according to classified intelligence ...
India & World
New York lights up for celebrations
NEW YORK: Mother Teresa's 100th birth anniversary was marked in New York's iconic Times Square with billboards and buildings emitting a soft blue light, while the Empire State Building (ESB) — which has honoured a string of personalities ...
Albania, Macedonia honour Mother Teresa
VAU I DEJES (ALBANIA): Hundreds of Catholics in Albania held a mass on Thursday to commemorate the birth centenary of Mother Teresa. Men and women in traditional folk costumes, schoolchildren, nuns and bishops filled the courtyard of a ...
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