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Battle lines in Libya remain static
Western air strikes destroy regime's heavy weapons

Tokyo tap water contaminated
SINGAPORE: Signs of an escalating civil nuclear crisis in Japan emerged on Wednesday, with the authorities making “precautionary” announcements that water in Tokyo was found to contain radioactive iodine above the permissible ...

UML, Maoists sign deal with Madhesi party
Kathmandu: Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal, Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda' and Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum chairman Upendra Yadav arrived at an understanding on Wednesday morning, expanding the ruling coalition and paving ...

Germany to recognise foreign degrees
BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet is to approve legislation to recognise qualifications and degrees from foreign institutions, making it easier for foreign professionals to find work in Germany. The new legislation is aimed ...

Syrian protesters shot dead
DARAA: Syrian security forces on Wednesday fired on anti-regime protesters near a mosque, killing five and wounding scores, rights activists said as the government blamed a “gang” for the violence. The activist said security ...

Bangladesh ready to compromise on Yunus
DHAKA: Bangladesh said Wednesday it was ready to compromise on Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus's controversial dismissal after a U.S. diplomat warned that the issue would affect bilateral ties. Mr. Yunus, who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize ...

Yemeni President given emergency powers
SANA'A: Yemen's Parliament enacted sweeping emergency laws on Wednesday after the country's embattled President asked for new powers of arrest, detention and censorship to quash a popular uprising demanding his ouster. The move escalates ...

Tensions rise in Gaza
JERUSALEM: Twenty people were wounded when an explosion ripped through a bus outside Jerusalem's central bus station on Wednesday, medical officials told AFP, saying three were seriously hurt. Israeli officials and police confirmed the ...

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Singapore-Indian Sat Pal Khattar to receive Padma Shri today
SINGAPORE: Singapore-Indian Sat Pal Khattar will receive the Padma Shri in New Delhi on Thursday, becoming the first person to be so honoured with the award from the City-State. Several years ago, the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for ...

More restrictions ahead for students wishing to study in Britain





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