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 New wave of air strikes hit Kabul, Kandahar
Kabul, Oct. 8. Heavy bursts of anti-aircraft fire ripped the night sky over Kabul on Monday, heralding a second night of U.S. attacks aimed at the Taliban Government in Afghanistan and the accused terrorist mastermind, Osama bin Laden. As the new bombardment began, the Taliban insisted previous strikes had missed their mark.

Taliban vows to fight back
Islamabad, Oct. 8. An emergency session of the Taliban Cabinet resolved today to fight back against U.S.-led forces and ruled out any change in the militia's policy of protecting the alleged terrorist mastermind, Osama bin Laden.

India exchanges notes with Russia
New Delhi, Oct. 8. India today took stock of the developments in Afghanistan and Pakistan following Sunday's attacks by the United States and exchanged notes with Russia on the unfolding situation in the region.

Musharraf rings up Vajpayee
New Delhi, Oct. 8. The Pakistan President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, late this evening is believed to have ``promised'' the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, that he would hold an inquiry about Pakistani involvement, if any, in the suicide car bomb attack at the Assembly building in Srinagar recently.

 Over 100 die as planes collide
Milan, Oct. 8. Over 100 persons were killed in a runway collision at Milan's Linate airport early today between a Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) jet and a Cessna plane. A number of ground staff were believed to be among the victims.

Plea for Tirumala as ''no-fly zone''
Tirupati, Oct. 8. The Andhra Pradesh Government is said to have decided to ask the Centre to declare the air space over the Tirumala hills, the abode of Lord Venkateswara as ``no-fly- zone''.

3 share Nobel for medicine
Stockholm, Ooct. 8. Dr. Leland Hartwell of the U.S. and Dr. Timothy Hunt and Dr. Paul Nurse, both of Britain, were today awarded the Nobel medicine prize for 2001 for research on cells that opens new possibilities for the treatment of cancer, the Nobel jury said.


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