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 U.S. jet crashes in New York city
New York, Nov. 12. An American Airlines jetliner on its way to the Dominican Republic with 255 people aboard crashed moments after takeoff from the John F. Kennedy Airport in a residential neighborhood on Monday, setting homes on fire. There was no immediate word on the number of deaths or injuries.

Taliban foes six km. from Kabul
Jabal-us-Saraj (Afghanistan), Nov. 12. The Afghan opposition northern alliance has advanced to within six km of the capital, Kabul, at its closest point and the hardline Taliban were withdrawing, opposition Foreign Minister, Abdullah Abdullah said today.

India, Pak. trade fire in Siachen sector
New Delhi, Nov. 12. The Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire in the Siachen glacier sector on Sunday but there were no Indian casualties, an Army spokesman said today. Both sides traded artillery fire which was initiated by Pakistan in the Gyong sector.

India bids for NAM summit
New Delhi, Nov. 12. India is believed to be the front-runner among various candidates to host the summit of the non-aligned nations early next year.

Hurriyat calls for trilateral talks
Srinagar, Nov. 12. The Hurriyat Conference today called for a ``comprehensive'' ceasefire by all groups, including the militants and security forces, as part of its three-point formula to resolve the Kashmir issue.

 No change in U.K. position on Kashmir, says Blair
London, Nov. 12. The Prime Ministers of India and the United Kingdom today explored ways to streamline the ongoing campaign against international terrorism. No specific blueprint was announced at the conclusion of their summit here, but their strategic consultations were hailed by both sides.

Princess killed in copter crash
Kathmandu, Nov. 12. A member of Nepal's royal family and three others were killed today when a helicopter with six persons on board crashed into Rara lake in Mugu district, about 500 km west of Kathmandu, officials said.

Idol recovered
Bhubaneswar, Nov. 12. The idol of Lord Madan Mohan, which was stolen from the 12th century Lord Jagannath temple in Puri early on Sunday, was recovered from a well inside the Nilachal Upaban, a garden adjacent to the main temple complex, this morning.

Naxalites kill 2 RJD leaders
Daltonganj, Nov. 12. PWG naxalites struck at two places killing two RJD leaders and injuring another, blowing up a railway line and torching six vehicles in Jharkhand today.

'Al-Qaeda planning more attacks'
London, Nov. 12. Osama bin Laden's network of supporters in Saudi Arabia is planning a strike against government or U.S. military interests in the oil-rich desert kingdom, a leading Saudi dissident said today.

Child dies after vitamin dose
Guwahati, Nov. 12. One child died and over 1,500 children fell ill in different parts of Assam after being administered free doses of vitamin A solution syrup under a nationwide campaign on Sunday.


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