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Pakistan denies pact on U.S. attacks
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan denied on Wednesday that it had an agreement with the U.S. on Predator drone attacks on its territory, and called for “closer cooperation” to deal with the problem of militancy. The denial followed remarks ...
Huge civilian death toll, says ICRC
Colombo: The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), in a statement here on Wednesday, said hundreds of people had been killed and wounded in the Wanni region following intensified fighting and violence was blocking evacuation of the ...
Kirill to head Russian Orthodox church
MOSCOW: The Russian Orthodox Church elected a conservative nationalist as its new leader to replace Patriarch Alexy II who died nearly two months ago. Metropolitan Kirill (62), a long-standing church diplomat and skillful orator, won by ...
Seven babies, and then one more for good luck
Dr. Harold Henry and his colleagues had followed their patient for 10 weeks, and knew just what to expect. The woman was carrying seven babies. Multiple ultrasounds confirmed it every time: Seven heads, seven spines and 28 limbs, all packed ...
We will not show restraint anymore: Israel
DUBAI: The fragile ceasefire in the Gaza Strip had been put under further strain after Israeli warplanes bombed the coastal strip's southern border with Egypt on Wednesday. The attacks came after Palestinian fighters killed one Israeli ...
Greece paralysed as farmers ratchet up protests
Athens: Thousands of Greek farmers demanding compensation for low commodity prices have threatened to step up a nine-day protest which has paralysed the country, cutting road links with its neighbours and leaving tonnes of fruit and meat ...
India & World
“Domestic demand will drive economy”
Davos (Switzerland): Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath on Wednesday said India’s domestic demand would help it sustain economic growth despite the global downturn, which could not hit the country as much as it impacted other ...
India’s role lauded
Washington: A top U.S. military commander has appreciated the positive role played by India in Afghanistan. “I also believe India plays an important role here [in Afghanistan],” Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of ...
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