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Flood victims scold Thai PM

BANGKOK: Frustrated flood victims have berated Thailand's under-pressure prime minister during a visit to inundated areas of Bangkok, one-fifth of which is now under water.

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China achieves first space docking manoeuvre

BEIJING: As two of its unmanned spacecraft successfully docked for the first time high above the Earth, China today termed it as a major technological breakthrough in its ambitious programme to establish a manned space station by 2020.

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India’s Sulabh gets top UN consultative status

UNITED NATIONS: Recognizing Sulabh International's pioneering work in developing low-cost, environmental-friendly public toilet system, the United Nations has accorded its highest consultative status to the Indian NGO.

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Pak grants India Most Favoured Nation status

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: After dilly-dallying for several years, Pakistan Wednesday granted the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India in a significant step in improving bilateral ties and boosting two-way trade currently standing at US$ 2.6 billion.

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US wants to develop F-35 jets with India

WASHINGTON: The US Wednesday offered India partnership in the development of the world’s most advanced flying machine, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, months after losing the lucrative US$ 10 billion contract for 126 war planes.

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Nuclear plants to grow in numbers despite Japan disaster: IAEA

UNITED NATIONS: Despite the Fukushima crisis, the number of nuclear reactors in the world will steadily rise in the coming decades, with the most growth happening in countries like India and China who need to meet their growing energy demands, the international atomic watchdog estimates.

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Historic peace deal struck in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Putting their differences aside, Nepal's main political parties have inked a historic deal that includes an agreement on integrating former Maoist combatants into the security forces, to take a major step towards concluding the stalled peace process.

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