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Bollywood legend Dev Anand dead

LONDON: Dev Anand, Bollywood’s evergreen star, who swayed generations of fans as debonair hero and later as a filmmaker in a Bollywood career spanning 65 years, died here early Sunday, leaving behind a legacy of classics like Guide and Hum Dono.

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‘Cosmetic changes’ to UN Security Council will not help: India

UNITED NATIONS: India today said that mere "cosmetic changes" to the UN Security Council will not improve its effectiveness, asking its five permanent members to realise that the reform of the powerful body, including its expansion, is necessary to reflect contemporary realities.

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Clinton pushes reform in historic Myanmar talks

NAYPYIDAW: The US Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Clinton held landmark talks with Myanmar's rulers today, saying she was "encouraged" by reform moves from the new regime after decades of repression and isolation.

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Russia launches radar system to counter US missile shield

MOSCOW: In its bid to counter Western plans for a US missile shield in Europe, Russia Tuesday launched a state-of-the art antimissile radar with a detection range of 6,000 kilometres, close to the borders of NATO alliance members Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic coast.

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UNSC reform will enhance Council’s credibility, says India

UNITED NATIONS: Arguing for urgent reform of the UN Security Council to reflect "contemporary realities", India has said a common refrain among countries is that the world can no longer be subjected to the mercies of a "woefully inadequate system" that was established more than half a century ago.

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Pakistan’s nuclear weapons not safe, says Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's nuclear weapons are not safe under the present PPP dispensation, the country's former foreign minister, Mr Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said, evoking an angry response from the government, which rejected his contention as "baseless".

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