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Syrian troops storm central city

BEIRUT: A human rights activist says Syrian troops have stormed into a central city, killing at least one person and wounding 20 in attacks that included heavy machine gun fire.

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Energy from thin air

WASHINGTON: Researchers have discovered a way of harnessing energy from the air around us that could potentially power wireless sensors, microprocessors and communications chips.

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US suspends $800 million military aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: Angered by Pakistan’s reluctance to go full throttle in the war against terror, the US Sunday disclosed that it has suspended US$ 800 million worth of military aid to it, reflecting months of bickering between the allies.

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News of the World prints last edition

LONDON: Passionate readers trooped into corner shops at the crack of dawn today to pick up the last and special edition of the 168-year-old ‘News of the World’ tabloid, which was abruptly closed down this week amidst allegations of phone-hacking.

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Small tsunami reaches Japan

TOKYO: Small tsunami waves reached the Pacific coast of northern Japan Sunday after a major quake hit the region heavily damaged by the March earthquake and tsunami, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

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Doctors return to help Libyan rebels

BIR AYAD, LIBYA: The Bir Ayad field hospital is in a single room with no electricity in a former roadside cafe near the front line in Libya’s Western mountains.

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