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Mumbai attack American victims want Headley to depose

WASHINGTON: American nationals and relatives of those killed in Mumbai terror attacks want the confessed LeT operative David Headley to take the stand in a New York law suit they have filed against Pakistan’s ISI for plotting the bloody mayhem.

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Iran unveils new cruise missiles

DUBAI: Iran today unveiled a new cruise missile which it said has the capability to strike at warships at a range of 200 km, including US bases in the Persian Gulf region.

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Gaddafi still in Libya: Pentagon

WASHINGTON/CAIRO: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is still believed to be inside the country, even as the rebel forces have entered the capital Tripoli, the Pentagon has said.

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Nepal crisis deepens as Maoists refuse to surrender

KATHMANDU: The crisis in Nepal deepened on Monday as major parties failed to name a new consensual prime minister and the former Maoist guerrillas again refused to hand over their weapons, their chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda predicting that the extended on Wednesday deadline to form a national unity government would also fail.

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In China, wife loses right to property after divorce

BEIJING: A ruling by China’s supreme court divesting wives of the right of co-ownership of property in the event of divorce has stirred up major controversy , as it changed the country’s time honoured marriage law almost overnight.

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Cause of Lou Gehrig’s disease discovered

WASHINGTON: Researchers have identified a common cause of all forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’’s disease, paving the way for effective therapies.

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Maternal health matters not genetics

WASHINGTON: A new research has suggested that disadvantaged, unhealthy mothers are much more likely to have sickly children than disadvantaged moms who are relatively healthy—and this is not only due to genetics.

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UN atom chief plays down safety cost concerns

VIENNA: Planned steps to boost global nuclear safety after Japan’s Fukushima disaster will not lead to any major increase in costs for reactor operators, the UN atomic energy chief, Mr Yukiya Amano says.

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