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Yemen cabinet approves immunity law for President

SANAA: Yemen's Cabinet on Sunday approved a law granting the President, Mr Ali Abdullah Saleh, and anyone who has worked under him, immunity from prosecution for any crimes committed during his 33-year rule.

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Lull in drone strikes helping Taliban, al-Qaeda to regroup

NEW YORK: A deadly NATO air strike that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers last year has put a brake on US drone attacks in Pakistan, a situation terror groups like al-Qaeda are taking advantage of as they regroup and threaten allied forces in the region, a media report has said.

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Israel emerges as an ‘important partner’ for India: Sarna

JERUSALEM: Ahead of the India’ External Affairs Minister, Mr S M Krishna’s visit here, India today termed Israel as an “important partner” in areas like counter-terrorism, defence arena, agriculture, water and energy where it sees growing bilateral cooperation in the coming years.

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New vaccine to fight against AIDS

WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a new vaccine that partially protects monkeys from an infection much similar to HIV, a breakthrough which they say could be a new weapon in the battle against AIDS.

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11 Syria troops killed in clashes

NICOSIA: Heavy clashes broke out before dawn today between the Syrian army and deserters, leaving 11 of its soldiers dead, human rights activists said.

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Pak releases 180 Indian prisoners

ISLAMABAD: A total of 180 Indian prisoners, comprising 179 fishermen and a civilian, were released by Pakistan from a Karachi jail Saturday. They will be repatriated to India at the Wagah border Sunday.

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