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Dogs can read a friendly face

It is what many dog owners have long suspected, their pets can read their personalities and know instinctively who is more likely to be friendly or give them a treat.

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Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of SIDS

Babies who are breastfed, especially those only fed breast milk, and not formula as well are less likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, suggests a new analysis of past studies.

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CIA chief confronts Pak over collusion with militants

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: CIA chief Mr Leon Panetta has confronted Pakistan’s military leadership with evidence of collusion between militants and security officials in the country, causing fresh strains in the troubled US-Pak ties.

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Mumbai attacks: prosecutors given 7 days to provide papers to defence

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court conducting the trial of LeT’s Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks Saturday gave prosecutors a week’s time to provide copies of statements of key Indian witnesses and other relevant documents to defence lawyers.

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M F Husain laid to rest in UK

LONDON:  The body of India’s most acclaimed painter Maqbool Fida Husain was on Friday laid to rest with full Muslim religious rites at Brookwood cemetery in the UK, honouring his last wishes.

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Rana acquitted of 26/11 charges

CHICAGO/NEW DELHI:  In a verdict that was received with disappointment by India, a US court on Friday  acquitted Tahawwur Rana on charges of plotting the 2008 Mumbai attacks but held him guilty of supporting Pakistan-based terror group LeT and planning a strike in Denmark that will get him a maximum of 30 years in jail.

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Jisr al-Shughour town in Syria under siege

JORDAN: Syrian forces equipped with dozens of tanks were reportedly massed outside a near-deserted town near the Turkish border as the revolt against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad entered a potentially decisive phase.

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14 children feared killed in PoK

ISLAMABAD: Fourteen children were feared killed when a van carrying students fell into a canal near Mirpur in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir today, police said.

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