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Tens of thousands of Yemenis demonstrate in Sanaa

SANNA: Tens of thousands of protesters Thursday massed at Sanaa University for a “day of rage” against Mr Ali Abdullah Saleh’s rule, while a similar number of loyalists flooded a central square in support of the embattled Yemeni President.

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B’desh wants to redraw sea border with India

DHAKA: Bangladesh will approach the United Nations seeking to delineate its maritime borders in the Bay of Bengal with India and Myanmar.
Bangladesh claims over 450 nautical miles from its coastline in the Bay of Bengal.

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Pakistan police arrest Muslim student accused of blasphemy

KARACHI: Pakistani police in the port city of Karachi have arrested a Muslim student under the country’s controversial blasphemy law for allegedly writing derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed in his examination answer sheets.

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Iran hangs dozens of drug peddlers

TEHRAN: The Iranian government has hanged dozens of drug traffickers in the first month of 2011 and vowed to pursue its anti-drug trafficking campaign. The latest one to be hanged was an Iranian-Dutch woman.

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Time running out for duped TVU students

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of Indian students, duped by a California-based “sham” university, are frantically knocking at the doors of colleges begging for admission in their desperate attempt to save their academic careers and avoid deportation back home.

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ElBaradei: time for Egypt leader Mubarak to go

CAIRO: Activists trying to oust Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak set fire to buildings in the eastern city of Suez overnight and played cat-and-mouse with police on a third day of protests against his 30-year rule.

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Russian Islamist wanted for Moscow blast-report


MOSCOW: Security forces are searching for an ethnic Russian member of a North Caucasus Islamist group suspected of involvement in the Moscow airport bombing which killed 35, a leading daily reported thursday.
Monday’s suicide attack in the arrival hall of Moscow’s Domodedovo airport bore the hallmarks of Islamist insurgents from the North Caucasus, on Russia’s southern flank. No group has claimed responsibility, which left some 130 injured.

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Bomb at Iraq funeral kills 35, clashes erupt

BAGHDAD: A car bomb exploded at a funeral in a Shi’ite part of the Iraqi capital Thursday, killing at least 35 people, wounding dozens and triggering clashes between angry residents and police, health and security sources said.

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Denmark extends detention of three terror suspects

COPENHAGEN: A Danish court Thursday extended the detention of three men charged with plotting to attack a Danish newspaper whose 2005 publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad stirred Muslim outrage around the world.

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Inflation, unemployment may hurt global economy, warn economists

DAVOS: Rising prices are a cause for concern not only in India, but globally, with CEOs and economists gathered here for the annual World Economic Forum meet warning that spiralling inflation and unemployment could hurt global economic growth.

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