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Pak protests ill-treatment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lodged an official protest with Saudi Arabia after receiving reports of ill-treatment of thousands of Haj pilgrims from the country and sought a hefty compensation in this regard.

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UN troops shoot man dead

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI: UN peacekeepers in Haiti have shot dead at least one person in clashes sparked by claims that Nepalese soldiers brought the cholera epidemic that has swept the country, killing 1,000 people.

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Suspect in Iran stoning case allegedly confesses

TEHRAN: An Iranian woman claiming to be Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, who has been sentenced to death by stoning after an adultery conviction, confessed on Iranian state television to being a ‘sinner.’

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‘Democracy would eventually come’

LONDON: Myanmar’s pro- democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi freed on November 13 by the military junta after over seven years in house arrest is sure democracy would come to the country eventually, although she does not know how long it would take, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

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India, China, Russia for UN reforms

WUHAN (CHINA): Russia and China - the two veto wielding UNSC members - today sought “comprehensive” reforms to make the council more democratic, as they welcomed India’s entry into the UNSC as a non-permanent member.

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Indians form 2nd largest group of Intl students in US

WASHINGTON: Indians represent 15 per cent of all foreigners pursuing higher education in the US, becoming the second largest international group after China which topped the list with over 18 per cent students, says a report released today.

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LeT had set up high tech command centre for 26/11

WASHINGTON: Stocked with computers, televisions and voice-over-internet phones, top commanders of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) had set up a control room from where they controlled and directed the 26/11 Mumbai carnage, a US report has said.

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Advani wins first gold for India at Asian Games

GUANGZHOU: Ace cueist Pankaj Advani showed nerves of steel under severe pressure to clinch the first gold medal for India in the Asian Games Sunday when he came twice from behind to edge out Myanmar’s Oo Nay Thway 3-2 and retain his title after a bitterly fought billiards singles final here.

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Karzai wants US to end its ‘intrusive’ military operations

WASHINGTON: Afghan President Mr Hamid Karzai wants the US to reduce the visibility and intensity of its “intrusive” military operations, saying people of the war-torn nation have lost patience because of the presence of American troops in their homes.

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