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Indians in America debate over mosque near 9/11 site

NEW YORK: Indians in US like the rest of the country are divided on the issue of controversial ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ to be constructed near the site of fallen World Trade Centre twin towers. “9/11 was a terrorist attack not an attack by Muslim,” said Mr Shivang Naik, a 25-year-old advertising consultant from Texas who is based in New York. “I don’t see why it shouldn’t be constructed.”

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Pakistan warns of more floods as heavy rains fall

SUKKUR: Heavy rain lashed the makeshift camps housing Pakistan’s flood survivors on Monday and authorities warned of more flooding this week, adding to the urgency of the massive international relief effort.

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China to sign agreement with IAEA on nuclear safety

BEIJING: China is set to ink an agreement with the UN atomic watchdog to firm up cooperation in training and nuclear safety in East Asia and the world during the ongoing visit of its chief, Mr Yukiya Amano, in the backdrop of its plans to construct two new nuclear reactors in Pakistan.

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Russia says fires abating close to nuclear site

MOSCOW: Russia said Monday wildfires raging close to a secret nuclear site had been controlled, amid accusations it sought to cover up the risks from fires in forests contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

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10 killed in attack on bus in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Gunmen intercepted a passenger bus and gunned down 10 people and injured five more in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Balochistan province in what officials said was an incident of ethnic killings.

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Aid agencies struggle to reach Pak flood victims

SUKKUR:  United Nations aid agencies have provided assistance to hundreds of thousands of victims of Pakistan’s worst floods in decades but relief operations have yet to reach an estimated six million people.

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