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British MP seeks ban on ‘burqa’

LONDON: An MP belonging to UK’s ruling coalition has moved legislation in the House of Commons to ban the ‘burqa’ or Islamic veil in public places on the ground that it is “against the British way of life”.

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Iran defends nuclear drive in letter to the UN

TEHRAN: Iran has written to the 15 members of the UN Security Council insisting that new sanctions slapped on the Islamic republic will not affect its nuclear programme, the state news agency said on Thursday.

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Pakistan to train Afghan military officers

WASHINGTON: In a significant policy shift, the Afghan President, Mr Hamid Karzai has agreed to send a group of military officers to Pakistan for training, a decision which could raise eyebrows in India.

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Pakistan trashes Musharraf’s 4-point formula on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government has trashed the former President, Mr Pervez Musharraf’s four-point formula to resolve Kashmir issue, saying it was "his thinking" which did not have the endorsement of Parliament or Cabinet and suggested a fresh approach to address the vexed problem.

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Nepal braces for Parliament battle from July 5

KATHMANDU:  After keeping the house in abeyance for over a month for fear of obstruction by the opposition Maoist party, Nepal’s embattled government Monday announced that the new budget session of Parliament would convene from July 5.

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18 killed in LPG blast in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: At least 18 people were killed and 40 others injured when a powerful explosion occurred today in Hyderabad city in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, police said.

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Cash found flying out of Kabul

WASHINGTON: Cash outflows of as much as more than USD 3 billion has been reported out of Kabul in the past three years, raising fears among US investigators that it could be ill-gotten gains of the top Afghan officials being stashed away to financial safe havens abroad.

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