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Iran not to invade any country, says Khamenei

TEHRAN: Iran’s Supreme Leader Mr Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said based on Islamic principles the country has no aggressive intents but will never back down in the face of any aggression, Xinhua reported.

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UK to resume meetings with Modi

LONDON: Ending a ten-year boycott of Mr Narendra Modi imposed after the 2002 riots, the United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday said it has decided to resume engagement with Gujarat, prompting the Chief Minister to welcome the move as “better late than never.”

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International community condemns attack on Malala

WASHINGTON: The “cowardly” and Taliban attack on 14-year-old Pakistani girl Malala Yousufzai drew strong international condemnation as the US President, Mr Barack Obama termed the assault on the young rights activist as disgusting and tragic.

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Malala ‘not yet out of danger’, being shifted to Rawalpindi

LAHORE|ISLAMABAD: Teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, is "not yet out of danger" and is being moved from Peshawar to a top Rawalpindi hospital, authorities said today, as special prayers were offered across Pakistan for her speedy recovery.

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1,300-year-old tomb found in Mexico

MEXICO CITY: Mexican archaeologists discovered the tomb of a person who may have led a region in what is now the southern state of Oaxaca approximately 1,300 years ago, said authorities.

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Pope marks 50th anniversary of Vatican II

VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday marked the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, the church meetings he attended as a young priest that brought the Catholic Church into the modern world but whose true meaning is still hotly debated.  

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Now, a black market for sperm in China

BEIJING: There is a thriving black market in China -- for sperm. With the country's only 11 sperm banks unable to meet the needs of childless couples, many donors are pitching in with sperm for sale.

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Fresh war of words over Kashmir at UN

UNITED NATIONS: Just a week after they sparred over Kashmir at the UN General Assembly, India and Pakistan got into a fresh verbal duel on the issue after Islamabad made "gratuitous references" to it at the world body.

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