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British royal succession laws changed

PERTH: Heralding an end to over 300 years of English Constitutional tradition, Commonwealth nations Friday approved changes to the rules of succession, which passed the Crown to the oldest male heir, to allow first-born daughters to inherit the British throne.

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Pakistan moving closer to China: CRS report

WASHINGTON: With deepening of India-US relationship and deterioration in the ties between Washington and Islamabad, Pakistan is moving closer to China, a Congressional report has said.

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Britain sets free 4,000 foreign criminals

LONDON: Thousands of foreign criminals in Britain have been set free from their detention centres simply because there was no prospect of them being deported within “a reasonable time.”

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Post-26/11, India’s tough talk rattled Pak, says Rice

WASHINGTON: Rattled by India’s tough talk after the Mumbai terror attacks, a “terrified” Pakistan pressed the panic button and told the US, China, Saudi Arabia and “everyone that India had decided to go to war.”

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Rajat Gupta freed on $10-mn bail

NEW YORK:  Mr Rajat Gupta, an iconic figure in US corporate sector who was arrested on charges of passing insider information to his friend Raj Rajaratnam, was released on Thursday on bail on a US $10-million bond after he pleaded not guilty to offences that could keep him in jail for life.

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Manmohan was reluctant to sign nuke deal, says Rice

WASHINGTON: The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh was initially reluctant to give the go ahead for the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal and even did not want to see the then Secretary of State, Ms Condoleezza Rice because he did not want to say no to her.

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Party drug meow meow killing young Britons

LONDON: Party drug ‘meow meow’ or mephedrone, used as a replacement for ecstasy or cocaine, and termed Britain’s “favourite new drug” has caused nearly 100 deaths of young people in the past two years.

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