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Christmas solar storm likely to hit earth

WASHINGTON:  A humongous coronal mass ejection (CME) in the shape of an interplanetary bauble cast out from the sun on Christmas day is heading towards out earth and it neighbouring planet mars, NASA scientists have warned.

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Teenager held for Indian student’s killing

LONDON: A 17-year-old teenager has been arrested by the UK police today in connection with the unprovoked killing of Indian student Anuj Bidve, who was shot down early last morning in what could be a hate-crime.

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I will never give up on my mother’s Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto

ISLAMABAD: The Ruling Pakistan People's Party chief, Mr Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said he will never give up on his mother slain former premier Benazir Bhutto's dream of a peaceful and progressive Pakistan as her commitment to democracy has empowered the country in many ways.

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Al-Qaida in Iraq says it was behind Baghdad blasts

BAGHDAD: An al-Qaida front group in Iraq has claimed responsibility for the wave of attacks that ripped through markets, cafes and government buildings in Baghdad on a single day last week, killing 69 people and raising new worries about the country's path.

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More rain forecast for storm-battered Philippines

MANILA:  The Philippine government said Tuesday that fresh rain in Visayas and Mindanao could set off flash floods and landslides, bringing the potential for more misery in places already struggling to recover from a deadly tropical storm.

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Nigeria probes Christmas carnage

ABUJA: Nigeria on Monday probed a wave of Christmas Day bomb attacks that killed at least 40 and was blamed on Islamists, including one blast that ripped through a crowd of worshippers exiting mass.

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Showcause to Kayani’s man over affidavit on memo scandal

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: At loggerheads with the powerful Army, the Pakistan government has issued a showcause notice to the Defence Secretary for submitting an affidavit on the memo scandal to the Supreme Court without seeking approval from the Defence Minister.

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Imran’s ‘tsunami’ rally bowls over Karachi

KARACHI:  Thousands of people , including women and children, on Sunday converged near the mausoleum of Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah for Imran Khan's massive 'tsunami' rally seeking a "change" in the country.

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