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Maldives can count on India as sincere friend: Antony

MALE: India on Sunday said the Maldives can count on it as a sincere friend and the two countries can work together to tackle challenges like terrorism, piracy and drug trafficking to maintain peace and stability, amid China’s efforts to gain foothold in the region.

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15 killed in Pak blast

ISLAMABAD: At least 15 people were killed and six others injured Sunday when a van they were travelling in was targeted with a roadside bomb in Pakistan’s troubled northwest.

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US dailies hail FDI liberalisation as ‘biggest economic reforms’

NEW YORK: Leading US dailies have described India’s decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail and aviation as “biggest economic reforms” in two decades, while apprehending these proposals pose a “big political risk” for the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led UPA government.

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Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, laid to rest

MOSCOW: US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, was laid to rest in the Atlantic in a burial-at-sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea, NASA said.
Armstrong, who died on August 25 aged 82, was honoured with a bugler and a rifle salute Friday.

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UNSC expresses concern over attacks on Western embassies

UNITED NATIONS: The UNSC has expressed deep concern over a series of attacks against Western embassies across the Arab world over a film deemed offensive to Islam, even as a top UN official asked people not to give publicity to the “malicious and deliberately provocative” movie.

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Russian lawmaker expelled from parliament

MOSCOW: Russian opposition lawmaker Gennady Gudkov was ousted from parliament Friday over charges he said were “payback” for his involvement in anti-Kremlin protests.

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US embassy in Yemen stormed in film protest

SAN'AA (YEMEN): Several thousand protesters angered by an anti-Islam film  stormed the US Embassy compound in Yemen's capital, Sanaa on Thursday. The protesters were on the embassy's grounds but did not enter the building housing the offices.

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California man confirms role in anti-Islam film

LOS ANGELES: The anti-Muslim film implicated in mob protests against US diplomatic missions in the Mideast received logistical help from a man once convicted of financial crimes and featured actors who complained that their inflammatory dialogue was dubbed in after filming.

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65 years after India’s freedom, UK to scrap ‘Raj’ era laws

LONDON: As debate continues in India about using laws drawn up during the 'Raj' – such as applying the sedition act to a cartoonist – Britain is in the process of scrapping as many as 38 acts related to Indian Railways that were enacted between 1849 and 1942.

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