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Pak military denies return of US trainers

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani military today denied claims by US officials that a group of American trainers had returned to the country several months after their departure following a deadly NATO air strike that had killed 24 soldiers.

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New York allows turbans for Sikh, Muslim transit employees

NEW YORK: Muslim and Sikh employees of New York’s transit system will now be able to wear their turbans without attaching a government agency logo to them, in a major legal victory after new uniform rules were imposed following the 9/11 attacks.

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Next time you pass a stranger, smile

CHICAGO: Believe it or not, people who have been acknowledged by a stranger feel connected to others, says a recent study.  So the next time you're out walking about, you may want to give passers-by a smile, or at least a nod.

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Fight memory loss with computers and exercise

WASHINGTON: Using a computer and undertaking a long walk or some form of exercise may protect against memory loss late in life, a study published in the May issue of the Journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests.

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Assange loses extradition appeal

LONDON: In a setback to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Britain's Supreme Court today ruled that he can be extradited to Sweden to face accusations of sex offences.

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Nineteen perish in mall fire in Qatar

DOHA, QATAR: Qatar's Interior Ministry said 13 children were among 19 people killed in a fire that broke out in one of the country's fanciest shopping malls late Monday morning, raising questions about building safety in the booming Gulf state.

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