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Iranian nuclear issue, Syrian crisis dominate NAM Summit

TEHRAN: Iran’s controversial nuclear programme and Syrian crisis dominated the opening day of 16th Summit of Non-Aligned Movement here on Thursday, with India calling for “coordinated global action” to deal with proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and international terrorism.

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Indian students at university in London face deportation

LONDON: Hundreds of Indian students are among over 2,600 non-EU students at a major London university who face deportation after immigration officials last night revoked its licence to admit international students due to "serious and systemic failures".

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Kendriya Vidyalaya in Tehran teaches from Punjabi to Persian

TEHRAN: It's an Indian school that's been in Iran since the 1930s. It shifted to its present location in Tehran in 1952, became a Kendriya Vidyalaya in 2004 and teaches five languages. Recently it received Rs 2 crore boost, the third such grant in the past four years.

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Nasheed was not forced to step down: panel

MALE: The Maldives' former president, Mr Mohamed Nasheed was not ousted in a coup d'etat as claimed by him and the transfer of power was legal, an inquiry commission set up by government to look into the matter has said in its report released today, triggering protests from his supporters.

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NAM Summit: Iran condemns West’s policy of intimidation

TEHRAN: Iran Sunday condemned the West’s policy of intimidation against other nations and sought NAM’s support to end tough West-sponsored sanctions against it over its nuclear programme, as officials from 120 countries, including India, gathered here for the 16th NAM summit.

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Romney promises ‘more respect’ to Islamabad

WASHINGTON: In hope of getting more co-operation from Pakistan, a top foreign policy aide to presidential hopeful Mr Mitt Romney has said the Republican administration would treat Islamabad with “little bit more respect”.

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Dots and white light on Red Planet’s horizon

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA: The American space agency NASA has received images from its Mars rover Curiosity showing a strange white light on the Red Planet's horizon and several dots in the Martian sky triggering a wave of speculations about UFOs  (unidentified flying objects). 

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Green tea extract can eradicate skin cancer

LONDON: A chemical found in green tea has been used to treat two types of skin cancer, scientists at the universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow said.  The extract is too weak to make an impact when consumed in tea.

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Nanomaterials contaminating soil, food crops

WASHINGTON: Man-made nanomaterials (MNMs), used in popular cosmetic products such as shampoos, gels, hair dyes and sunscreens, may also be contaminating the quality and yield of food crops, says a study.

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