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Malik suspended from Parliament over dual nationality

ISLAMABAD: In a jolt to the Pakistan's Interior Minister, Mr Rehman Malik, the Supreme Court today suspended him from the membership of parliament on the ground that he had failed to provide proof of renouncing his British citizenship, raising questions over his continuance as a minister.

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Egyptians protest against ‘light’ sentence given to Mubarak

CAIRO: Thousands of Egyptians hit the streets in Cairo and occupied the iconic Tahrir Square overnight against the “light” sentence given to ousted President Hosni Mubarak for complicity in the killing of protesters during the 2011 mass uprising and acquittal of his two sons.

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10 militants killed in US drone attack in Pakistan’s tribal area

ISLAMABAD: US drones targeted Taliban militants gathered in a house in the South Waziristan tribal region Sunday, killing at least 10 of them in the latest in a series of attacks carried out by CIA-operated spy planes despite protests from Pakistan government.

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Italy will ensure return of its marines from India: Monti

ROME: Italian Prime Minister Mr Mario Monti has expressed “great satisfaction” over the release on bail of two Italian marines charged with the killing of two Indian fishermen, but said the final objective of his government is to ensure their return to the country.

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Thames ‘tamasha’ leads Queen’s party across UK

LONDON: Millions of Britons and tourists braved dark grey weather across Britain Sunday to organise street parties as Queen Elizabeth II led a spectacular 1000-strong flotilla on River Thames in London as part of Diamond Jubilee celebrations to mark 60 years of her reign.

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Hosni Mubarak gets life term for killing protestors

CAIRO: Egypt’s ousted president, Hosni Mubarak was on Saturday sentenced to life in prison after a court here found him guilty of complicity in the killing of protestors during a popular uprising against his 30-year rule, capping months of legal proceedings against the first Arab leader to be tried in person.

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US concerned over welfare of Pak ‘CIA’ doctor

WASHINGTON: The US has voiced concern over the welfare of a Pakistani doctor, sentenced to 33 years in prison after he helped the CIA trace Osama bin Laden, saying that he is being held “unfairly” and “unjustly”.

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