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Now Pakistani men face revenge acid attacks from women

LONDON: Using acid as a weapon to disfigure women has become a worrying trend in Pakistan. But now the tables seem to have been turned on them and Pakistani men are reported to be facing the brunt of “revenge attacks” launched by women.

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US couples living together having more babies: Study

WASHINGTON: Unmarried couples who live together are increasingly likely to have children, with the rate nearly doubling since 2002, according to a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Microsoft wins its biggest cloud computing client

LONDON,: Microsoft announced its biggest-ever customer for cloud computing - software that it hosts on behalf of clients and delivers over the Internet - after winning a contract to provide free services to a major Indian education body.

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Syrian regime ‘trying to kill Annan plan’

TOKYO: Syria's government wants to destroy the UN-brokered peace plan aimed at ending 14 months of civil conflict, the opposition leader, Mr Burhan Ghalioun told mediapersons in Tokyo on Friday.

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Libya nearing key moment in its democratic transition: UN

TRIPOLI: Libya is nearing a key moment in its democratic transition with upcoming elections, the United Nations envoy for the North African country said on Thursday, while adding that the polls are just one part of a process that requires addressing key issues such as ensuring public security and promoting human rights.

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Burney asks Zardari to convert Sarabjit’s death penalty to life

ISLAMABAD: The leading rights activist, Mr Ansar Burney today appealed to the President, Mr Asif Ali Zardari to convert the death sentence of Indian national Sarabjit Singh, facing gallows on charges of involvement in bomb blasts in Pakistan, to life imprisonment on humanitarian grounds.

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Indian peacekeepers honoured in Haiti

NEW YORK: As many as 158 Indian peacekeepers have been honoured for their service in Haiti where they conducted regular patrols, secured election materials and helped with Haitian-led efforts to crackdown on kidnapping by criminal gangs.

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India-Pak talks on Siachen in June

ISLAMABAD: India and Pakistan will hold their next round of talks on the military standoff on Siachen glacier in Islamabad during June 11-12 against the backdrop of renewed calls from the Pakistani civil and military leadership for the demilitarisation of the world’s highest battlefield.

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40 dead in Damascus twin blasts in Syria

DAMASCUS: Two strong explosions ripped through the Syrian capital today, killing more than 40 people and leaving scenes of carnage in the streets in an assault against a center of government power, officials said.

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