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Army gains ground on anniversary of Syria uprising

BEIRUT: Thousands poured into the streets of the Syrian capital Thursday in a show of support for the regime as soldiers tightened their siege in opposition areas on the one-year anniversary of the country’s uprising.

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Afghan who set ablaze vehicle near Panetta’s plane dead

WASHINGTON: An Afghan who drove a hijacked vehicle onto the runway ramp as the US Defence Secretary, Mr Leon Panetta's plane was landing at a military airfield in Afghanistan died today of burn injuries, the US military said.

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Sri Lanka rejects latest war crimes video

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Thursday rejected a new video aired on Britain's Channel 4 which levelled fresh allegations of war crimes against the country's leadership and military.  

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UK clarifies ‘Overseas Citizen of India’ status

LONDON: Responding to concerns of British citizens holding the status of 'Overseas Citizen of India' (OCI), the UK Foreign Office has clarified that when such citizens are in India, they will continue to be treated as British citizens and offered consular assistance if required.

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Dietary cadmium tied with breast cancer risk

STOCKHOLML: Dietary cadmium, a toxic metal found in many farm fertilisers, may lead to an increased risk of breast cancer. "Because of a high accumulation in agricultural crops, the main sources of dietary cadmium are bread and other cereals, potatoes, root crops and vegetables," said Agneta Åkesson, associate professor at Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

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Detecting nerve gas traces in terror attack

WASHINGTON: Scientists from Carlos Fraga from Pacific Northwest National Lab, Washington have developed a test that traces difficult-to-detect residues of sarin, a nerve agent used by terrorists, back to its source.

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Death toll in Bangla ferry mishap climbs to 76

DHAKA: Naval divers and rescue workers found 35 more bodies today from an ill-fated ferry which capsized in Meghna river in southwest Bangladesh, taking the death toll in the mishap to 76, officials said.

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