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Denver to host first US Presidential debates tomorrow

WASHINGTON: The US President, Mr Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mr Mitt Romney are running neck and neck in a series of national polls ahead of the first of the three presidential debates to be held in Denver on Wednesday with economy and domestic policy to be on top of the agenda.

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Dog snap that went viral helps raise canine trust

WASHINGTON: The touching photograph of a man wading in Lake Superior in Wisconsin with his arthritic dog captured millions of hearts and an outpouring of donations after it was posted online last month, allowing the dog’s owner to get veterinarian treatments and start a foundation to help other dogs in need.

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37 dead in Hong Kong ferry collision

HONG KONG: A pleasure boat collided with a passenger ferry and sank off Hong Kong, leaving 36 people dead and sparking a frantic overnight search and rescue effort, officials said today.

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Keith Vaz’s finances probed

LONDON:  The finances of Indian-origin Labour MP Mr Keith Vaz were subject to a secret police investigation that uncovered “hundreds of thousands of pounds in mystery bank accounts”, a media report said.

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Witnesses in Pak blasphemy case turn hostile

ISLAMABAD: The three men who had accused a cleric of tampering evidence to implicate young Christian girl Rimsha Masih in a blasphemy case today withdrew their statement, claiming they were tortured by police to testify against the imam.

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Lethal new breed of mosquitoes discovered

WASHINGTON: Entomologists have discovered an unknown but potentially dangerous malaria-transmitting mosquito in western Kenya which prefers to bite people earlier in the evening, soon after sunset.

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Powerful typhoon kills two in Japan

TOKYO: Powerful Typhoon Jelawat has left at least two people dead and more than 180 injured in Japan over the weekend before passing out into the Pacific, the weather agency and local media say. 

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