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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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US, Saudi intelligence penetrate al-Qaeda core

WASHINGTON: Unable to do so in tribal tracts in Pakistan, US and Saudi intelligence agencies have successfully penetrated al-Qaeda network in the Arabian Peninsula and this helped American agencies to disrupt three major terror plots to explode passenger planes.

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Indian students once again head for Australia

MELBOURNE: Indian students are once again heading to Australia, along with a rise in international students, with the perceived threat of physical violence having receded to a large extent.

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Myanmar poll rigging charge ‘sham’: state press

YANGON: Myanmar state media on Wednesday said claims of ballot tampering made by Ms Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party during landmark recent by-elections were found to be "groundless" by an official probe.

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Qaeda bomber adept at breaching aviation security

LONDON: A Saudi bombmaker believed behind several failed but ingenious attempted attacks on the West is the most likely creator of an improved "underwear bomb" discovered in a plot foiled by US and allied authorities, security experts and officials say.

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