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UN principle used selectively: India

UNITED NATIONS: Citing the example of Libya and Syria, India has expressed concern that the UN principle of "responsibility to protect" is being selectively used to promote national interests and bring about regime change in the conflict countries instead of saving civilians.

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4 killed as violence mars Yemen polls

SANAA: Yemenis headed for polling stations on Tuesday to vote for a successor to the President, Mr Ali Abdullah Saleh, hoping to pull the impoverished country back from possible civil war.

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Iran views its nuclear activities as non-negotiable

TEHRAN: Iran said today it views its nuclear activities as a non-negotiable right, but confirmed they will be discussed in mooted talks with world powers aimed at defusing a crisis containing the seeds of a new Middle East war.

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Pak sanctions Rs 100 mln for Mohenjodaro’s master plan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has sanctioned Rs 100 million to rehabilitate and promote cultural tourism at Mohenjodaro, one of the biggest urban settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation, the largest ancient civilisations in the world.

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Waheed appoints Gayoom’s daughter, Dhunya in key foreign ministry

MALE: The Maldives' new President, Mr Mohamed Waheed today expanded his cabinet and gave the key foreign ministry portfolio to a daughter of former autocratic leader Maumoon Gayoom amid demands by the ousted leader, Mr Mohammed Nasheed for fixing an early date for polls.

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US court to hear on Mar 15 plea against Congress

NEW YORK: A US court is set to hear on March 15 a petition seeking a "default judgement" against the Congress party for its alleged failure to defend the charges of conspiring, aiding, abetting and organising attacks on Sikhs in November 1984.

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