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Nineteen perish in mall fire in Qatar

DOHA, QATAR: Qatar's Interior Ministry said 13 children were among 19 people killed in a fire that broke out in one of the country's fanciest shopping malls late Monday morning, raising questions about building safety in the booming Gulf state.

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Sarabjit files fresh clemency appeal

ISLAMABAD: Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, convicted for alleged involvement in bomb attacks in 1990 in Pakistan, has sent a fresh clemency appeal to the President, Mr Asif Ali Zardari, media report said today.

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United Nations Security Council condemns Syria over massacre

AMMAN/UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council unanimously condemned the killing of at least 108 people, including many children, in the Syrian town of Houla, a sign of mounting outrage at the massacre that the government and rebels blamed on each other. 

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ISI chief’s US visit put off

BY REZAUL H LASKAR
ISLAMABAD: New ISI chief Lt Gen Zahir-ul-Islam’s planned visit to Washington this week has been put off due to unspecified reasons against the backdrop of strains in the US-Pakistan relations.

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Tibet capital sees first anti-China self-immolations: report

SHANGHAI: Two Tibetan monks set themselves on fire outside a Buddhist temple in Lhasa, the first of a series of self-immolation protests against Chinese rule over Tibet to take place in the regional capital, Radio Free Asia reported Monday. 

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Five killed in Pak drone strike

ISLAMABAD: At least five suspected militants were killed and four others injured just after midnight Sunday in a US drone strike in Pakistan’s northwest tribal region, media reports said Monday.

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Egypt’s Shafiq promises ‘new era’

CAIRO: Ahead of his crucial presidential run-off against the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mr Mohammed Morsi next month, the Egypt’s former premier, Mr Ahmed Shafiq has promised a “new era” to his countrymen as he paid rich tributes to the “glorious revolution” that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

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UN leads global calls for action against violence in Syria

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations has strongly condemned the massacre of at least 92 civilians, including 32 children, in a village near Homs in Syria, leading global calls for urgent action against those responsible for the "appalling and brutal crime."

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