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52 Cambodia deaths tied to common child illness

VIETNAM: A deadly form of a common childhood illness has been linked to many of the mysterious child deaths in Cambodia that caused alarm after a cause could not immediately be determined, health officials said Monday.

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World powers vow to protect Afghanistan from terror threat

TOKYO: India and other key world powers on Sunday vowed never to allow Afghanistan to become a sanctuary for global terrorism again, as major donors pledged US$ 16 billion in aid to the war-torn country to prevent it from sliding back into turmoil after foreign forces leave in 2014.

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UK likely to relax curbs on student visas

LONDON: Under pressure from education and industry leaders to review recent curbs on student visas, Prime Minister Mr David Cameron is likely to reverse policy and remove international students from official immigration figures, a measure that may relax some of the restrictions.

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Bombs, attacks kill 23 in southern Afghanistan

KABUL: Roadside bombs and insurgent attacks killed 16 Afghan civilians, five policemen and two members of the US-led coalition in southern Afghanistan where militants are trying to reclaim territory, Afghan and NATO authorities said on Sunday.

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Pak police seize 2,000-yr-old Buddhist relics of Gandhara era

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani police have seized a large number of 2,000-year-old Buddhist artefacts and relics dating from the Gandhara era and arrested two men who were allegedly trying to smuggle the items out of the country.
The items were found when police searched a container truck in the southern port city of Karachi yesterday. 

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