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US opens combat roles to women

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after generations of limits on their service, defense officials said Wednesday.

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Missing Indian student in Britain found dead


LONDON: Souvik Pal, an Indian student in Britain who had been missing since New Year's Eve, was found dead in a canal near Manchester United Club's football ground and the initial post-mortem on his body proved inconclusive, police said today.

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