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7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Japan

TOKYO: A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake jolted northeastern Japan today, triggering a metre-high tsunami and shaking buildings in Tokyo that forced thousands of people to flee their homes, more than a year after a similar disaster slammed the region leaving 20,000 people killed or missing.

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Pak test fires N-capable ballistic missile

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan on Wednesday successfully test fired the nuclear-capable Hatf-V ballistic missile with a range of 1,300 km that could hit targets deep inside India, with the military saying the launch was aimed at strengthening the country’s deterrence capability.

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Mohammed Mursi meets top judges

CAIRO: The Egyptian President, Mr Mohammed Mursi today tried to reach out to a concerned citizenry, insisting that the sweeping powers he had assumed were temporary and aimed at ensuring a smooth transition to an elected parliament, as mounting unrest claimed the life of a Brotherhood member.

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Pakistan ‘Toxic’ cough syrup claims 13

LAHORE: Pakistani police say 13 people have died in the country after drinking cough syrup suspected of being toxic. Police officer Multan Khan said on Monday that the dead were all drug addicts who apparently drank the cough syrup in an attempt to get high.

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