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41 killed in China bus accident

BEIJING: At least 41 people were killed and six others injured when an overloaded double-decker bus burst into flames in a central Chinese province early Friday, in one of the worst road accidents in years.

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Ghulam Nabi Fai arrest could add to US-Pak tension

WASHINGTON: The arrest of separatist Kashmiri leader Ghulam Nabi Fai on charges of working for the ISI could very well add to the already tensed atmosphere between the US and Pakistan, a media report has said.

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No terror attack can damage Bhakra, says dam builder

NEW YORK: No terror attack can damage India’s Bhakra dam, an Indian American engineer who built one of its two powerhouses has asserted after intelligence reports indicated the 225-m high structure was on the hit list of Pakistan-based terrorists.

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New UK visa plan from August 9

LONDON: Britain has announced a new visa category to facilitate the immigration for exceptionally talented people from India and other non-EU countries in the fields of science, humanities, engineering and the arts.

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Murdoch testifies over phone-hacking scandal

LONDON: High drama marked the hearing of Mr Rupert Murdoch before British lawmakers in the phone-hacking scandal where the media baron said that on Tuesday was "the most humble day of my life", as he apologised to the victims but said he was not responsible for the fiasco.

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Brooks arrested in phone-hacking scandal

LONDON:  Ms Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the now defunct News of the World, was on Sunday arrested in connection with the phone-hacking scandal that has hit Mr Rupert Murdoch’s media empire hard over the last two weeks.

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China expresses strong resentment over Obama-Dalai talks

BEIJING: Hours after the US President, Mr Barack Obama had an audience with the Dalai Lama, China today summoned top US diplomat here to convey its “strong indignation” over the meeting, saying it amounted to “gross interference” in its internal affairs and damaged the bilateral ties.

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Nelson Mandela celebrates 92nd birthday

JOHANNESBURG: Nelson Mandela returned to his childhood village ahead of his 93rd birthday on Monday as South Africa and the world prepared to honour the most celebrated living statesman on the planet.

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Nepal’s silence on Mumbai blasts shows drift in India ties

KATHMANDU: More than 24 hours after 17 people were killed in serial blasts in India’s business capital Mumbai and 131 people injured, Nepal’s major parties remained oblivious to the terror attacks with no statements of condemnation or solidarity with the southern neighbour.

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