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Russia postpones next manned launch to ISS

MOSCOW: Russia on Friday said the next manned launch taking astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) would take place two days later than previously announced, on November 14.

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Floods kills 98 in Thailand, cause widespread damage

BANGKOK: Monsoon rains, floods and mudslides in Thailand have killed at least 98 people since July, including a French tourist, authorities said on Friday, posing a test for the new government of the Prime Minister, Mr Yingluck Shinawatra.

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Peace process top priority: Nepal PM

KATHMANDU: The Nepal's new Prime Minister, Mr Baburam Bhattarai today said that his government is working towards taking the peace process to its "logical end" and preparing a draft Constitution within the next three months.

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Belarus suspected of helping Iran skirt sanctions

UNITED NATIONS: Belarus is the latest country that Western powers suspect of helping Iran skirt UN sanctions aimed at preventing it from expanding its ballistic missile and nuclear programmes, Western diplomats told Reuters.

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Libya’s new leaders welcome Cameron, Sarkozy

TRIPOLI: The British Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron and the French President, Mr Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in Tripoli on Thursday on the first visit by foreign leaders to the new Libya.

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NAM supports Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear energy

VIENNA: Non-Aligned Movement in a meeting of International Atomic Energy Board of Governors underlined countries' indisputable right to the development, research and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

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Dangerous TB spreading at alarming rate in Europe: WHO

LONDON: Multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB) are spreading at an alarming rate in Europe and will kill thousands unless health authorities halt the pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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