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Time running out for Gadhafi: UK

TRIPOLI: Moamer Gadhafi is considering leaving the capital Tripoli following a blistering series of NATO air raids, a report said, as Britain warned the “sands of time are running out” for the Libyan leader.

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Over 1,500 Syrian refugees flee to Turkey

GUVECCI, TURKEY: More than 1,500 Syrian refugees crossed to Turkey on Thursday, according to state-run Anatolian news agency, as the Syrian army swept up to the border in its campaign to stamp out anti-government protests.

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First woman to be charged with genocide

The first woman to be charged with genocide and incitement to rape before an international court, Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, has been sentenced to life in prison, by the UN court for Rwanda.

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Tiny camera reveals inside of ancient Mayan tomb

MEXICO CITY: A tiny remote-controlled camera peered inside the tomb of a Mayan ruler that has been sealed for 1,500 years, revealing red frescoes, pottery and pieces of a funerary shroud made of jade and mother of pearl.

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India and Pakistan resume terror talks

ISLAMABAD:  India on Thursday voiced its concerns over the slow pace of 26/11 trial and Pakistan raked up the Kashmir issue as their foreign secretaries ended the first day of their revived talks, aimed at bridging trust deficit between the two estranged neighbours.

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Afghan court begins overturning poll results

KABUL: A special Afghan court set up by the President, Mr Hamid Karzai after fraud-marred parliamentary elections last year began overturning results from dozens of seats on Thursday, raising fears of a constitutional crisis.

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Indian-origin scientist to design aircraft

WASHINGTON: An international team, led by an Indian-origin scientist, Sankar Chatterjee, has taken inspiration from a flying reptile pterosaurs’ head crest to design an aircraft.

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Khaleda Zia’s younger son jailed for bribes

DHAKA: Arafat Rahman Koko, the fugitive younger son of the former Bangladesh prime minister, Ms Khaleda Zia, was today sentenced to six years imprisonment by a special court for siphoning off over USD 2.66 million as bribes from two foreign companies.

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Airliner to run jets on used cooking oil

THE HAGUE: Dutch airline KLM has announced that it will use a biofuel generated from used cooking oil to power more than 200 commercial flights between Paris and Amsterdam starting in September.

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Crew members with Indians expected to reach Karachi day after

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The MV Suez’s 22-member crew, including six Indians, who were freed by Somali pirates after the payment of ransom, are expected to reach Karachi in a naval vessel by Wednesday or Thursday, a Pakistan Navy official said today.

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