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Powerful quake hits South Pacific

SYDNEY: A series of earthquakes struck off the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Sunday, causing minor damage, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. Local tsunami advisories were issued but later lifted, and no tsunami was recorded.

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Nepalese parties get 3 more days for national unity govt

KATHMANDU: The Nepal President, Mr Ram Baran Yadav gave the deadlocked political parties three more days to form a national unity government so as to avoid a constitutional crisis after they failed to meet a deadline set for Sunday.

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Pakistan determined to defeat terrorism: Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Condemning the suicide bombing at a mosque in northwest Pakistan that left over 50 people dead, President Mr Asif Ali Zardari termed it an abhorrent act and said the government was determined to defeat terrorism.

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Pak vows to help China fight Uyghur militants in Xinjiang

BEIJING: With China blaming recent attacks in Xinjiang on extremists trained in Pakistan-based terror camps, Islamabad has promised to help its all-weather ally fight Uyghur militants in the far-western frontier region and proposed “integrated border management” to address the issue.

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LeT continues to plot attacks against India: US

WASHINGTON: Warning that the Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) has the ability to “severely disrupt already delicate” regional relations, the US has said the Pakistan-based terror outfit responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks remained active in Kashmir and continued to target India along with groups like JeM and HuM.

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Ten killed in twin blasts at British Council in Kabul

KABUL: A group of suicide attackers stormed a British compound in the Afghan capital Friday on the anniversary of the country’s independence from Britain, triggering a five-hour firefight that killed at least ten people.

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Russia plans orbiting hotel in space

ZHUKOVSKY: A hotel in orbit, lunar sightseeing flights and luxury rides into the cosmos - all are part of Russia’s vision to ensure it is not left behind in the growing space tourism industry.

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