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Indian-born Kamal Bawa wins award for sustainability work

WASHINGTON: Mr Kamal Bawa, an Indian-born professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is the 2012 winner of the Gunnerus Sustainability Award, the world’s first major international award for work on sustainability.

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Iran should cooperate with IAEA: UN chief

VIENNA: UN Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon said Friday that Iran should fully cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to clarify controversial aspects of the country’s nuclear programme.

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US asking India to ‘wean’ from Iranian crude

WASHINGTON: As the US imposed new sanctions against Iran, Washington said it was talking to India, Pakistan, Russia, and China about what they can do, particularly to wean themselves from Iranian crude.

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Ukrainian girls may be jailed for insulting Indian flag

KIEV: A group of Ukrainian topless protesters may face jail term up to four years for climbing onto the balcony of the Indian ambassador in Kiev and tearing down India’s national flag last month, said police Friday.

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Moroccan trying to ‘blow up’ Capitol Hill arrested

WASHINGTON: Undercover FBI agents arrested a Moroccan, believed to be working with the al-Qaeda, as he headed towards the Capitol Hill to carry out a suicide bombing at the heart of American government, US officials said.

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India votes for Syria resolution in UNGA

NEW YORK: The UN General Assembly has voted in favour of a resolution that condemned the violent crackdown in Syria and urged the Syrian President, Mr Bashar al-Assad to step down. India supported the Arab League-backed resolution, but made it clear that it was opposed to use of force.

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Libyans mark first anniversary of revolution

BENGHAZI:  People in Libya are celebrating the first anniversary of the revolution that topped the regime of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
 Spontaneous celebrations began in cities and towns across the country late Thursday.

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Organic, baby foods high in arsenic content

WASHINGTON: All those who swear by organic food or prefer baby food formulas are in for a rude shock - they may be high in arsenic content, known for toxicity and as a potential carcinogen.

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Germany’s president resigns in blow to Merkel

BERLIN: The Germany's President, Mr Christian Wulff resigned on Friday after a string of scandals, handing the Chancellor, Ms Angela Merkel a political headache at home as she battles to lead Europe from its debt crisis.

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