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Suu Kyi confirms run for Parliament seat

YANGON, MYANMAR: The Myanmar opposition leader, Ms Aung San Suu Kyi confirmed that she will run for a seat in parliament, her party said Tuesday, a move that will infuse April by-elections with legitimacy, star power and historic significance.

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Yemen cabinet approves immunity law for President

SANAA: Yemen's Cabinet on Sunday approved a law granting the President, Mr Ali Abdullah Saleh, and anyone who has worked under him, immunity from prosecution for any crimes committed during his 33-year rule.

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Lull in drone strikes helping Taliban, al-Qaeda to regroup

NEW YORK: A deadly NATO air strike that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers last year has put a brake on US drone attacks in Pakistan, a situation terror groups like al-Qaeda are taking advantage of as they regroup and threaten allied forces in the region, a media report has said.

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Israel emerges as an ‘important partner’ for India: Sarna

JERUSALEM: Ahead of the India’ External Affairs Minister, Mr S M Krishna’s visit here, India today termed Israel as an “important partner” in areas like counter-terrorism, defence arena, agriculture, water and energy where it sees growing bilateral cooperation in the coming years.

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New vaccine to fight against AIDS

WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a new vaccine that partially protects monkeys from an infection much similar to HIV, a breakthrough which they say could be a new weapon in the battle against AIDS.

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