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United States tornado toll soars past 300

TUSCALOOSA (US): Shocked Americans struggled to grasp the magnitude of the worst US tornadoes in decades, which carved a trail of destruction across the south, claiming at least 305 lives.

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Britain all set for fairytale royal wedding today

LONDON: The royal family - the most recognised symbol of Britain’s ‘soft power’ - is all set to dazzle when Prince William and commoner Kate Middleton take their wedding vows in the ancient Westminster Abbey Friday, an event to be watched live by a record 2 billion audience.

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Royal wedding parties to yield 140 tonnes of trash

LONDON: The parties that will follow the wedding of Prince William with Kate Middleton are expected to generate 140 tonnes of trash - which will be swept away by 130 sanitary workers at a cost of 45,000 pounds.

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Powerful blast hits Pak naval bus, five killed

KARACHI: In the third such assault in two days, five people, including four Pakistani naval personnel, were killed when a roadside bomb ripped through a navy bus on a key thoroughfare in the southern port city of Karachi Thursday.

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Olympian Carl Lewis barred from US state poll race

NEW YORK: New Jersey election authorities have decided that retired track and field star Carl Lewis, winner of nine Olympic gold medals, does not meet the residency requirement to run for the state Senate in this year’s elections.

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200 quit Syria’s ruling party to protest crackdown

BEIRUT: More than 200 members have quit Syria’s ruling Baath party in the southern province at the epicentre of the country’s uprising to protest President Mr Bashar Assad’s brutal crackdown on opponents, a human rights activist said Thursday.

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Afghan officer kills NATO forces

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: A veteran Afghan military officer opened fire on foreign forces Wednesday after a dispute at the Kabul airport, killing several NATO troops, Afghan and coalition officials said.

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Mauritius seeks Indian support in combating piracy

PORT LOUIS: Lauding India’s role in combating piracy on high seas, the Mauritian Premier, Mr Navinchandra Ramgoolam has said the two countries should continue to work together in responding to maritime security threats and ensuring safety of their sea lanes, the arteries of their trade with the world.

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Toxic water level increases in Japan’s crippled N-plant

TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: The embattled operator of Japan’s radiation-leaking Fukushima nuclear complex today said the level of toxic water in two of the six reactors of the plant has risen, which is hampering the critical work of restoring its cooling functions.

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