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China to open military base in Indian Ocean

BEIJING: In a move that may cause unease in India, China Monday announced that it will set up its first military base abroad in the Indian Ocean island of Seychelles to “seek supplies and recuperate” facilities for its navy.

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Zardari needs two weeks of rest before returning to Pak: Gilani

ISLAMABAD: The President,  Mr Asif Ali Zardari, who is undergoing treatment in Dubai for heart complications, would need two weeks of rest before returning home, the Pakistan Premier, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani has said, dismissing rumours about a "quiet coup" and the President's offer to resign.

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Al-Qaida militants escape in Yemen prison break

SANAA, YEMEN: Several al-Qaida militants escaped early Monday from a prison in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, officials said, tunneling their way out in the second such spectacular jailbreak this year.

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Japan launches spy satellite

TOKYO: Japan successfully put a spy satellite into orbit on Monday and expects to complete its network of intelligence-gathering satellites with another launch next year.

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The massacre that killed an Afghan family’s hope

KABUL: Tarana dressed up for the holiday in a specially tailored bright green robe, a 12-year-old Afghan girl excited to set off with her family for a religious festival that a decade of war had so far spared.

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