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Pak SC for larger bench to hear petition in Bhutto case

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Supreme Court today ordered the formation of a larger bench to hear an application seeking the registration of a fresh FIR against 12 people, including former president Pervez Musharraf and the Interior Minister, Mr Rehman Malik, for alleged involvement in the conspiracy to assassinate Benazir Bhutto.

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New probe into racist killing of NRI waiter

LONDON: Over 13 years after he was killed, the Scotland Police have been instructed to reopen the probe into the racist killing of Indian origin waiter Surjit Singh Chhokar, who was killed in a town near Glasgow in 1998.

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Iraq’s Sunni-backed lawmakers return to Parliament

BAGHDAD: Iraq's Parliament reconvened on Tuesday as Sunni-backed lawmakers ended their boycott to protest alleged persecution of Sunni officials, a development that could restore some stability to the turbulent political processes in the war-ravaged country.

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Arctic changes could spell dire consequences

SYDNEY: The first signs of dangerous climate change in the Arctic could spell dire consequences for the whole of humankind, scientists warn. The Arctic has been warming at three times the global average and the loss of sea ice,

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Pak SC lifts Haqqani travel ban; judicial probe extended

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court Monday lifted a travel ban on the country’s former ambassador to the US Mr Husain Haqqani, as it gave the judicial commission two more months to complete its probe in the memo scandal that rocked ties between the civilian government and the military.

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Uncertainty continues to loom over extension to ISI chief

ISLAMABAD: Uncertainty looms over further extension to ISI chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha with Prime Minister Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani saying a decision would be made at the “appropriate time” even as the ruling-PPP seems to be against another tenure.

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