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Quake jolts US East Coast, nuke plant shut down

WASHINGTON: A strong earthquake - similar to one that struck 67 years ago - on the US East Coast shut down a nuclear power plant and prompted evacuation of offices and precautionary closing of monuments in the capital.

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N Korea ready to impose WMD moratorium, resume nuke talks

MOSCOW: North Korea has expressed readiness to impose a moratorium on tests of weapons of mass-destruction and resume the stalled six-party talks on its nuclear programme, at a summit with Russia held at a secret facility in Siberia.

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Smoking induces chronic pain

WASHINGTON: A study has found that smokers are much more likely to report problems with persistent musculoskeletal pain than non-smokers.

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New cure for Parkinson’s disease

LONDON: A team from the Universities of Edinburgh and London, including an Indian-origin scientist, has moved a step closer to developing new treatments for patients with Parkinson’’s disease.

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Mumbai attack American victims want Headley to depose

WASHINGTON: American nationals and relatives of those killed in Mumbai terror attacks want the confessed LeT operative David Headley to take the stand in a New York law suit they have filed against Pakistan’s ISI for plotting the bloody mayhem.

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Iran unveils new cruise missiles

DUBAI: Iran today unveiled a new cruise missile which it said has the capability to strike at warships at a range of 200 km, including US bases in the Persian Gulf region.

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Gaddafi still in Libya: Pentagon

WASHINGTON/CAIRO: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is still believed to be inside the country, even as the rebel forces have entered the capital Tripoli, the Pentagon has said.

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