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French jets strike Gaddafi’s planes as Libyan rebels advance

TRIPOLI/WASHINGTON: Backed by air strikes from coalition forces, Libyan rebels today advanced westwards after recapturing the strategic towns of Ajdabiya and Brega, as French fighter jets destroyed five air force planes and two helicopters in an attack on forces loyal to the Libyan Leader, Mr Muammar Gaddafi.

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Deadly violence in Syria

DAMASCUS: More deadly violence erupted in Syria as snipers killed two people and demonstrators torched an office of the ruling Baath party of the President, Mr Bashar al-Assad.

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US-led forces bombard Gaddafi’s command centre

TRIPOLI/CAIRO: The US-led coalition forces Monday intensified air and sea strikes on Libyan defence targets flattening a command centre of Mr Muammar Gaddafi close to his private residence in Tripoli, as the Arab League voiced concerns over the bombardment taking a toll on civilians.

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Pak starts peace talks with Taliban: report

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government has started peace talks with the Tehrik-e-Taliban and other militant groups across the restive northwestern tribal areas in anticipation of an early withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan, according to a media report on Monday.

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Egypt vote may benefit Islamists

CAIRO: Egypt’s first exercise in democracy in decades was hailed as a success on Monday, but the result of a key referendum has raised fears in some quarters that Islamists will hijack looming elections.

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Saleh’s regime nears collapse as defections mount in Yemen

DUBAI: Yemen President, Mr Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 32-year-old iron fisted rule appeared to be tottering Monday as three army generals, including his longtime confidante, joined the mass uprising and deployed tanks and armoured vehicles to protect protestors while Yemen’s top tribal leader also asked the President to step down.

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Grayish smoke billowing from Japanese reactor

TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: Workers attempting to salvage Japan’s tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear reactor had to be evacuated after smoke was seen billowing in a latest in a series of troubles to hit the moves to stabilise the radiation leaking plant.

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Japan begins air drop on stricken reactor

ZAO (JAPAN): Japanese military helicopters dumped loads of seawater onto a stricken nuclear complex on Thursday, trying to cool dangerously overheated uranium fuel rods that may be on the verge of spewing more radiation into the atmosphere.

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Bahrain arrests 6 opposition leaders; Indians safe

MANAMA: Continuing a security crackdown, Bahrain’s authorities today arrested six top opposition leaders under the country’s emergency laws, a day after tanks and army personnel overran the protesters camps in the heart of the capital at Pearl Square.

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