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Abbas defiant as ‘hell’ breaks out over UN plan

NEW YORK: The President, Mr Mahmoud Abbas said he is sticking to his plan to seek full United Nations membership for a Palestinian state although "all hell has broken out" over the move opposed by the United States and Israel.

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62% Nepali women feel domestic abuse is right!

KATHMANDU: If a wife burns the food or demurs to have sex, her husband can beat her. And if she goes out without telling her mother-in-law or doesn't bring in dowry, the mother-in-law can do the same.

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Palestinians cannot achieve statehood through UN: US

WASHINGTON: Infuriated over Palestinian leaders' drive for statehood, the US on Friday warned them that they cannot achieve it by passing of a resolution at the United Nations and insisted that the best way to get it is through negotiations with Israel.

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Russia postpones next manned launch to ISS

MOSCOW: Russia on Friday said the next manned launch taking astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) would take place two days later than previously announced, on November 14.

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Floods kills 98 in Thailand, cause widespread damage

BANGKOK: Monsoon rains, floods and mudslides in Thailand have killed at least 98 people since July, including a French tourist, authorities said on Friday, posing a test for the new government of the Prime Minister, Mr Yingluck Shinawatra.

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Peace process top priority: Nepal PM

KATHMANDU: The Nepal's new Prime Minister, Mr Baburam Bhattarai today said that his government is working towards taking the peace process to its "logical end" and preparing a draft Constitution within the next three months.

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Belarus suspected of helping Iran skirt sanctions

UNITED NATIONS: Belarus is the latest country that Western powers suspect of helping Iran skirt UN sanctions aimed at preventing it from expanding its ballistic missile and nuclear programmes, Western diplomats told Reuters.

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