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Hindu guru jailed for molestation in US

HOUSTON: Absconding Indian godman Prakashanand Saraswati, also known as Shree Swamiji, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and fined USD 10,000 on each of 20 felony counts for groping girls who grew up on the ashram he founded and led in Central Texas.

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Major offshore quake jolts Japan

TOKYO: A major 7.3-magnitude offshore earthquake rattled Japan today, swaying Tokyo buildings, triggering a small tsunami and reminding the nation of the ever-present threat of seismic disaster.

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Iranian leader Rafsanjani loses vital position

TEHRAN: The former president, Mr Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani lost his position today as the head of a powerful clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing Iran’s supreme leader.
 Mr Rafsanjani is a bitter enemy of the hardline President, Mr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and tacitly supported his rival, Mr Mir Hossein Mousavi, in Iran’s bitter dispute over the 2009 presidential elections.

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Indian Army Chief in US to enhance defence cooperation

WASHINGTON: The Army Chief, Gen V K Singh today began his official visit to the US during which terrorism, situation in the region including Afghanistan and Pakistan, besides bilateral military-to-military ties would top the agenda of his talks with top American military leadership.

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Fresh fighting breaks out in Libya

NEW YORK/TRIPOLI: With the Libyan leader, Colonel Mummar Gaddafi’s forces on an all out offensive on outgunned rebels, US military has prepared a range of land, air and sea options in Libya in case Washington and its NATO allies decide to intervene there.

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Two Sikhs attacked in US, one dead

WASHINGTON: Two elderly Sikhs were shot at by unidentified assailants in Sacramento in US, leaving one dead and the other in critical condition, triggering panic in the neighbourhood having a sizeable Sikh population.

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