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India supports Palestinian bid for UN membership

UNITED NATIONS: As a special UN committee began reviewing the Palestinians’ application seeking full membership of the world body, India has said that their bid for statehood should be recommended to the General Assembly.

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Will act on our own against terror, US warns Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The US warned Pakistan that it would act on its own as it did against Osama bin Laden and put on its terrorist list five associates of the Haqqani network branded as a "veritable arm" of the Pakistani spy agency, the ISI.

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Gadhafi spokesperson’s capture in doubt

SIRTE, LIBYA: There were growing doubts Friday that the vocal spokesman for fugitive Libyan leader Moamer Gadhafi had been captured after reports he had been seized while disguised as a woman, complete with veil.

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Top al Qaeda militant Awlaki killed in Yeman: Government

DUBAI: Anwar al-Awlaki, the public face of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been killed, the Yemeni Defence Ministry announced today, signalling another major setback to the terror network after the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

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India warns against hurry in troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS: Expressing concern over the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, India today warned against any "hurry" in withdrawing troops from the country, saying such a move should be done keeping in mind the ground realities and not just to meet any deadline.

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Pak using Haqqani, LeT as proxies: Mullen

WASHINGTON: Army chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani is the most powerful man in Pakistan and he controls the military-run ISI, which supports terror groups like Haqqani network and LeT, using them as proxies, top US commander Mike Mullen has said.

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Political groups threaten to boycott Egypt polls

CAIRO: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, tipped as favourites in the nation's first free elections, has threatened to boycott the upcoming parliamentary polls, along with other groups, demanding scrapping of reservation of one third of the seats for non-party candidates.

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Hasina felt indebted to India for support: WikiLeaks

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Prime Minister, Ms Sheikh Hasina felt "indebted" to India for supporting her during her imprisonment under the previous military-backed interim regime, and had authorised her adviser to open an exclusive channel of negotiation with New Delhi, unknown even to the Foreign Ministry here.

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Chinese Forbidden City exhibits open at Louvre

PARIS: About 130 artifacts from the Forbidden City, China's ancient imperial palace museum, started to greet the French public in the Louvre Museum on Monday in an exhibition that will run until January 9, 2012.

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