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US slaps sanctions on Syrian president’s kin, spy agency

WASHINGTON: Piling up pressure on President Mr Bashar al-Assad to heed the calls for democratic reforms, the US has slapped sanctions on Syria’s spy agency and three top officials, including his army commander brother, as a UN body voted to send a mission there to probe alleged human rights violations.

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Pakistan court puts off ruling on Kasab’s retrial

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court Saturday put off till May 3 its ruling on an application challenging the contention of lawyers defending the seven suspects in the Mumbai attacks that Ajmal Kasab and Fahim Ansari cannot be retried in Pakistan.

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US to use Afghanistan as base of drone attacks in Pakistan

WASHINGTON: US is shifting its terror-killer drones from Pakistan to Afghanistan after Islamabad asked it to shut down UAV bases on its territory, but America has vowed to continue hitting militants based in Pakistan’s tribal areas.

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Prince William marries commoner Kate

LONDON: Prince William and his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton were married in a historic fairytale ceremony at the majestic Westminster Abbey marked by pomp and pageantry as huge crowds and a global TV audience watched Britain’s biggest royal wedding in 30 years.

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US lauds India’s role in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: US Friday appreciated India’s broad-based developmental work in Afghanistan, but said Chinese interest in the war-torn country is likely to deepen, particularly if the security situation continues to improve.

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Pak tests nuclear-capable Hatf-8 cruise missile

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Friday successfully tested the nuclear-capable Hatf-VIII or Ra’ad cruise missile that has a range of 350 km, with the military saying the weapon system would give the country “greater strategic stand-off capability” on land and at sea.

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United States tornado toll soars past 300

TUSCALOOSA (US): Shocked Americans struggled to grasp the magnitude of the worst US tornadoes in decades, which carved a trail of destruction across the south, claiming at least 305 lives.

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Britain all set for fairytale royal wedding today

LONDON: The royal family - the most recognised symbol of Britain’s ‘soft power’ - is all set to dazzle when Prince William and commoner Kate Middleton take their wedding vows in the ancient Westminster Abbey Friday, an event to be watched live by a record 2 billion audience.

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Royal wedding parties to yield 140 tonnes of trash

LONDON: The parties that will follow the wedding of Prince William with Kate Middleton are expected to generate 140 tonnes of trash - which will be swept away by 130 sanitary workers at a cost of 45,000 pounds.

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Powerful blast hits Pak naval bus, five killed

KARACHI: In the third such assault in two days, five people, including four Pakistani naval personnel, were killed when a roadside bomb ripped through a navy bus on a key thoroughfare in the southern port city of Karachi Thursday.

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