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South Sudan becomes world’s newest nation tomorrow

JUBA/KAMPALA: After decades of brutal war which killed two million people, oil-rich South Sudan finally becomes independent from Sudan’s Khartoum-ruled north tomorrow in an emotional celebration to be witnessed by a host of foreign dignitaries, including the India’s Vice President, Mr Hamid Ansari.

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Obama was almost put up for adoption

LONDON: An immigration document has revealed that the parents of the US President, Mr Barack Obama had plans to put their unborn child for adoption to the Salvation Army.

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Shoot-at-sight orders in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistani authorities today issued shoot-at-sight orders and ordered deployment of 1,000 additional paramilitary troops in Karachi as vicious violence continued to paralyse the country’s financial capital, leaving nearly 90 people dead in last four days.

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200 activists blocked from Israel flights: police

BEN-GURION AIRPORT, ISRAEL: Some 200 pro-Palestinian activists have been barred from leaving foreign airports for Israel, where authorities are poised to deport others who manage to fly in, Israeli police said on Friday.

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70 trapped, 8 killed in China mines

BEIJING: Nearly 70 miners were trapped underground and at least eight have died in a spate of mining accidents that have jolted China’s dangerous mine industry in recent days, state media reported today.

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Alonso Ceardi’ thrill of running with bulls

PAMPLONA, SPAIN: Alonso Ceardi nearly died when a half-tonne bull gored him in the chest during Spain’s San Fermin festival last year, but he’s still addicted to the thrill of running with bulls and is back again this week.

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Nepal celebrates last king’s birthday

KATHMANDU: Close on the heels of Nepal’s government banning any public celebration of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama’s 76th birthday, a small but loyal group of royalists on Thursday celebrated the 64th birthday of deposed king Gyanendra.

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Suspect in 1997 Spanish king plot arrested-police

MADRID: British police have arrested as suspected member of the Basque separatist group ETA wanted in connection with a plot to assassinate the King of Spain in 1997,authorities in both countries said today.

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Political-ethnic violence rages in Karachi; 22 killed

KARACHI: Political violence flared up in Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi with 22 people losing their lives in target killings and 30 others being injured, as tension escalated between the ruling PPP and its estranged ally the MQM.

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Reclining Eiffel Tower, an open air museum

By Richa Sharma|IANS

LICHTERFELD (GERMANY): If the Eiffel Tower of France is a monumental marvel, then the Reclining Eiffel Tower of Germany is an industrial one. Besides being tall, both are also symbols of the historic past of the two countries.

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