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India seeks ‘EverGreen Revolution’: UN climate

CANCUN: Even as UN climate talks here were almost deadlocked over contentious issues like a legally- binding pact on emissions cut, India today sought an “EverGreen Revolution” that will trigger innovations in low-carbon technologies tailored to withstand global warming.

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Haiti closes its airports amid post-election violence

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haiti closed its airports as post-election violence rocked the Caribbean nation with clashes leaving at least four dead.
Officials in Port-au-Prince airport said all the nation’s air transport hubs had been closed as thousands protested in cities across the country following the announcement of the results of the November elections.

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Suicide bomber kills 16 in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber today targeted a crowded bus terminal at Kohat in Pakistan’s restive northwest, killing at least 16 people and injuring 20 others in the latest in a string of deadly terrorist attacks.

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SA murder husband detained in UK

LONDON: The sensational case of an Indian-origin couple who went on a honeymoon to South Africa after a ‘fairytale’ marriage in India has taken a new turn with the Bristol-based husband being arrested for allegedly organising the killing of his new wife, Anni Dewani.

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Assange arrested in UK

LONDON:  Whistle-blower website WikiLeaks founder, Mr Julian Assange, who was arrested here on Tuesday  on suspicion of rape in Sweden after remaining incommunicado for nearly a week, was sent to custody after being denied bail by a British court.

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Iran says cancelling sanctions ‘helpful’ to talks

TEHRAN/GENEVA: The Iranian President, Mr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says lifting sanctions imposed on Iran would help achieve progress in nuclear talks currently under way in Geneva.
 State television quoted him on Tuesday saying “canceling the mistakes you made” would “definitely be helpful,” referring to several rounds of UN sanctions.

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4 snakes in a carry-on bag

DUBAI:  A Saudi passenger carried four snakes including a python in his hand luggage in an eight hour flight between Indonesia and UAE, with most of his fellow travellers blissfully unaware of the danger.

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Rights group calls for end to caning in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Amnesty International has called on the Malaysian government to end judicial caning, saying it was a form of torture and left thousands permanently scarred every year.  The London-based group’s report was based on interviews with 57 caning victims and released in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.

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LeT planned to kill Modi: US cable

WASHINGTON: Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba had planned to assassinate the Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi and use Kerala and Tamil Nadu as base for carrying out strikes in southern India, according to a secret US diplomatic cable.

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