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Battle to reach Indonesia tsunami survivors

JAKARTA: Rescue workers were searching for hundreds of missing people in tsunami-ravaged villages on Indonesia’s Mentawai islands Wednesday as the death toll rose to more than 150, officials said.

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French pension fight goes to vote

PARIS: French MPs are preparing for the final vote on the government’s controversial pension reforms that have sparked fury among millions of workers.

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Michael Jackson is top earning dead celebrity

BOSTON: ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson made USD 275 million posthumously, earning top spot on Forbes’ ‘Top Earning Dead Celebrities’ list for making more money over the past year than any other musician or actor, dead or alive.

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India, Japan to speed up N-deal talks

TOKYO:  India and Japan on Monday decided to speed up negotiations on a civil nuclear deal and formally announced the firming up of a free trade agreement that will lead to slashing of taxes up to 94 per cent over the next decade.

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Would not ‘force’ N-deal issue on Japan: India

TOKYO: With Japan playing hard ball in the negotiations on the civil nuclear deal, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh today said he would not “force” it on Tokyo as he recognises its sensitivity on the subject.

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Pak Taliban threaten to move into Afghan

ISLAMABAD: Fearing an offensive by the Pakistan Army on their last bastion of North Waziristan, Pakistani Taliban have threatened to move into Afghanistan and launch an “unending war” from there.

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French Strikers restore blockade

MARSEILLE: The cat and mouse game between strikers and police continued in France early Monday, with dockers restoring their blockade on a big fuel depot in the south and a central depot being unblocked.

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