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Last WWI combatant dies in Australia

SYDNEY: Briton Claude Choules, the last World War I combat veteran, has died aged 110 in Australia, ending the living connection with a conflict that saw 70 million military personnel mobilised.

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Won’t apologise to Pak for Osama mission: US

WASHINGTON: Ruling out an apology to Pakistan for its unilateral military action against its “enemy number one” Osama bin Laden deep inside that country, the US has said the critical mission could have been compromised if it had informed Islamabad about it.

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FBI warns against ‘virus’ Osama photos, videos on internet

BOSTON: With the internet abuzz with stories related to Osama bin Laden’s death, the FBI is warning people not to open unsolicited links that “purport” to show photos or videos of the al-Qaeda leader’s killing, saying these could be computer virus.

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28 killed in twin Nepal accidents

KATHMANDU: Sixteen people died in a bus smash in western Nepal Wednesday and several more survivors were grappling with death just hours after another crash in eastern Nepal killed 12 more passengers.

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Hamas executes ‘Israeli collaborator’ in Gaza

GAZA CITY, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Gaza’s Hamas rulers on Wednesday executed a Palestinian convicted of collaboration with Israel, the interior ministry said, in what was the first such execution in a year.

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TVU president indicted on visa fraud allegations

WASHINGTON: The president of the California-based Tri-Valley University, Ms Susan Xiao-Ping Su, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on the allegations of visa fraud and money laundering that affected nearly 1,500 Indian students.

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US feared Pak might alert targets: CIA chief

NEW YORK/islamabad: Pakistani officials were kept deliberately out of loop by the US in its operation to get Osama bin Laden as it feared they might “alert” the targets and “jeopardise” the mission, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director, Mr Leon Panetta said Tuesday.

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The phone call that led US to Osama bin Laden

WASHINGTON: When one of Osama bin Laden’s most trusted aides picked up the phone last year, he unknowingly led US pursuers to the doorstep of his boss, the world’s most wanted terrorist.

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