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Heavy machine-gun fire rocks Gaddafi’s stronghold of Tripoli

CAIRO: Heavy machine-gun fire rocked Col Muammar Gaddafi’s bastion of Tripoli Sunday as the fighting between his forces and rebels raged in Libya’s east and west, with the strongman seeking a UN or African Union probe into the crisis, promising that investigators would not face any hindrance.

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Japan foreign minister decides to quit: Kyodo

TOKYO: Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara, often cited as a possible new leader if Japan’s unpopular prime minister steps down, has decided to resign after criticism for accepting political donations from a foreign national, Kyodo news agency and other media reported Sunday.

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Pak court adjourns trial of 26/11 suspects till March 19

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani court Saturday adjourned till March 19 the trial of LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks after prosecution lawyers boycotted proceedings when they were not allowed to take their security details into the makeshift courtroom in a heavily guarded prison.

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Libya asks UN to suspend sanctions; appoints new envoy

UNITED NATIONS: Libya’s Gaddafi regime has asked the UNSC to suspend sanctions imposed on it over the brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters, as it sacked two of its diplomats at the world body who had renounced its leadership and appointed an ex-foreign minister as its new envoy here.

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Blasphemy accused killed in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A man who was accused of blasphemy was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the outskirts of the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi, two days after Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti was killed by militants for opposing the controversial blasphemy law.

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‘Pak ministers accuse own govt of inaction against militancy’

ISLAMABAD: An emotionally-charged meeting of Pakistan’s Cabinet on the day minority affairs minister Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated almost ended in the “near collapse” of government after several ministers accused it of inaction in the face of rising lawlessness, a media report said today.

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RLD leader Ajit Singh’s kin sentenced in Iranians dealing

WASHINGTON:  Vikramaditya Singh, son-in-law of the RLD leader, Mr Ajit Singh, has been sentenced to six months of home confinement by a US court and now faces deportation after he was caught in a federal sting operation selling military grade micro wave radios to Iran.

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Khanal’s main ally Maoists finalise new ministers

KATHMANDU: Over a month after he was elected Nepal’s new Prime Minister, Mr Jhala Nath Khanal is set to expand his cabinet after its main ally Maoists today finalised the names of its ministers to join the coalition.

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