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Death toll in Leh floods mounts to 132

LEH: Twenty bodies were on Saturday pulled out from slush and debris in Leh town ravaged by flash floods, raising the toll to 132 even as rescuers intensified operations in the high altitude terrain to search for 600 missing people.

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UN, US designate HuJI as foreign terrorist organisation

WASHINGTON: The US in conjunction with the United Nations has designated al-Qaeda-linked HuJI as a foreign terrorist organisation and slapped sanctions on its commander Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri, who was close to 26/11 plotter David Headley, for carrying
out terror activities in India and Pakistan.

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6 Americans on medical team killed in Afghanistan

KABUL: Six Americans and two other foreigners on a medical mission were shot and killed by the Taliban who ambushed their vehicles in a remote part of northern Afghanistan, a charity said on Saurday.

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First man on the moon turns 80

WASHINGTON: In the four decades since the world watched his “one giant leap for mankind,” Mr Neil Armstrong has not been much in the limelight.

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Barack Obama goes without birthday

WASHINGTON: The US President, Mr Barack Obama did not get to eat his own birthday cake as he turned 49 with only family dog Bo to keep him company on a trip to his home in Chicago.

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Obama says he’s on track to end Iraq war

WASHINGTON: President Mr Barack Obama will tell Americans on Monday he is on track to carry out his campaign promise of ending the Iraq war as he marks a milestone in winding down major combat operations there this month.

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Non-EU student influx prompts UK visa review

LONDON: Prime Minister Mr David Cameron’s government has launched a review of the student visa system after latest official figures revealed that the number of Indian and other non-European Union students entering Britain increased by 75,000 last year.

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