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Deadly typhoon hits Philippines

LUZON: At least one person is dead in the far northern Philippines, where so-called “Super Typhoon” Megi crashed ashore with fierce winds and torrential rain around midday Monday.

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US says ‘threat info’ shared with India before 26/11 attacks

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: Amid reports that two of David Headley’s three wives had warned the Federal Bureau of Investigation beforehand of the Mumbai attacks, the US on Sunday said the “threat information”, though general in nature was duly shared with India.

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India, China not playing for ‘second place’: Obama

BOSTON: Insisting that the US cannot afford to cut its education budget, the President Mr Barack Obama has said it has to compete with countries like India and China which are “not playing for a second place” and voiced opposition to tax breaks to the American firms shipping jobs overseas.

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Power failure puts off Fonseka hearing; govt orders probe

COLOMBO: Power failure in a court complex forced the hearing in a case against former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka to be put off till next month, prompting the government to order a high-level inquiry into the incident.

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Ahmadinejad sends message to US with Lebanon visit

BEIRUT: The Iranian leader, Mr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Lebanon this week sent a message to Washington that Tehran is a key player in the region and cannot be isolated, Lebanese newspapers said on Friday.

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Pakistan’s ‘friends’ meet to prop up reform

BRUSSELS: A group of countries calling itself the “friends of democratic Pakistan”, including the US and Iran, met in Brussels on Friday to look for ways to help rebuild and reform the country in the wake of its devastating floods.

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Israel approves new east Jerusalem homes

JERUSALEM: Israel’s government ended an unofficial freeze on new building in east Jerusalem, approving the construction of 238 homes in Jewish neighborhoods as peace talks remained stuck Friday over the fate of a broader construction slowdown throughout the West Bank.

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