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Israel threatens to quit UN inquiry into flotilla raid

JERUSALEM: Israel Tuesday threatened to pull out of a UN inquiry into a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish aid ship if the panel insists on quizzing its soldiers, days after making a surprise announcement that it would cooperate with the probe committee.

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Indian-American CEO sentenced to 20 months imprisonment

BOSTON: An Indian-American CEO of an IT company has been sentenced to 20 months imprisonment and ordered to pay over US $800,000 in restitution for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme. Sushil Bansal, 43, president and CEO of Advanced Integrated Technology Corporation, will also serve a three-year period of supervised release following release from his two concurrent 20-month imprisonment terms.

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Pak seeks testimony of Indian magistrate in Mumbai attacks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani prosecutors Monday filed an application seeking permission for an Indian magistrate and a police officer to depose via video conferencing in the anti-terrorism court conducting the trial of seven suspects charged with involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

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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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