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Ivory Coast braces for possible violence

ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST: Ivory Coast braced for possible bloodshed on Thursday, as supporters of the man the world recognizes as this volatile country’s president-elect prepared for a showdown in the streets with security forces loyal to the incumbent who refuses to step down.

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Dhaka gets tough with Islamists on 40th Victory Day

DHAKA: A top opposition leader was held on murder charge and a court rejected a petition of the chief of the largest Islamist party as Bangladesh Thursday celebrated its 40th Bijoy Divas (liberation day), marking its separation from Pakistan.

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Holbrooke stood for stronger Indo-US ties

WASHINGTON: Richard Holbrooke, the veteran American diplomat who died today, though dubbed a trouble shooter, had publicly praised India’s role in Afghanistan; and had withstood all Pakistani pressure to have Kashmir issue linked with the Af-Pak problem.

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‘India may discuss Siachen, Sir Creek if progress made in 26/11’

ISLAMABAD: Indian interlocutors have shown willingness to discuss the demilitarisation of Siachen glacier and the resolution of the Sir Creek border dispute if “reasonable” progress is made in prosecuting Pakistani suspects linked to the Mumbai attacks, according to a media report today.

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Another Indian envoy subjected to ‘pat-down’

NEW YORK/NEW DELHI: One of India’s topmost diplomats, Mr Hardeep Puri, Ambassador to the United Nations, was asked to remove his turban during an airport ‘pat-down’ search in the US in yet another incident of Indian envoys being subjected to humiliating process.

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22 dead after S Korean trawler sinks

WELLINGTON: A South Korean trawler sank suddenly and without warning off Antarctica on Monday, killing up to 22 fishermen, with its owners saying it may have collided with an iceberg.

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Indians to be honoured by Bangladesh

DHAKA: Nearly 400 people worldwide, including 226 Indians and 40 Pakistanis, figure in a list of eminent people to be honoured by Bangladesh for their role in its 1971 liberation. The list also contains the names of those who died during and after the struggle.

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More mystery unfolds in Mona Lisa painting

LONDON: The Mona Lisa painting continues to throw up mysteries, as art experts now claim to have found a set of tiny letters painted into the eyes of the woman in the Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece.

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Saina inching closer to No 1 position

HONG KONG:  Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal rallied to register a scintillating three-game victory over Shixian Wang of China to clinch her third Super Series title of the year at the Hong Kong Open in Wanchai Sunday.

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WikiLeaks: Singapore diplomat calls India stupid

Singapore: A top Singaporean diplomat described India as “stupid,” saying the country was “half in, half out” of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) grouping, according to leaked US cables.

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