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Gaddafi’s son, three grandchildren killed

TRIPOLI: The Libyan Leader, Mr Muammar Gaddafi survived a NATO air strike that killed his youngest son and three grandchildren under the age of 12 in his bastion of Tripoli, hours after the embattled leader expressed his readiness for a "ceasefire and negotiations."

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US slaps sanctions on Syrian president’s kin, spy agency

WASHINGTON: Piling up pressure on President Mr Bashar al-Assad to heed the calls for democratic reforms, the US has slapped sanctions on Syria’s spy agency and three top officials, including his army commander brother, as a UN body voted to send a mission there to probe alleged human rights violations.

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Prince William marries commoner Kate

LONDON: Prince William and his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton were married in a historic fairytale ceremony at the majestic Westminster Abbey marked by pomp and pageantry as huge crowds and a global TV audience watched Britain’s biggest royal wedding in 30 years.

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US lauds India’s role in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: US Friday appreciated India’s broad-based developmental work in Afghanistan, but said Chinese interest in the war-torn country is likely to deepen, particularly if the security situation continues to improve.

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Pak tests nuclear-capable Hatf-8 cruise missile

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Friday successfully tested the nuclear-capable Hatf-VIII or Ra’ad cruise missile that has a range of 350 km, with the military saying the weapon system would give the country “greater strategic stand-off capability” on land and at sea.

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